Category: Tips & Advice

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Rapha Rising Challenge Roundel 2017

Rapha Rising is a challenge on the Strava website to climb a certain amount of metres across a set number of days. Riders from across the world can take part, complete the climbing and then send off to receive a woven roundel to mark the completion of their efforts. The Rapha Rising is similar to the Rapha Festive 500 (which I’ve completed twice, in 2014...

Larkstoke Hill

Cotswold Climbs 3 – Larkstoke Hill

Larkstoke Hill is found just about in Warwickshire near to the village of Ilmington. There are quite a few different routes up this hill but the climb of interest takes us to the highest point in Warwickshire. It’s a popular one to tack onto sportives to destroy legs near the finish. Larkstoke has one of those lies of the land that completely disheartens first-timers to...

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GoPro Session 4 Camera Review

After getting brake tested by a car and hitting the back of it recently, I decided it was time to join those who film everything on a GoPro Session (or similar) for when the inevitable happens. On a more positive note, it’ll add something new to my blog posts as well so there’s some upsides to it as well! After searching around the various bike cameras on the...

Derby Velodrome

Derby Velodrome Track Cycling Taster Session

I’ve been wanting to have a play on a velodrome for awhile, especially after going to the World Championships last year. I did have some worries however. Riding a bike without brakes removes one safety net and the banking, which always looks massive when you’re not on it. When we got to Derby Velodrome and saw it for the first time, it looked huge. Having...

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Fantasy Cycling Games Online – Top 4

As cycling fans we all like to think that we could be an excellent directeur sportif and luckily fantasy cycling games give us the chance to see how we would fare. They combine knowledge, not just of how to read a stage profile but of being able to look down a list of 180 riders and decide who is most likely to perform on that...

Cycling to Work Commuter

Cycling to Work – Commuter Racing

Being a Commuter and Cycling to Work There’s definitely a few of us who as a commuter are lucky enough to live roughly near to where they work and are foolhardy enough to brave the traffic to commute into work on our bikes. Out on the street you’ll see huge variation in what people use to get to work. From cheap heavy mountain bikes to...