MTB Egypt featured rider of the month: March 2016


Name: Mahmoud Nour El Din.

Age: 38.

Where are you from?: Cairo.

What do you do for a living? I work in the desert tourism field. I organize walking trips, deep-desert expeditions and rallies in the desert.

When and why did you start cycling? I started MTB in October 2015. Since I have a great passion for deserts, nature, extreme sports, rally racing and outdoors activities MTB was the perfect discipline.

Road, off-road, or both? Only off-road of course…

Tell us about your bike(s)!: Specialized FSR XC 2009 – full suspension – 26 Fork: Rock Shox 120mm, SHimano XT drivetrain and brakes.

Favorite ride(s) (road or off-road): The Wadi Degla trails. I only ride off-road.

Do you practice other sports?: Yes, 4×4 rally racing.

Tell us about your cycling-related injuries/accidents: So far I have been lucky and haven’t had any major injuries/accidents. Of course whenever I loose my concentration for a split of a second I fall and hurt myself. It’s the same case with rally racing and dirt bikes. Good safety gear and constant concentration are major factors for safer rides.