January 2019 issue on sale now!
You're in for a treat as we start the new year with a bang! Dan Milner heads to uncharted territory in North Korea, Malcolm Mclaws retraces his hippie days in India and we show you how fun winter riding can be. Plus, we've got a test of British bikes and reviews of all the latest gear. We also receive a warm welcome from the Dudes of Hazzard as we check out the trails around Fort William.
Dan Milner and crew go on the riding adventure of a lifetime as they head deep into secretive North Korea and ride trails no other mountain bikers have ever seen.
We hit the trails in the wonderful British weather to show you how a little friendly rivalry can make winter riding great, and why it's definitely worth making the effort to get axle deep in the good stuff.
The Brit parade
We put British trail/enduro bikes from Cotic, Curtis, Hope and Starling to the test, to see if they have the performance to match their patriotic appeal.
Nevis Range, Fort William
We visit our Scottish friends the Dudes of Hazzard, who guide us around their local trails at the Nevis Range and show us why there's more to this area than just it being the home of UK World Cup racing.
YT Tues CF Pro Race MOB Edition
Find out our initial impressions on the machine that the YT MOB have been thrashing on the DH World Cup circuit all season – and whether it's a bike for us mere mortals too.
It's that time of year when a baselayer is a necessity, so we test 15 of the best to find out which are going to keep you warm and dry this winter.
Check out our 2019 Most Wanted Gear Guide, containing what we think are all the hottest products for next year!
Luke Marshall is a technical writer for BikeRadar and MBUK magazine. He's been working for both titles since 2018 and has over 20 years of mountain biking experience. Luke is a gravity-focused rider with a history of racing downhill, previously competing in the UCI Downhill World Cup. Educated to a degree level in engineering and with a penchant for full-throttle speed, Luke is more than qualified to put every bike and product through its paces to bring you informative and independent reviews. You'll most likely find him on a trail, enduro or downhill bike riding the off-piste tracks around south Wales and the south west of England. He often makes an appearance on BikeRadar's podcast and YouTube channel.