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Nepal has been doing it tough of late, so to see this video, with its breathtaking landscapes and smiling faces, filmed just before the earthquake is a touch sobering. Hopefully mountain biking can help get the country back on its feet. There’s a link at the end of the film if you want to make a donation.

Fast food, fast cars, fast tracked, fast bikes…. To escape the pressures of modern life I like to take my bike to the mountains, alone or with friends, and enjoy time without keeping any records, without a watch, back to primitive needs, and simple pleasures.

Join us in the Solukhumbu region of East Nepal. An ancient land still untouched by mass tourism and definitely the best place that I’ve ridden. When you ride the trails you can’t help thinking that the people who built them thought that mountain bikers would come here one day, they are so much fun to ride.

These trips to the mountains really make me realise we need to slow down.

To ride in Nepal and for films like this

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