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The Best Laid Plans of Bikes & Men

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The best laid plans of bikes and men often go awry. This week we planned a ride of multiple hill repeats in an attempt to cycle the total altitude of the infamous cycling climb of Alpe D’Huez, a whopping 3,598ft! A process we adapted from the famous “Everesting” challenges, which we are ingeniously calling “Alpe D’heuz-ing”! We headed out to ... Read More »

Boxhill via Banstead

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It’s really cool to ride in winter, literally cool, -1°c to be precise.  I think that the hardest part of maintaining a cycling routine in winter isn’t the cold weather, the rain, or the winds at all, it is in fact the motivation to actually get up, and get out there to put in the miles! We had our ride ... Read More »

How to remove your crankset. (Picture Tutorial)

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Like the rear cassette, sometimes you may need to remove your crankset, to replace, clean or gain access to your bottom bracket or bearings. Follow our 3 step guide to see just how easy it is to replace! What you will need: Crank puller (It is likely you will NOT be able to complete the removal without this!) Allen Key (Normally 8mm) ... Read More »

How to remove your chain.

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Every so often you are going to want to change your chain, as they wear over time and become less effective. Follow our 3 step guide to easily remove and replace your chain! What you will need. New chain Link removal tool Step 1. Place chain link remover tool onto the chain, and line up with one of the rivets ... Read More »

How to replace/clean your rear cassette.

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Sometimes you will want to clean your rear sprocket, degrease it and put it back on, other times you may want to replace them for a better ratio. Either way, you’ll need to know how to get them off. Follow our 4 step guide for a stress free change! What you will need. Chainwhip Locking tool Spanner (If your locking ... Read More »

Stage information for Giro D’Italia 2014.

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Below is a list of all the stages in this years Giro D’Italia and also a map of the route. You can catch the action on Eurosport from the 9th of May 2014! Stage 1: Friday, May 9th 2014 Belfast 21.7 km Stage 2: Saturday, May 10th 2014 Belfast 218 km Stage 3: Sunday, May 11th 2014 Armagh – Dublin ... Read More »

Continental Gatorskin 700C – Reviewed

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Are you sick of getting punctures? I know we are, or should I say were, right now punctures seem to be a thing of the past now that we’ve discovered Continental Gatorskin’s, and  we could not be happier with their performace thus far! These tyres are made of thick galvonised rubber with a layer of Kevlar (or something similar) on the inside ... Read More »

Alpe D’Heuz-ing

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I recently saw this on Strava, it has been dubbed as ‘Everesting’. People are attempting to ride the total footage of Everest by repeatedly riding up and down the same hill. This gave me an idea. Seeing as though we are riding up Alpe D’heuz at the end of the year, I thought I’d have a go at riding the ... Read More »

A Cyclist’s Diet

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CYCLING requires a heck of a lot of energy, this means our engines require a lot of fuelling. The best way of getting a good amount of energy into your system is to eat Complex Carbohydrates, such as Brown Rice, Brown Pasta, Brown Bread, and Whole Grains. These food groups are normally unprocessed and release energy slowly throughout your workout, ... Read More »

Staying safe out there

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We all want to enjoy our cycling experience and in order to do this we must ensure that we are a safe as possible! I thought I’d write a small piece on how to stay safe on the roads. Rules of the road. I would advise that anyone, before embarking on their bicycle, seriously study and make sure that they ... Read More »