Guest blogger John MacLeary is in the final stages of his preparation for the legendary Étape du Tour cyclosportive. Now in its centenary year, the gruelling 181km (113 mile) event will see 9,500 riders set out on Sunday (18 July) from the town of Pau to climb three peaks of the Pyrénées, finishing on the […]

We have all seen in these articles in various fitness and lifestyle magazines, that promises that if you follow their training plan, you could be superfit in 6 weeks. We had a similar article in our spring catalogue and I thought it might be fun to try it out: could it make me fitter in […]

It’s been a busy week but the very much awaited Tour de France is just around the corner – the 97th edition will set off tomorrow at 4.15pm (CET) and will keep cycling fans engaged for three weeks. Among these fans, three very lucky twitter followers can enjoy the action tomorrow on the prologue up, […]

We are at BikeRadar Live this year, and we want you to come too! BikeRadar Live is the UK’s biggest bike festival, attracting some of the biggest names in the cycling world, and there is an absolute ton of stuff going on – sportive rides, dirt jumping demos, and the chance to hone your skills […]

It’s been almost a month now since the Giro has finished, one of the finest grand tour we’ve ever seen and this is a great chance to win something that only usually graces the hands of riders, team staff, organizers and journo’s at the Giro d’Italia. We picked up our copy when we joined the […]

Well, what a busy week it has been for us! We have had some great responses and winners to our first ever Twitter competition, we all particularly liked Tuesday’s winning tweeter – who walked away with some nice Gore and Endura gear. Thanks to everyone who entered and we loved reading your responses, especially because […]

If you’ve ridden a bike you’ve fallen off one: it’s inevitable with only two wheels on your wagon. Most of the time you’ll get away with a scrape and a dented ego, but it’s worth being prepared for something a little worse. When bikers do take a tumble they end up with fairly predictable injuries. […]

Very soon now I will be heading out on my new Colnago road bike for the biggest road ride of my life – Land’s End to John O Groats, UK.  Lycra will be squeezed into, sunscreen (optimistically) applied, butt cream slathered on and gears adjusted in anticipation of the ride. Insanity. I know..  I think […]

Bike maintenance has always been a complicated matter to me as I have always been rubbish when it came to DIY. When I was a kid, my dad often took me down to the basement to help him in constructing a piece of furniture or welding together two pieces of metal, that were to serve […]

Up to this point, there are roughly 12 000 product reviews, written by real people about all the stuff we are offering. To encourage them to do so, every month we pick the best one and reward him or her with a £250 voucher. The winner in May was Melissa Nelson, who reviewed her all […]