Weekly Dirt: Mountain Bike News Roundup

Rachel Atherton is officially Action Woman of the Year

We all knew it already, but Rachel Atherton’s supremacy has finally been acknowledged by the Big Wide World as she is crowned BT Action Woman of the Year.

Wyn Masters’ car Rangi for sale!

This has to be the biggest news of the moment. Kiwi Wyn ‘TV’ Masters has his famous car (the star of many-a WynTV episode) up for auction. According to the description, “Rangi may only have small engine but he would like to think; he goes like the stink..and has spent much time in the passing lane without too much time at the gas station!”

Get bidding if you’re in New Zealand (or if you’re just a WynTV fan)!

La Thuile Enduro World Series preview

La Thuile is quite some place to ride bikes… (Photos by Matteo Cappe.) 

If you’ve ridden in La Thuile, Italy you’ll know just how amazing the lift-accessed trails are there. Mostly existing old mountain paths adapted to increase the flow and fun levels for mountain bikes, there really aren’t many resorts quite like it.

The Enduro World Series is going there on 12/13 July and the town has just put out the preview above to demonstrate the area’s riding.

World Cup date change


Click here to view the full schedule for the opening 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup race in South Africa.

Big news for the Downhill World Cup (especially if you’re a privateer and had booked those flights nice and early to save pennies) came last week in the form of a date change for the South African round, which was previously set to take place 05/06 April but will now be taking place from 10-13 April. Downhill Finals also move their traditional Sunday slot to Saturday for 2014.

UK Bike Shows

Fresh produce from the Bike Place Show.

Two UK bike shows this week for us Media Types. Firstly the Bike Place Show, which you can find a full round up (including BOS, Pyga, GT, Morewood to name but a few) by clicking here.

Next came Core, with product heaven from DVO, Manitou, Marzocchi and many more brands. Click here for the entire round up.

Rappers hit back

Finally, last week’s weird/crazy/insane bike rap video had a spot of negativity thrown its way, so the rappers have hit back with this video…

* Happy mudfest if you’re heading out on the bike (and shame on you if not) this weekend folks! *


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