The Future of Fatbiking

Here at Fatbiking Europe, we are keen to keep the quirky, super-cool, community spirit of fatbiking alive for years to come.

So, allow us to introduce to you; the future of fatbiking.

 

Harrison Clarke

Name? Harrison Clarke

Age? 9

Fatbike? Felt Cruncher

How long have you been fatbiking? 8 months

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? So I can ride when it is snowing

Where is your favourite place to ride? Lady Cannings in the UK Peak District

Who do you normally ride with? My Grandad

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? Australia

How often do you ride your fatbike? Every week

Do you own any other bikes? No

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Playing football and XBox

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? Yes

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? You can ride it in snow

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I fell off a hover board and cracked my skull

 

Rory Boltt

Name? Rory Boltt

Age? 8

Fatbike? Mondraker Panzer 20″

How long have you been fatbiking? Since I was 6 years old

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? My Dad got me onto a fatbike when I stopped using stabilizers on my old 16″ wheel bike

Where is your favourite place to ride? I love riding in the forests around Wicklow

Who do you normally ride with? My Dad and my Brother

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? On the beach in Portugal and France

How often do you ride your fatbike? Not often enough!

Do you own any other bikes? If so, what do you have? My old skinny 16″

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Building amazing Lego creations

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? My friends are totally jealous of my fatty!

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? If you want to ride a bike that goes anywhere; get a fatbike

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I can fart on command

 

Shea Boltt

Name? Shea Boltt (pronounced Shay)

Age? 11

Fatbike? Mondraker Panzer 24″

How long have you been fatbiking? Since I was 9 years old

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? My Dad

Where is your favourite place to ride? I love riding on the Ballinastoe Mountain Trail and the beach pump track in Wicklow but my favourite is the Blue Trail at Bike Park Ireland

Who do you normally ride with? My Dad and my Brother

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? India because of the amazing ancient buildings

How often do you ride your fatbike? About once a month (when I’m not playing on the XBox)

Do you own any other bikes? If so, what do you have? My 1st bike was the Y-Bike (Balance Bike) then I got my Buzzy Bee Bike when I was 2. Then I got a green Cuda 20″ and then the Mondraker Panza 24″. I can also ride the extra small Surly Pugsley

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Playing Fortnight on Xbox or messing on the green with my friend, Mel

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? Yes

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? Fatbikes own mud, bogs and snow like nothing else. Low tyre pressure is awesome

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I learned to ride without stabilizers when I was only 2 years old

 

Charlotte Harvey

Name? Charlotte Harvey (my friends call me Lottie)

Age? 11

Fatbike? Calibre Dune

How long have you been fatbiking? Since April this year

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? My Mum and Dad each both bought themselves a fatbike last year; I realised how fun they looked and desperately wanted one. My favourite this about the fatbike is the freedom they give you to ride anywhere. Recently, I had my first ride over sand and shingle and I found it unbelievable how the bike floats over it

Where is your favourite place to ride? The beach, as I can enjoy the effortless ride to get to the edge of the sea, along the shingle and sand. It’s also fun to show off a little)

Who do you normally ride with? I normally ride with my parents so we can enjoy the fun as a family

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? Through France as the roads are lovely and it has some beautiful landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower

How often do you ride your fatbike? Every weekend and some week days to have a bit of fun

Do you own any other bikes? If so, what do you have? Yes, I own a mountain bike but it has not been ridden since I got my fatbike!

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Jazz and Tap Dancing on Mondays and Fridays

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? I think most of my friends are jealous of my fatbike, however, they are also fascinated at the incredible capability of the bike

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? “Are you ready to take on a whole new world of cycling?”

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I only learned to ride a bike around April last year, however it’s now my favourite hobby

 

Aaron Cresswell

Name? Aaron Cresswell

Age? 13

Fatbike? On-One Fatty

How long have you been fatbiking? 3 years

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? My Dad

Where is your favourite place to ride? Lonscale Fell, Cumbria

Who do you normally ride with? My Dad

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? USA (Moab or the Rockies)

How often do you ride your fatbike? At least once a week

Do you own any other bikes? If so, what do you have? A Cotic Soul and a Wiggins Road Bike

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Helping my Dad out on the farm

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? Yes, a little bit

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? Enjoy the miles of smiles!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I talk in my sleep

 

Rémi Dupont

Prenom? Remi Dupont

Âge? 10 ans

Fatbike? Nakamura 24 pouce et tandem fatbike

Depuis quand t’es fatbiking? 2 ans

Qui / qu’est-ce qui vous a le plus attiré dans le fatbike? J’aimes bien le look du vélo et sa pratique fun

Où est votre endroit préféré pour rouler? Les bois qui se trouvent près du canal ( nord de la France )

Qui rouler-vous normalement? Je roules toujours avec mon papa . Lui aussi à un fatbike bike qu’il à fabriquer lui même en stage chez lafraise cycle ( France )

Si vous pouviez rouler n’importe où dans le monde, où serait-ce? J’aimerais bien Irlande

À quelle fréquence rouler-vous votre fatbike? 2 /3 semaine pour aller à l’école

Possédez-vous d’autres vélos? Si oui, qu’avez-vous? Non j’ai que le fatbike et le tandem fatbike

Quand vous ne faites pas de vélo, que faites-vous d’autre? J’aime lire des livres et un peu les jeu vidéo

Vos amis sont-ils jaloux de votre fatbike? Ils ne sont pas aloux mais trouve le vélo formidable et cool

Si vous pouviez donner des conseils à ceux qui envisagent d’acheter un fatbike, quel serait-il? Je lui dirais de ne pas réfléchir , foncez ce vélo et super pour ce faire Plaisir

Dites-nous un fait intéressant sur vous-même? Le premier weekend de juin avec mon papa nous allons participer à notre première course de 24h avec le tandem fatbike qui aura lieu en Hollande.

Brook Mahoney

Name? Brook Mahoney

Age? 15

Fatbike? Specialized Fatboy 2016

How long have you been fatbiking? 2 Years

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? The look of the Fatboy and the uniqueness

Where is your favourite place to ride? Cambrian Mountains

Who do you normally ride with? My Dad and my brother

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? New Zealand

How often do you ride your fatbike? 4 to 5 times per week

Do you own any other bikes? No other bikes, just my fatbike

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? Gym and MMA

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? Yes

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? Be prepared to be stared at!

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I own an Instagram page called 3_Fattys

 

Thomas Mahoney

Name? Thomas Mahoney

Age? 14

Fatbike? Specialized Fatboy

How long have you been fatbiking? 2 years

Who / what first got you hooked on fatbiking? My Dad got one and I was really interested

Where is your favourite place to ride? Brechfa Forest

Who do you normally ride with? My brother, my Dad and sometimes my mates

If you could ride anywhere in the world, where would it be? New Zealand or America or the Whistler Trail Centre in Canada

How often do you ride your fatbike? About everyday

Do you own any other bikes? No I do not

When you’re not riding your fatbike, what will we find you doing? School, homework or my XBox

Are your friends jealous of your fatbike? YES

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about buying a fatbike, what would it be? Don’t leave it in the house all day, RIDE

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself? I am creative and like to do graphic design work, I really want a unique fatbike design created myself, that’s why I have custom stickers on my fatbike. I couldn’t go with plain black, ha ha!

 

Editor: Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to send us your photo’s and answers, we loved reading them all.

Author: Damo

Bike rider. Ale drinker. Beard wearer.

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  1. The future is bright 😁

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