Mountain biking (MTB)
Mountain bikers come in all shapes, sizes and ages.
Cross-country suits light riders with great endurance and technical off-road ability.
Downhill and four-cross is more explosive, favouring more powerful sprint athletes.
Mountain bike racing has categories for all ages and abilities, from fun races to mountain bike marathons to elite competition at world and Olympic levels.
Away from racing, the mountain bike scene is huge, with trail centres throughout the country offering routes to suit a wide range of ages and ability levels.
For more information on MTB, visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/mtb