Beccy Waters

A recovering road racer who is now enjoying life on the rougher stuff with a penchant for anything solo and unsupported.

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Women of #AMR2020

Twelve women have set off from Marrakesh as part of the inaugural Atlas Mountain Race, so Beccy Waters took some time to get to know some of them. Who are they and what does it take to take on a race like this?

Feb 15th 2020

Five Minutes With... Ashley Carelock

Lover of all things on two wheels, Ashley Carelock spends her time split between riding her fleet of bikes and running her farm in southwestern Colorado. She lines up at the Atlas Mountain Race this weekend as one to watch given her experience and success on similar terrain.

Sep 27th 2022

Five Minutes With... Seb Breuer

Not content with wins at the German and European cross country marathon championships, Seb has spent the past two years turning his hand to bikepacking. His racing pedigree combined with his meticulous attention to detail and good humour have dealt him a good bikepacking hand.

Nov 25th 2022

Five Minutes With... Badlands

Badlands is renowned for its diversity and opened our eyes to the variety of landscapes and terrains Andalucia has to offer. Keep reading to learn more about this year’s race and Badlands Rewild: the race’s new initiative to combat social and environmental problems in Andalucia.

May 15th 2022

Roundtable: The Role of the Media Crew

The role of the media crew in telling the story of a race both during and after the event has been instrumental in the growth of our sport but their potential influence on the race is disputed. We pose our questions to those with the most experience from either side of the lens.

Jan 13th 2022

2022 Season Preview

Another year, another season of dotwatching delight! With old favourites and plenty of new races on the calendar, we look ahead to 2022 with some sneak peaks at routes and rider start lists.

Apr 8th 2022

Five Minutes With... Dulkara Martig

Dulkara Martig spends her time in some of New Zealand and Alaska's wildest places, working and adventuring. Her experience from the first edition of the Tour Te Waipounamu offer a unique insight into a bonified adventurer's exploration into bikepacking.

Jan 20th 2022

2021 End of Season Wrap

From the flames of 2020 came a dotwatcher's delight in 2021. Restrictions in travel made for many startlists to be dominated by domestic racers and we witnessed some household names cement their prominence as well as some new names bursting onto the scene.

Dec 31st 2021

Roundtable: Mandatory Rest Periods - Part 2

With the dangers of sleep deprivation being ever-present in bikepacking races, it has recently become a buzz-word in the endurance world. Find out what our community thinks on making rest mandatory.

Apr 1st 2023

Roundtable: Mandatory Rest Periods - Part 1

With the dangers of sleep deprivation being ever-present in bikepacking races, it has recently become a buzz-word in the endurance world. Find out what our community thinks on making rest mandatory.

Mar 25th 2023

Race Reports

Dales Divide 2023

This 600km route traverses the UK from the west coast to the east, and back taking in two of the UK's National Parks: The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. Unsurprisingly, the April weather in the North of England can easily help define this race.

Jan 12th 2023

Arizona Trail Race 2022

A stalwart of the MTB bikepacking calendar including a traverse of the Grand Canyon, the Arizona regularly attracts some of the strongest off-road racers and has remained true to its original low-key self-supported ethos.

Sep 6th 2022

Further Perseverance 2022

Camille McMillan's original Further race kicks off with a typically unorthodox start from the Refuge de Ruhle, a pyreneen refuge at an altitude of 2,185m to which riders will need to make their way to the day before. There's never a dull moment at a race organised by Camille McMillan.

Apr 14th 2022


FURTHER EAST TRACKING: FURTHER EAST takes riders deep into the East of England on a gravel epic. Flat and fast; blink and you'll miss it.

Jul 12th 2022

Two Volcano Sprint 2022

A staple of the ultra calendar which has become the European season finale, 2VS is Juliana Buhring's offering to the ultra world and initiative to promote eco-sustainability in South Italy. A road route between Mount Vesuvio and Mount Etna with some spicy climbs and terrain in between.

Apr 14th 2022

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