As the UCI MTB world championships get underway in Switzerland here, at Evans Cycles were celebrating all things MTB in conjunction with FOX as they launch their AW18 clothing range. From rugged and waterproof shorts and pants, through super breathable jackets, to some great looking new helmet colourways the range is stunning. We recently sat down with FOX clothing merchandiser Robert Robinson to discuss the new range in full.
An established fixture on the RIDE IT calendar, and ever popular with riders, this is a great way to clock up the miles before the winter really sets in. Saturday MTB Ride - Local bridleways take our riders up to the North Downs, where trails lead into climbs up to the Ridge; superb far-reaching views await riders at the top. Wooded trails and potentially tricky tracks await (dependent on the British weather system!), with some exhilirating descents to keep you alert. This is a great Autumn challenge full of ups and downs, and should offer a ride length for all types of off-road cyclist. Sunday Sportive - We start in Biggin Hill and are instantly out into the country touring some of the best country lanes through Kent. The North Downs feature heavily on this ride, alongside some swooping descents and tricky climbs, including Toys Hill and Titsey Hill. This is a tough ride but the climbing is rewarded with quick descents and far-reaching views which will make all the efforts worthwhile. This event has sold out for the previous 4 years, so please be aware that on the day entries are unlikely to be available
It’s easy to be a cyclist in the summer. The suns on your back, the roads are dry, the scenery is glowing, and there’s no shortage of willing ride partners. But cycling in autumn? Well that requires a lot more effort, right? Actually, not at all. With a few sensible kit choices and a slightly different outlook, becoming an autumn cyclist is as straightforward as the changing of the seasons. And the rewards for continuing to ride are huge. So let’s see why and how you should keep pedalling this autumn.