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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Giro D’Italia results so far.

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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 »

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition HD – Reviewed

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“Features video resolutions up to 4K, 12MP photos up to 30 frames per second, built-in Wi-Fi, SuperView™ and Auto Low Light modes. Waterproof [up] to 40m.”   I recently purchased the Go Pro Hero3+ (Black Edition) HD camera to record our ride to Monaco, and to record our rides in the uk. I almost went for a cheaper alternative because ... 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 »

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 »

Richmond Park

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The Richmond Park anticlockwise lap is perfect for beginners and also for those who are looking to increase fitness levels. The 6.5mi lap boasts just about everything a cyclist could want: undulating miles of smooth tarmac, a couple of gruelling climbs and some epic downhills. Distance: 6.5 miles Elevation Gain: 391 ft Max incline: 7.2% Max decline: 12.5% (all data ... Read More »