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Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

This mountain has to be on the bucket list of all cyclists. It’s the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres. The Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. It’s the stage you look out for in the Giro d’Italia and it’s […]

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

Following on from the list compiled of lesser know climbs around Sheffield, Colin Angus has been at it again with a new list of climbs *in* Sheffield! Sheffield is famously built on 7 hills so there was no shortage of options for this list! Importantly […]

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

I wanted to share this twitter thread talking about some of the best but overlooked hills in and around Sheffield that you can explore, especially while riding solo and staying close to home during this lockdown. This thread is an awesome compilation, some classics and […]

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

Strava Art lockdown entertainment

We’ve all been in lockdown for what feels like an eternity now. I’m bored, the kids are fractious, and I’m not doing anywhere near the amount of riding that I set out to do this year. After seeing a Strava route posted on Common Lane’s […]

Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

Big day out – Cycling Lincoln to Cambridge

A family weekend away to visit friends gave me the perfect excuse to ride on some new roads. This ride took me along the flatlands of the Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire Fens. Inexplicably, my last-minute route planning managed to avoid all main roads bar a couple […]

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

Big Day Out – Cycling Sheffield to Bala, North Wales

This is a ride I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and only just got a chance to ride in the Spring of 2019. Key Stats Distance: 190kmElevation Gain: 2700mTime: 7.5hrs Terrain: Mostly quiet B roads and some cycleways The Ride This cracking route […]

In search of solitude

In search of solitude

For many cycling is a way to make friends, socialise and keep fit. This is how I fell in love with cycling and I have made friendships that will last a lifetime. But, I’ve come to realise one of the great draws to cycling is […]

Roper Hill – Sheffield / Peak District UK

Roper Hill – Sheffield / Peak District UK

Roper Hill on the outskirts of Fullwood in Sheffield is the last hill on my regular commute home. This climb is always challenging but thankfully short. The climb offers great views over Sheffield and into the Peak District. KEY STATS Distance: 0.4 km Elev gain: 40m […]

Bala to Lake Vyrnwy – North Wales Route

Bala to Lake Vyrnwy – North Wales Route

The Route The Ride On a recent trip to Wales I decided to take my bike so I could explore the roads near my In Laws place in Bala. Thankfully, saving me from having to think too hard I was able to use a new […]

Bourg Saint-Maurice, La Rosiere, Petit St Bernard and into Italy (& back) – French and Italian Alps

Bourg Saint-Maurice, La Rosiere, Petit St Bernard and into Italy (& back) – French and Italian Alps

Martin our local guide wanted to take us on some of his top hills from his house so we headed out from Bourg St Mourice taking in the climb to La Roiere and upwards to Petit St Bernard, dropping down to La Thuile over the […]