May 2012

Shropshire Hills Sportives – July 1

Now in its second year and building on the popularity of the 2011 event that saw 200 riders enjoying some of the finest Shropshire scenery and tackling some of the toughest climbs. Three routes are on offer, meaning something for (nearly) everyone: the 50-miler takes riders over
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BMX Wipe-outs

The BMX World Championships that took place over the weekend saw some spectacular spills and potentially devastating developments for Team GB Olympic hopefuls. Three-time World Champion Shanaze Reade, having bagged Silver in the Time Trial at the National Indoor Arena on Friday
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Double First at Giro 2012

Yesterday’s technically demanding 30k Time Trial through the streets of Milan saw a thrilling end to the 2012 Giro d’Italia with a double first result: 31 year old Ryder Hesjedal became the first ever Canadian overall Giro victor and in so doing also gave Team Garmin-Barracuda
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Giro Mountain Madness

The 17th Stage of the Giro d’Italia (May 23) saw something of an extreme mountain battle over the 186km from Falzes to Cortina d’Ampezzo which saw the field stripped back to a handful of lead riders including Ivan Basso (Liquigas), Michele Scarponi (Lampre), Ryder Hesjedal
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Swedish Inflation

Swedish design company Hövding have developed something of a unique solution to cycling safety with the launch of their airbag helmet designed to deploy in case of collision. International studies, say the company, show that bicycle helmets reduce injuries by at least 60%. 40% of
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Samsung Hope Relay

Samsung Electronics have announced their partnership with Bike Week, which is running a series of events between June 16 and 24 designed to both encourage cycling at all levels and to raise money for charity. The Samsung Hope Relay initiative is a relay all cyclists can take part
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Raw Chocolate Energy Balls

Raw Chocolate Energy Balls

How often can you say that a power-boosting energy snack tastes good, let alone fantastic? Hold that thought and add to it the number of times you have said, ‘man, that snack tasted so nice I’m going to send some as a present to the wife/husband/bank manager…’ Well it seems that
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The Great Western Sportive – June 17

An event that goes from strength to strength with each year, The Great Western Sportive climbs, dips and rolls through spectacular landscapes barely changed in a thousand years and with a rider capacity of 2000 can rightly be described as ‘big’! Using the Nationwide national
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