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Winter Riding Wisdom: A Guide to Cycling in Cold Weather

Monday, 12 November 2018 11:04:13 Europe/London

Everyone finds cycling more difficult in the winter. The weather’s colder, it’s usually wetter, and visibility is poorer. Sometimes it’s really not much fun.

But before you give up and stash your bike away til spring, take a look at some of our winter cycling wisdom. Because with a few minor adjustments, your winter ride can be significantly improved.

Whether you’re cycling as a commuter or riding for leisure, here are our top tips to help you brave the cold this winter.

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Must-do climbs from the Tour of Britain

Thursday, 11 October 2018 15:00:15 Europe/London

The Tour of Britain has a very different character to the Tour de France, despite often being dubbed the “Tour de Britain”. We may not have the Alps on our doorstep, but we do have our fair share of hills. Here’s our pick of the four must-do climbs from the 2018 route, plus a few from previous editions of the race.

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The A-Z of cycling terms

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:33:14 Europe/London

When you’re shopping for a bike, chances are that unless you’re already a fully qualified bike-nerd, you might be a little overwhelmed by the vast range of strange cycling terms you come across. Our A-Z of cycling terms may not be a complete list of every phrase ever uttered on a Sunday club ride, but it should be enough to help you find your way around. Read on to get up to speed.

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How do you win the Tour de France?

Friday, 3 August 2018 10:50:02 Europe/London

3,351 km of cycling over three weeks at an average speed of around 40 km/h. Even taking part in the Tour de France is an achievement that few professional cyclists accomplish in their careers, and only the best riders will make it all the way to the finish line in Paris. So how on earth do you win the yellow jersey in the Tour de France? We take a look at this year’s tour to see if we can find some answers.

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Six Tour de France Facts Past & Present

Thursday, 19 July 2018 11:09:57 Europe/London

The Tour de France is unquestionably the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. No other Grand Tour has the same reputation or rich history; from Eddy Merckx to Greg LeMond, the world’s most famous riders all made their name in France.

The Tour is by far the most popular cycling competition. An impressive 3.5 billion people tune in to watch events unfold on TV and 12 million people line the roads each year to catch a glimpse of the peloton as it goes past. With more media coverage and bigger sponsors, the profile of the race continues to grow each year.

Here are six Tour de France facts, past and present, that you may not know.

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Chris Froome Wins 2018 Giro d’Italia

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 08:29:48 Europe/London

It will have come to no surprise to anyone who has been following professional cycling in the last few years that Chris Froome took home the pink jersey in this year’s Giro d’Italia.

This solidifies Froome as one of the most successful riders of all time; he has now taken successive wins in three Grand Tours: the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España, and the Giro d’Italia.

A welcome, but not altogether unusual, change from the race controlling tactics often seen from Team Sky, Chris Froome took the win with a certain amount of flare.

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