July 2012

Critical Mass Unrest

The Olympic opening ceremony may have been ‘gonged’ in by Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and even featured a flock of winged cyclists, but just a few miles away the Metropolitan Police were busy ‘kettling’ and ultimately arresting riders at the monthly Critical Mass,
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Bealach Mor Challenge – September 1

Dare you climb the beast? Ask the organisers of this magnificent (and hugely) challenging looking event. Bealach-na-Ba or Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle) is the UKs biggest road climb with a gain to 626m in just 10k of heavy effort ans as you would expect there are some
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Armistead Wins Team GB’s First Medal

What a difference a day makes, not only in terms of weather as the Women’s Road Race was fought in appalling conditions, but also for British fortunes as Team GB’s Lizzie Armitstead took Silver, the first medal of the Games for Team GB. The Netherlands’ Marianne Vos took Gold and
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No Gold for Cav

Not perhaps the kick-off to Olympic Cycling that many of us had hoped for with Mark Cavendish’s ‘Dream Team’ failing to take a podium, but still an undeniably spectacular start to the 2012 Games and a thrilling race that ultimately saw Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Vinokurov take Gold,
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Severn Bridge Sportive – August 26

In order to line up with the Castle Combe Cycling Festival, the Severn Bridge Sportive has a new date this year, but you can still expect the same great rides with a choice of either 56 or 100miles, both using the Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit as HQ (map here). Taking in the
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Hoy to Fly Flag

The prestige of British cycling seems to be going from strength to strength. Hot on the pedals of Bradley Wiggins’ historic win at the Tour de France comes the announcement that Sir Chris Hoy has been chosen to carry the Union Flag at the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday, after
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Sky’s The Limit

When, a few short years ago, Team Sky announced they intended to put together the greatest pro squad in the world it perhaps seemed like hyperbole. Yesterday in Paris they had undeniably achieved their ambition with a record breaking fourth Champs-Élysées finishing sprint from Mark
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Wiggins Wins le Tour

‘Bring it on’ said Bradley Wiggins before this year’s Tour de France. Well, he came, he toured, he conquered; today becoming the first Britain ever to win the greatest cycling race in the world. The Team Sky rider finished in an overall time of 87h 34′
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