The September edition of MBUK is out now

Find out what's in store in issue 333 of the mag

This month’s MBUK is all about trying different things and exploring new places — and we’ve been getting stuck in ourselves.

Al and Ed headed off to France to bang bars with hundreds of other riders on a glacier at the infamous Megavalanche. Find out how they did on p56.

Al speed tucking the glacier at The Megavalanche in Alpe D'Huez
Al speed tucking the glacier at The Megavalanche in Alpe D'Huez

Matt took on a very different sort of challenge as he attempted to ride 550 miles across The Scotland Highlands unsupported. He couldn’t have predicted that the uncharacteristically hot weather would be his biggest obstacle. Go to p74 to find out more.

Matt bikepacks across Scotland
Matt bikepacks across Scotland

Meanwhile, Sam Flanagan and the Trippin’ Crew have jetted off to even warmer climes, and a very different environment, on a Red Stripe fuelled mission to check out Jamaica’s nascent MTB scene. Between eating their weight in jerk chicken, they discovered some pretty amazing trails. See p69.

The Trippin' Crew get rad in Jamaica
The Trippin' Crew get rad in Jamaica

But you don’t need to travel across the world to have fun on your bike. Make the most of the late summer weather by exploring closer to home or trying something new if you feel like you’re stuck in a bit of a rut with your riding. Hell, this month we’ve even taken a look at a drop-bar mountain bike on p51. If that’s not mixing things up, we don’t know what is!

Joe Rafferty and Rafi Richardson tackle Gisburn
Joe Rafferty and Rafi Richardson tackle Gisburn

If you want to find new places to ride or learn new skills, then turn to ‘The Manual’ section of the mag on p131. We ride in The Chilterns and at Gisburn in Lancashire, as well as showing you how to carve loose turns and scrub jumps.

Learn how to scrub jumps like Bryn Atkinson
Learn how to scrub jumps like Bryn Atkinson

While you’re out riding make sure you use the free Utility Strap we’re giving away with this issue to keep your spare tube, tools or trail snacks in place.

The September issue of MBUK is in the shops now, go out and grab it while it’s hot.

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