Tuesday, 17 December 2013

WONT BACK DOWN


The hot ticket one Friday night a few weeks ago was the premier of Steve Peat's film Wont Back Down at Sheffield University which told the story of his career over the past 20 years.

Monday, 9 December 2013

STEVE PEAT SYNDICATE YEAR END PARTY


To celebrate the end of the racing year for the Steve Peat Syndicate all the SPS riders were invited to couple of days riding up at Hamsterley Forest. I was invited along by Tristan and Steve

Saturday, 19 October 2013

END OF AN ERA


Chris Haselhurst started Edison Lightweight Cycles in Clowne with his dad Edi, hence Edi and Son. They started shortly after the demise of Carlton Cycles in Worksop, they both worked there and had a depth of knowledge that would serve them well.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

NEC CYCLE SHOW

I went to the Birmingham NEC to visit the Cycle Show trade day today, a very interesting day full of talking to suppliers who had a very fresh outlook on the bike trade in general. The big thing seems to be

Sunday, 15 September 2013

MICHAEL BONNEY FUND RAISER

Geoff McComb from Chain Reaction Cycles asked for a bit of help for the Ride for Michael fund one day on the phone, he was planning a ride to raise money for some alterations for Michael's home and he wanted some clothing printing. The answer was a resounding yes and we talked at length at how and what could be done to help the cause.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

BRONSON TO MISSION

I was on holiday in California and Rob Roskopp main man at Santa Cruz
invited me and family around to their new building for a guided tour.
A few years ago

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

DOWNIEVILLE CLASSIC 2013

Downieville is a small town on route 49 in Northern California, gold rush country and holds a very interesting race, one that I    have wanted to do for some time now. It's a stage race which is held over two days, Saturday is Cross Country day and          Sunday is downhill day, the the rules say it must be on the same bike and with the same setup and weight.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

CONTACTING AND KEEPING UP

I have been told recently that this blog may be better if i had a twitter link or something like instagram, truth is i do, but realise that it needs to be more prominent. In the mean time my Twitter name is w90joe and my Instagram link is also w90joe where photos and tweets can be accessed quickly.
Cheers Joe.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

FORT WILLIAM DOWNHILL WORLD CUP INTRO

If there are any Mountain Bikers out there who have not experienced the atmosphere of the Fort William Downhill World Cup you really do not know what you are missing. It is happening this weekend from Friday until Sunday and some of the biggest names in MTB are going to be in attendance.
Santa Cruz have their complete new bike range on show for all to see and the DH team expect to do well.
It really needs to be on any self respecting Mountain Bikers bucket list and there hasn't been a better time to do it, here's a short video of what it's about FUN AT THE FORT. See you there!

Saturday, 1 June 2013

TWEEDLOVE FESTIVAL AND SANTA CRUZ BIKE LAUNCH

There are many good trail centres to visit in the UK some of the best are north of the border in Scotland, I haven't been to all of them (something I plan to change) but...........

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

STEEL CITY DOWNHILL

Photo courtesy of Jim McKay from Evenort.

For many years now I have been involved with Steve Peat and the last few years I have helped with

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

TAZMON TO BRONSON


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The other day a guy told me he thought that Santa Cruz had too many bikes in their range, to which I replied

Saturday, 30 March 2013

MTB XC BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP


"Not ready for this" or "I ain't done enough training" are phrases that most people on a start grid mutter either to themselves or the competitor near by. But have you ever asked yourself ......