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Guest edit­ing this is­sue of MBUK is a great hon­our for me and gives me so many nos­tal­gic feel­ings that take me back to the days of be­ing a young lad. I used to wait for my sub­scrip­tion to fall through the let­ter­box and when I got my hands on the mag I’d flick through the pages to see what my he­roes were do­ing that month. Grow­ing up on the Isle of Skye, MBUK was my only ac­cess to the bik­ing world.

Be­ing on the cover this is­sue, hav­ing a fea­ture and giv­ing you guys some of my top rid­ing tips in the mag­a­zine gives me a real buzz. MBUK was a huge part of my world grow­ing up, and the mag­a­zine and all the rid­ers in it are what in­spired me to get into tri­als all those years ago.

Tri­als now has a special place in my heart, and I’m proud to say that it’s big­ger and more ac­ces­si­ble than ever. It’s some­thing you can do pretty much any­where, even right from your doorstep. Whether it’s a wall, small verge, a kerb or just a flat car park, there’ll al­ways be some­thing you can play on and im­prove your skills. Tri­als is some­thing that I re­ally en­joy do­ing by my­self or with mates, but I’ll of­ten go out on my own with head­phones on, lis­ten to some great mu­sic and spend hours try­ing to solve dif­fer­ent puz­zles I can ride – it’s like one gi­ant game with never-end­ing lev­els!

We live in a re­ally ex­cit­ing time, with bik­ing be­ing so ac­ces­si­ble. There are loads of trail cen­tres scat­tered around the coun­try, so chances are that you’ll have one close by with all sorts of dif­fer­ent trails to ride. It’s an amaz­ing time to go rid­ing, so get out there and get stuck in!


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