Meet the riders who spawned Nigeria’s BMX scene

It started with a chance encounter, stumbling across some second-hand BMX bikes from the United States in a Nigeria shop. And following a trawl of some internet videos, it has spawned into a burgeoning BMX scene in the city’s capital, Lagos, transcending socio-economic backgrounds. Here is all you need to know: – The BMX scene only really started six years ago as rider Star Boy, aka Matthew Temitope, a mechanic in Lagos, was among those to stumble across some vintage 1980s freestyle BMXs. After watching videos with friends on his…

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2017 bike calendar

The 2017 mountain bike season is fast approaching, don’t miss the key dates. The 2017 mountain bike season is almost upon us with everything from the eye-catching Crankworx to the spills and thrills of the downhill and cross-country disciplines in the UCI World Cup. Then there is the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme and, to cap another year on two wheels, Red Bull Rampage once more to bring the mountain bike calendar to a climax. Here’s an extensive calendar of all you need to know for the season ahead… 25 March-2…

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This Is Peaty – LastOrders – Ep 1

What can you say about Steve Peat that hasn’t already been said? World Champion, the peoples champion, steel city icon, mountain bike legend? As one of the most winning athletes of all time, with over 2 decades of competitive racing under his belt, turning 40 would for many, have been the perfect excuse to retire, but not for Peaty. His love for the sport, his commitment to racing and his desire to push his own limits kept him coming back for more. #LastOrders documents the final chapter in Steve’s WC…

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25th Eurobike Report

25th Eurobike comes to a close with 42,720 trade visitors and 34,400 bike fans – International participation rises to 106 countries – 1766 journalists from 41 countries – Eurobike 2017 with one Festival Day Once again, the Eurobike was able to present itself as a valuable platform of the international bicycle industry. From start-up entrepreneurs, to dealers and decision-makers in mid-sized enterprises, and on up to leaders of large corporations: All in all 42,720 industry visitors came to Lake Constance (2015: 45,870). An additional 34,400 bike fans (2015: 20,730) wanted…

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In Bloom

Cyclist pair jumps out of a field in bloom Freestyle MTB icon Martin Söderström and dirt BMX prodigy Dawid Godziek present Field Trippin’, a bike project entirely shot in a blooming canola field in Sweden and featuring two world’s first tricks. “I’m born and raised in one of the flattest areas in Sweden, but it never stopped me from pursuing a career as a mountain bike pro,” smiles Söderström. “You just can’t let a minor detail like that stop you.” In the video, the rider pulls off two new tricks…

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World Class athletes at Perskindol Swiss Epic

The six-day mountain bike stage race PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC takes place for the third time from 12 to 17 September 2016, leading participants once again through the fantastic mountain landscape of the Valais from Zermatt to Verbier via Leukerbad. Despite the Olympics, many international top male and female professional mountain bikers have already confirmed their participation. Nino Schurter The SCOTT-Odlo MTB racing team already announced at the beginning of April that former and reigning world champion Nino Schurter would once again be appearing in PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC from 12 to…

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MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom

Introducing The Mustang Madness – MTB race in the Forbidden Kingdom The Mustang Madness, a mountain biking race in Mustang, in the rain shadows of the Himalayas, is being organized by friends at Himex (the same company that does The Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon). The multi-stage race already looks sharp with all the details, including maps, itinerary and promo video. It’s scheduled to take place on the last week of November. Athletes here are really excited for the race and it’s gaining quite a momentum already. It is one of…

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3rd Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival 2016

The biggest and baddest mountain bikers party is back again in Manali “The Mountain Biking Capital of India”. This concept is first of its kind mountain biking festival in India which started in 2014, where mountain bikers from all around the world ride and party together for 1 week in the summer holiday season of the beautiful Himalayan town ‘Manali’. The festival consists of various mountain biking events and activities assisted with mountain bike races, demos and workshops. This year Himalayan Mountain Bike Festival has expanded to 3 exciting cycling…

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22nd Asian MTB Champs 2016 – Thailand | Practice Day

The “22nd Asian MTB Championships” is underway in Thailand. After a long struggle finally 4 Indian mountain bikers were given the opportunity to represent the nation at this Asian level event. Riders Piyush Chavan and Nilesh Dhumal are on the Downhill lineup while Purna Pradhan and Venkateshwarlu Kunchala will be competing in the cross country category. The timed Downhill practice run was clocked off yesterday with 28 riders lining up the start list. As of now, Japan’s stealth bomber – Kazuki Shimzu is leading with a 1:58 on the 1Km…

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Loïc Bruni x ilabb

ilabb are stoked to announce our collaboration with World Champion downhill mountain biker Loïc Bruni of France. At just 21 years old, Loïc is already a big name in the mountain biking scene and has just come off an incredible back-to-back win at the Rotorua installation of Crankworx. Loïc was born with mountain biking in his blood. With his father being one of the European pioneer’s of the sport, it is easy to see he was destined for greatness. Naturally, he started young and picked up experience in the junior series on the…

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