Uplift vans are wonderful places. Crammed together with 10-15 other riders, coated in mud, stinking of sweat, steam rising from your wet shoes – you can’t help but get to know each other fairly quickly.
Mountain biking is made up of all sorts of people from all walks of life, but we reckon we’ve identified the ten types of people you’re likely to encounter on an uplift.
“Ummm, guys…” the dreaded words of The Disorganised. Half way up the hill expect them to announce they’ve forgotten something important like water, gloves or a helmet. (We once uplifted with a guy that forgot his bike, how did he manage that!?)
Most likely to say: “Has anyone seen my shoe?”