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Big day out in the southern Peak District

Big day out in the southern Peak District

Last week I was fortunate in having a day off work and a free pass from the family to spend some time on my bike. I decided to head out for a 100 mile route exploring the southern Peak District. Roughly speaking the route broke […]

Big day out in Majorca – Palma to Sa Colabra via Soller and back

Big day out in Majorca – Palma to Sa Colabra via Soller and back

A recent trip out to Majorca had me prepping some routes for me and the group I was with. The following route was a fun ride into the Serra de Tramuntana from Palma. This full day out ticks off several of the top climbs the island […]

Hathersage Hilly – Sprint Triathlon

Hathersage Hilly – Sprint Triathlon

I stumbled upon the Hathersage Hilly back in early 2014. I’d over indulged at Christmas on the usual copious amounts of cheese and wine, and needed to drop some weight. My sedentary office job was not going to help me. I’d never raced in a […]

Col d’Iseran – French Alps

Col d’Iseran – French Alps

As the highest pass (and second highest paved road) in the Alps, the 2,770m Col d’Iseran is on most cyclists bucket list of French cycling climbs. AT A GLANCE FACTS Length of climb: 16.3 km Start elevation: 1838m Summit elevation: 2770m Elevation gain: 924m Gradient (avg): […]

Cormet De Roselend via Col du Pré – French Alps

Cormet De Roselend via Col du Pré – French Alps

This climb for Stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France from Albertville to La Rosière, is the first time the Col du Pré will feature in the Tour de France. The Pros may be going twice as fast as me, but this challenging climb […]

The Dale climb – Hathersage – Peak District

The Dale climb – Hathersage – Peak District

Heading out of Hathersage and up towards Stanage Edge and Sheffield this climb is as beautiful as it is challenging. This often neglected climb always rewards you with fantastic views of Stanage Edge and Burbage. KEY STATS Distance: 3.6 km Elev gain: 258 m Starting Elevation: 142 m Final Elevation: 400 m […]

5 top tips for new bicycle commuters

5 top tips for new bicycle commuters

Commuting by bike is a great way to get to and from the office. For me it ticks several boxes. It de-stresses me, fits exercise into my daily routine and is often quicker than driving or getting the bus. Here are my top tips for […]

Best Cycling Cafes in the Peak District

Best Cycling Cafes in the Peak District

Finding a good cycling cafe to stop and refuel is an issue that is close to the heart of any cyclist. Thankfully (almost) gone are the days where the coffee is like dishwater and the cakes are of the Mr Kipling variety. In the Peak […]

What to expect when riding the Maratona dles Dolomites

What to expect when riding the Maratona dles Dolomites

The Maratona dles Dolomites is one of the top sportive bucket list rides for cyclist, up there with the Etape and the Marmotte. The full Maratona course takes in 138km of gruelling Dolomite passes and hitting over 4230m of elevation gain, this is not a […]

Winnats pass – Peak District UK

Winnats pass – Peak District UK

This brute of a climb is a test of mental and physical strength. Key Stats Distance: 1.9km Elev gain: 208m Starting Elevation: 214m Final Elevation: 421m Avg Grade: 11% Max Grade: 28.9% Difficulty rating: 10/10 The Climb Riding out from Hathersage to Castleton lulls you […]