Only six weeks after Jens Voigt captured the cycling world with his Hour Record, 25-year-old Matthias Brandle furthered the veterans mark on the velodrome, taking the World Champion title. Images: Inspired by Voigt’s ride, Brandle only decided to take on the challenge after seeing Voigt pummel the velodrome for sixty long minutes – but despite […]

  A few years ago, we were all rolling around on 26” wheels without a care in the world – and then the wheels grew. The first mountain bikes of the 1960s were heavy modified cruiser bikes, designed for racing down the sides of mountains. They had 26” wheels, and that was that. 29er wheels […]

  Speedplay’s Zero Pavé pedals have been spotted on pro bikes such as Fabian Cancellara’s winning Paris-Roubaix rig as far back as 2006 but this autumn they finally became available to the public. Made available on our website today, the Pavé pedals were designed with cobbled classics in mind – where mud, grit, and even […]

  Hi All. GPX files have now been sent to all pre-registered riders in the pre-event email. I’m not going to release MTB files until we have put the course out tomorrow ( around 6pm) as there may be some changes. Just a reminder that the Sportive on Sunday is SOLD OUT. There will be […]

Half term has arrived and we know that there are many parents out there desperately searching for activities to keep their little ones entertained. Cycling is a fantastic activity for children – not only is it an excellent way to have fun (and a good alternative to the Xbox..), it’s also great for: developing sense […]

Everyone loves a good rider smackdown, and RevolutionUK round one provided the perfect stage for a Trott vs Vos battle. The Revolution track series has been a fixture on the track calendar since 2003, attracting boisterous crowds to watch elites and youth riders across five rounds. The velodrome is a world of its own – […]

  We hate bike theft –  but unfortunately it happens, and new statistics show bike theft is most common in Oxford and Cambridge. Research by John Moss, the developer of Check That Bike has shown the highly respected university towns to be key spots for thieves. The Telegraph reported that Oxford’s OX1 topped the list […]

For the second consecutive year HOY bikes are sponsoring the Revolution Series’ Future Stars. The Future Stars series pits leading 15 and 16 year old riders against each other giving them a taste of things to come as they compete in packed velodromes alongside elite professionals. Past Future Stars have gone on to achieve amazing […]

The tyres you choose to fit on your bike make a dramatic difference to rolling resistance, handling, and to the amount of time you spend beside the road fixing punctures. Because your tyre is the contact point with the ground, the ideal rubber for you changes with the seasons, and is hugely dependent upon your […]

If you’re goal is to become a faster, stronger, more efficient cyclist, swinging your leg over the turbo trainer is a great way to get results. Riding outside is great fun, and of course it’s closer to the conditions you’ll be racing in (or beating your club mates in). However, on the turbo trainer you […]