I follow a few of the professional riders on Strava and it is always interesting to see where they are training and the speeds and outputs they are hitting. It's not often you have a complete race loaded onto Strava, however, but in this case it is arguably the most famous in cycling outside the Grand Tours, Paris-Roubaix, and posted by the winning rider himself, Niki Terpstra of the Belgian Omega Pharma -…Continue
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Over the past couple of years, we've teamed up with some great organisations that are pleased to offer our members exclusive discounts off their RRP*.
Organisations such as British Cycling, Nordic Life, Ubyk, Cyclist Magazine, OneLife iD and Cycling Espana to name but a few. And the list is growing! Many great reasons to become a Wheelsuckers' member.
Today, we're pleased to announce that Pegatin is the latest online retailer to participate in our …Continue
So who had Niki Terpstra to win Paris-Roubaix? It was the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step rider's biggest race win of his career and to triumph in the most prestigious Monument of cycling and in such commanding fashion is a victory he will savour for the rest of his life.
Terpstra was surrounded by a select group of riders as this…Continue
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By Andy Dawson
It’s getting close now. Close to that time when I and twelve friends follow in the foot-steps of Team Sky and head-off for our annual 5-day sojourn to our cycling mecca: Mallorca.
Am I excited? Certainly, but a severe lack of miles on the bike during a work-heavy and soggy UK winter has put a huge dent in my well-intentioned training plan. And there’s a personal demon…Continue
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I've gone and done something a little crazy.
As some of you may know, I like the odd TT or two. Short distance time trialling is an aspect of cycling I love – the pain and intensity of pushing yourself as hard as you can over 10 or 25 miles is a drug – one I've spent the winter training for.
So in a sadistic turn of events my club scored a bunch of free places for a two day, 180 mile charity sportive. The NSPCC Tour of the South…Continue
Garmin announced today the introduction of the Garmin Edge 1000 - its top-of-the-range ANT+™ compatible GPS cycling computer. The Edge 1000 builds on the features of the Edge Touring and Edge 810 units with a large 3” colour, high-res, touch-screen display and mapping.
With Ant+ all the usual support is here for Garmin (or other manufacturers’) devices for heart rate monitors and power/speed/cadence sensors. And with Bluetooth you can also pair your…Continue
I was shivering for the first 10km and looking forward to a hill to warm up with but what I got was a long flat cobbled section instead and no time to think, just go.
Lets back the story up a bit, from club rides to Flanders seemed an attractive idea, to me anyway, regardless of the stories on how hard it is. Still unsure I waited another year to commit and then started focusing on the target this fall with more riding regardless of the weather. After what seemed a long but mild…Continue
Hello, I'm Jim, a MAMIL taking my bike from Oxford to Sicily and back. I'm driving the flat bits and the boring bits, and cycling up as many of the legendary climbs along the way as I can accomplish, in my own time, at my own pace. My route is a serpentine one through Pyrenees and Alps, Dolomites and Tuscan hills. I welcome all feedback, tips and tricks, recommendations, and experiences from my fellow Wheelsuckers members and bicyclists!
Today saw the launch of a new bike brand in the UK. Called ORRO, it offers two competitively priced full carbon bikes, the Gold and the Oxygen, with plans for more to follow.
Designed to meet and exceed the expectations of the rider, the ethos of the Orro brand is to deliver products that use specific materials and designs to offer superior performance, comfort and style so you can reach your potential and savour every…Continue
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Added by Jo Spencer on April 4, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments
If you read our Christmas Gift Guide, you would have clocked the entry for the website, pegatin.com. Based in Barcelona, but with a Anglo-Spanish management, Pegatin supply high-quality custom stickers to place on your bike frame, helmet or for that matter, any accessory you wish to personalise!
I recently ordered a set of my own and the frames of both my road bikes and my helmet…Continue
Wayne Renshaw was selected as the winner of our Haute Route Pyrenees 2014 Competition by the great Greg LeMond. As Wayne starts his preparation for one of the most challenging cycling events open to amateurs, Dave Nash does his best to catch up with him to learn a little more about the man behind the winning entry and his hopes and aspirations for the challenge ahead.…Continue
The online retailer, Prendas Ciclismo, launched a new website this week, which will ensure that viewing and purchasing their wide range of cycling apparel will be that little bit slicker and quicker. It also happens to look rather good too, with some great visuals to complement the images of the eclectic mix of apparel they offer.
The Poole based company stocks a range of kit and accessories from the contemporary pro peloton and a few of their own in-house items, but are probably…Continue
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Gent Wevelgem is my one of my favourite races of the year and is based around the Casselberg & Kemmelberg cobbled climbs with two accents of each. I have always gone to the Kemmelberg and always to the same place, about 3rd of the way up on the left. This gives you a view of the riders turning onto the climb and some of roughest sections of cobbles on the climb. The drive into Kemmel is a sobering one as you pass many British First World War cemeteries along the road from the motorway.…Continue
If reports in the Belgian magazine, Grinta!, are to be believed, then cycling is just about to become that little bit safer.
The latest edition of the weekly cycling magazine, published yesterday, reports that the German bike manufacturer Focus will be unveiling an autonomous road bike at this year's Eurobike Show that will provide cyclists with an unprecedented braking speed and steering control, that coupled together, will help the rider to avert potential…Continue
Not that long ago Gent-Wevelgem was raced on a Wednesday, since it was moved to the Sunday before Flanders it now coincides with the start of British Summer Time, which for me is a bit of a logistical…Continue
Cyclists who hanker for the performance and quality of a higher end groupset, but at a more affordable price, will be pleased to hear that Shimano have today unveiled a brand new version of their 105 groupset.
The latest incarnation of their most popular groupset - the 5800 series - adopts key features of the race proven Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets and includes a new 11-speed drivetrain that shifts more precisely and lighter than ever, with improved brake power and better…Continue
E3 is a difficult race to follow as all the helligen come at the end. So the only option is to decide whether to go to the Paterberg or Oude Kwaremont and work your day around that.
We headed straight to the Leberg a short sharp steep climb that you get to via the Haaghoek cobbles. We parked at the bottom and slowly walked up to the top. We only waited about 10 minutes before the caravan arrived. Please don't think Tour de France caravan with 100s of vehicles. This one had about ten…Continue
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