I’ve been out today checking out a route for a new Sportive event in the Pennines. At the moment we hold a King of the Downs event in May on the North Downs. This is basically a hard, 10 hill, 115mile route consisting of two loops of about 57 miles. The new event will be […]

Sunday saw us pay homage to what is undoubtedly the most exciting of classic cycling races: Paris-Roubaix. Each year the Rapha team organises this event in honour of ‘The Hell of the North’. We joined a 200+ group of riders around the gravé of North London – the farm tracks, gravelly roads and potholes basically, […]

The cyclo-cross bike has quite rightly so become the discerning choice for riders looking for a jack-of-all-trades bike that does a little bit of everything well – the efficiency of the full size 700c wheels combined with off-road capability (improved braking performance, mud/tyre clearance. Canal towpaths, green lanes, tarmac, and light off-road; the cyclo-cross bike […]

Cleaning your bike will not only make it look good but you will find that it works better.

Essentials Distances: 12km / 48 km / 97 km / 145 km Participants: 700 (Still available on the day) Start: Parish Pavilion, Station Road, Chobham GU24 8AZ Cost: £12.50 (£15 on the day) Transport: Parking on-site Woking station 3km Feedstops: Long (3),  Medium (2), Short (1) Timed: Yes (Ankle tag system) Signs: Clear Black Arrows […]

Hurrah! It’s Paris-Roubaix race on Saturday, the most exciting and anticipated race of the Spring Classics, and that means it’s also Round 4 of our season-long Fantasy Cycling! Here, road.cc’s resident expert in the peloton, Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, gives more hints on how to get the best out of your team – and if […]

After realising what I had let myself in for on accepting the ‘challenge’, yes the very same thing tens of thousands of cyclists do every day with no complaint, of riding to work every day, something struck home with me. Spring in England can be cold. It can be very cold. Though luckily we have […]

We teamed up with the kind guys at AudaxUK to find and sponsor an audax rider. We asked you to send in a short event review and from all the great entries, we have chosen Paul Charrier Martin. Here is his first guest post – watch this space for his future audax adventures! Who’d get […]

Great stopping power comes with great responsibilities, but adjusting disc brakes is no rocket science:

Commuting on a bicycle is not only fun but it is cheaper and often faster than any other form of commuting. Many will say otherwise, so why not give it a go and see it for yourself? But before you jump on your bike, here are five important things you need to consider or think […]