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. Read More
Any women cyclists out there who feel they’re not being represented enough need to get to Oxford for the 4th and 5th March for the Festival of Women and Bicycles. The two day extravaganza will be celebrating the many wonderful ways in which women and bicycles are changing the world. Read More
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. Read More
Eroica Britannia have announced two big acts to appear at the award winning vintage cycling festival in Derbyshire this year. Norman Jay MBE, one of the world’s most popular DJs will be hosting a special funk, soul, rare groove, disco and Motown set on Friday, while 80’s pop sensation ABC will be playing on Saturday night. Read More
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. Read More
Take pity on a poor Chinese migrant worker who spent over a month trying to get home for Chinese New Year on his bike before he realised he was going in the wrong direction. He pedaled more than 500km before he realised his mistake. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Mark Beaumont, the record-breaking long-distance British cyclist, posted an intriguing message on twitter this week. Speaking from Calpe in Spain he said that he is “currently in training for the biggest expedition of my life” and that “it would be a historic year if I manage to pull off what is planned.” Read More
If you’ve been struggling to find any coverage of the Tour Down Under, then tune into the Bike Channel. It’s on Freesat 251, Virgin 552 and Sky 464. And when you do you’ll pleased to hear the long lost commentary voices of Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen. Read More
Hundreds of cyclists joined Ibike London for a ride last night from Waterloo to Brixton to mark the anniversary of David Bowie’s death. They joined hundreds of other fans who gathered around the mural dedicated to Bowie in Windrush Square to drink, sing and dance. Read More
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... Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.” Read More
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! Read More
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... Read More