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 […]

When I was asked to shoot a couple of lifestyle images for the brand new FWE clothing range, I jumped at the chance; not just because I actually really love my job, but because it gave me the opportunity to try out some brand new kit, rope in my girlfriend Danni (who’s a dab hand with […]

Last year British Cycling’s Policy Advisor Chris Boardman said cycling only had a matter of months to really gain traction and turn the favourable political support it receives into becoming a national general election issue. With millions of people regularly taking to their bikes; a gross cycling contribution to the British economy of £3billion, and projected […]

Following last week’s introduction to the wonderful (but challenging) world of Audax-ing or Randonneuring as it is more commonly referred to in the US, and discussing why it is on the rise in a society that searches tirelessly for the next big adventure, we are going back to basics with this week’s post on the topic, hearing […]

The next few sentences are likely to sound really corny to anyone who doesn’t believe in love at first sight and possibly even to those who do. Let’s face it, even I was a cynic before this particular day. It was August last year, when my team and I paid a visit to the world’s biggest bicycle trade show, […]

With the news of UCI finally introducing disc brakes for road racing from 2017, the time feels right to be joining the debate and to share my personal experience based on 10,000 km on Shimano’s platform and almost ten months of day to day use.   Many manufacturers (and hence our customers) have long been using cable-operated disc brakes on their road or […]

It doesn’t matter what the sport is, there will always be those who want to take it to greater lengths. In the world of amateur cycling, audax events have historically been that boundary breaker. Yet, strangely, an audax is non-competitive. The aim of the discipline is to complete a set distance in a certain time, checking […]

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