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Women’s cycling is going from strength to strength – and Rosie the Riveter has never been more relevant!

Watch out for some the very best women in the sport today. World champion Lizzie Armitstead is on good form and working towards the Rio Olympic Games.

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The joy of cycling in the summer is not far away ... are you ready?

Can you feel the temperature rising?! Admittedly, the weather’s been a bit unpredictable recently, but there are definitely warmer days on the way.

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How will you fill your cycling diary in 2016?

The changeable weather may mean that time in the saddle has been compromised recently, but you’re probably beginning to think about plans for how you’ll spend the spring and summer months.

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Winter training camps – the best way to beat the winter blues

Worried about not being fit for those sportives you’ve signed up to ride early next year? Planning a ‘biggie’ such as Etape du Tour? Or just fed up with the weather and fancy getting away from it all ...

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“Riding like a girl” – is cycling sexist?

Womens cycling event

So a couple of weeks ago Oleg Tinkov, owner of pro team Tinkoff-Saxo published a tweet that stated Chris Froome was ‘riding like a girl’ in the Vuelta. Yes, that bloke who rather convincingly won the Tour de France was, in Tinkov’s opinion, riding very poorly and that equated

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There's room on the road for cars and bikes ... really?!

You’ve probably seen at least one of the viral videos captured on cyclists’ headcams that seem to occur with scary regularity – from the ugly face off between a cyclist and the now infamous coffee shop owner driving a 4x4 in Richmond to the driver who chases a cyclist on foot until he falls over.

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Is there a cycling code of conduct?

Cycling code of conduct

 

Well of course there is! But if you’re more used to cycling on your own you might be unaware of how groups of riders communicate and ensure everyone is safe. Whether you’re planning to join a club or have a few sportives in the diary, we’ve got some ‘good to know’ pointers for you.

 

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Surviving that first sportive

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Rachel, one of our customers, talks about a recent cycling experience during her training for the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100.

I’ve always cycled for leisure with my family and have taken part in annual charity rides for years, but 2015 has seen my cycling go to a new level. I finally invested in a decent road bike ...

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Prudential RideLondon is almost upon us!

Right now approximately 25,000 amateur cyclists from all over the country are counting down the days and making final preparations for the third Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2 August. Introduced as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, this event has quickly made its mark on the cycling world’s calendar – it’s essentially the cycling equivalent of the world-famous London Marathon.

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Tour de France Fantasy League … Win a Jersey!

Tour de France fantasy league

As we’re all so uber excited here we’ve created a Summit Different Mini Tour de France Fantasy League.  If you fancy joining our mini league then follow these simple instructions, its really easy and FREE!  The winner and runner-up will each win a Summit Different cycling jersey of their choice.

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