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  1. Brompton World Championships 2019

    Brompton World Championships 2019
    The Prudential Ride London is the biggest cycling festival in the UK and is home to the Brompton World Championships. It’s Classique/Classic women’s and men’s events boast the highest cash prize pool for any one day cycling events, with the total prize money being equal between the genders too. There are other events open to us more casual cyclists, with...
  2. The Joy of Great Cycling Socks

    The Joy of Great Cycling Socks
      Steadfast, functional and a sometimes steamy stable-mate, no we're not talking about a Shire horse, we're talking about cycling socks, a cycle apparel category which has sometimes been seen as an unglamorous wardrobe necessity (a workhorse if you will). But have your feet ever felt in need of a hug after a long ride? Or have you felt an...
  3. Passion, Pace and Peanut Butter... the ELF fixed crit racing team

    Passion, Pace and Peanut Butter... the ELF fixed crit racing team
      The Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn this weekend marks the start of the international fixed gear crit racing season for 2018. Now in its 11th year, the event brings together over 450 riders from over 40 countries to race against each other on a closed circuit course on fixed-gear, brake-less track bikes. If you're lucky enough to be able...
  4. Race Guide: Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018

    Race Guide: Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018
      With its easily accessible location, unique character and diverse field of riders from across Britain and Europe, the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018 is set to be a great day out for fans of the sport (the forecast is also looking promising too!). Dubbed the 'British Belgian Classic' and 'Britain’s Paris-Roubaix' by some commentators, the race takes place on...
  5. Strathpuffer 2018 - 24 Hours of Snow and Ice

    Strathpuffer 2018 - 24 Hours of Snow and Ice
      What is Strathpuffer? Strathpuffer: “Probably the only 13 year old winter 24 hour mountain bike race in the world”. Not the catchiest turn of phrase, but it does a good job summing up the event. Strathpuffer is raced in Contin woods, which are close to the Victorian Spa town of Strathpeffer. You can race in teams of 8, 4...
  6. An Interesting Morning For Bike Racing: Cyclocross In The Snow

    An Interesting Morning For Bike Racing: Cyclocross In The Snow
      Overnight, it snowed. When I first peeked out the window in Suffern, New York, I didn’t quite believe it. When I’d gone to bed the night before, it had been a warm 15°C — incredible weather for late November in this part of the country. When I woke up, it was -2°, with several inches of wet, slushy snow...
  7. Who wears what? The Always Riding guide to the Tour de France Leader's Jerseys

    Who wears what? The Always Riding guide to the Tour de France Leader's Jerseys
    Name me a race that can boast a publicity caravan to rival the Tour de France's eclectic & frankly alarming assortment of the weird and wonderful, and I'll give you a Cornetto - from the Tour de France Cornetto promotional vehicle. The Tour is immense and confounding, and that's before the race hurtles by in a blaze of colour and...
  8. Farm to Fork: Riding a Foodie Fondo in Vermont

    Farm to Fork: Riding a Foodie Fondo in Vermont
    I’m tucked low over my handlebars, riding the slipstream of the cyclist in front of me and trying to regulate my breathing when I fly past Liberty Hill Farm. The farm itself — white clapboard farmhouse with a beautifully rustic red-painted barn — is similar to many others around this part of central Vermont. But today, it’s playing host to...
  9. Road Riding Radelaide

    Road Riding Radelaide
    We all long to feel at home, to have a place that’s our own. But as they say, the rolling stone gathers no moss, and for me, life as a professional cyclist consists of shuttling between locations, always on the move to the next gig. You can choose to see it as a hard way to live, or rather, as...
  10. Definitely Happy: Toms Skujins On A Life Argyle

    Definitely Happy: Toms Skujins On A Life Argyle
    Browsing 25 year-old Latvian Toms Skujins’ results throughout his professional career to date, the viewer is treated to a pleasingly steady upward trajectory. From the early days at La Pomme Marseilles (now Team Delko Marseilles Provence), whose leap to Conti status was garnered via a co-operation with the Latvian cycling federation in 2011, through to a solid debut season (the...
  11. Cycling Guide to Girona: Nathan Haas shows us the eats, meets & rides

    Cycling Guide to Girona: Nathan Haas shows us the eats, meets & rides
    Girona is without a doubt one of the meccas of the road cycling world. Nestled an hour or so north of Barcelona and just 40km from the Mediterranean coastline, the enchanting and playfully twisting catacombs of archways, alleyways, and hidden plaça sit upon a confluence of four rivers which flow down from the lush mountain terrain surrounding the plain in...
  12. Photo Journal - The Granfondo Maratona Dles Dolomites

    Photo Journal - The Granfondo Maratona Dles Dolomites
    There is a place, often found somewhere between the sweet ache of fatigue and the honest contentment of the road, that every cyclist knows well. It's a feeling you can see in the faces of the participants of the 30th Maratona Dles Dolomites (to give the legendary Granfondo it’s local Ladin dialect title), Italy's most important Granfondo. The Maratona is...
  13. Married to the World Tour

    Married to the World Tour
    Liz Hatch, Brooke Gillott and Kerri Mowat all have other halves who race for three of the most powerful World Tour outfits of recent years: Team Sky’s Andy Fenn, Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Nic Dougall and Tinkoff’s Jay McCarthy. Ex-pro Liz settled in Italy after calling time on her racing career. Brooke and Kerri left jobs and university Degrees behind...

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