Category: 40psi

Hit the North 7

(photos courtesy of Adam Rowlinson, Michael Silver, Oliver Colam and me) I agonised all week about whether I should allow Hit the North to go ahead or whether I should postpone it due to the coronavirus thing, but in the … Continue reading →

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Ragley 2020 range

After a successful reboot of the range last year, we are back with another no-nonsense range of bikes for 2020. With every model receiving praise and awards across the board last year, each bike has subtle tweaks to keep them up to date and on the money. All our mountain bikes now roll on Maxxis […]

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Strathpuffer 2020

For the first few hours of the Strathpuffer, I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was missing. There was something absent – was it a section of the course? Was it something I’d forgotten to bring? Was it a … Continue reading →

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10@Kirroughtree 2019

The 10@Kiroughtree (known locally as “the ten”) is a lapped MTB endurance race on one of the most brilliant courses I’ve ridden. Yeah yeah, I know I’m a local boy now and therefore I’m bound to be biased, but after … Continue reading →…

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The Pan Celtic Race 2019

Even though the ferry crossing from Cairnryan to Befast is only a couple of hours long, I happily paid 26 quid for a cabin just for a shower and a chance to lie down on something comfortable. While the idea … Continue reading →

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Glentress 7 2019

It didn’t matter how much shouting and swearing I was aiming at the stubborn tyre valve, it wouldn’t shift. The minutes ticked by. Sally stopped and offered to help, but unless King Kong or someone with a large plumbing wrench … Continue reading …

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Marley 2.0 in Hardtail of the year test

MBR Magazine’s Hardtail of the Year test scores the Marley 2.0 a 9/10. The Marley won Hardtail of the Year back in 2016. Three years later our new Marley has returned and it’s longer and slacker. The Rasta-themed Marley will happily smoke through…

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Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon 2019

I was hoping that my strategy of simply not doing this year’s Kirroughtree duathlon as a solo participant would amount to a more pleasant experience than last time. It couldn’t be much worse than last year’s hellish cramp-fest. I suppose … Contin…

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10 Under the Ben 2019

After our pairs win at the Strathpuffer, Sofia and I decided that we’d take the Christiansen/Miles Steamroller to Fort William for a crack at 10 Under the Ben. Just 5 hours each. How hard could it be? Thanks to the … Continue reading →

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Ragley to sponsor hardtail category in Scottish Enduro Series

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be sponsoring the hardtail category in this year’s @scottishenduro series. With a whole new range of bikes and frames available, it seemed like the perfect time to partner with the premier enduro series that’s had a dedicated hardtail category since its inception.⠀ ⠀ With their sixth season kicking […]

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Kielder Chiller 2019

I can’t say with much certainty when I last took part in a 24 hour race as a member of a team of 4. I’ve dabbled in pairs racing from time to time but the vast majority of endurance racing … Continue reading →

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Ragley 2019 range announced

Blue Pig   It’s 10 years since the Blue Pig first hit the trails. The latest iteration is a very different beast to the original, but its intentions haven’t changed. It’s happiest when ridden hard, roosting turns and hammering the descents. From tearing up your local singletrack, exploratory adventures in the wild, racing enduro or […]

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Here comes the Strathpuffer again

Next week I’ll be making the journey north to the Strathpuffer for the 8th time. It’s a race that’s tricky to get to, trickier to get home from and often horrendously tricky to get right on the day. There’s a … Continue reading →

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World Solo 24 Hour Championship 2018

I’d decided months before this race that I’d not be doing any more 24 hour solos. I’d had over a year of not really thinking about racing, then a few months of thinking about little else. By the time the … Continue reading →

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Team JMC – It’s not me!

It seems that lots of people who I meet (and presumably lots of people who I haven’t met) think that ‘Team JMC’ is so-called because it’s named after me. Jason Miles Cycling, or possibly Jason Miles C….with a naughty word … Continue reading &#859…

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10@ Kirroughtree 2018

Getting to the start of 10@Kirroughtree race this year for me was super-easy, in fact I can’t remember ever taking part in a race before where halfway around the course I could see my own house. I was even able … Continue reading →

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Graft

Blogging a bit more often than I have been doing would seem to be the right thing to do, now I’ve kind of dragged my backside out of my endurance racing sabbatical. Perhaps someone out there is still interested in … Continue reading →

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Glentress 7 and the Blur CC

My journey back towards race fitness continued this weekend at the Glentress 7. Unsurprisingly it’s a 7 hour race on a lapped course just up the road at the brilliant Glentress forest. There was little chance of me making an … Continue read…

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Midweek Madness round 1

There aren’t many things that can beat riding a mountain bike on hard, dry, fast woodland trails. Even when you’re in the middle of a one hour cross-country race, you’re sucking in air from the next county and you’re trying … Continue reading &#8…

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Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon

I knew the Kirroughtree Hillbilly Duathlon was going to hurt. I knew that subjecting my less-than enthusiastic, relatively-untrained legs to a fast 10k run then a fast 18k mountain bike ride wasn’t going to be easy but I also knew … Continue read…

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It’s time.

It’s now been 6 months since my family and I moved up to Scotland. It’s been brilliant – we’re still settling in really but all the anxieties that we had early on have pretty-much gone now. And summer is just … Continue reading →

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Strathpuffer 2018

“How do people live in Alaska?” “How do people put up with this every day?” “Why is my brew stuck to the ground?” “Jesus Christ, why does the heater not work?” These were just some of the hundreds of inane … Continue reading →

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10 at Kirroughtree

I thought that 10 hours of laps around a rocky trail centre would be brilliant fun on a long-travel, steel hardtail with downhill tyres. Like I’d said in my previous post, I’d entered the 10@Kirroughtree race several weeks ago when … Continue reading

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