100km is a distance that many cyclists will ride on a weekend without batting an eyelid. On the roads of the UK there are more and more cyclists out at the weekend putting in the miles, and riding further and further. However on a mountain bike it’s a lot harder, especially down south, to put […]

If you have read our article about choosing female cycle shorts then you may well have been intrigued by the bib shorts that offer easier access for bathroom stops.   by Fiona ‘Outdoor’ Russell   It’s one of those frustrating things about cycling in bib shorts for women. While bib shorts are super-comfy, they do […]

For women, borrowing your boyfriend’s jumper and, more relevantly, mixing up your cycling kit with the odd piece from the mens section, is great fun and opens up many more choices, which, arguably, are often still limited for female cyclists. When it comes to bib shorts, however, many women would have found out the hard way, that opting for […]

Last weekend we had the chance to have a little poke around ‘Spin London’, dubbed as the urban bicycle show, it’s a chance for many small start-ups and independent brands to get their stuff out there for the first time. While you won’t see the latest tech from big companies, Spin gives you plenty in the form of […]

  Imagine a self-contained, lockable cycle rack, that is free to use, free for local authorities to install, and which cyclists could operate simply by using a phone app. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But three friends and design graduates hope their idea — BikeVault — will soon become reality.   by […]

After much teasing on Instagram over the last week, BMC has finally unveiled their latest cross country hardtail, the new BMC Teamelite 01. Born out of feedback from BMC’s World Cup Cross Country team, including World Champion and Cross Country legend, Julien Absalon, the Teamelite 01 with its MTT upgrade, promises the riders what they have been looking […]

What is it about the combination of cycling and Italy that seems to create such emotion? Whether it’s cycling events such as the Giro d’Italia or L’Eroica, or legendary riders such as Fausto Coppi right up to today’s hero Vincenzo Nibali, a little bit of Italian influence can turn anything pedal-powered into something magical. Cycle […]

Of course, when it comes to the Giro d’Italia we could wax lyrical about all the great riders, all the fantastic climbs, and all the legendary battles. But as well as bikes, Italy is especially famous for another thing: incredible food. Here’s a look at some of the tastiest traditional dishes from the regions visited […]

RIDE INTRO We’ve teamed up with Medway Council to bring our RIDE IT sportive series to the Medway Big Ride Festival on Sunday 17th May. Based from Medway Sports Park we’ll be hosting a choice of 4 route distances from the 13 mile fun route right up to the more challenging 75 mile long route that takes riders […]

Last year I was lucky enough to catch le tour as it passed through Yorkshire. This year I was keen to go back, re-live the memories and see if the Tour de Yorkshire has the longevity to form part of the yearly cycling calendar.   by Jack Dennison   My trip began on Friday as I headed […]