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The Climbs of Velo Birmingham

Perhaps surprisingly, until recently there were just three closed road sportives in the UK: one in England (RideLondon) and one each in Scotland (Etape Caledonia) and Wales (Velothon Wales). The RideLondon event is probably the best known and this race report will give you an idea of what it is like to cycle with thousands […] Read More


French Summer Cycling Routes – Our Top Picks

When it comes to staying active and exploring a new area up-close and at your own pace, there are few options that are better than cycling holidays. If you love cycling then exploring new locations on two wheels should definitely be on your holiday wish-list.


The Grindleford (Half A) Goat: Good Sportive, Lack Of Training

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So that was painful. I’m not exactly sure what compelled me to sign up to the Grindleford Goat. But sign up I did. And pain and pleasure did I receive. Here’s my race report.


Sportive Review: Peak Epic Sportive

In this post, I recount my experience at the Peak Epic Sportive, which took place last Sunday (23rd June) in the Peak District. Today’s joint sponsors are the driving rain and the howling wind. I would also like thank my friends: mental torment and exhilarated exhaustion. This post is part of a series of sportive reviews, which I hope to […] Read More


Sportive review: Igloo Peak District Sportive

This is the first of what will hopefully become a series of posts reviewing the sportives in which I have taken part (I say, ‘hopefully’, because it will rely on me pulling my finger out and doing more events!). My aim is to give you a flavour of the event, so you can decide whether you’d like […] Read More