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eco Adventure

CHIPPS TAKES ON A CARBON-FRIENDLY WEEK OF MOUNTAIN BIKING AND 200 MILES OF DRIVING ACROSS SCOTLAND IN AN ELECTRIC VAN

I like to think I do my bit for the environment - you know: recycling tins and milk bottles and considerable numbers of wine bottles – that kind of thing. Plus I help promote cycling, right? So I’m as right-on as the next chap. It’s not particularly earth-friendly, really, is it? I still fly around the world, drive a diesel van to bike events and consume a lot more stuff than is entirely needed for my survival.

My girlfriend, however, is a lot more eco than I am, and works for the organisation for shared car clubs, carplus. She suggested that for our summer holiday we take a mountain bike trip to the Lakes and hire a car club car once we got there. The Lakes National Park has worked out that the biggest carbon footprint in the Lakes is from the people driving there to see its unspoiled beauty, so it’s encouraging visitors to use car club cars when they get there (preferably by train). It’s not very adventurous, though, is it? I mean, an adventure usually implies a journey with an uncertain outcome. Getting the train to Penrith didn’t sound that risky, nor does driving 15 miles to so to Blencathra, so I decided to up the stakes. How about getting up to the Highlands of Scotland by train? And how about travelling about in a fully electric car club van when we got there?

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Here at Singletrack Towers, Wordsworth's words on the death of his son perhaps capture some of our feelings on Jenn's death: ...he is taken from me—yet in the agony of my spirit in surrendering such a treasure I feel a thousand times richer than if I had never possessed it. We've tried to do as Jenn would have wanted, and got on with doing what we do in every issue: bring you an array of adventures, features and product reviews to inspire you to ride your way through the winter. However in this issue we also pay tribute to Jenn and hope that it gives you that extra bit of oomph to get out there and get doing. We bring you: Singletrack Heroes - it could only be our own Jenn. Written by her husband Tom Hill. The Great Divide - one of Jenn's most popular articles, and one of her many amazing riding feats. We reprint this article in full. Mark's Mountain - Mark says 'no more maybe tomorrow' and heads of to the Alps to go up, up and up... The Matterhorn - Swiss cheese and chocolate pale into insignificance as Daniel Klawczyński finds himself face to face with the mighty Matterhorn. We join him as he explores the epic trails on all sides of this classic mountain. We Work Here - Hope​ Technology​ - Go green with envy as Hopetech invites Sam Needham to tour ​its factory. 24HR Pedal People - Chipps takes a look at the sleep deprived world of 24​hr​ racing​ and how it has evolved over the years​. He gets advice from the experts, including Guy Martin and Jason Miles, and puts their knowledge into practice​ by pitting for a soloist rather than riding for a change. ​ Classic Ride - Rachel Sokal and Olly Townsend head to Nottinghamshire to bring us a classic ride full of ​a​utumn ​c​olour. Bike Test: The Middle Ground - Bikes with 130-150mm rear shock travel. Where do they fit? Are they neither here nor there, or is this a happy medium? Low Carbon Adventure - Chipps and Beate go on holiday without costing the earth.
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