We've largely ignored the BIKE Channel (Sky 464, Virgin 552, Freesat 251) mainly because we didn't fancy paying to re-watch old Tour De France stages.

However, BIKE has recently stepped up its mtb coverage and all of a sudden, we're interested. Alongside coverage of events and old shows like the Atherton Project, it's also producing original content.

Here is epidsode one of it's latest show Mountain Bike Adventures. This follows Doddy (of MBUK/Factory Jackson fame) and Anna Glowinski (from The Cycle Show) as they tour around the UK's trail centres.

BIKE says: "Andrew and Anna ride a variety of the trails; give all the trail side tips; technique how-to and technical information you need to get out there and hit the trails yourselves.

"Injected with a unique combination of Anna’s infectious personality and Doddy’s encyclopaedic knowledge, Mountain Bike Adventures is a unique mountain bike lifestyle show that showcases mountain biking in the UK."

Episode One is from Dalby Forest and the next two were from Bike Park Wales and Llandegla. You can watch all the episode so far here.