Our interview with Joe Breeze, considered by many to be one of the the fathers of MTB. For over 50 years Joe Breeze has shared his passion for bicycling. Born in California in 1953 at perhaps the nadir of cycling in the US, Breeze was logging 100-mile rides by the […]
Our interview with Steve Abraham ahead of his 2017 attempt at the one year time trial record. The one year record is a massive undertaking, it requires a greater commitment than almost any other sporting record. So much so that it went unbroken from 1939 when Tommy Godwin recorded a […]
Our interview with Jez Avery, mountain bike stunt legend and all-round showman, one of the originators of freestyle mountain biking and renowned UK stunt show performer. OSTMB: Would you like to write a short introduction, telling us who you are and what you do? Jez Avery: Hello Everyone. I’m Jez […]
Our interview with Dave Hemming, British cyclist and the first British rider ever to win a UCI mountain bike championship downhill medal back in 1990 in Dorango Colorado. That was the first Inaugurated Mountain Bike World Championships. He was a 17 year old kid picking up a silver medal in […]
For those that have never heard of the Sprung MTB videos they were a series of videos that started back in 1998, before the days of web edits. Many of us couldn’t wait for the next video to come out to find out what was going on in the wider […]
Dirt, given away free with MBUK, was an inspirational video for many UK riders, here it is in full. Every spring the boyz get together for a pre-season workout…
We all have our cycling heroes and Jason McRoy was one of mine. Back when I started riding there was no internet, no video on demand and no easy way to catch up on the latest in off road cycling news. We were lucky, we had MBUK, the cycling magazine […]
Martyn Ashton takes on the Fort William Downhill World Cup course on his very special bike.
When the godfather of MTB trials and freeride Hans Rey agreed to share some of his valuable time with us for an interview for us we jumped at the chance. One of our best interviews to date and a genuinely nice bloke to chat with. Hans Rey was born in […]
Dave Mirra, one of the legends of BMX and one of the first pro riders died yesterday aged 41. He was an Icon of the X Games, winning 24 medals between 1995 and 2008. In recent years he had been driving Rallycross for Prodrive and competing in Ironman and Triathalon […]
We have been following Steve’s attempt at breaking the one year time trial record and we were sorry to hear that he has decided to stop. This was always going to be a massive challenge, when he started he was aiming to beat a record set in1939 by Tommy Godwin […]
More than just a name on Kona and Voodoo top tubes, Joe Murray was a racer as well as a designer and was one of the very first inductees into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Joe grew up in Marin County, considered one of the birthplaces of mountain biking. […]
Rob Warner rides again, the mouthpiece of modern downhill racing and a previous World Cup winner himself, swings a leg back over a downhill bike after nearly a decade off the racetrack. Of course, every moment of this film is pure comedy. This video does contain swearing, after all it […]
Paul Sadoff is a unassuming, seemingly ego-less talent who has inspired a whole generation of frame builders. Rock Lobster are one of the few companies from back in the day that are still run in the same way. Its a small group of people, building small numbers of high quality […]
One of the best trials riders off all time, and the man behind many of the most iconic trials videos in a BBC documentary following the filming of “Riding the Ridge” in Skye. This is a limited time video on the BBC iPlayer, it will be taken down on the […]
Stunning sort vid from Red Bull, click on the image to view the video featuring Kriss Kyle riding Kaleidoscope at Unit 23.
Charlie Cunningham is one of the early MTB pioneers, he started riding off road on modified 10 speed road bikes, preferring the nimbleness and gear selection abilities over the balloon tyred bikes that were popular at the time. When the first wide 26″ rims came out he he designed and […]
Despite suffering from leg pain Steve has still managed to average 190 miles a day over the last few days and passed the 50,000 mile marker on Friday. If you re not following Steve on Strava cycling network it’s worth doing so. He now makes a brief comment on each […]
A hero for many back in the day, still riding despite all of his set backs. The smile on his face says it all.
Vittorio Brumotti on a road bike.
Not old school, but still impressive.
An amazing collection of bikes and bits. Loving the Ritchey in the front room.
An update on Steve Abraham’s one year time trial record attempt. At approximately 8.10am on the 29th March Steve was involved in an accident. He was hit from behind by a suspected drunk motorcyclist. He did attempt to carry on, but was forced to stop after a further 30 miles. […]
Starting on January 1st 2015 Steven Abraham commenced an attempt to beat Tommy Godwin’s record set in 1939. He has to cycle more than 75,065 miles in 365 days. That is an average of over 205 miles a day, every day, for a year. Or 8.57mph, for every single hour […]
Whilst this site is primarily focused on mountain bikes we do admire road riders, and none as much as we admire Tommy Godwin, holder of the one year time trial record. The man Thomas “Tommy” Edward Godwin was born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent on the 5th June 1912. His childhood was […]