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Few people have heard of the Peace Race, but those who have know how difficult it is. This summer Alan Buttler and Geoff Wiles will attempt to ride the 1955 route in memory of former Great Britain mechanic Alf Buttler.
The pair will be taking on the 2,214 kilometre 13 stage ride from Prague to Berlin and finishing in Warsaw. They aren’t just taking the gruelling challenge for fun and hope to raise money for Diabetes UK. Alf’s first race as a mechanic was the 1955 event, where Gustav-Adolf Schur became the first German to win.
The race, which hasn’t been run since 2006, began two years after World War Two ended when much of Europe was still in tatters. Behind the iron curtain Polish sport journalist Zygmunt Dall wanted to use sport to bring Poland and its neighbour, Czechoslovakia, together.
Initially Dall floated the idea of a boxing match, but thought it would be an inappropriate way to improve relations between the two neighbours. With tension between the two countries still high, Dall and Czech journalist Karel Tocl set about staging a bike race between the two countries. A compromise had to be reached on the finish location, as both wanted to crown the champions in their respective capital cities. In the end it was decided to stage two races in opposite directions.
They would both start on the 1st May with the Czech bound race ending on the 5th and the other ending on the 9th. August Prosinek was named the first Peace Race champion in Prague. Poland’s hopes of a home winner were dashed by Alexander Zoric winning the Prague to Warsaw race. Since then the race would alternate its destination each year.
If you would like to make a donation towards Diabetes UK then go to https://www.justgiving.com/peacerace
Eight back issues of Procycling are currently available at the special reduced price of £1.99 until 1 February in the Apple Newsstand. With its emphasis on incredible racing photography and bespoke rider portraits, Procycling is a title that shines on the crisp, clear screen of an iPad. The issues available are October 2010 (issue 143) to April 2011 (150). Within this range, stand-out issues include:
January 2011 (issue 146)
Cancellara, Nibali, Cavendish, Schleck and Hushovd stare out of the cover of the review of the year issue. Man of the Year Mark Cavendish talks us through his golden moments of the season, Fabian Cancellara’s domination of the Classics is analysed and the final day of the Cervélo TestTeam is captured by our behind-the-scenes photographer.
February 2011 (issue 147)
Our farewell to Lance Armstrong issue includes a complete assessment of the storm clouds gathering over the rider as his retirement approached plus a look back over a decade in which the iconic Tour winner dominated covers and coverage within the magazine.
April 2011 (issue 150)
On the eve of his incredible 2011 season, our European Editor Daniel Friebe spoke to Philippe Gilbert about his inexorable rise to cycling stardom.
The reduced price is only available until 1 February 2012.
Win a Nibali-signed Liquigas jersey
We’ve teamed up with Liquigas-Cannondale’s sports nutrition suppliers Multipower to give readers the chance to win one of two team issue jerseys signed by members of the Italian pro squad. Multipower will also throw in a box of their Hi-Energy Jelly Bars too. They’re a cross between a bar and gel, so they’re easier to chew than bars and less messy than gels. The formula provides a convenient product to optimise energy supply before and during intensive exercise and offers an exciting alternative to energy gels.
The jerseys have been signed by 2010 Vuelta winner Vincenzo Nibali along with two domestiques, Fabio Sabatini and Valerio Agnoli.
To enter simply click here and answer this question: Multipower’s headquarters are based in the country where Multipower’s headquarters are located. What is the country? The competition will close on Friday 20, 2012.
SRAM, which provides brakes and gears for a large portion of the professional peloton have released details of what their top of the range RED groupset will look like. So far there’s just this video to give a sneak preview of the 2013 model, which will be released in February 2012. BikeRadar, has learned however, that major sections of the gruppo have been re-engineered and that a weight saving of between 250-280g has been made. If the shifting is as good as it has been in the past that should keep the pros happy.
The 2012 London Bike Show takes place from 12-15 January at ExCeL, London. It’s one of four shows happening at the same time alongside The Outdoors Show, The Active Travel Show and the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. Tickets are valid for entry to all four shows.
With a huge range of exhibitors showing off their best bikes and kit for 2012 and beyond, the London Bike Show’s a great place to see the latest must-have gear. There are also plenty of live events to watch, from Europe’s number one mountain bike freestyle team to a bike polo tournament. The Cycling Stage will feature some of the UK’s top cyclists, teams and adventure cyclists.
The best part is Procycling readers can get discounted tickets for this event (£14 instead of £16) by using the discount code ‘radar’ when they click here.
The new issue of Procycling is full to bursting with news and analysis of the worlds toughest sport. Here’s what’s inside.