Issue 323 of Mountain Biking UK is on sale now!

Win a Lapierre Zesty, Pyrenees riding adventure, best budget bikes

Issue 323 of MBUK is out now and is jam-packed with awesome features, amazing rides and tons of kit reviews. We're also debuting a three-part series documenting the evolution of a classic bike. This issue looks at the Lapierre Zesty, with Nico Vouilloz and Gilles Lapierre explaining first-hand how the bike has become a force to be reckoned with on the trails – whether that be the rolling hills of the UK or the mountainous backdrop of the Alps. Not only that but we're giving away a 2016 Lapierre Zesty AM 527 worth £3,200! Enter the competition here and read a first ride review of the bike here.

The zesty is in it's element on awesome trails!:
The zesty is in it's element on awesome trails!:

The lapierre zesty in all it's glory:
The lapierre zesty in all it's glory:

With the latest issue of the mag you can travel the world – we’ve got features from the darkest depths of Devon, the rocky slopes of the Lake District and the lofty French Pyrenees, an inbetweener hardtail group test and top tips on how to survive the depths of winter. We've also been exploring the Irish mountains, hitting up the trail centre at Davagh Forest!

Kye forte loves the winter slop and so do we!: kye forte loves the winter slop and so do we!
Kye forte loves the winter slop and so do we!: kye forte loves the winter slop and so do we!

Getting wild in ireland at the davagh trail centre: getting wild in ireland at the davagh trail centre
Getting wild in ireland at the davagh trail centre: getting wild in ireland at the davagh trail centre

Grab a copy of the magazine today! For a free preview of the mag you can click here or you can subscribe at http://cycling.buysubscriptions.com or download our digital edition from Apple Newsstand or Google Play. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Alex has been riding bikes since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. He first raced back in 2003, winning the Juvenile category on a sketchy hard tail Planet X bike. Alex lived in the Alps for seven years so isn't shy of a climb or two and loves getting out in his bike in all weather. His favorite thing to ride is steep loamy tracks with loads of opportunities to slam the bike into turns and really give it some frame bending welly! He's broken his fair share of frames, so any bike between his knees is going to get a right seeing to.
  • Discipline: DH, Enduro, XC, BMX, Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Epic descents covered in the world's finest loam and hero dirt
  • Current Bikes: Nukeproof Mega 275 / Giant Anthem Advanced 275 1 / LeMond Reno / Deluxe Pro 2 BMX
  • Dream Bike: Giant ATX 1 DH (1999 model)
  • Beer of Choice: Teetotal
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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