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How to survive the winter months when you can’t get on your bike

Winter cycling

Cycling is a great form of exercise, but we could all probably do with a little variation in our training to stretch leg muscles and strengthen the core.

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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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Christmas gift ideas for the cyclist in your life

Christmas cycling gifts

Can’t think what to give your cycling loved one or friend this Christmas? Worry not, we’ve taken some traditional present ideas and put a cycling spin (pardon the pun!) on them.

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Join a Cycling Club

Join a cycling club

I thought about joining a cycling club for months before taking the plunge. Having spent a summer of doing 30-40 mile rides on my mountain bike, I had a road bike on order and knew I wanted to get more out of cycling.

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Fancy taking to the track ... Velodrome Cycling?

There’s no doubt about it, track cycling is an incredibly exciting spectator sport – the thrill of watching super-human cyclists whopping round a velodrome, their high speed skill and quick thinking, wheels so close it makes you wince, there is nothing else quite like a track race!

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And you need a winter bike because…?

It could be said that retailers and bike manufacturers are taking advantage of the bike lust that every single cyclist suffers from, that presenting certain models as ‘ideal winter bikes’ is simply a clever marketing ploy to maintain sales. Well, not entirely.

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What choice do ladies have when it comes to cycle clothing?

It’s a well-known fact that many in the cycling industry take a ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach to women’s ranges. First of all we have to wait for new technology to be tested in the male arena, then it has to be feminised.

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Planning to ride all year round? Get kitted out for the colder months!

Winter cycling

So it’s bye-bye summer and hello cold, frosty mornings. It doesn’t have to mean hibernating in your onesie on the weekends, you just have to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. The challenge is to not overdress.

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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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Happy 4th Birthday to us and here's 20% OFF to celebrate!!!

Wow, where does the time go? It seems that in the blink of an eye Summit Different has reached the grand old age of four! In cycling terms that pretty much equates with ditching the stabilisers, wobbling for those first few moments, gradually gaining control, and then loving the ride!

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