Blog Category: Cycle

Ride Across Portugal - Cycling Challenge Journal
19 June 2018

Ride Across Portugal - Cycling Challenge Journal

Ride Across Portugal is now in its second year.

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Cycling: Ceramic bearings are they worth it?
29 May 2018

Cycling: Ceramic bearings are they worth it?

First of all, let's start with the obvious question most cyclists ask about bearings, what makes ceramic bearings better than standard steel bearings? Well, they are more corrosion resistant, longer lasting, require less lubrication and also, they have less drag than standard steel bearings because they handle heat much better.

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Lisbon Gran Fondo 2018
15 May 2018

Lisbon Gran Fondo 2018

Back in November Great Ormond Street Hospital had their first velodrome fundraising event based at Lee Valley Velopark.

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Secret training - Stealth 4% hydrating energy drink mix review
4 May 2018

Secret training - Stealth 4% hydrating energy drink mix review

Energy drinks… There are so many out there, which one to choose?

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New Stealth products by Secret training
24 April 2018

New Stealth products by Secret training

Stealth nutrition bars and energy gels are up and coming products by Secret Training, which are invented by European Champion Track Cyclist Tim Lawson.

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Troll Hunters tour charity ride
13 April 2018

Troll Hunters tour charity ride

John Jorgensen and Ian Maclure have set up a charity cycle called Troll-Hunters Tour, where they will set out to take part in a gruelling ride across the whole of Norway.

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The One v4.0 - Notinthepeloton.com
11 April 2018

The One v4.0 - Notinthepeloton.com

Fancy cycling 70 miles, up 13 hills at 6000ft? Notinthepeloton have organised the perfect event that includes all three things and more!

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Single chain rings on road bikes
19 March 2018

Single chain rings on road bikes

It seems to be that road bikes are following in the wake of MTB with disc brakes, tubeless tyres and now single chain ring - no front mech and it has begun.

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Vaaru Octane 6-4: Duathlon Test
5 March 2018

Vaaru Octane 6-4: Duathlon Test

I’ve done a lot on this bike, from Granfondos to riding across Portugal with panniers, over 12000km to date.

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Cycling: The Importance of Tyre Width
19 February 2018

Cycling: The Importance of Tyre Width

A few years ago, we had the introduction of the 25mm tyres, which the majority of people use nowadays, as opposed to 23mm.

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Cycling: Motivation, Training and Recovery
14 February 2018

Cycling: Motivation, Training and Recovery

It’s that time of year now, trying to get back into training mode.

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Protect your bike through the winter months
23 January 2018

Protect your bike through the winter months

With the roads being wet and dirty this time of year grime and dirt sticks to your bike, this can damage the paint work on your frame and if not protected it can also effect the performance of your bikes component’s.

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The Best Stretches for Cyclists: Before And After Your Cycle Ride
10 January 2018

The Best Stretches for Cyclists: Before And After Your Cycle Ride

For this latest blog I have teamed up with Mark Inns, who like myself is also based in Portugal.

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7 Road Bike Vloggers Worth Following
27 November 2017

7 Road Bike Vloggers Worth Following

The second in our ‘vloggers to follow’ series is our seven ultimate road bike vloggers we think are worthy of a watch.

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Rouleur Classic 2017
10 November 2017

Rouleur Classic 2017

I had the great pleasure again to have the chance to attend the Rouleur Classic this year, at the same amazing Venue at Victoria House WC1, running from 2nd to the 4th of November.

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Sir Chris Hoy joins the Velodrome Pursuit
20 October 2017

Sir Chris Hoy joins the Velodrome Pursuit

The Velodrome pursuit in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity has already got some top names attending including Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay — and now, 7-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy has also joined the event! It really is going to be a fantastic day.

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Granfondo Premium Portugal 2017
3 October 2017

Granfondo Premium Portugal 2017

Granfondos are going on all over the world.

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The Cycle Show 2017 Preview and Competition
5 September 2017

The Cycle Show 2017 Preview and Competition

It’s almost time for the UK’s largest Cycle exhibition, The Cycle Show Live at the NEC.

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Top Cycling Maintenance Tips From Ernie Feargrieve
31 August 2017

Top Cycling Maintenance Tips From Ernie Feargrieve

In this blog I have been lucky enough to get some tops tips from none other than Ernie Feargrieve, whom for the past 19 years has worked for the British Cycling Team, where he is currently the head mechanic.

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25 August 2017

Cycling Nuts and Bolts:Getting the torque right

With carbon frames and carbon parts, combined with light weight nuts and bolts, it’s very important to make sure they are at the right torque, to prevent over tightening, which can lead to damage.

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The Machine Behind The Team: Ernie Feargrieve of GB Cycling Team
10 August 2017

The Machine Behind The Team: Ernie Feargrieve of GB Cycling Team

I have been lucky enough to be involved with British Cycling many times over the years and have seen how organised and precise everyone is to have everything ready for the riders when they begin their race.

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6 Expert tips for maintaining your bike
7 August 2017

6 Expert tips for maintaining your bike

Invest a little time in maintaining your bike and you will be rewarded.

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Vaaru Octane 6-4 2017 Test & Review
21 July 2017

Vaaru Octane 6-4 2017 Test & Review

Before I start to get into the technical side of this bike, let me say how the bike makes me feel when I ride it, because it does have a wow factor!

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Absoluteblack Oval Chainrings Review
27 June 2017

Absoluteblack Oval Chainrings Review

In this exciting world of cycling the technology is forever growing, so choosing the right product can be mind boggling.

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The best all-around cycle wheels for under £200
7 June 2017

The best all-around cycle wheels for under £200

Looking for a new set of wheels for your road bike? Then this blog is for you, especially if you want a set for under two hundred quid.

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