The Summer issue of Cycling Plus hits the shops today (June 21) and as ever it’s packed with cycling goodness.
Despite contrary statement from a sponsor, National Trust Sportive on July 3 at Kingston Lacey is to go ahead as planned.
The sportives I’ve ridden in the UK have been pretty relaxed, low-key affairs – a couple of hundred extremely polite riders out not to race, but simply to have a lovely day. It’s a bit different in Italy…
Maybe I shouldn’t admit to this, but little excites me less than the ‘helmet debate’. For the record I’m pro-choice and anti-compulsion and I always wear a helmet. Well, I say always…
Top cycling clothing brand Rapha is planning a series of rides around the world in support of the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Sunday (March 20) sees an event in London and Rapha will match riders donations.
The company behind the ‘posh’ London-Paris cyclosportive have revealed another event for 2011. HotChilee’s Alpine Challenge offers four ‘Tour de France’ stages in the, erm, Alps and should be awesome.
TV presenter Davina McCall has teamed up with children’s charity Action Medical Research to launch a women-only ride this May
With the Schleck brothers, Andy and Frank, plus Fabian Cancellara on its roster Team Trek-Leopard should be at the head of the peloton in many of this year’s big races. And the bikes are looking good too.
The Christmas celebrations are a dim, slightly alcohol-blurred memory, but one of Santa’s presents is a gift that I just know is going to keep on giving this winter.
Improved cycle lanes, better bike parking, more people on bikes…and a man in a chicken suit. With Cycling England to disappear in March 2012, Nicola Smith takes a look at its most ambitious project – Cycling Demonstration Towns.