So – day two of the 2013 HotChillee Alpine Challenge. Much warmer, sunnier and not a hint of rain in the crystal blue sky but just the same brutal climbing and full gas riding from my group one buddies. Today, as promised, I got a proper pro peloton experience as we tackled the Col des Aravis, used 39 times by the Tour, writes Richard Schofield.
Through over exuberant riding and the cruel hand of fate, I’ve ended up in the fastest group at the HotChillee Alpine Challenge, says Cycling Plus Magazine’s Richard Schofield…
So my bike survived. Whatever abuse the airline staff gave it while it was out of my sight didn’t seem to cause any lasting damage and with a little bit of my own cack-handed assembly work then a big dose of help from the excellent HotChillee mechanics (thank you Nigel and Graeme!) my bike was back in one piece and running sweetly.
Is putting your bike in a box the most stressful thing a cyclist can do? Breaking your hard-earned pride and joy into pieces, putting these into a case and handing it over to a baggage handler is the most gut wrenching thing I’ve had to do as a cyclist.
Having taken up running earlier this year, BikeRadar staff member and cycling enthusiast Hannah Welham fancied a multisport challenge for 2013, and is now just a couple of weeks away from the London Duathlon…
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