People: Alanna Turpin

People: Alanna Turpin

Alanna smiles to herself every time she begins her ride. Initially cycling to accompany her partner into triathlons, little did she know that this sport would become an integral part of her fitness routine. Almost a kind of ‘mind reprogrammer’, cycling not only feeds...
Race Report: Red Bull Titan of the Hill

Race Report: Red Bull Titan of the Hill

Imagine riding your mountain bike down a 1100-meter long staircase. That’s exactly what 52 riders did during the inaugural run of the Red Bull Titan of the Hill race. The narrow twists and turns carried riders down the mountainside steps through the picturesque Wakan...
Fatbiking in the Rub Al Khali, Oman

Fatbiking in the Rub Al Khali, Oman

The Rub Al Khali in Oman is unbelievably remote, yet to the properly prepared it is reasonably accessible. The area has cast such a spell on me I have felt compelled to cross it every year since 2012.  I suggested to my keen fat-biking friend, Nikos Koumanoudis, that...