Well here we are at 3,000m on the top of Pic Blanc, Alpe D’Huez. It’s 7am on a Sunday morning, 2 degrees and pretty blooming cold stuck in a long lift queue to get up the top of the mountain. But still, it’s pretty special. After my dismal qualifying run, I was pleased to be […]

This blogpost has been updated – Rider Times, check the latest info below. Post Event Info. Below we wrote “Join us for RideIt! Cotswolds and soak up charming country lanes” what we should have said was ” get SOAKED on country lanes!!” What a wet weekend that was, possibly the worst in Ride It history. […]

Guest post from LFGSS from member Will Melling. Do not use Hiplok if pregnant it says in the miniature booklet that accompanies this product. Ok, thanks for the warning. It also says, more applicably for a 46 year old man, that it should not be worn round the neck. The latter you might think is […]

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 […]

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