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 →

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 […]

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 →

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 →…

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 →

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 …

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…

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…

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 →

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 […]