Author: Mathew Mitchell

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Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Spanish equivalent of La Course (the women’s ‘tour’ de France) harks back to the pre-mountain stage days of that race. Taking place on the same day as the finale of the men’s Vuelta, the women’s race takes place on the same finishing circuit in Madrid, but with more laps and no ride from outside of town to get there. The Madrid Challenge will effectively...

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Riding the Silverstone F1 Circuit on a TT bike

I’ve managed to ride a bike or go around a couple of F1 circuits so far – including far away ones like Albert Park in Melbourne. The last time I got to ride on Silverstone was in the pre-Strava days (yes, they did exist and no, I’m not that old) back in 2011. Back then it was a chance for the circuit’s owners, the BRDC,...

Tour of Britain 2018 Photos

Today the 2018 Tour of Britain visited Warwickshire, briefly clipping the Cotswold hills too. I managed to catch the race on the steepest part of the Ilmington hill KoM – peaking out at 16% – before heading to Royal Leamington Spa to catch the finish. Below are a selection of the best photos from today’s stage.

Tour of Britain 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

This year’s Tour of Britain takes place between 2nd-9th September 2018 and the big draw is that Britain’s two best stage racers will be taking part. Now in its 15th year in this guise, the race has risen from 2.1 level up to 2.HC level – as a result, it has drawn in a higher and higher quality of peloton. The list of winners is...

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Brussels Cycling Classic 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Brussels Cycling Classic is a well-established late-season race that often ends up in a sprint finish. Previous winners include the likes of Andre Greipel, Belgian legend Tom Boonen, Arnaud Demare, Dylan Groenewegen and Robbie McEwen (who won this race 5 times) – basically a who’s who of sprinting. The entries this year are again very sprint heavy so expect more of the same in...

Looking to the summit of the Kemmelberg from the Ossuary

Great War Remembrance Race 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The Great War Remembrance Race is a new 1.1 level race taking place in Western Belgium on 24th August 2018. The race has been organised to commemorate those that lost their lives in World War I, which finished 100 years ago. The route takes in a gentle start from the coast to the Heuvelland region, passing many of the battle lines and graveyards from the...