Sportive.com - Craft kit review, May 2015

"Craft kit review" Some in-depth testing of Craft's latest clothing.


Singletrack Magazine, Issue 93, October 2014

"Fitting in" Column about trying to blend seemlessly into the background even though you stand out like a sore thumb .


The Ride Journal, Issue 8, January 2014

"The steps of doom" An article about pushing my mental and physical limits whilst mountain biking in the Himalayas.


Singletrack Magazine, Issue 84, August 2013

"The jewel of the isle - The Cycle Hub" An article about The Cycle Hub cafe in Newcastle upon Tyne


Singletrack Magazine, Issue 71, January 2012

"Bike Test - Privateer Racers" An in-depth test of three of the best xc race bikes

20th May 2006 Guardian Newspaper

"Blue Morocco." Photo on centre pages of the Travel section to illustrate mountain biking in the Atlas. Part of a piece on "Eco travel."


May 2006 Outdoor Photography Magazine

"Travels with a Mu." Article on capturing professional travel images with a compact camera.

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December 2005 Singletrack Magazine issue 25

Photo gallery with shots from Sedona and closer to home.

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May 2005 Singletrack Magazine issue 21

Guest column about recent events. Nominated in the 2005 Singletrack awards for best article.

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March 2005 Singletrack Magazine issue 20

Double page spread, picture taken on Munn's Wagon Trail, Sedona.

December 2004 Singletrack Magazine issue 18

Photo Special - Three photographs published.


Autumn 2004 Bike Magazine (USA)

Morocco photo featured in the Photo Annual.


Alpin Info Magazine, Romania

Ice Climbing in the Carpathian Mountains. Front cover photo by Oliver Townsend.

Guardian Unlimited Website

"On Yer Bike." On a cycling trip through the Jebel Sahro mountains, Louise Tickle witnessed the true wilderness of Morocco's interior. But all she really wanted was a rest. Photo by Oliver Townsend.

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Alpin Info Magazine, Romania

"A Busman's Holiday." An insiders guide to trekking around the Cordillera Huayhuash, Article and Photos by Oliver Townsend. Translation into Romanian by Alexandru Doaga.

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What Mountain Bike Magazine issue 23

"Tuscan Trails and Tucker." What Mountain Bike Magazine holiday article, written by Jo Burt with photos by Oliver Townsend.

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June 2003 Singletrack Magazine issue 10

"Another tough Day in the Office." Nominated in the 2003 Singletrack awards for best article.

January 2003 Singletrack Magazine issue 8

Double page gallery section.

June 2001 Singletrack Magazine issue 2

"Seven days of Moroccan Descents." Travel article written by Shaun Murray with photos by Oliver Townsend.

If you would like to contact me please email me at this address: olly@cloud9trails.com

last updated 3/10/2015