The Cycle Show Selects: Week Nineteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS MUC-OFF CLAIMS LUDICROUS AF LUBE IS THE WORLD'S FASTEST CHAIN LUBE Muc-Off has launched it’s latest chain lube, Ludicrious AF, with the bold claim that it’s the ‘world’s fastest chain lube’ but why do they claim this? FIND OUT MORE WHO WILL BE LEADING GREAT BRITAIN AT UCI ROAD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS? Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish and Lizzie Deignan are just a selection of the 30-strong camp announced for Worlds in Belgium this September. FIND OUT MORE TOUR OF BRITAIN WOUT VAN AERT CROWNED 2021 TOUR OF BRITAIN CHAMPION IN ABERDEEN Van Aert’s debut appearance in the AJ Bell Tour of Britain was history making: his tally of four stage victories is the joint-most in the modern incarnation of the race. FIND OUT MORE PASCAL EENKHOORN MEETS YOUNG CYCLING FAN XANDER GRAHAM AT TOUR OF BRITAIN Twelve-year-old Scottish cyclist Xander Graham has become the sensation of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain after he rode alongside the breakaway and took a bidon from Pascal Eenkhoorn mid-race. FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS DEVINCI SPARTAN HP GX 12S REVIEW The all-new 2022 Spartan HP enduro bike from Devinci promises ground-hugging, high-speed riding SEE FULL REVIEW BEST BIKE COMPUTERS FOR TRIATHLETES Bike Computers help you chart your progress and even help you get home again. But which computer is worth your biking budget? SEE FULL LIST TOP TIPS & ADVICE POWER METERS: A BUYER'S GUIDE Bikeradar’s Jack and Simon sit down to discuss everything you need to know about power meters. FIND OUT MORE WHAT IS FASTED TRAINING? What is fasted training and does it work for cyclists? Should you be riding on an empty stomach? FIND OUT MORE SHOW NEWS SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Eighteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS AJ BELL TOUR OF BRITAIN: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW After a 721-day hiatus, this weekend sees the return of AJ Bell Tour of Britain, eight days of racing from Cornwall to Aberdeen. Find out who’s racing, how to watch, and more.  FIND OUT MORE EVIE RICHARDS WRITES HERSELF INTO HISTORY WITH A GOLD  Evie Richards made history as she became the first-ever British woman to win the elite women’s cross-country race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Italy.  FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS CHECK OUT NUTCASES VIO MIPS LED HELMET  As it’s getting dark early, this all-new Vio MIPS LED helmet is the perfect helmet for any adventure. Featuring panoramic LED lights. CHECK OUT VIDEO PINNACLE LATERITE 3 REVIEW  The price is attractive, but can the entry-level Laterite match it? BikeRadar’s Simon tests the bargain bike and has no hesitation in recommending it.  SEE FULL REVIEW LET'S DEBATE IS A VAN REALLY NEEDED?  BikeRadar’s Tom, Will, and Matthew have probably tried every combo of getting a bike to and from the start of their rides. What do they recommend? LISTEN NOW SHOULD OVERSHOES BE WORN UNDER OR OVER? A question that goes to the heart of on-bike fashion: what do you think is the correct way to wear overshoes? Get your question answered.  FIND OUT MORE ADVICE & TOP TIPS WHAT CAN TRIATHLETES LEARN FROM ANDY MURRAY'S TRAINING? British tennis star and double Wimbledon champion Andy Murray gives us an insight into his training regimen and recovery techniques, what can triathletes learn from it? FIND OUT MORE BIKE CRASH ADVICE: WHAT TO DO AFTER A CYCLING ACCIDENT As much as we love being out on our bikes, there’s always the risk of an accident. BikeRadar have put together 8 top tips on what to do if this were to ever happen.  FIND OUT MORE SHOW NEWS SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Seventeen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS THE INCREDIBLE EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS Last weekend visitors were given the opportunity to test ride electric bikes on tracks through the wonderful parkland of Alexandra Palace. If you missed out, not to worry we will be back in April 2022 with The Cycle Show. BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW CAVENDISH CONFIRMED AS FIRST RIDER FOR 2021 TOUR OF BRITAIN' Mark Cavendish, the greatest sprinter of all time, has been confirmed as the first rider for this year’s Tour of Britain (Sunday 5 – 12 September). Cavendish will lead his Belgian Deceuninck – Quick-Step team. FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS THE BRAND NEW RIBBLE ULTRA Ribble has announced the Ultra, a new aero road bike with an aggressively aero-optimised frameset and a novel integrated handlebar design. FIND OUT MORE THE BEST TRIATHLON WATCHES A well-chosen triathlon watch can revolutionise your performance, making you stronger, smarter, and after. But which is best for you? SEE FULL LIST LET'S DEBATE UNDERSTANDING THE MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS OF CYCLING Tom and Rob from Bikeradar chat with Ryan Oldfield, the founder of TotalMTB, to find out how riding and mental health interact, listen to their podcast now. LISTEN NOW TEA VERSUS COFFEE: HEALTH BENEFITS OF EACH Partial to the odd cup of coffee or tea but wondering which is best? 220 Triathlon takes a look at the health benefits of each. FIND OUT MORE THINGS TO DO IN SEARCH OF BRITAIN'S BEST BLUE TRAIL Bikeradar head north of the border to see if Scotland’s fabled trails can come up trumps in their hunt for Britain’s best blue route. FIND OUT MORE THE CYCLING UK SUMMER RAFFLE Feeling lucky? We Are Cycling UK are running a summer raffle with some pretty nice prizes including an Islabikes eJanis ebike and £1k in cash. GET INVOLVED SHOW NEWS SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Sixteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS HAPPY #CYCLETOWORKDAY Ever wondered how much easier your cycle commute could be with an eBike? Come along to our eBike Demo Weekend next week and test ride a selection of top eBikes for FREE! GET YOUR FREE TICKETS 'IF THOMAS HAS A MASSIVE DEAL WE'RE UNLIKELY TO MATCH IT' The transfer season is in full flow with a flurry of big-name signings already having been announced, but for Ineos Grenadiers the situation appears to be one of relative calm. VIEW FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS TOP TEN OF THE BEST RUNNING BELTS Fed up of jangling keys and bulky phone pockets on your run? Check out 220 Traithlon’s best running belts. SEE FULL REVIEW THE BIKES OF THE OLYMPIC XC PODIUM Bikeradar take an in-depth look at the bikes podiumed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics XC race. LISTEN NOW LET'S DEBATE COMPLAINTS AGAINST DENMARK TRACK TEAM Did the Danish Olympic team pursuit squad use fabric tape to gain an aero advantage? Multiple teams are now reported to have protested. FIND OUT MORE A VERY DIFFERENT LOOKING PELOTON Ever wondered how the peloton could look like in a parallel universe? Look no further! Enjoy this thread by Stycle Design, which one is your favourite? SEE FULL TWITTER THREAD THINGS TO DO CYCLE 300 MILES & SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH Sign up for free and help beat cancer by cycling 300 miles this September. Outdoors or indoors – the choice is yours. GET INVOLVED THE GT BICYCLES MALVERNS CLASSIC MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL Prepare for the biggest party in British mountain biking with a packed weekend for both spectators and riders with challenging and exciting events. BRING YOUR BIKE SHOW NEWS SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
What brands joined us at the eBike Demo ...
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HERE ARE THE BRANDS THAT JOINED US AT OUR EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND ON 14 - 15 AUGUST AT ALEXANDRA PALACE... ANGELL Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress APACHE Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress ARCC Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress Youtube BLACK BIKES Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress BROMPTON Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WordPress CANNONDALE Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WordPress CHILL EBIKES Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress DAWES Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress FALCON Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress GAZELLE Facebook Instagram Youtube WordPress GOCYCLE Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress MIRIDER Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress MOUSTACHE Facebook Twitter Instagram WordPress REVOLUTIONWORKS Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WordPress RIDGEBACK Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress RIESE & MULLER Facebook Twitter WordPress SARACEN Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress SPECIALIZED Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WordPress SQUISH Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress TERN Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress URBAN ARROW Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WordPress VOLT Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress WISPER Facebook Instagram Twitter WordPress BOOK YOUR FREE RIDE Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
Which bikes were tested at the eBike Dem...
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HERE IS A SELECTION OF EBIKES RIDERS TESTED ON 14 - 15 AUGUST AT ALEXANDRA PALACE... SPECIALIZED VADO SL APACHE TOCHO FOLDER FALCON FLO MOUSTACHE SAMEDI 28.3 MiRiDER ANGELL RIDGEBACK BUTCHER RIDGEBACK ELECTRON+ DAWES ARC II BROMPTON ELECTRIC EM6L RIESE & MULLER PACKSTER 400 CANNONDALE TRAIL NEO
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Fifteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS TOKYO OLYMPICS: FULL LIST OF TEAM GB CYCLISTS  The Tokyo Olympics will no doubt be a highlight of the cycling season for British fans, with the likes of Geraint Thomas, Lizzie Diegnan, Tom Pidcock, and more competing. SEE FULL LIST JUST UNDER 1 MONTH UNTIL THE FREE EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND Join brands Ridgeback, Specialized, Cannondale, and more at Alexandra Palace, where you’ll have the opportunity to test ride the latest eBikes for free. RIDE FOR FREE REVIEWS OAKLEY PLAZMA SPORTS SUNGLASSES REVIEW If it looks a touch nostalgic, it’s because the new Plazma design from Oakley is inspired by the classic Racing Jackets. SEE FULL REVIEW THE BEST GRAVEL BIKES 2021 Check out Bikeradar’s 33 best carbon, alloy, steel, and titanium gravel bikes all reviewed and rated by their team. SEE FULL REVIEW TOUR DE FRANCE AN AMAZING CHASE: JACK THOMPSON The Amazing Chase: How did Jack Thompson ride the entire Tour de France route and beat the peloton to Paris? FIND OUT MORE MARK CAVENDISH'S GREEN JERSEY BIKES From 2011 to 2021, how do Mark Cavendish’s Specialized McLaren Venge and Specialized Tarmac SL7 compare? READ MORE THINGS TO DO THE BEST CYCLING DAY TRIPS FROM LONDON Biking is experiencing a boom in London, but beyond the landmarks are twisting rivers, rolling countryside and pretty villages to explore. DISCOVER NOW SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP DAY This year’s Local Bike Shop Day will take place on Saturday 28 August. How can you get involved? #supportyourlocalbikeshop HOW CAN YOU HELP? SHOW NEWS SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Fourteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TOP NEWS THE CYCLE SHOW CATCH UP WITH GEOFF THOMAS Not only is football coming home, but former England international Geoff Thomas will be very soon as he and The Tour 21 team are now on their home stretch. READ FULL INTERVIEW PT PARTNERS WITH BT SPORT FOR COLLINS CUP The Professional Triathletes Organisation has just announced a partnership with BT Sport for coverage of the inaugural Collins Cup in the UK. FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS CANNONDALE SYSTEMSIX HI-MOD ETAP AXS REVIEW BikeRadar said it’s ‘still one of the fastest bikes in the world’ with the only con being the price, but why is it labeled as one of the fastest? SEE FULL REVIEW SHIMANO RD540 SPD-SL PEDAL REVIEW Warren Rossiter’s Shimano RD540 SPD-SL pedals have stood the test of time, even after a ‘seriously hard life’ which is why he is so impressed with them. SEE FULL REVIEW TOUR DE FRANCE HOW TO SPRINT LIKE MARK CAVENDISH There’s no denying that Mark Cavendish is a sprinting legend, but his return to form at the Tour has arguably cemented his status as greatest of all time. Read BikeRadar’s top tips on how to reach the line first. FIND OUT MORE BIKERADAR'S FAVOURITE TOUR DE FRANCE CLIMBS BikeRadar discuss their favourite Tour de France climbs – the iconic Mont Ventoux, Col du Tourmalet, Col du Galibier and Alpe d’Huez. What is it like to ride a giant of the Tour? LISTEN NOW THINGS TO DO THE EBIKE TEST TRACK HEADS TO WIMPOLE After a successful eBike Test Track at Hampton Court the team are joined by Ridgeback, Specialized and Benno Bikes, heading to Wimpole at the Artisan Collective Fair this September. BOOK NOW MICHAEL BLANN: ART OF MOUNTAINS EXHIBITION Michael Blann showcases a five-year personal project exploring the most iconic cycling climbs in Europe, the exhibition will be at Robert Phillips Gallery from 7 July – 8 August. FIND OUT MORE SHOW NEWS JUST 5 WEEK UNTIL OUR FIRST EVER EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND What an incredible weekend at the eBike Test Track at Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival. We enjoyed seeing you all test out the eBikes and chatting with the brands: Ridgeback, Specialized, and Gocycle. Stay tuned to see where the Test Track visits next! BOOK NOW WIN A £100 VOUCHER AND A YEAR'S MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION We want to know more about you, fill out the form below for the chance to win a £100 voucher for a Cycle Show brand of your choice and a year’s magazine subscription for either 220 Triathlon, MBUK, or Cycling Plus. (view full T&C’s here) FILL OUT THE FORM SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW
The Cycle Show Catch Up with Geoff Thoma...
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The Tour 21 team are currently riding the full Tour de France route to raise over £1m for Cure Leukaemia, the charity that played a big part in saving Geoff’s life.  DONATE NOW WE CAUGHT UP WITH FORMER ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL GEOFF THOMAS... How is the feeling in the camp now you’re on the home stretch?We’re feeling good, but getting closer to the finish line doesn’t change anything. The team has learnt not to look too far ahead and take things step by step, especially when there are still a number of tough days which remain.What’s been the best moment for you so far?For me personally, it was completing Stage 11 – the double climb of Mont Ventoux. It’s the first time in Tour de France history riders have to climb it twice in one stage. It’s more or less 198.9km of arduous incline, but to have overcome it and say I did so without coming off the bike is a huge highlight. I certainly felt it the next morning, however!Any unexpected incidents along the way?Not yet for me – although there’s still plenty of time! We’ve had a few riders get the odd puncture or take the wrong turn, but nothing overly serious at the time of speaking thankfully.What’s the reaction of the locals been like?Nothing short of amazing. It’s strange, a number of villages seemed to have been prepared for us passing through.School children have come by the roadside with signs to cheer us on which was a real surprise, while you of course get a bit of interest from people in and around towns who occasionally wave or shout something.How much have you raised so far and how far to go to the target?We’re closing in on the £950,000 mark of our £1,000,000 target. We’re in the final week of The Tour so donations right now are vital during our final push.What does The Tour 21 mean to you personally?It feels like my baby. We started in 2005 and have had so much support over the years, but this one surpasses everything before.It’s also my fifth and final Tour this year, so perhaps it is slightly more significant to me, but the foundations have been put in place to ensure that it can only get better with the amount of interest we are now getting.NBC and Eurosport are filming a documentary series of The Tour, while we’ve had real interest across local, national and international media. All this raises awareness and money for the charity and can make a real difference in the fight against leukaemia.We see that there’s riders for the 22 edition already signed up – what advice would you give to potential riders considering taking part?Start training now – you’re going to need it! Kidding aside, I’d advise any potential riders to get training advice which can be tailored around what you can realistically do week on week leading up to the event.I’d also encourage anyone considering getting involved to be a part of this fantastic fundraiser. We’ve also had the first female rider on this year’s tour in Sarah Hope, and are promoting for greater diversity ahead of The Tour 22. (Image Credit: Joolze Dymond) DONATE NOW #THETOUR21 #TOURDEFRANCE #LETOUR Twitter Instagram
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Thirteen
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… THINGS TO DO FREE TICKETS TO OUR EBIKE DEMO WEEKENDER THIS SUMMER Join us and brands such as Ridgeback, Specialized, Cannondale, Saracen, and more at our brand new eBike Demo Weekender at Alexandra Palace from 14-15 August where you can test ride a selection of eBikes, plus it’s FREE! DON'T MISS OUT, BOOK NOW GET INVOLVED IN THE TOUR 21 VIRTUAL CHALLENGE As the official charity partner of the Tour de France in the UK, Cure Leukaemia are challenging you to ride a total of 248km (the same distance as the tour’s longest stage) between 19 June and 11 July to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. GET INVOLVED REVIEWS RIBBLE ADDS 2 FULLY INTEGRATED EBIKES Ribble Cycles have added two fully integrated models to their award-winning and lightest class eBike range – the Ribble Urban e and the Ribble Hybrid AL e Trail. CHECK OUT FULL RANGE TOUR DE FRANCE 2021: WHO'S RIDING WHAT? Want to find out what frames, groupsets, wheels and finishing kit all 23 teams riding will be using at this year’s Tour de France? Our friends at BikeRadar have all the answers you need! SEE FULL LIST LET'S DEBATE! WAHOO SPEEDPLAY AERO REVIEW Speedplay are back… well they never really went away, they just now carry the Wahoo brand name, who have simplified the range. But what improvements were made? SEE FULL REVIEW HARDTAILS VERSUS FULL-SUS It’s an age-old debate – which kind of mountain bike is best – a hardtail, with no rear suspension, or a full-suspension machine. Listen to BikeRadar’s debate to find out more. LISTEN NOW SHOW NEWS THE EBIKE TEST TRACK WAS A SUCCESS! What an incredible weekend at the eBike Test Track at Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival. We enjoyed seeing you all test out the eBikes and chatting with the brands: Ridgeback, Specialized, and Gocycle. Stay tuned to see where the Test Track visits next! WIN A £100 VOUCHER AND A YEAR'S MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION We want to know more about you, fill out the form below for the chance to win a £100 voucher for a Cycle Show brand of your choice and a year’s magazine subscription for either 220 Triathlon, MBUK, or Cycling Plus. (view full T&C’s here) FILL OUT THE FORM SAVE THE DATE 22-24 APRIL 2022 Get planning ahead and book your ticket to the UK’s leading cycling event, returning to London on 22-24 April 2022.The Cycle Show will join the London eBike Festival powered by Shimano Steps for a unique cycling exprience at one of the capital’s most iconic venues BOOK NOW Subscribe to The Cycle Show mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news in the cycling world.  SUBSCRIBE NOW