Tym Manley and Steve Behr . Sunninghill, Berks. May 2017

Vote for MBUK pioneers to enter mountain biking’s Hall of Fame

MBUK wouldn't have made it to 30 years in publication if it wasn't for Tym Manley and Steve Behr – we need YOU to vote for them and get them immortalised in the MTB Hall of Fame

As MBUK celebrates its 30th anniversary (special issue goes on sale 12 July), co-founder and original editor Tym Manley plus popular MTB photographer and ongoing regular contributor Steve Behr have both been nominated for places in the illustrious MTB Hall of Fame.

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Tym Manley and Steve Behr . Sunninghill, Berks. May 2017
Tym Manley (right) and Steve Behr were instrumental in the early success of MBUK and helped shape the growth of the UK mountain bike scene back in the late ’80s/early ’90s

The Hall of Fame was set up back in 1988 and is part of the Marin Museum of Bicycling, which aims to celebrate mountain biking’s past, present and future.

Their nomination is largely due to their invaluable contribution to the UK mountain bike scene in the early years, much of which was discovered and promoted through the pages of MBUK. If it wasn’t for the solid foundations they gave the magazine,  along with its unique voice back in the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s, we certainly wouldn’t still be around today.

Copies of MBUK magazine from the 1980s
It was through the pages of MBUK that the UK mountain bike scene developed – and just look at what we’ve achieved today!

You can read more about their contribution here, although whoever compiled it got the launch dates wrong – it was definitely 1988 and NOT 1987!

In order to cast your vote, you need to sign up and support the Marin Mountain Bike Museum, where the hall of fame is hosted. It costs $7 to join, but that entitles you to cast four votes, of which Tym and Steve count as one.

The other UK representative is downhill legend and all-round mountain biking good guy Steve Peat, who’s definitely worth your other vote. So there’s your value right there – helping to get the UK well and truly represented in this global mountain biking institution. Let’s face it, where would be right now without any of them?

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Vote for Steve Peat, Tym Manley and Steve Behr to take their rightful place in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame
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You can sign up and vote here. But hurry, as voting closes on the 15 July!