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It’s probably just coincidence but if you swap the third and fourth letters of the biggest climb in the Wiggle Super Series Mega Meon around, it becomes Buster Hill. Truth be told Butser, as it’s called when un-anagrammed, isn’t a proper killer climb, but coming 30 miles into both the 95-mile Epic and 72-mile Standard rides this draggy ascent could still do some damage. If you’re a little out of shape then it could prove a shock to the system, but if you attack it with too much gusto (or should that be gutso?) you might regret your over-exuberance later in the ride. (Although the views and the 35mph plus descent on the other side make it worth the effort.
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.
You have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Latitude Festival and the Tour de Latitude bike ride!
Last month I was lucky enough to take a trip to Treviso in Italy to see the start of stage 19 of the Giro d’Italia. Among the state of the art carbon-fibre superbikes there were pretty special machines from an iconic Italian brand – Pinarello.
Editor Rob Spedding heads down to Enigma Bikes in Eastbourne to get himself measured up for our upcoming bespoke bikes feature and proof, if it were needed, that he’s related to apes…
This June Team BikeRadar Madison will be tackling Hot Chillee’s London-Paris 2012 ride. The team is a mix of experienced and, well, not quite so experienced roadies. We’ll be following their progress in the build up to riding 515km in just three days. Cycling Plus’s Senior Ad Manager Claire Hawkins is completely new to road cycling and her Focus is a big change from the Brompton!
The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) today used a survey to claim that ‘More than half of cyclists jump red lights‘. But by using even less science we’ve uncovered something even more sinister – almost half of cyclists have upset a kitten while riding.
This June Team BikeRadar Madison will be tackling Hot Chillee’s London-Paris 2012 ride. The team is a mix of experiences and, well, not quite so experienced roadies. We’ll be following their progress in the build up to riding 515km in just three days. Madison’s Will Fripp kicks off our rider diaries…
Cycling Plus has enlisted a new contributor in the form of Michelin starred chef Alan Murchison!