Win the ultimate foul weather MTB onesie!

Get #DownrightDirty in an MT500 Waterproof Suit – just like Danny MacAskill

Win the ultimate foul weather MTB onesie!

The Prize – MT500 Waterproof Suit

Design Philosophy

Part of our award-winning MT500 Collection, the MT500 Waterproof Suit is the do-it-all, foul-weather onesie with a smile on its face and serious tech at its heart. This one-piece all-mountain suit reminds you that the worst weather can deliver the best days. For all you guys that like to get ‘downright dirty’!

One Piece Waterproofing

The unique, split front construction has a sealed rear connection with an independent trouser waist and jacket hem at the front , providing support and comfort with full mud protection security where you need it most. The massive, 2-way pack friendly pit vents, front chest and leg vents and zip off lower legs extend the useable range of temperatures of this pices well beyond deep winter.

Exoshell60

This waterproof suit delpoys ExoShell60™ 3-Layer waterproof fabric which boasts a monster 60,000 gm/m2/24hr breathability as well as being powerfully waterproof. Not only that, it is also environmentally friendly, containing no PFC’s.

 

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Get Inspired: How to get into Mountain Biking

 

Mountain biking provided some of the most thrilling sights at London 2012 as the fearless riders navigate the tricky climbs and gruelling descents of the 5km hillside course.

The event tests the competitors’ physical endurance to the limit as they hare across the rocky terrain for up to one hour and 45 minutes.

But, the punishment is not just reserved for the athletes themselves – the rulebook allows running repairs to be carried out as tyres go flat and bike chains snap.

These factors mean the attrition rate is so high that of the 50 riders who started the men’s race in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, just 28 finished.

Why is it good for you?

Mountain bike riding is an exciting and physically demanding sport, which burns approximately 559 calories per hour.

The strain of keeping the bike in motion over long distances of challenging terrain increases the heart rate, lowers blood pressure and improves endurance.

As the thigh, calf and hip muscles are in constant use, it is an effective way to help build lower-body strength.

Unlike other high-energy sports, bike riding has a much lower risk of injury as there is none of the physical contact between athletes found in football or rugby, while it is much gentler on the knee and ankle joints than long-distance running.

Biking does not only have to be done as a sport. A study by the International Bicycle Fund found commuters who begin to ride their bicycles to and from work instead of driving lose an average of 13 pounds during their first year of biking.

Get involved

Approximately two million people in Britain cycle at least once a week, and there are more than 80,000 members of cycling clubs.

There are four main mountain bike disciplines, with the downhill and 4-cross requiring nerve, fitness and great bike control as competitors hurtle down hazard-strewn tracks. The cross-country – which is used in the Olympics – and enduro/marathon put the emphasis more on sheer physical fitness.

Before hitting the course, it is essential to wear safety equipment such as a helmet, cycling gloves and elbow and knee pads. It is recommended that a long sleeved top be worn for added protection.

Some clubs allow members to hire bikes and helmets. A decent starter mountain bike costs around £250-£300.

Training days and taster schemes are run for people of all ages and abilities throughout the year. Visit the British Cycling,Cycling Ireland,Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling websites for more information.

For regional and national events, membership of British Cycling or Cycling Ireland is required. There are a number of bands related to how regularly you wish to compete.

Small fees are often required to take part in the 3,000+ meets held annually throughout the country.

For parents looking to get their children started in competitive racing, British Cycling are running a number of events for under-16s throughout the United Kingdom this year. Visit the Go-Ride Racing website for more details.

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