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The Ultimate Cycling Training Plan

From our personal experience and from speaking with hundreds of riders after a big event, cycling glory doesn’t come from grinding up the last climb in pain. Cycling glory is the result of a great training plan and riding to the best of your ability on your biggest ride of the year. The key to […]

Hill Climbing Techniques

One of the great challenges for us amateur riders is dealing with long climbs on sportives, particularly as most of us live in flatter areas. So many riders focus just on getting miles in their legs or weight loss and ignore a key component of climbing success: technique. Expert coach Jon Fearne gives us the […]

Must Ride Climbs: #1 – Passo dello Stelvio

We are counting down the most legendary climbs, the ones that all riders need to tackle once in their lives. Check out the others in the list; number 5 – Col du Tourmalet, number 4 – Alpe d’Huez, number 3 – Passo del Ghisallo & number 2 – Mont Ventoux What Makes the Stelvio so Special? Our favourite climb […]

Our Top 7 Bike Hotels in Europe

Each year we visit hundreds of bike friendly hotels across Europe to find you the best accommodation for your cycling holidays and sportive breaks. Our search is ongoing but here are our current favourite seven bike hotels in Europe (in no particular order): Garda Bike Hotel | Lake Garda, Italy If you’ve ever been to […]

Our 8 Favourite Bike Towns in Europe

There aren’t many, probably under 10 in the world, but there are a few towns where the road bike is king and the town is centred around our wonderful sport. All of these towns share a few things in common – great facilities for cyclists, amazing routes from right out of town and great sportives […]

What makes a great bike hotel

Looking for somewhere to go for a week of spring training but want to ride in a group? Wanting to explore a new part of Europe but dont want to spend all of your time researching routes and asking people in a foreign language for directions when you get lost? Do you want someone to […]

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