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Billy Thackray

Billy Thackray

I ride bikes.

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Bike components that look like animals

Have you ever noticed that some bike compontents look uncannily like animals? This might seem odd, but in the half light of the office this...

Bike components that look like animals
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Fantasy League Final Results

Okay, sorry we’re a bit late with this. What happened was, well what it is is, what it was was, well you remember Shirley The...

Fantasy League Final Results
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Foot Out Flat Out Trailer

Aaron Bartlett and Paul Roberts have been busy documenting the World Cup race season and I think the National race scene (but I might be...

Foot Out Flat Out Trailer
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Dirt Magazine Covers 1 to 45

Little bit of Dirt Magazine history here for you; the front covers from the very first issue in January 1997 with Paul Roberts on the...

Dirt Magazine Covers 1 to 45
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Friday Randoms

It’s Oscar Wildes birthday today, he is 155 years old, happy B-day Oscar. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at...

Friday Randoms
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Swobo partners with Shiner for U.K. Distribution

I don’t know much about Swobo but I used to check their website alot, they’ve got this thing called “How To Avoid The Bummer Life”...

Swobo partners with Shiner for U.K. Distribution
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Bensink "Speed & Style Jam"

4x World Cup racer Joost Wichman and his mate Desmond Tessemaker (Tessemaker is Dutch for “Teasmade” he actually invented the hot beverage wake up machine…fact)...

Bensink "Speed & Style Jam"
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Oh my Golly, Knolly gets named

The new Knolly finally gets christened with a real proper name…Podium. I was hoping for something like “The Good Golly Miss Molly” but you can’t have...

Oh my Golly, Knolly gets named
Racing

AirMaiden at Glentress

The sisters are doing it for themselves…Niamh Allum sent us a report on AirMaiden at Glentress which is the UK’s first ever women’s only freeride...

AirMaiden at Glentress
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Homemade Cable Cam Mark 2

Here we go with version 2 of my homemade cable cam. I’ve swapped the chain guide rollers for some 80mm diameter nylon pulleys, and upped the...

Homemade Cable Cam Mark 2
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Exclusive:Saracen DH prototype pics

Spy shots of the Myst from the designers laptop in London. Okay the Saracen of the past may not have had the best of images and...

Exclusive:Saracen DH prototype pics
Downhill

DESCENT GEAR UNCLIPPED, MOELFRE.

Race report, photos and video from the recent race at Moelfre. Words by Seb Frost Photos by Jeron Holy Although this is only Mike Marsden’s fourth ever event,...

DESCENT GEAR UNCLIPPED, MOELFRE.
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Ty Kellett the injured rider at Weston Beach Race

Okay we might be talking alot about MX bikes these days, but here is some serious news. You might have heard that there was a horrific...

Ty Kellett the injured rider at Weston Beach Race
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Dirt Office bits and pieces

A big box from Fox HQ in California turned up at the Dirt office today. Among some other bits was a set of the new...

Dirt Office bits and pieces
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S.O.S Glencoe Chairlift

Help save Glencoe chairlift. We’ve only got a few chairlifts in this country and one of them is under threat. I’m not sure of the...

S.O.S Glencoe Chairlift
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Battle Royal Weekender

Big up for World Champion Steve Peat, Tristan and the crew for organising an amazing 10th Battle Royal at Doncaster MotoPark over the weekend. Big bikes,...

Battle Royal Weekender
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Battle Royal Warm Up Videos

Steve Peat’s 10th and possibly last Battle Royal is going down this weekend at Doncaster, a time when the pedals are swapped for petrol. DirtTV will...

Battle Royal Warm Up Videos
Racing

Red Bull Urban Assault - Cape Town

RedBull seem to be busting out the international urban DH races at the moment, first Rio De Janeiro and now Cape Town. South African Dirt...

Red Bull Urban Assault - Cape Town
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Winter Digging-Pumptrack

Joseph Pauly a ski and MTB instructor from the Eyne in the French Pyrénées built this pump track in his mum’s backyard. Looks like one...

Winter Digging-Pumptrack
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Dirt Office Bikes

Xprezo Gamjam comes in for a test. The company name might get you thinking about Italian coffee, but Xprezo actually come from near Bromont, Quebec. We...

Dirt Office Bikes
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Mondays Three of the Best

It’s Monday, and I’ve invented a brand new feature called “Mondays Three of the Best”, the title might change though, I might call it “Three...

Mondays Three of the Best
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Dirt Readers Rides

Here’s a few of the rides the Dirt Forum mob are hacking around on at the moment. (Includes a gratuitous bikini photo that somebody has...

Dirt Readers Rides
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Win a dead posh 2010 Yeti Catalogue

Yeti have produced a superbly posh, glossy, classy coffee table magazine that is way above and beyond what you might call “a catalogue” With a cover...

Win a dead posh 2010 Yeti Catalogue
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twenty Questions with Tom Deacon

We caught up with 2009 NPS Elite overall winner and 2Stage rider Tom “The Meat” Deacon and fired him twenty questions. We should of asked...

twenty Questions with Tom Deacon
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