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Midge(s) you’re annoying…

| Blog, Cycling Plus | no responses | 20/06/2012 14:05pm

In light of the the hullabaloo about doping past and present I’ve found a new performance enhancing stimulant that must be as old as the hills. And legal. Its long latin name is Cuculiodes impunctatus, but most people know it as the very small but incredibly annoying biting midge.

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Riding with Garmin-Cervelo in the New Forest

| Blog, Cycling Plus, Rides | no responses | 23/09/2011 10:27am

It’s amazing what you can find in your email program’s spam filter. That’s where messages get sent that your computer thinks are junk… and it’s where I almost lost the invite to Garmin-Cervelo’s pro cycling team free ride-out.

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First impressions can be wrong…

| Cycling Plus | no responses | 28/01/2011 17:01pm

Riding down the excellent Bath to Bristol bike path on a lunchtime training ride I come across two paramedics loading an old chap onto a stretcher. There’s a couple of roadies hovering around and their bling bikes – including a tasty Colnago – are leant up against the fence. I assume the worst…

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Who’s for two Etapes in 2011 then?

| Cycling Plus | no responses | 20/10/2010 11:42am

Today the ASO, the owners of the Tour de France have announced that they will be further cashing in on their incredibly popular (and lucrative) Tour de France sportive, the Etape du Tour, by running two!

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Should I call the doctor?

| Blog, Cycling Plus | no responses | 13/09/2010 11:41am

A colleague has suggested a reading of 120 systolic over 90 diastolic as an upper limit – does this mean I’m about to have a heart attack?

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Condor brings Paris to London

| Cycling Plus | no responses | 26/08/2010 10:35am

Cool London bike shop and builders Condor Cycles are reinforcing their presence in the stylish retro-leaning market by reintroducing their Paris brand in the UK. Here’s a sneaky peak of the kind of fancy lugged detailing you can expect on the bike when it is launched at this year’s bike show in Earls Court.

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Near Naked Riders: We couldn’t Adam and Eve it…

| Blog, Cycling Plus, News | no responses | 18/08/2010 16:33pm

This afternoon seven Near Naked riders from the Balls Out East to West Challenge dropped by the Cycling Plus Bath office on their way across the UK to the west coast of Ireland.

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