Guadarrama is the core village of La Sierra de Madrid, Spain. It is here where many of the trails where we grew up are born. Even though we have been riding in Guadarrama for more than 30 years, we still find new trails and spots. All the trails here are natural and rough, finding sometimes the limit of our skills. Check here a nice compilation of videos and photos of one of the best riding spots in our area!
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Photos: Dan Milner, Saskia Dugon.
Words: Félix Torija.
Summer is made for riding bikes. Long days allow late riding in the evening , capturing the essence of the Magic hour on the photographer's lens. This shot was taken by Dan Milner during the Bike of the Year Photo Shooting by the Bike Radar crew, in the trails of Valdemanco, Madrid.
It is starting to be kind of a tradition that the MBUK and Bike Radar crew pay us a visit every year to shoot what is probably their most important article: Bike of the Year awards. This time, it was for Trail and Enduro categories. Together with photographer Dan Milner, the crew led by Rob Weaver and Tom Marvin, spent 8 days in La Sierra de Madrid ( Spain ) last February, shooting and riding our local trails. We had great conditions the whole week. A bit of mist in the morning that was rising and leaving excellent light and conditions before noon.
The huge variety of terrain and excellent weather in February, are the main reasons La Sierra de Madrid is chosen for the shooting of this article. This time,we decided to shoot mostly on the open and rocky trails of Valdemanco, in the northern ridge of La Sierra, and Hoyo de Manzanares, located in what we called " Pre Sierra". A smaller ridge full of awesome trails, closer to Madrid downtown than the main ridge. These areas are always a must in our regular MTB guided tours.
The month before the shooting, we work on the locations and schedule, being flexible according to the weather and terrain conditions.
Looking forward to working again next year on a new Bike of the Year shooting!
Photos: Dan Milner