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.
Twelve months on after racing, and finishing, the first edition of the Haute Route Alps, I’m back for more, only this time in the Pyrenees.
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One of the best things about road cycling is that age is no barrier to taking part. Over the next few days we’ll take a look at what you should be doing to get the most from your cycling however old you are. We kick off with something for those of you lucky to enough to have been born after 1984…
When regular Cycling Plus photographer Tom Simpson decided he needed a riding challenge entering two of Europe’s toughest sportives was the natural choice. (Warning: contains a rather grizzly image!)
We sent Rick Robson out North Wales to see if he could keep up with former pro-turned-coach Dave Lloyd. He came back tired but with a brilliant cycling route in Wales.
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