Whether you’re a nervous first-timer or gnarled veteran there’s always more to learn about riding sportives. That’s why we’ve created the Cycling Plus Weekenders for 2014 – exclusive training weekends at luxury hotels especially for you!
Taking a downhill corner with speed and confidence could shave minutes off your time. Here are a few pointers to help you make the most of gravity and hit the bends like a pro
“C’mon Rob, put it into the big ring and get the effort level up to around 60 per cent!” The Australian gent bellowing at me from the driver’s seat of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake may have overestimated my ability. Yes, I’m riding a Pinarello Rokh and yes I’m in full Team Sky Rapha kit with my surname down the side but 60 per cent? I’m well past that and already digging deep into my rapidly emptying “suitcase of courage”…
We know that making your sportive debut can be a daunting task. We also realise even experienced riders don’t always enjoy the best days out on the bike in big events. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Scott Sports to give riders at the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Mercia on August 18 the best chance of having a great day out at this brand new event.
Cycling Plus has teamed up with Forme Bikes to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a brilliant full carbon 2013 Forme Axe Edge Comp road bike worth £1649.99.
Want to ride the Yorkshire Tour De France stages with motorcycle outriders and full team car support without being part of a Pro team? The award winning Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton has teamed up with professional global motorbike and support car equipped ride guides CyCol tours to create a unique three day riding break that puts you as close as possible to the pro team experience and it’s ruddy marvellous says our Yorkshire correspondent Guy Kesteven.
…Actually I rode through three cities, but it’s called London-Paris so I’ll discount Amiens.
The Three Peaks Cyclo-Cross is renowned as the toughest ‘cross race in the world. Steve Thomas saddled up with multiple race winner Rob Jebb for a rough-cut blast around a legally rideable version of the race route.
Long serving Cycling Plus contributor Roger St. Pierre is one of more than 100,000 people in the UK known to be suffering the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease, a chronic neurological condition.