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JENN HILL

SINGLETRACK HEROES CELEBRATES THOSE PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES WHO HAVE HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON BRITISH MOUNTAIN BIKING. THIS ISSUE WE CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF OUR LATE DEPUTY EDITOR, JENN HILL. AND WHO BETTER TO DO IT THAN HER HUSBAND, TOM?

“One day we shall all die. But all the other days we shall be alive.” - Per Olov Enquist.

Words normally just fall on to the page. I start typing, and even if I think I’ve got a blank mind, nothing to give, no opinion, or more often than not, too much to say, I can put something down. And from that something comes another thing that might be worth reading by others, and every now and then I might create a better thing that I’m proud of.

These words matter more than any I’ve written before though. They have to be right, they have to articulate my undying love for someone who was adored by so many people; admired and respected by so many more. She was an incredibly talented and thoughtful writer. Whether it was tales of adventure or a tyre review, she engaged peer-to-peer and told it how it was in a style that was simply Jenn. I’ve never read anyone who could write about bikes like Jenn wrote about bikes. Or not about bikes… about how riding bikes makes you feel, because that is what really matters – not the collection of tubes and wheels and sprockets and a chain. She could detail every element of the most everyday rides, find a new angle on it, eloquently describe the sensory overload it provided.

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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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