Mountain biking is a bicycle sport enjoyed on and off road. the sporting activity has a huge following and is one of the most popular growing activities in the UK. Mountain bikers often participate in one or more of the Mountain bike disciplines, and there are a good few choices to suit your love of being on two wheels out in the fresh air. Mountain biking tends to fall into one of the following categories: Cross Country, Dirt Jumping, Downhill, Trail Riding, Enduro (also referred to as “all mountain”), and Freeride.
The sport requires endurance, core strength and balance, bike handling skills, and self-reliance. Advanced riders pursue both steep technical descents and high incline climbs. In the case of freeride, downhill, and dirt jumping, aerial maneuvers are performed off both natural features and specially constructed jumps and ramps.
Mountain bikers ride on off-road trails such as single track, back-country roads, and often venture to ski resorts that stay open in the summer for such activities. Because riders are often far from civilization, there is a strong ethic of self-reliance in the sport. Riders learn to repair broken bikes and flat tires to avoid being stranded. Many riders carry a backpack, including water, food, tools for trailside repairs, and a first aid kit in case of injury. Group rides are common, especially on longer treks. Mountain Bike Orienteering includes the additional skills of navigation, long-distance stamina and map reading, all very useful when out in the middle of nowhere.
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Mountain biking is a fast and challenging sport that is full of thrills and spills. Therefore it’s not uncommon for mountain bike riders to suffer an injury or break their equipment in an accident.
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