Last years Tour de France commemorated its first crossing of the Pyrenees with four stages in the mountain region and less difficult stages in the Alps but this years is very much focused on the Alps as it celebrates its own centennial. In week three, riders will tackle the Col du Galibier twice, marking 100 […]

It’s been a while since I put pen to paper so to speak so here’s an update on what I’ve been up to over the last few months. Having done the usual annual pilgrimage to France with a group of fellow Wheelers in April this stood me in good stead for the upcoming Road Racing […]

We’ve now been in Alpe D’Huez since Sunday, and riding as much of the Megavalanche course as possible. Two words basically sum it up for me: ROCKS & DUST. Lot of both. Having only ridden in the Alps once before, I was expecting trails similar to Morzine and Chatel, but here you get a sense […]

In our ongoing mission to get more customers trying and rating product, this year we are providing a selection of bikes to be reviewed over time.  Here Simon Bennett tells us his first impressions of this Specialized Allez 16 road bike: To start with I promised an update on the squeaking and groaning coming from […]

Charge Bikes are one of our favourite brands. Why? We think they stand out from the crowd – they  are functional , unique, look good, and the brand is committed to producing steel bikes when much of the bike world is all about carbon bling. Now we like our bling just as much as anyone […]

This month’s customer review was written by Tim Keward on the Bontrager Charger Pump, and as usual, he is entitled to the £250 voucher. I could go into a long-winded story about being a newbie cyclist who persevered for too long with a hand pump however I don’t want to leave myself looking too foolish […]

When Frederick W Evans designed his first bicycle way back in 1921, his aim was to create forward-thinking framesets and products for UK cyclists. By the mid-Thirties he held patents for innovative frame designs as well as the CTC Silver Plaque award for his patented dropout design. Now in 2011, we find ourselves looking back […]

Harry Maidment is a guest blogger from Eurosport, who will share race previews with us throughout the season. This year’s Tour de France has the credentials to be truly great. More great that usual in fact as it seems that everything is coming together at the right time, with so many questions begging to be […]

You can download rider times from this weekend’s Ride It event at Dorking from the links below – Saturday MTB Rider Times Sunday Sportive Rider Times

After months and months of anticipation, the Tour de France is here and will commence in less then 24 hours.While the really lucky will actually going to be there, most of us have to work and will have to follow on screen as the race unfolds. We have teamed up with British Eurosport to provide […]

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