Never a dull moment

Hurly Burly commemorates a milestone season of incredible highs and devastating lows in which Danny Hart, Loic Bruni and a ruck of new school talent took to the top of the podium, Rachel Atherton broke records as Aaron Gwin surged toward them, and Steve Peat stepped down as downhill’s longest-serving athlete.

The book follows the circuit from a frozen Lourdes to tropical Cairns, sunny Scotland to the variable Alps. It remembers and celebrates a season of downhill racing that will go down in history as one of the most eventful ever.

From the festival atmosphere of Fort William to the wild crowds of Val di Sole, we were there documenting the season's biggest moments in stunning imagery and insightful reporting across Hurly Burly's 200 pages.

Hurly Burly sets the 2016 season in stone.




Sven Martin

From a racing background, Sven has produced some of the most memorable images in the sport.



Sebastian Schieck

One of the modest heroes of the mountain bike media scene, and undeniably one of the very best snappers.



Duncan Philpott

A world-travelling photographer with an eye for the unusual. Recently got lost in China.

Production Team


James McKnight - EDITOR

A hanger-on who just keeps on hanging on. Lost a fair amount of sleep over this project. 

Misspent Summers


Chris Jones - DESIGNER

Jones Design Create - Chris and his partner Harriet - is a design company based in Monmouth, Wales. 

Jones Design Create


Morgane Charre - RESEARCH

Can also be found racing downhill World Cups for Bergamont-Hayes.

Morgane Charre

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