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Biggin Hill & A Richmond Park Jaunt

Tina and Andre

In the second post to our weekly blog, we’re summarising a couple of rides. The first of which saw Big Mac make the most of his shifts to take in the sights of Richmond Park on a chilly Monday morning. Then on Saturday, we both headed out to Surrey Hills to see the home of Charles Darwin in Downe. Richmond ... Read More »

Topeak® Aero Wedge Saddle Bag (Small) – Reviewed


The Topeak® Aero Wedge saddle bag series comes in a variety of sizes (Micro, Small, Medium and Large) to suit a variety of needs. I rarely go out for more than ~3 hours at a time so I didn’t feel the need to go for anything larger than something which would accommodate a miniature tool kit, tyre levers/puncture repair kit ... Read More »

Strava Announce “Local” – Top Rides in Worlds Biggest Cities


Today the guys over at Strava announced a new section of the site called “Local”, a collection of popular routes for cyclists and runners alike. Obviously, we’re only focussing on the cycling aspect of this at RCB. So let’s delve in a see what this will mean for us all going forwards. As it stands there are 12 global cities ... Read More »

Sunwise Hastings Sunglasses – Reviewed

sunwise hastings

We recently spoke with the guys at Sunwise® to sample a pair of their new range of sunglasses, the Hastings. With an RRP of £94.99, they don’t come cheap, but still a little way off of the likes of Oakley etc. As do most cycling sunglasses, the Hastings boast anti-fog properties which, for a change, actually do seem to help mitigate the ... Read More »

Halfords Open Second Cycle Republic Store

Victoria Pendleton opens the second Cycle Republic store in Soho

Last week we got invited to pop along to the opening of Halfords second “cycle-only” store in Soho called Cycle Republic. This opening comes off the back of the successful launch of their Euston store just before Christmas 2014. Unveiling the new store was Olympic Gold Medal winner and World Track Championship Sprint Winner Victoria Pendleton. She spoke about her work since retiring ... Read More »

Tour Down Under: Stage Four Crash


With just 150m to go at the end of the fourth stage of the Tour Down Under (TDU) in Mt. Barker, a whole host of riders came a cropper. Early reports suggest that it’s mostly grazing/road rash with the exception of Travis Meyer who has withdrawn from the TDU with a broken hand. Check out the short clip below: Vine from CyclingCentral ... Read More »

Why should I insure my bicycle?


Bike crime is a problem which affects many areas of the UK. Both writers at RCB have had their cherished bicycles stolen at one point. The fact of the matter is, thieves go around with bolt cutters in broad daylight and will steal your bicycle if it is at all possible to do so without being caught. Theft isn’t the ... Read More »

Garmin Edge 1000 – Reviewed

Garmin Edge 1000

Having reviewed the 200 and 500 from the Edge series, we thought we’d better step up and get one of the more up to date models. Garmin kindly sent us an Edge 1000 Bundle which contains: – Edge 1000 unit – Preloaded Garmin Cycle map of Europe – Quarter turn mount – Out-front mount – Speed sensor – Cadence sensor ... Read More »

Sir Bradley Wiggins Forced to Pull Out of Tour de Suisse

Wiggo comes off his Team Sky bike during Stage 4 of the Tour de Suisse

Team Sky have confirmed that, following on from his crash during stage four of the Tour de Suisse, Sir Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the event. The crash happened just 28km from the finish line in Ossingen when he was brought down by a rider from CCC Polstat, leaving Wiggo with cuts and bruises which worsened overnight. Steve Baynes, ... Read More »

Geraint Thomas considers move away from Team Sky

Thomas is reaching the end of his current Team Sky contract

The former Barloworld riders representatives are in talks with around four or five teams who are all vying for his signature. Thomas has enjoyed a stint of four years with Team Sky and is now considering a change with a number of teams showing interest. “There’s been a lot of interest – a lot of teams are keen, I’m obviously speaking ... Read More »