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Post Ride Maintenance and Checks | Work Free World

In this article, we will cover all the things you need to do for post ride checks and maintenance. By doing both post ride maintenance and pre-ride checks (found in our previous article,) you will feel confident when out on your ride, that your bike will be working properly and there should be little or no issues when you get to the trail. The level of maintenance your bike needs will vary dependant on what time of year it is. In summer you may be able to get away with a few rides without doing much, whereas in winter dealing with the aftermath of a ride will be a bit of a mission. Post Ride Wash It's best to get...

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Pre Ride Checks and Trail Essentials | Work Free World

As a beginner, it is worth knowing that at some point whilst taking part in your new sport you are going to run into a mechanical issue. These are mainly caused by crashes or just wear and tear on the bike (it is worth noting some parts are designed to break in the event of a crash to save other more expensive parts). With a few pre-ride checks and a little maintenance, it is possible to prolong the life of parts and keep your bike running like new instead of a bag of old spanners. If a mechanical issue takes place whilst out on the trail you may be able to repair your bike and continue on with your ride...

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What is Mountain Biking - Types Explained! | Work Free World

In our how to start mountain biking series we are going to start at the very beginning, and explain what mountain biking is. To anybody looking into the sport from the outside, you realise that there are lots of types of mountain biking. It is not just one sport but rather niche after niche of different disciplines with one common factor, the bike. A little bit more research will show, that even the bikes between the disciplines can be very different and specialised for the tasks they need to perform. Some of these differences can be the amount of travel the suspension has, how the bike is geared and the strength of the materials used in the bike, the list...

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How to Start Hiking | Work Free World

How to Start Hiking Before you get carried away and start trying to understand ordinance survey maps, compasses or planning epic multi-day adventures, this beginner how to start hiking guide will start you off small and safe. The following instalment of blogs will progress the skills and knowledge you need to be confident on your adventures. Where to Hike We are going to look at building confidence and start with walks provided by the forestry commission.  This will get you outdoors and enable you to build some stamina and get the basics of hiking. There are plenty of walks across the country to keep you occupied starting from easy family-friendly walks right through to mountain hikes.  As you progress you...

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6 of the Best Mountain Bike Youtubers

Can’t get enough of mountain biking, even when you are not on the trails? In this article, we highlight our top 5 mountain bikers that you can find on YouTube, (in no particular order) to watch when we aren’t out on the bikes ourselves. They aren’t all pros but with their love and enthusiasm for the sport, they are entertaining to watch. Seth’s Bike hacks Having grown his channel to a whopping 682,797 subscribers and 132,236,623 views at the time of writing, you can find everything here from MTB techniques tutorials through to repairs and product reviews and how to film tips. Ben Cathro Hailing from Scotland this world cup level rider takes you on his adventure doing in his...

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