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Trans Cambrian Way

Trans Cambrian Way

The Trans Cambrian Way (TCW) is a long distance MTB route, conceived by IMBA, that follows a winding route of just over 100 miles from the Welsh Border at Knighton nearly to the sea at Dovey Junction. As a route, it's challenging both in terms of distance, navigation, trail surface and general lack of facilities along the way. No surprise then then that IMBA recommend this as a three day trip, and one that makes an excellent bikepacking route.With the recent trend of tackling obvious multi-day routes in as short a time as possible elsewhere in the UK, the TCW...

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Tour Divide: Interview with Kevin Cunniffe

Tour Divide: Interview with Kevin Cunniffe

I met Kevin during the Welsh Ride Thing in 2010. We sipped whisky in the Claerddu Bothy and chatted about the bike adventures we wanted to do. At the top of Kevin's list was the Tour Divide. When Wildcat Gear was still in its infancy, Kevin contacted us to make a frame bag for him for his 2011 attempt. Now that the event is all done, we put a some questions to Kevin about his experience. Briefly describe your preparation in the UK before heading out to race the Tour Divide? I read about this route in around 2000 and decided...

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Bear Bones 200

Bear Bones 200

This is the first of a short series of reports that look back at some bike packing events that have taken place in this country and abroad, where our gear was used. We're always interested on how our gear holds up in the toughest conditions.This year was the first year that the Bear Bones 200 event took place. A 200 km individual time trial through some very challenging terrain in Mid Wales. With over 6000m of ascent and a wide variety of terrain, it was going to take good preparation and selection of kit as well as fitness to complete the...

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Update: November

It's been a busy few months at Wildcat HQ. A steady flow of frame bag orders have been keeping us quite busy lately, which is good in many ways but at the expense of finalising the Lioness front pouch and the Tiger seat system. The cold dark winter evenings will surely lend themselves to getting these things sorted, so the patient amongst you will see some progress on this soon. Here's a quick round up of other news:Mountain Lion harnesses are in stock again, with a few small tweaks that include a new logo and a ballistic nylon patch for...

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Update: July

We've been a bit behind on the website lately, so here's a few things to bring you up to date.Boring stuff first: we're having some building work done at Wildcat Gear HQ. While the builders do their thing, we've had to relocate out into the wilds of Wales. It's so remote that we're without landline and broadband and even beyond the reach of a mobile signal. If you need to contact us, either generally or for an order there may be a delay of a couple of days for us to respond.Now for the more exciting stuff: we prototyped a...

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