Marathon MTB Website - Article 1: Mongolian Bike Challenge: More Than A Bike Race, A Journey of Discovery
A bewildering number of mountain bike stage races exist across six continents. Some claim to be the toughest, others the most scenic, while a few boast of being the greatest. Nevertheless, one race which appears to stand alone, in extraordinary ways, is the Mongolian Bike Challenge. Having raced the event in 2013, Phil Welch explains some of the reasons it ought to be at the top of any competitive mountain biker’s bucket list.
Marathon MTB Website - Article 2: Getting the most out of Indoor Cycle Training
One of the main appeals of riding a bike is to become one with nature and to enjoy the wonders of the great outdoors. In Australia, we have vast tracts of natural beauty and a warm climate, which is conducive to fully exploring the spectacular landscape that encompasses us.
To many cyclists, indoor training is akin to running around in circles in a prison cell. Consequently, for many cyclists their first taste of indoor cycling is out of necessity, due to injury or inclement weather.
However, it is actually extremely beneficial to choose to ride indoors, making it possible to maximise training benefits while minimising training time.