Sep 152014

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 Well what with all the ladies and gentlemen doing well on the big stage both on the World and National in 4x and DH it’s time we caught up with another rider, racer and rather delightful character.  As well as having a liking for Earl Grey tea, and racing 4x it would appear that she is a busy lass indeed. But don’t think for a second Clare is one of those Wilting lilies. Not for one second. There’s an air of innocent mischief about her and a passionate devotion to riding. Not only that but Clare knows her thing when it comes to bikes too. Whether it’s selling, fixing or coaching Clare’s got the knowledge. So she knows her stuff and will be out the gate as quick as a flash so what else does she do? Well apart from ride one of our favourite homemade in the UK frames from BTR. Well read on as we ask…

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Aug 252014


We like to catch up with up and coming riders here at HTN as well as those who have made their mark. One little shredder who would put quite a few of us to shame rides one of HTN’s favorite frame makers BTR. If you seen him ride it would of only been briefly as he zips past or in some cases over head. There must be something in the water round that way. But with the likes of Burf & Tam backing him I think we’ll see a lot more and most definitely be hearing about him. With two young champs standing on the world stage last weekend it goes to show that despite the size of this little Isle we can knock out some class world beating acts. Will young  Riley be up there? i wouldn’t bet against it. So we catch hold of him for a quick chat and ask. 

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Aug 152014



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A rather nice box arrived with some handy SiS ( Science in Sport) Goodies. should be handy for those longs days in the Saddle.

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Drink powders mix for er going and stopping..

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A ever useful big bottle and some Bars and Gels from the pack.

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Hope Technology Tech 3 X2 brakes

Beastie is now sporting Hope Technology Tech 3 Levers.

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X2 calipers.

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Odi X trainer grips


New grip time again folks.

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Super comfy? Probably..

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And for all those Nico Vink and the like fans. Loose Riders England stickers and gear is available.



Aug 112014

Who is this Fellow who stands tall in a corner of this place, sporting unusual pedal related machines? He wears a wry smile and a knowing look? Who is the fellow indeed who can walk into a bar and challenge the very best of them or so I heard? Who is this fellow who a master of his urban environment and also a hardy trail warrior? Who is fellow with a mind that allows him to walk a different path to the one that sheep follow? Who indeed?

 I have been lucky enough to meet John in person. His easy going manner is reflected in the brand of slightly eccentric and yet praticar nay even sensible bikes and products. He doesn’t follow the heard in the way others do. He isn’t afraid to on a adventure either, taking a suitable trusty steed to get him there and back. He is a fellow who seems to enjoy tinkering and creating. A practical man in an age of electronic gizmos and gadgets. He is the front man for Surly bikes and this is a hint. But alas I can say no more about this fine fellow. Why? Well it’s simple. I’ll let him preach his own particular gospel of the wheel and world. 

We ask. ” Who are you?




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Jul 242014

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You will be forgiven for not knowing the name as up until a few months ago neither had I. But then a video edit stating doing the rounds. It was captured in the same vain as Martyn Ashton’s Road bike party films, but with a twist.  You may of seen it posted on here or a Social network site but I bet you watched it twice. I now I did. At least twice. Vittorio seems to be a rather peaceful fellow up until the point you watch him in the film. Then you see a stylish and inventive rider. 

 So I did a little homework. It turns out he’s more than just a little bit handy on his bike. He holds numerous titles and a big handful of World records too. So who is he? Or rather, Vittorio  Brumotti.. Who are you?


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Jul 202014


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Well you know us by now, and you know we like to catch up with folk across the board. This time we catch up with a fellow who is as sound as a pound and  likes nothing more than getting a bit wild on his Titanium Staunton Slackline.. Yes I’m jealous too.   I have only ever really meet him rather briefly sometime ago at the Unofficial Hardtail Champs down at Gawton.  I think.. Well whilst we might have rather regular jobs Steve’s isn’t. In fact it sounds like it’s a right old game and having your wits about you is rather important. That and check your bed before getting in. But when he’s home there’s nothing more than a nice bit of Loam to put a grin on his face. He lives down this way in the South of this nice little isle and not only rides but like to have a go at the odd race.. He may well be known to some of you, but for the rest? We ask.

Who are you?





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