Le Parkour 
Parkour has been in the media quite a bit recently over in the UK and I thought would be relevant to put some info up here about it.

For those who don't know, Parkour is the art of using just the human body to pass any obsticle and, to put it into MTB terms, is like a mixture of Trials and Freeride but without the bike!

It's an incredible art that requires supreme confidence, skill, hard work and above all a strong mind. I am always in awe of these guys and I see so many similarities to the way we bikers approach things.

Check out the clips and pics on the site below and make sure you read about the great David Belle!


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New Site is finally up! 

Phew, we finally did it! The new site is now up and runnning with the Shore forum, some new wallpapers and you can now get yourself some Shorewear to cover your naughty bits and stop you getting cold/burnt!

Check out the new site now!

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Reviewed: Azonic Fury Full Face Helmet 

The budget full face that does what it says on the tin but doesn't age quite so well.
Read the review...

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Chicksands 4X - Official Opening 

The guys at Beds Fat Trax are organising a special weekender to officially open the long awaited 4X track at Chicksands.

There'll be a Dirt Jump comp on Saturday 3rd June and 4X racing on Sunday 4th June. The details are being finalised so keep an eye on the Beds Fat Trax site and if you can then get yourself down there for what's sure to be an awesome weekend!

Get all of the latest info and check out the movies at www.bedsfattrax.org

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Specialized 2007 Demos in testing 

Specialized have recently done some (serious!) testing of their 2007 Demo bikes on the North Shore. The Demo 9 is gone, the Demo 8 stays and there will now be a Demo 7 (pictured).

Read the full article and check out the pics on the NSMB site.

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The Big Bike Ride 2006 

On 30 June, 1 and 2 July people all over the UK will be organising and taking part in bike rides as part of the NSPCC's Big Bike Ride fundraising event. There are loads of events taking place all over the country so there's bound to be one near you.

Take a look at the site and click on the 'big bike rides in your area' link to find your nearest event.

Big Bike Ride

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I Got Rhythm... 

My beloved trailstar was nicked from outside work about 4 weeks ago and I have now given up hope of ever seeing her again. Luckily I had the bike insured as a special item on my house contents insurance so I was able to get a replacement, the Rhythm.

Two weeks later I took delivery of the Rhythm with the standard Dirt Jam fork swapped out for a DJ3 and a set of Hopes up front. I've only been out on it a couple of times but it feels like a real hibryd of my Trailstar and my BMX (which i guess it is!).

I'll whack a review up as soon as I've given it a good run in.

Fat Tony

PS. Once my claim was processed I was forwarded to a company called Wheelies Direct. Previous atempts to claim on insurance have always been very frustrating so imagine my amazement when not only were the guys at Wheelies really cool, they also knew their stuff and were able to get hold of almost anything for me and had a real 'you've got X to spend, what do you want?' attitude. If you insure your bike in the UK make sure they use these guys!

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New World MTB Distance Jump Record in North Wales, UK!! 

Congrats to Jason Rennie (no known relation to Nathan!) who set the new World MTB Distance Jump Record in North Wales, UK!!
Check out the clip here!

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