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The cycling world moves just as fast as any other sport. Here we’ll try to keep you in the loop about all the goings on in the industry as well as a few select stories you might find interesting.


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

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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 »

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

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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 Early reports suggest that it’s mostly grazing/road rash with the exception of Travis Meyer who has withdrawn from the TDU with a broken hand.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 »

Read the remarkable story of Robert Marchand, the 102 year old cyclist!

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We stumbled across this remarkable story recently, and thought we’d share it with you! Most people Robert’s age are used to meals on wheel, not breaking records on them, but that’s exactly what this 102 year old cyclist has done. Two years ago, French retired fire fighter Robert Marchand set a record in the over 100s category, by riding over 15 ... Read More »

Yorkshire “cyclists are traffic menaces” councillor banned from driving!

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Today it emerged that anti cycling Yorkshire Councillor John Andrew Quinn, who accused cyclists of being “traffic menaces” in the weeks before Le Grand Depart has been banned from driving after being found to have almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system! Quinn claimed that cyclists were “a law unto themselves” who “rode through his village at ... 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 »

Cyclists paid to ride to work!

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Cyclists in France are being paid to cycle to work in hopes it will lure people away from jumping in the car. Riders are said to be paid 25 cents per km ridden. A cyclist could  earn up to €50 a month if they cycle a minuscule  journey of 10 kilometres in a day! So far 19 companies, making up ... Read More »

Wiggo to support Froome in Tour De France.

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Bradley Wiggins is apparently  on Sky’s list to compete in the Tour de France. According to Team Sky’s director Kurt-Asle Arvesen, “…if Wiggins is selected, he will be working for defending champion Chris Froome.” “Bradley is definitely back in good form,” Arvesen said. “Most of the guys on our team want to be apart of the Tour team. Bradley, won ... Read More »

Giro favourite Marcel Kittel retires from race.

Winner stage 2, Marcel Kittel. (Giant-Shimano) 

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Giro D’Italia favourite, sprinter Marcel Kittel (Giant-Shimano) has abandoned the Giro d’Italia due to a fever, ahead of stage 4 (Giovinazzo to Bari.) The news broke via Twitter and the Giant-Shimano team have confirmed that a high temperature made it impossible for Kittel to continue. “So, the Giro got me earlier then I thought. Absolutely disappointed that I have to ... Read More »

Giro D’Italia results so far.

Team Garmin Sharp having a fall during the TTT.

Today is the first rest day of the Giro, and we’ve had some exciting stages so far. Stage 1. The first stage was a 21.7km Team Time Trial in Belfast. Team Garmin Sharp got into a bit of trouble during their run when Dan Martin’s wheels slid from under him when riding over a drain cover made greasy by the rain ... Read More »