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Manon Carpenter & Tommy Wilkinson – Trails On Trial

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This week we’re sitting down with Manon Carpenter and Tommy Wilkinson to chat all about their new film project, 'Trails on Trial'. Find out how the project came about in the first place, and hear about their experiences as they travelled around the country to chat with trail builders and landowners. With rising user numbers across all outdoors groups, trail access is under more pressure than ever before. Manon and Tommy found some great examples of where mountain bikers have been able to work together with landowners to create incredible trails like those in the Tweed Valley. This is a really positive outlook on what can be done to keep our awesome wild trails up and running, with some really useful thoughts on what all of us can do to help. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode about 'Trails on Trial' with Manon and Tommy. You can watch the film over on YouTube here. You can learn more about the trail associations and groups featured in the film by visiting: Ride Sheffield ridesheffield.org.uk Developing Mountain biking in Scotland: dmbins.com The Tweed Valley Trail Association: tweedvalleytrails.org Risca Riders: gofundme.com/f/riscarider... You can read the current national guidelines from UK agencies by clicking the following links: Forestry England: forestryengland.uk/articl... Scottish Unauthorised trail guide: dmbins.com/trails/unauthorise... Natural Resource Wales: naturalresources.wales/permit... Supporting Partners earSHOTS EarSHOTS Bluetooth headphones have you covered for staying motivated while you train.  Their patented Magnetic ear clip solves the problem of earphones falling out or constantly dislodging and moving in your ear, so you can train without distraction. When riders like Wyn Masters and Sam Blenkinsop are using them, you know they must be good. I have had a set of earSHOTS for nearly a year and I’ve been really impressed. I’ve tried them with a couple of different helmets, over a mixture of terrain including some pretty rough rocky stuff and they really do stay in place. So if you’re looking for a set of headphones so you can smash out some podcasts while you’re riding, or for some banging tunes to keep you motivated while training, earSHOTS have got you covered. You can find out more over at earshots.com. To be in with a chance to win your own pair, head to downtimepodcast.com/earshots and enter your details now. You’ve got until midnight on 4th January 2022 to enter. Canyon Canyon have just launched a full family of their 150mm big hitting Torque. It is now available in 27.5, 29 or Mullet setup, and you have a choice of an aluminium or carbon or frame. Canyon put themselves in the shoes of riders who are heading to Whistler or Queenstown for a season and need one bike to smash out bike park laps, ride gnarly off piste trails, but also enable them to pedal out into the backcountry without it feeling like a tank when the trail points uphill. And you can fit a bottle cage on it too!! As a Downtime listener, with the promo code ALL-FEATURES-UNLOCKED-21 you’ll get a free bike guard to Torque AL and CF orders. Head over to canyon.com now and check them out. Terms and Conditions: This voucher code is valid online between 6 December 2021, 00:01 CET and 10 January 2022, 23:59 CET. The code applies a free Bike Guard to all Torque CF and AL orders. It cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other discount code and excludes Factory Outlet bikes and framesets. The code cannot be applied retroactively and is available only to products available at the time of purchase. Cannot be redeemed for cash and resale is prohibited. The code can only be used once per customer. Canyon reserve the right to terminate or change the terms of the promotion at any time. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast,

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    This week I’m joined by the one and only Wyn Masters. We chat about Wyn’s path to world cup racing, which is an amazing journey which involved working in mines, building trails for billionaires and doing whatever it took to follow his dreams of racing on the world stage. Find out about some of Wyn’s career highlights like his EWS win, and some of the lowlights, like racing with a bent arm! We also chat about the awesome WynTV, the battle of the brothers, privateer awards and much much more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Wyn Masters. You can follow Wyn on Instagram @wynmasters. You'll find the more recent episodes of WynTV over on the GT Bikes YouTube channel here. The post-race interview that Wyn mentions in this episode is here. Supporting Partners earSHOTS EarSHOTS Bluetooth headphones have you covered for staying motivated while you train.  Their patented Magnetic ear clip solves the problem of earphones falling out or constantly dislodging and moving in your ear, so you can train without distraction. When riders like Wyn Masters and Sam Blenkinsop are using them, you know they must be good. I have had a set of earSHOTS for nearly a year and I’ve been really impressed. I’ve tried them with a couple of different helmets, over a mixture of terrain including some pretty rough rocky stuff and they really do stay in place. So if you’re looking for a set of headphones so you can smash out some podcasts while you’re riding, or for some banging tunes to keep you motivated while training, earSHOTS have got you covered. You can find out more over at earshots.com. To be in with a chance to win your own pair, head to downtimepodcast.com/earshots and enter your details now. You’ve got until midnight on 4th January 2022 to enter. Canyon Canyon have just launched a full family of their 150mm big hitting Torque. It is now available in 27.5, 29 or Mullet setup, and you have a choice of an aluminium or carbon or frame. Canyon put themselves in the shoes of riders who are heading to Whistler or Queenstown for a season and need one bike to smash out bike park laps, ride gnarly off piste trails, but also enable them to pedal out into the backcountry without it feeling like a tank when the trail points uphill. And you can fit a bottle cage on it too!! As a Downtime listener, with the promo code ALL-FEATURES-UNLOCKED-21 you’ll get a free bike guard to Torque AL and CF orders. Head over to canyon.com now and check them out. Terms and Conditions: This voucher code is valid online between 6 December 2021, 00:01 CET and 10 January 2022, 23:59 CET. The code applies a free Bike Guard to all Torque CF and AL orders. It cannot be redeemed in conjunction with any other discount code and excludes Factory Outlet bikes and framesets. The code cannot be applied retroactively and is available only to products available at the time of purchase. Cannot be redeemed for cash and resale is prohibited. The code can only be used once per customer. Canyon reserve the right to terminate or change the terms of the promotion at any time. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. A Downtime EP subscription is the perfect Christmas gift for your partner who rides, your riding buddies, or a nice little treat for yourself. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you’ll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. You've got until 17th October if you want EP issue 1 to be part of your subscription, so don't hang about. Merch My 2021 Spring/Summer merch is here,
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    20 Years of World Cup Racing With Mathieu Dupelle

    2:05:31

    This week I’m joined by Mathieu Dupelle. Next year will mark Mathieu’s 20th year on the mountain bike World Cup scene, working with some of the best riders on the planet. We sat down to chat about Mathieu’s time with the Syndicate, looking after riders like Steve Peat and Nathan Rennie. We cover his time with the late great Stevie Smith, and the last 10 years that he’s been working with Connor Fearon at Kona. Mathieu has some great stories from back in the day, and some awesome insight into the sport. What goes on in team manager meetings? What does it take to do well at an EWS these days? We chat about all that and plenty more. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Mathieu Dupelle. You can find Mathieu on Instagram @dupelle. Connor's Instagram is @connorahoyhoy and Miranda's is @mirandamillermtb. Also if you want to check out their race team work, then head to @join.the.union. Supporting Partners Nukeproof Nukeproof have just launched their Autumn/Winter clothing range. There are merino tops and socks, a waterproof jacket, a soft shell jacket and some nice warm gloves. I've been using all of it as the seasons change here in the UK and I've been really impressed. For a chance to win one of their awesome lightweight, waterproof, breathable Blackline jackets, plus some Sam Hill signature grips and pedals, all you need to do is to answer an easy question over at downtimepodcast.com/nukeproof before 9th December. One lucky winner will be chosen at random by the Nukeproof team. We Are One Composites This episode is supported by We Are One Composites. We Are One have been big supporters of what I’m doing from the start, and for that I’m really grateful. They also make amazing carbon fibre wheels which are hand made in Canada. I’m running their Faction 29er rims on my bike, and they look and feel amazing. They’ve managed to find the sweet spot between stiffness and compliance, making a wheel that tracks, but doesn’t feel harsh to ride. They’ve got a whole line up of products, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to weareonecomposites.com and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener, they are offering you 15% off rim-only products during August. All you need to do is enter the code ‘wesupply2021‘ at the checkout. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. A Downtime EP subscription is the perfect Christmas gift for your partner who rides, your riding buddies, or a nice little treat for yourself. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you’ll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. You've got until 17th October if you want EP issue 1 to be part of your subscription, so don't hang about. Merch My 2021 Spring/Summer merch is here, including our first ever recycled t-shirts. If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast...
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    This is Peaty, Gamble and Much More With Joe Bowman

    1:33:35

    Joe Bowman is the man behind This is Peaty, Gamble, the Syndicate team videos and tonnes more creative work throughout the industry. We sat down to chat about how Joe found his was into the mountain bike video world, how Steel City Media has grown and where it’s all heading. We also chat about his decision to put together a world cup race team with the Union, find out how that went in 2021 and their plans for more in 2022. Joe is one of the driving forces behind the media that we see, and is someone who clearly loves and cares for our sport. So sit back, hit play and listen to this episode with Joe Bowman. You can find them on Instagram @steelcitymedia and their YouTube channel is here. Also if you want to check out their race team work, then head to @join.the.union. Supporting Partners Nukeproof Nukeproof have just launched their Autumn/Winter clothing range. There are merino tops and socks, a waterproof jacket, a soft shell jacket and some nice warm gloves. I've been using all of it as the seasons change here in the UK and I've been really impressed. For a chance to win one of their awesome lightweight, waterproof, breathable Blackline jackets, plus some Sam Hill signature grips and pedals, all you need to do is to answer an easy question over at downtimepodcast.com/nukeproof before 9th December. One lucky winner will be chosen at random by the Nukeproof team. We Are One Composites This episode is supported by We Are One Composites. We Are One have been big supporters of what I’m doing from the start, and for that I’m really grateful. They also make amazing carbon fibre wheels which are hand made in Canada. I’m running their Faction 29er rims on my bike, and they look and feel amazing. They’ve managed to find the sweet spot between stiffness and compliance, making a wheel that tracks, but doesn’t feel harsh to ride. They’ve got a whole line up of products, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to weareonecomposites.com and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener, they are offering you 15% off rim-only products during August. All you need to do is enter the code ‘wesupply2021‘ at the checkout. Podcast Stuff Downtime EP Downtime EP issue 1 is now available at downtimepodcast.com/ep. EP takes inspiration from the guests and topics of the podcast, expands on them, and takes them into a stunning print-only format. EP is the perfect companion for some quiet time away from the distractions of modern life. Beautiful to have and hold, and a timeless piece of mountain bike history. A Downtime EP subscription is the perfect Christmas gift for your partner who rides, your riding buddies, or a nice little treat for yourself. Just head over to downtimepodcast.com/ep and you’ll be able to save yourself £5 off of the cover price with an annual subscription for just £20 plus postage. You've got until 17th October if you want EP issue 1 to be part of your subscription, so don't hang about. Merch My 2021 Spring/Summer merch is here, including our first ever recycled t-shirts. If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at downtimepodcast.com/shop. Follow Us Give us a follow on Instagram @downtimepodcast or Facebook @downtimepodcast to keep up to date and chat in the comments. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You'll find all the links you need at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there,

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