"If you can hold on to a motocross for forty minutes you can hold on to a downhill bike for three". Motocross is great off season training and probably the closest experience you can get to a downhill run without heading to the hills.

Need more proof? Look no further than Danny Hart and Aaron Gwin, who both swear by it. In this video, Hart, Phil Atwill, Joe Smith and more talk us through how they use motocross through winter.

Husqvarna said: "Cross Rutted shows that engine or no engine, these professional mountain bike athletes have style for miles but how do they benefit from their high octane winter season? Husqvarna Motorcycles UK took them to Apex Motocross Worcester to find out.. "