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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »