Ain”t no mountain high enough...

Published: 12:57PM Aug 20th, 2010
By: Web Editor

Dear MCM,

I’d just like to say how much I enjoyed the article ‘Mountain Bikers’ contributed by your reader James Ray in the July issue. As a biker and mountaineer, I had full empathy with their bike/mountain adventure.

As a regular walker in the same areas, I particularly bridle at the large groups descending on these parts attempting to do ‘The Three Peaks’ in 24 hours. They are often ill-prepared and the areas of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon are not meant to withstand the impact of large groups, both logistically and environmentally. This intrepid threesome in MCM made the smallest of impacts on their two bikes and didn't attempt to rush the treks inside 24 hours. Plus, they managed to involve beer.

Despite their tribulations – stolen bike, crashes, inexperience, failing machinery, fuel crises, foul weather and lack of sleep and food – there is a constant understated humour. Although I suspect the source of their indestructible ‘we can do this’ approach is hinted at in the sub-title of the article ‘...friends go touring Marine style,’ only these three would tackle Snowdon via Crib Goch.

A great and entertaining read by an articulate subscriber. Any more offbeat articles like this one and I may subscribe!

Tony Beedham
via email

Go on Tony, you know you want to: just £6.99 at

Responses to “Ain”t no mountain high enough...”

Current Issue: Dec 2015

Issue Dec 2015

Triumph’s Thruxton R comes out swinging for 2016

Yamaha’s robot rider

Suzuki’s turbocharged future

Kawasaki’s supercharged future

Yamaha LC revisited: 35 years of being a hooligan


Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: December 18, 2015

Issue 114

Issue 114
Dec 2015

The UK's biggest bike monthly

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Read on-line Service Guide

Other Letters

Star Letter: Memories of my speedway passion

Star Letter: Memories of my speedway passion

Reading the excellent, descriptive and exciting report by Carli Ann Smith I was transported back 66 years to when, ...

Read More »

Star Letter: Goldilocks and the three bikes

Star Letter: Goldilocks and the three bikes

Having ridden motorcycles in my teenage years, I had a short spell of 45 years on four wheels instead of ...

Read More »

View all...


Related magazines:

Scootering magazine MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

Advertising Deadline:

Jan 2016 - 4th December 2015
Feb 2016 - 1st January, 2016

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

December 18, 2015