The HOY 100 is just days away, and the time for training is almost over. If you’ve been targeting the event and training for it specifically, now is the time to back off the hard work. A key event in your cycling calendar deserves a taper. This means cutting down on the volume of training, […]

With just over a week to the HOY100 sportive, Olympic Track champion Sir Chris is fresh from a trip to Majorca, where he was riding around 3 hours 50 a day (specific – no rounding up for Sir Chris!). With plenty of warm weather climbing thrown in, including an ascent of Sa Calobra, the 6 […]

Hi All For once I didn’t get out on the bike today and had to let the boys set up the whole route WIth the weather supposedly getting better for the weekend it should be a great weekend in the saddle. PLEASE BRING YOUR HELMET TO REGISTRATION. You will not be able to register without […]

The Specialized Rockhopper has been an exceptionally popular member of the brand’s family for many years. It’s a true, MTB trail performance hardtail, and it’s been tested and developed over decades. Not the most expensive range within the Specialized offerings, it’s a performance bike that will suit a beginner, but will still provide a light weight, […]

Shorter days can sometimes mean less time for cycling – but this doesn’t have to be the case if you pick up a bike light capable of showing you the road even in the pitch black. Drivers don’t stop taking to the roads when the light fades – they just switch the headlights on, and […]

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the world, and mountain biking enables you to see areas that can’t be found by car, and are too deep to be frequented by many walkers. Regardless if you’re visiting trail centres, or keeping it natural and exploring some of your local beauty spots, getting yourself a mountain […]

With daylight hours shifting ever so slightly, our thoughts are beginning to turn to lighting and safety –  keeping ourselves and our beloved bikes safe on the road, and being seen. The Blaze Laserlight was created by British designer Emily Brooke. The light uses a laser to display the image of a cyclist on the road, […]

Smart phones are a part of life these days and there’s little they can’t do – except perhaps pedal your bike for you, or make you a cuppa (give it a year or so..). Your smart phone can provide maps when your ‘ride until you get lost’ plan works a little too well, they can […]

With the HOY100 under three weeks away, riders embarking upon the challenge will be upping their mileage and beginning to think about nutrition for the big event itself. The 100 mile Pennines ride promises to be a challenge and Sir Chris himself has been helping riders prepare, with some training advice he garnered from BC […]

Never fear, summer is still with us and we’re not going to start preaching waterproofs and full beam 1000 lumen light sets. However, the daylight hours are becoming a little more limited, and if you are riding later into the evening, a set of ‘be seen’ lights will certainly be a good addition to your […]