July 2013

Cardiff and Coast

Cardiff and Coast – September 22

The latest offering from Bike Events, the Cardiff and Coast offers two routes of either 30 or 60miles both heading out from the beautifully regenerated Cardiff Bay before heading west into the Vale of Glamorgan and tracking the coast to Ogmore-by-Sea. Stunning scenery along lush
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Cheap as Chips

It’s about this time of year that local councils roll out their road surfacing teams to ruin that beautifully smooth route you’ve been pounding since spring. There’s nothing worse than finding a favorite stretch destroyed with those big loose chippings. But what is that stuff?
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The Big Leeds Bike Ride

The Big Leeds Bike Ride – September 15

The The Big Leeds Bike Ride is a brand new ride for 2013 from Leeds to York and back to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital. Starting from Roundhay Park (map here) there’s a choice of 100miles, via Howardian Hills, or the shorter, but equally rewarding, 100km
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Jens Voigt

Shut up Legs! – Jens Voigt Retirement U-Turn

Jens Voigt, possibly the funniest man on two wheels, was supposed to retire at the end of this year. He’s now suggesting that, having offers from other teams, he could race for one more season. ‘I have three concrete offers from Sky, Saxo Bank and also from
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MuleBar Energy Bars

MuleBar Energy Bars

An energy bar with impeccable organic and Fairtrade credentials, an energy bar highly rated by top athletes (including many Tour de France riders), an energy bar that tastes great. Most manufacturers would rest on their laurels if they could tick just one of those, not so Mulebar
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Action 100 Bristol

Action 100 Bristol/Bath to London – August 25

The Action 100 Bristol/Bath to London bike ride attracts over 600 riders each year and its popularity just keeps on growing. Be in no doubt this is a s tough challenge of over 100-miles (117miles from Bristol and 107miles from Bath t be exact) through seven counties to the finish
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Solarsport

Solarsport UVPro

Good things come in small sizes, right? Certainly the case with the excellent Solarsport range served up in cycling jersey-appropriate 25ml pump sprays; UV protection in SPF 15, 20 and 30 options that goes on cleanly at the push of a button. Of course application to the face is
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The Dunwich Dynamo

The Dunwich Dynamo

‘You can kill time in a number of ways,’ said author Martin Amis in his darkly comic murder mystery London Fields, ‘but it always depends on the kind of time you’re fighting.’ True enough, the eight to ten hours ahead gave us pause for thought as we stood in the park in
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