Blog Category: Cycle

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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Velodrome Pursuit - Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
2 June 2017

Velodrome Pursuit - Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Multi-sport coach & athlete Gary Blesson, based in Miranda do Corvo, Portugal has jumped on the saddle and joined the Velodrome Pursuit Events Committee to help raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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IN: CycleGeneral
Cycle Security: Popular Locks To Keep Your Bike Safe
11 May 2017

Cycle Security: Popular Locks To Keep Your Bike Safe

When out riding on your own, or in a group, normally you all stop for a coffee and cake, all part of the ride, be it in the middle or at the end.

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Sharing The Adventure of Cycling
4 May 2017

Sharing The Adventure of Cycling

Over the last few years at Delucci Retreat, I’m seeing more couples riding together and sharing cycling adventures.

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IN: CycleTrainingFitness
Cycle Events Inspired By The Classics
12 April 2017

Cycle Events Inspired By The Classics

Due to the growing media coverage, more and more people are following the classic cycle races like The Paris-Roubaix, which is a one day race starting north of Paris and finishing on the Belgian frontier.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling Top Tips: PowerLinks
27 March 2017

Cycling Top Tips: PowerLinks

PowerLinks are an essential bit of kit for most seasoned cyclists, and have undoubtedly saved thousands from issues over the years.

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IN: CycleMaintenanceProducts
Cycling Top Tips: Getting on a Road Bike for the First Time
27 March 2017

Cycling Top Tips: Getting on a Road Bike for the First Time

Never ridden a road bike before and lacking in confidence before taking to the road? Then I have a top tip to get you ready and confident for cycling on a full spec road bike.

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IN: CycleFitness
Buyers Guide to Second-hand Carbon Wheels
27 March 2017

Buyers Guide to Second-hand Carbon Wheels

Carbon wheels not only make your bike look the part, but make your bike go faster.

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IN: CycleMaintenance
Cycling Luggage: Options for Bike Touring
16 March 2017

Cycling Luggage: Options for Bike Touring

Are you one of the increasing number of people who are going on cycling tours?It seems more and more people are exploring the world on a bicycle, totally self-sufficient, with all they need strapped to the bike, giving a true sense of freedom and adventure.

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IN: CycleProductsFitness
Velodrome Experience: Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
2 March 2017

Velodrome Experience: Raising Money for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Charity cycling events don’t get much bigger than this! Celebrities, Professional Athletes, and fast-paced cycling action all while raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.

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IN: CycleEventsFitness
Top 5 Cycle Tyres for Winter
9 February 2017

Top 5 Cycle Tyres for Winter

Choosing cycle tyres for the winter is a hard one, with so many out there to choose from.

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Cycling: How Bikes & Kit have changed since the 90s
26 January 2017

Cycling: How Bikes & Kit have changed since the 90s

I’ve been taking part in cycle races and triathlon since the 90s and seen first-hand how much things have changed over the years.

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IN: Cycle
Inside the Velodrome - Anadia, Portugal
11 January 2017

Inside the Velodrome - Anadia, Portugal

One of the many hidden cycling gems here in Portugal is the Velodrome in Anadia, only an hour from Porto and equal distance from Delucci Retreat.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycling: Cardiac Health Awareness
21 December 2016

Cycling: Cardiac Health Awareness

Just before I set off back to Delucci Retreat in Portugal I was invited by my old mate, Chris Lillywhite, to Destination Bikes, based in the heart of surrey, Box Hill, my old training ground.

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IN: CycleFitness
Cycle Personalisation: Bringing colour to titanium
28 November 2016

Cycle Personalisation: Bringing colour to titanium

When we think of titanium, we think of a nice gleaming bare metal frame.

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Cycle Event Launch: Rallye du Velo 2017
22 November 2016

Cycle Event Launch: Rallye du Velo 2017

Sportives and stage events are changing and the Rallye du Velo definitely embrasses that, fortunately I was at the official launch to see what all the hype was about.

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IN: CycleEvents
Rouleur Classic - The Road Cycling Emporium
8 November 2016

Rouleur Classic - The Road Cycling Emporium

Last Friday (4th November) I attended the Rouleur Classic with my good friend Mark Sinclair, who works for Kalas Sportswear.

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IN: CycleEvents
Cycle Training: Never judge a book by its cover
19 October 2016

Cycle Training: Never judge a book by its cover

By running an athlete training camp here in Portugal called Delucci Retreat I get to see all kinds of people.

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IN: CycleFitnessTraining
Advances in Cycle Helmet Technology
29 September 2016

Advances in Cycle Helmet Technology

There is a huge selection of cycle crash helmets out there and in so many different styles, does it really make much difference what one you get?

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IN: SafetyCycle
Cycling: New Shimano Dura-Ace Groupset for 2017
28 September 2016

Cycling: New Shimano Dura-Ace Groupset for 2017

One of the main things cyclists are talking about is the new Dura-Ace groupset for 2017 called the R9-100 Di2.

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IN: CycleProducts
Cycle Show E-MTB Test Track
26 September 2016

Cycle Show E-MTB Test Track

Another year and another enjoyable visit to the Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC for us here at Lexham Insurance.

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Electrifying time at the Ebike Test Track
23 September 2016

Electrifying time at the Ebike Test Track

There is definitely plenty of fun to be had at the Cycle Show and one of the biggest highlights for us on the trade day was the Ebike Test Track.

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IN: CycleEvents
20 September 2016

Cycle Show 2016 Preview

It’s that time again where thousands of cycle enthusiasts descend onto the Birmingham NEC for the annual Cycle Show.

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