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March's issue is full of mountain biking's best bits

In the latest issue of MBUK, which is on sale now, we caught up with an old friend. Marc ‘Slugger’ Beaumont rode for our MBUK race team between ’05 and ’08 and after a bit of a break from racing he’s now back at it.

Slugger took us riding at his local stomping grounds in Shropshire as part of our Roots to Success series — where we try and find out more about the landscapes that have shaped some of the best riders in the world. You can read all about Marc’s story on p.62 of this month’s mag.

The Yak Attack is one epic race!
The Yak Attack is one epic race!

If you’re after something more exotic than Shropshire then how about a high altitude epic in the Himalayas? We sent Rupert Fowler to Nepal to take part in the highest altitude MTB race on earth — the Yak Attack. Imagine how you'd feel at the top of a big hill and times that by 20! Read about his experiences on p.80.

Even 29ers can take a hammering!
Even 29ers can take a hammering!

Back at home, the MBUK Wrecking Crew has been busy, sampling trails and putting both bikes and kit through their paces. We took a trip out to Cannock Chase to see how good the riding is on the doorstep of the UK’s second biggest city and put four short travel 29ers head to head.

Alpinestars cut no corners making Jerome his race kit
Alpinestars cut no corners making Jerome his race kit

In-between all that we still managed to find time for a whistle-stop trip to Italy to check out  Alpinestars HQ with previous Enduro World Series winner Jerome Clementz. Read about his involvement with the company and his development of custom kit on p.71.

Of course, on top of this you’ve got our regular Out Front and Uplift sections, where you’ll find our pick of the top goings on in the MTB world, plus grouptests, a Big Ride outing and How To tips to help you fine tune your skills…

Get a waterproof wallet and two months of Strava premium free with this issue!
Get a waterproof wallet and two months of Strava premium free with this issue!

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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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