Mountain Biking UK takes on the Megavalanche

From elbows-out action to POV crash carnage..

The Megavalanche - Veteran vs Virgin

It’s a race that tops the bucket list for many riders out there, but just what is it like to compete in the Megavalanche? Mountain Biking UK’s Alex Evans and Ed Thomsett took on this year’s event and share their experiences in the clip below.

For those who aren’t aware, the Megavalanche is a mass start mountain bike race that sees 2,000 riders traverse some of the most challenging, varied and downright savage terrain at Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps.

Alex Evans, a Megavalanche virgin, turned to experienced Megavalancher Ed Thomsett as a partner for this year’s event. Having both qualified for the main race, both lads go on to experience a race they’ll never forget.

From geeky bike chat to elbows-out racing and POV crash carnage, there’s something for every Mega appreciator.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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