Cycling Plus reader Dr David Ashton and his wife Chrissie set their sights on the Ride Across America in 2012 – it was a journey that would test them to the limit and give them memories that they would never forget…
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.
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.
MBUK’s Head Cultural Attaché, Ric, reports from Italy.
Competition time! Two-night stay and a day’s guided riding in Dunkeld
Kenta Gallagher, Annie Last and Grant Ferguson shred Lee Quarry pump track
Whether you ride one of his several suspension platforms or not, Dave Weagle is important. He’s a great example of one of the many bike designers committed to finding the ever-elusive ‘better’.
The days might be getting colder, and the nights might be getting dark earlier, but there’s still one thing to look forward to – MBUK 271 is in the shops tomorrow!