Tri La Tania – Womens Training Camp in the French Alps

If anyone would have told me two years ago that I would be joining a training camp in the French Alps, I would never have believed it in a million years. Two years previously when I hadn’t even picked up a bike and the idea of riding up hill for fun would definitely have been … Continued


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Cafe Ventoux – The Cycling Cafe Experience

I arrive at Cafe Ventoux and I’m here to talk with Brian Jordan the owner about cycling and the cafe that has created such a spark in our local area and well beyond. Based in rural Leicestershire in the quiet village of Tugby the cafe is set with a surrounding of excellent country lanes. He’s … Continued


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Where to Ride: The Brampton Valley Way

Leicestershire can be a little bit of a black hole for off road riding and mountain bike trails. We don’t really have trails, more a few bridle paths and byways and some cycle paths whereby you can form routes. Otherwise I have the canal to follow nearby which can be a nice route to follow … Continued


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Riding off road in the beautiful Lake District

The Lake District is a stunning place with so many untouched areas of natural beauty. I wanted to reach some of this on my mountain bike, but love walking too and so planned a little bit of a whirlwind trip. It was a drive up after work on a Friday afternoon to test both patience … Continued


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MTB: Sherwood Pines

I’m a mountain bike newbie, but this is something I’m keen to do more of over the winter. Riding my heavy winter bike and training on the turbo is filling me with dread, summer is leaving and I don’t want it to go! The mountain biking I have done so far I have really enjoyed. … Continued


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Cycling in Girona

Just last week ago I spent some time cycling from the historic Spanish town of Girona. We based ourself there for a week in a city that is home to several pro riders over the winter months. I’m an ‘English Rose’, or so I tell myself! This meaning I wilt a little sometimes in the … Continued


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Galleries : Barcelona City Cycling Snap Shots


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Barcelona : City Cycling

Cycling within the centre of Barcelona does take a little confidence, it is a city after all. However having hired a bike for a few days, once I had gotten used to the busy streets of a Spanish city it proved an absolutely brilliant way of getting around. A few questionable tan lines  The bike … Continued


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Riding La Marmotte – Rebecca’s account of the 2015 event

I had recently written about the Kidderminster Killer audax, and whilst were on the topic of epic rides there is the La Marmotte sportive.This is another ride most certainly not for the feint hearted. A well-recognised sportive in Europe, and known for being very challenging. The route is 174km with three HC climbs and a … Continued


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Riding the Kidderminster Killer Audax

Whilst I can be roped into many things, there are some where I am sensible enough to say a polite no thank you and one of these was the Kidderminster Killer Audax. The ride name says it all really, but the ride profile proved that this was not going to be an event for me. … Continued


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Where to Ride: Hicks Lodge MTB Trails

I recently spent an evening doing some mountain biking at Hicks Lodge which is an off road trail at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. I tend to do more road cycling and actually I don’t even have a mountain bike (yet!). I do however have friends who are slowly trying to convert me who are willing to loan … Continued


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Where to Ride : Peak District Trails

I’m a road cyclist at heart, but over the past weekend I took a little time out to explore some of the trails of the Peak District. Leaving my slick tyres at home, I joined fellow keen mountain bikers Sarah and Annie to enjoy some off road cycling. The Peak District has some stunning scenery, … Continued


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Cycle Touring: Coasts and Castles, NCN Route 1

The Sustrans ‘Coasts and Castles’ route which is a 200 mile route running from Newcastle to Edinburgh which runs along the East Coast. This is just one of the national cycle routes, route 1 through Tyne and Wear, Northumbria and then up into Scotland. Along the way offering coastal scenery, riverside sections and then views of the Scottish hills.


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