MBUK issue 327 is in the shops now

We bring you Alpine ecstasy in Meribel, a ride with a world champ, stunning trails in Dunkeld and plenty of tried and tested kit

Issue 327 of BikeRadar's dirt-crusted print sibling Mountain Biking UK is out in the shops now.

We have a jam-packed mag this month including great features ranging from riding in the Alps to exploring new trails in Scotland and taking part in a masterclass with a world champ. We bring you the hottest stories leading the way this month along with the new kit that we think you need to know about.

Loic and alex smash the turns in little-known french ski resort, les menuires: loic and alex smash the turns in little-known french ski resort, les menuires
Loic and alex smash the turns in little-known french ski resort, les menuires: loic and alex smash the turns in little-known french ski resort, les menuires

Students from Scotland's Borders College had the ultimate lesson in speed and style from downhill racer Loic Bruni on the trails of Glentress. Local hero and DH racer Ruaridh Cunningham gets the ultimate compliment for his 'sick whip' from Loic!

Loic bruni shows us why he's a world champ: loic bruni shows us why he's a world champ
Loic bruni shows us why he's a world champ: loic bruni shows us why he's a world champ

Ric McLaughlin explores Dunkeld  and meets with the community of riders there that are working to sculpt stunning Scottish trails. Pro EWS rider Scott Laughland and Progression Bikes shop owner Adam Flint take the lead and show Ric how it's done.

We visit stunning trails in dunkeld: we visit stunning trails in dunkeld
We visit stunning trails in dunkeld: we visit stunning trails in dunkeld

There is also all the usual Wrecked and Rated kit, including an update from our long term testers who are now in their third month of bike ownership. They have been giving these bikes hell over the winter all in the name of testing.

An evil, a banshee and a merida get a first ride: an evil, a banshee and a merida get a first ride
An evil, a banshee and a merida get a first ride: an evil, a banshee and a merida get a first ride

Our Wrecking Crew get out of the office and take a trip to Swinley Forest, Berkshire for some forest shredding that is just a stones throw from London. Swinley is an ever-evolving spot and there are some exciting plans afoot for the near future.

The wrecking crew take a trip to swinley forest, berkshire: the wrecking crew take a trip to swinley forest, berkshire
The wrecking crew take a trip to swinley forest, berkshire: the wrecking crew take a trip to swinley forest, berkshire

Issue 327 is on sale today (4 March 2016), so make sure you pick one up on the way home. You can subscribe at cycling.buysubscriptions.com or download our digital edition from Apple Newsstand or Google Play. Check out a free taster of the mag here.

It's on the shelves in a shop near you now!: it's on the shelves in a shop near you now!
It's on the shelves in a shop near you now!: it's on the shelves in a shop near you now!

Rachael has been biking since being introduced to it by her boyfriend as his good idea for a 'date'! MTB'ing quickly grew into a hobby and a passion. Rachael's competitive nature and strive to improve her riding has led her to race national and world enduro series races.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains, long descents and contrastingly fast, local, loamy, forest trails
  • Current Bikes: Marin Attack Trail
  • Dream Bike: The list is endless and ever changing! Currently she wants to try out a Mondraker Dune and a Yeti Beti!
  • Beer of Choice: A fruity cider!
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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