MBUK is celebrating an incredible 20 years in print in May!
We can’t quite believe it either, but Britain’s best-selling bike mag is no longer a teenager.
To mark the great event we’re opening the doors of our Hall of Fame to 20 people who’ve made mountain biking in the UK, and Mountain Biking UK, what it is today.
And you, our loyal readers, get to decide who wins our most important award of all, the MBUK Hall of Fame Reader’s Favourite.
We’ve picked five stars for you to choose from so just send us your vote by text or email. The instructions for voting are at the bottom.
We want to know who you think is the most important rider of all.
To be a part of this momentous vote, give us your pick from…
Gee Atherton: Part of the infamous Atherton family, Gee won his first World Cup title in 2004. A true all-rounder, he’s at the top level in DH and 4X and will crash the odd freeride comp every now and then. Last year Top Gear challenged him to race a car through the streets of Lisbon. Of course, he won.
Oli Beckingsale: XC racer Oli Beck has been around for ages, and won his first trophy in the Forest of Dean in 1990. Despite winning either the World Championships or the National Series – or both – for the last seven years, he describes himself as “not that competitive”. Yeah, right.
Ruaridh Cunningham: Scot Ruaridh blew our minds – and his – when he won Britain’s first ever men’s gold DH medal at the Worlds at Fort Bill last year as a junior. It was the boost Team GB needed and won the kid miles of coverage. Still only 18, he’s destined for greater things.
Cedric Gracia: This flamboyant French dude has been tearing up the 4X and DH slopes for years, and currently rides for Commencal and Oakley. He had a crap time at Fort William, getting injured during the 4X, but he’s been placing at the top of the major comps since 2001, and he’s not going anywhere soon.
Steve Peat: Downhiller extraordinaire, the king of the mountain turned pro in the mid-90s and has dominated the national sport for years, with 14 World Cup wins and fistfuls of other medals and trophies. At 33 Peaty’s one of the older guys on the circuit, but that doesn’t seem to stop the Sheffield lad, who regularly turns up on our pages with his crazy antics.
Voting closes on March 28, so be quick and get your choice to us asap.
You can vote for your fave from our top five by texting 87474 with the following code:
For Gee Atheron text: MBUKGEE
For Oli Beckingsale text: MBUKOLI
For Ruaridh Cunningham text: MBUKRUAR
For Cedric Gracia text: MBUKCED
For Steve Peat text: MBUKPEAT
All calls cost 25 pence plus standard network tariff. For full MBUK Terms and Conditions click here.
You can also email us your vote. Just send us your choice to email@example.com with the subject MBUKFAME.
We’ll be announcing the first ever MBUK Hall of Fame Reader Favourite in our anniversary special, issue 225, which goes on sale on May 7.