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Black Friday (NOT)

Black Friday (NOT)

Starting today (Friday 27th November) and running until the end of month, in lieu of silly Black Friday offers, Wildcat will be donating 25% of all sales split across Scottish Mountain Rescue and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. It would be nice if on Black Friday we didn't all add to the pile of crap that will eventually end up in landfill but if you do end up buying some stuff, make sure you buy with thought and consideration. Choose your brands carefully. And remember the bikepacking number one rule. TLS. https://www.stephenlawrencetrust.org/ https://www.scottishmountainrescue.org/  

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Autumn Bundle Deal

October? How the heckin' hell did that happen?? We've been getting asked a lot if we offer a bundle of Wildcat bikepacking kit to make buying what you need for your trip a little easier. We don't (but read on...). There's a few reasons, I guess the main one is that I don't believe one system is going to work for everyone the same way. There's a bunch of bikepacking kit out there and most of it is very good. I like the idea that people do their research and choose what they think will work best for them. I have...

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The scourge of feature creep and the dichotomy of progress.

The scourge of feature creep and the dichotomy of progress.

If you pay your mortgage or feed your kids from the proceeds of selling stuff to people, you need to make sure your business model is sustainable. You need to be able to sell the same stuff to different people or sell different stuff to the same people or if you're a marketing genius, sell the same stuff to the same people.

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Rovaniemi 300 film

Rovaniemi 300 film

Following on from Ian's write up of the Rovaniemi 300, he's only gone and done a film too....  I can't be the only one thinking if he wasn't fannying around with a camera all the time, he might have done better than 3rd place? 😉

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Rovaniemi 300

Rovaniemi 300

My first foray into racing fat bikes in cold climates was in Finland in 2015, where I completed the Rovaniemi 150. Despite being on the Arctic circle of northern Finland in February, I remember the weather was comparatively mild, ranging between -8 to +2 degrees. Not quite the exposure to the arctic environment I was quietly hoping for, but the challenge of racing nearly 100 miles on snow-packed trails was a good one, and I vowed to return some day to race next rung up on the ladder; the Rovaniemi 300. Despite being twice the distance, the 300 route is...

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