Win a Ride Velo Elite Bidon!

This water bottle by Elite of Italy is the best bidon we've found. It never leaks and perfectly delivers your drink without the nozzle closing itself or shooting water all over the place!

It's squeezable and comfortable to hold, fits perfectly into you bottle cage and never lets you down - unlike cheaper versions.

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Eroica Nova: Modern Bikes on the Strade Bianche

Eroica is famous as the vintage bike festival that challenges you to ride a pre 1987 bike on the famous Strade Bianche in Tuscany. But you can now ride those beautiful white gravel roads on the Eroica route on a modern bike. Eroica Nova, on 30th April, includes timed segments and the opportunity to compete in a Gran Fondo style sportive.

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Win a pack of Lucho Dillitos Energy Snacks

Lucho Dillitos are the 100% natural energy snack, made from super-fruit guava (85%) and sugar (15%). Favoured by generations of Colombian cyclists, they will give you the same kick as a standard energy gel. The difference? These taste delicious! We believe that once you’ve tried one, you’ll be hooked. We have a free packet worth £15 to give away.

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Tom Simpson Film Show 2017

Tickets are selling out fast for the annual Tom Simpson Film Show. Special guest, Vin Denson, who rode with Major Tom in the 1960s will be giving a talk before the screening of “Something To Aim At”. They will also be showing a short film on the opening of the Tom Simpson steps at his memorial on Ventoux in 2007.

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Win Tickets to the London Bike Show

The London Bike Show will be at London’s Excel from 16th - 19th February and we have a pair of free tickets to be won worth £18.00 each. This is the UK’s largest cycling exhibition showcasing some of the best brands in cycling from road cycling through to mountain bikes, family bikes, commuter bikes, kit, gear, nutrition, accessories and much more.

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Cyclist Comes to the Rescue

It’s widely accepted that the right thing to do when a cyclist sees another in difficulty at the side of the road is to stop and check if you can help. But Jose Antonio Faraldo of the Bike and Beer Cycling Club from Betanzoz in Spain took that a few steps further last week when he interrupted a Sunday club ride for a cow in distress.

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Stop Killing Cyclists Demand 10% by 2020

Stop Killing Cyclists, the pressure group demanding healthier and safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists has organised a demonstration, ‘10% by 2020’, for Saturday February 11th  from 13:00-15:30 outside the Treasury. They are demanding greater investment in cycling and walking for a healthy future.

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Wiggins Signs Up for Channel 4's The Jump

Having announced his retirement from professional cycling just a few days ago, Sir Bradley Wiggins revealed yesterday that he’s to appear on the Channel 4 TV series The Jump. Contestants take part in some of the most dangerous winter sports including skeleton, bobsleigh and the dreaded K40 ski jump.

Contrary to some predictions Wiggins seems happy to stay in the limelight, despite an ongoing investigation into the delivery of a medical package...

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Sean Kelly Crashes into Wild Boar in Spain

We all know that Sean Kelly was one of the best bike handlers and descenders of his time. We also know that he’s a hard man. That’s why he was able to win Paris - Roubaix as well as making Paris - Nice his own, winning the ‘race to the sun’ on seven successive occasions. So it comes as no surprise to hear that, when he crashed into a wild boar today, it was the pig, not Sean, who came off the worst.

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Herne Hill Velodrome Reaches Crowdfunder Target in One Week

Herne Hill Velodrome announced today that it has reached its £75,000 Crowdfunder target in less than a week after its launch. The money is to go towards kitting out the brand new pavilion that is nearing completion on the 125 year old site.

To date £77,665 has been donated to the Big Finish campaign, but there is a ‘stretch target’ of  £100,000 so you can still donate if you want to. Rewards include stickers, limited edition caps, T-shirts, prints, cycling jerseys and coaching packages. Go to their crowdfunding page to donate.

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Leak Reveals Sutton Cleared of Most Charges

British Cycling tied itself up in even more knots yesterday with the news that they have cleared Shane Sutton of eight out of the nine charges against him that resulted in him resigning as Technical Director of British Cycling back in April of this year. Only one of the complaints brought against him by Jess Varnish was upheld - that he used the term ‘bitches’, although we do not the context within which it was used.

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Boardman Calls For Highway Code Change

Chris Boardman and British Cycling launched a campaign today to make a change to the Highway Code, calling for a ‘universal’ rule to give way when turning at a junction.

Boardman says that, “At the moment there are 14 different rules around how you navigate a corner. It’s the most hazardous thing any of us do, regardless of if you’re on a bike, in a car or a pedestrian; it’s the most dangerous place in the road. Two thirds of all accidents happen at or around junctions.”

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Eroica Britannia 2017: Tickets Selling Fast!

Eroica Britannia announced this week that its tickets are selling like hot cakes since they became available on 23rd November. The award-winning vintage bike festival and ride has moved from its home in Bakewell in Derbyshire to nearby green and pleasant farmland surrounding Friden Grange enabling riders to take full advantage of The High Peak Trail and to expand all three ride routes. Get 16 - 18th June etched into your diaries now!

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Celebrities Suffer on L'Etape du Tour for TV

A new TV show that follows a group of celebrities train for and compete in the Etape du Tour will air its first episode on Monday 28th November at 7PM on Channel 5. Eight celebrities had three months to prepare for the challenge in which they raced against each other in two teams.

The four-part show features Jodie Kidd (fashion model), Darren Gough (England cricketer), Lucy Mecklenburg (model/TV star), Hugo Taylor (Made in Chelsea star), Austin Healey...

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