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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 »

Pearl Izumi Tour Series, Stage 8. (In Pictures)

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We at RCB took a trip to London’s Canary Wharf for the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, Stage 8 race. The race took part on a closed circuit surrounded by the towering building’s of some of London’s financial giants. Here are our pictures of the event. Enjoy. If you have any pictures you’d like to share, post them to our Facebook page or ... 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 »

Tire and inner tube change (picture tutorial)

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We, as cyclists, will all experience the dreaded puncture from time to time so it is important to familiarise yourself with how to change your inner tubes in case of puncture, and your tire if needs be. Follow our 7 step guide to a relatively drama free tire and inner tube change! What you will need. A new tire (correct ... Read More »

Replace that old nasty bar tape. (Drop bar picture tutorial)

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Are you tired of looking at your worn, dirty, old bar tape? Follow our 6 easy steps to change it and make it look like new again. What you will need. New bar tape (Amazon are good for this) Scissors Electrical Tape (Black Ideally, but any will do) Patience! Step 1 Fold up the brake hoods and remove the old ... 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 »

Stage information for Giro D’Italia 2014.

Giro D'Italia 2014 route

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 »

Wiggins to front team SKY for Tour of California

Sir Bradley Wiggins in California

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The tour of California starts in a few days, and the organisers have just released the provisional start list. A huge array of names are on there, including Sir Bradley Wiggins and the chiselled whippet himself Mark Cavendish. The tour of Cali is a 8 stage race in America. It features a 20km TT, some gruelling climbs and some serious ... Read More »