With the highest mountains in the world, and raving reviews by everyone who had graced her soils, Nepal seemed to be a must-visit destination. So when Phoebe Coers sent us a link to the Yakru Enduro – an enduro on the roof of the world - it seemed like the best excuse to plan a trip around a 'race', and get over there.
Fresh off the plane and back in her home town of Wanaka, Mops Newell reflects on her 2019 EWS season. Shifting allegiance from Masters to Women’s Elite was a step up but still a sweet, fun ride - just with a few more (big) bumps.
During an idle Wednesday night, whisky in hand, a plan was hatched to hold a non-event cycle tour. Invite no one, don’t race but don’t take it easy and above all else, stop for beer.
The South Australian Outback: A true blue, fair dinkum, ripper part of the world – to translate, it's a place like no other. I never thought I could fall in love with such emptiness and vast horizons, roads that go hundreds of kilometres in a straight line and towns that sound so silly they just don't seem real.
The conclusion of Sasha Smith's adventures on the Great Divide Trail - pinning it from Yellowstone National Park, through the Great Divide Basin desert to finish with a flourish and hit of singletrack in Colorado.
Jamie Nicoll reflects on his sixth, and last (as in the event is no longer happening) Trans Provence - the iconic multi-day enduro race that traverses the mountains of Southern France, before rolling into Menton and the azure blue Mediterranean.