Nick Craig appearing at SHAFF tomorrow!

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Mountain biking & cyclo-cross great Nick Craig is giving a lecture at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on Friday 18th February.

Scott bikes tech rep Nick Craig is a multiple national champion in both mountain biking and cyclocross and has represented Great Britain in the Olympics both on and off-road. He has won the iconic Three Peaks Cyclo-cross twice.

Nick will be interviewed on stage by adventure sports writer & endurance athlete, Nik Cook, about his career in cycling, the sport in general, technique and training tips and cool kit in development. It’ll be informal, relaxed and with plenty of scope for audience participation and questions. Supported by Silva, there will be plenty of prizes to give away on the night.

Nik Cook from Chinley says: “This is a rare opportunity to get a personal insight into the career of one of Britain’s most versatile and successful cyclists both on and off the road. Nick will give the inside track on what it’s like to ride in the Olympics, the halcyon early days of mountain biking and why cycle touring is his true love.”

Listen to a podcast interview by Nik Cook with Nick Craig here http://www.heason.net/Podcasts/2011/02/15/

· Prizes from Silva: 1st Prize Alpha 6 RRP £325 – 2nd Prize X-Trail Plus RRP £179.99 – 3rd Prize X-Trail RRP £79.99 and 10 goodie bags.
· The lecture starts at 8pm and lasts about 2 hours. Tickets are £7.60 (concessions available). For more information see the ShAFF website (www.shaff.co.uk) or call the Showroom box office on 0114 275 7727.
· More details on ShAFF website: http://shaff.co.uk/programme/?current_year=9#programme139
· Buy tickets from Sheffield Showroom: http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/shaffnickcraig

Chipps

Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

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