As icons of mountain biking go they don’t come any bigger than Steve Peat. With a downhill racing career that's spanned more than 20 years, it's no wonder it almost feels like we’ve been following Peaty for as long as mountain bikes have been around. But this year is different, because 2016 will be Peaty's last as a World Cup racer.
This is why MBUK has chosen to celebrate the man and his achievements in the new-look issue, which goes on sale 31 May. MBUK paid Steve a visit on his home turf in Sheffield for a ride and a chat about the glory days over a pint or two. Steve made it clear he plans to keep the fun times coming and go out with a bang.
MBUK tips its hat to mountain biking legend Steve Peat in its new-look issue
The issue is out just before Steve’s final World Cup appearance at Fort William on 4-5 June, where the mountain biking legend is sure to enjoy even greater support than ever. It’s rumoured that this could be his final race of the season too – it’d be one hell of a place to bow out!
After more than 20 years of leaps, whips and wins, Steve Peat is calling time on his world cup rain career in 2016
The latest issue also comes with a free 68-page guide to the Little Rippers of the mountain bike world. It covers everything from how to buy a kids' bike, to the best kit available and great places for them to start riding. This is an unmissable guide for anyone wanting to get their kids off to the best possible start on two-wheels.
The new issue of MBUK comes free with a guide to getting your kids out of the house and on to the trails
And (as we may have hinted) MBUK has a great new look, too. There’s even more personality, industry insight, launches, new products, events and lifestyle in our front sections; a bigger biketest and clearer expert buying advice on brand new kit; plus more practical riding tips for all levels of ability, covering riding skills, bike maintenance, fitness and nutrition.