Men Only Leg Shaving Workshop at LMNH

The old conundrum: to shave or not to shave? Will it help knock a couple of seconds off your commute? Probably not. When Professor Tony Purnell spent many hours of time and pounds of money to research the effect in wind tunnels he found the ultimate aerodynamic leg shave was a bald front and hairy back. Not a good look.

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How Hayman won Roubaix 2016

Zwift, the virtual cycling platform has just released a short film about Matt Hayman’s epic journey to win last year’s Paris Roubaix.

He famously broke his arm at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad six weeks before Roubaix. He trained intensely on his turbo, using Zwift to help motivate and engage him and went on to win the famous Monument.

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Rapha Jersey on Sale for £10,000

We all know that Rapha jerseys are made to last – I still have my Classic bought way back in 2007 and 10 years on it still gets a regular wearing. However, even I blinked when we found out about a 2007 limited edition jersey designed by Paul Smith to commemorate the London Grand Depart of the 2007 Tour de France on sale on eBay for £10,000!

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Team Sky 'used Viagra'

Team Sky’s nemesis, The Daily Mail, published a story yesterday claiming that the team explored the effects of Viagra on its riders at a training camp in 2010 to establish whether it had any performance-enhancing benefits.

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Ventoux Wine in Honour of Tom Simpson

A vineyard at the base of Mont Ventoux is to launch a wine in memory of Tom Simpson who lost his life on the mountain in 1967. Some of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle will go to the Simpson family to help maintain the memorial to Tom.

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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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