Blog / SUMMER CYCLING

Have you been glued to your seat during the Rio Olympics?

It’s been an epic week or so for cycling. So the road races didn’t quite go to plan, but they were thrilling to watch .. 

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The joy of cycling – it’s more beneficial than you might realise

So what is it that makes us all keep pedaling? The happy buzz you get after a really good ride can last for days, the feeling of getting fitter and stronger is fantastic ...

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Thinking of a summer cycling holiday this year?

Just imagine it: no worries about stuffing a waterproof jacket in your jersey pocket, developing those cycling tan lines, fantastic scenery, exciting new routes to discover, the chance to meet new people.

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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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Great cycling reads - for the cycling enthusiast

Whether you want to find out more about your favourite pro rider, are looking for an amusing read or want to improve your cycling knowledge, there are some great books out there. So here is our round up of some of the best.

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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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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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Riding solo, what to do when you need to clock up the miles ...

Riding solo

There are no two ways about it, riding solo on your own can be a tough ask. It’s fine if you just fancy getting out for a few hours every now and then, but if you’re training for a particular event and need to put in serious hours week in week out it can be hard to keep motivated.

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