brakepad Kielder 100 2011

Kielder 100, 2011 report by Mark It was no secret that this year I had one goal, and that was to beat Phil’s time of 9:59:35. [Phil: Its no secret I dont want Mark to beat my time] Friday We’ve arrived, and ...


I was due a new drive chain, but after looking at the price of RaceFace and Shimano XT I was not impressed. £90 or more for a set, that's just too much. I looked around a bit and found some ...

SITS 2011

Well glad thats over, pain and suffering aside, was a fantastic event again, Team DVATC/ managed a podium finish on our first attempt at in the 24hr Pairs cat. A fairy dry one by SITS standards, except for that lap about ...

Bontrager 24 12 2011 Photo

Here's a video for the whole of the first lap and pre loop, bit of a epic. Took out most of the hill bits, but still 19 mins. How often do you get to see a race from this angle


Here’s the results of a recent energy drink study I took part in.

why you wear a helmet

Posted by MTBMonkey On Dec - 25 - 2010 Add Comments
bike crash

This is why you should wear a helmet when out on your bike, although it wont protect your knees, shins, back or elbow. Thanks Bell could have been nastier.

CycloCross Leagues

Posted by MTBMonkey On Dec - 20 - 2010 Add Comments

As I found this info hard to track down, here’s a list a leagues for Cyclocross Central League Eastern League Lincolnshire League London League North Eastern CXNE League North Western League Notts & Derby League Scottish League South West League Sussex League (incorporated into the London League) Welsh League Wessex League Western League West Midlands League Yorkshire CCA & Points Series

Chain Reaction Discounts

Posted by MTBMonkey On Dec - 4 - 2010 Add Comments

As well as their massive stock clearance which is now on, Chain Reaction Cycles are having a huge savings weekend starting today and running until Tuesday 7th Dec at 9:00am. Customers can get an extra 5% off on all orders over £50 and 10% off on all orders over £100. There are already huge savings to be made on clearance items: Crank Brothers Joplin 3 Seatpost from £98.98 RRP: £209.99 Saving: 53% Details Skins Compression long-sleeve top – Camo from […]

Evans Cycles discount codes

Posted by MTBMonkey On Dec - 3 - 2010 Add Comments

Here are some discount codes at Evans cycles Get 15% off the Diamond Back bikes. Use code: DIA15 Expires midnight Sunday 5th December Link Get 10% off Blank BMX bikes. Use code: BLANK10 Expires midnight Sunday 5th December Link

Feature Route: Ladybower – Peak District

Posted by MTBMonkey On Nov - 6 - 2010 Add Comments

This months featured route is a tried and tested route route starting at Ladybower Reservoir taking in a big loop of the area and some fantastic scenery. Start Ladybower Visitors Center | 33km | Hard | 3-5 hrs A very nice route especially good for a sunday morning. Submitted by Tris Download as gpx/mmo or open using google maps (click magnifying glass)

Jacobs Ladder the peak district

This months featured route is a classic peak district route starting at Castleton or if you feel like adding a few miles, start at Hope instead. Head out to Hayfield, across to Kinder reservior, down Jacobs Ladder, through Edale for one last climb back to the start. There’s plenty of hills and some fairly demanding terrain on this one, dont be fooled by the distance, you will know you’ve been out on the bike at the end Start Castleton old […]

Cyclocross Season

Posted by MTBMonkey On Sep - 6 - 2010 2 Comments
Cyclo Cross

The Notts Derby Cyclo cross season starts on the 18th, time for some last minute training. Better get the mud tyres out. NDXCL ________________________________________________________________________________ Here’s a good video from the recent Cyclocross 3 peaks event. 3-Peaks Cyclo-Cross from British Cycling on Vimeo.

Sleepless in the Saddle (2010)

Posted by MTBMonkey On Sep - 6 - 2010 Add Comments
Sleepless in the saddle 2010

Good result for the boys at Sleepless in the Saddle, a very close 3rd place after a long battle through the night on a unusually dry course.

Keilder 100 Race Report (2010)

Posted by MTBMonkey On Sep - 6 - 2010 3 Comments
Lots of special racing goodies to keep us going

Montane Kielder 100 2010 (My race). 5.30 am On any normal day, standing next to a lycra clad bloke in the men’s toilets while we both applied sun cream and midge repellent might have seemed odd, but not to me and not today because this is the Kielder 100, and we need to be on the start line in 30 minutes. My emergency blanket and whistle is packed I’ve got 2 pocket full’s of high five energy gels ready and […]