The Cycle Show Selects: Week Twelve
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… THE ULTIMATE FATHER'S DAY OUT! If you’ve ever thought about getting an electric bike, but just didn’t know where to start, you can test ride leading bike brands, Ridgeback, Specialized, and Gocycle at Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival in June.  BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW PHOTO FINISH PUTS MARK CAVENDISH 2ND It took a photo finish to deny Mark Cavendish the victory at the Belgian one-day race Elfstedenronde, although Cavendish himself said he’s glad he was in the photo-finish and Tim didn’t arrive 10 meters in front of him.  SEE PHOTO FINISH LET'S DEBATE! UCI BANS SUPERSAPIENS FROM COMPETITION The UCI has introduced a ban on the in-competition use of devices that capture information on metabolic values including, but not limited to, glucose and lactate. Published last week, the rule 1.3.006bis amendment will come into effect from today.  VIEW FULL ARTICLE PINARELLO'S DOGMA-TIC APPROACH TO DESIGN, RAPHA, MTB & MORE Listen now to BikeRadar’s podcast featuring Jack Luke, Matthew Loveridge, and Simon Bromley who discuss the biggest news from the past week, including the new Pinarello Dogma, Rapha’s MTB kit, and much more. LISTEN NOW REVIEWS CANNONDALE ADVENTURE NEO Why do they say ‘Let the rush-hour race become a distant memory’? – super comfortable, easy to get on and off, intuitive and approachable, with powerful assistance. VIEW FULL REVIEW SPECIALIZED FUSE 27.5 (2021) REVIEW  Chunky plus-size tyres, a dropper post and a 1×11 drivetrain are matched to relatively up-to-date geometry on a sleek alloy frame. It looks the part, but how does it ride? VIEW FULL REVIEW THINGS TO DO FREE EBIKE DEMO EVENT AT ALEXANDRA PALACE Are you looking to upgrade your bike to an electric version or thought about getting an eBike? We’re excited to launch our brand new eBike Demo Weekender at London’s most iconic venue Alexandra Palace from 14-15 August.  FREE - RESERVE YOUR PLACE THE NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK SPRING CLEAN The National Cycling Network is having a Great British Spring Clean between 28 May and 13 June 2021. Their aim is to keep Britain tidy by cleaning up 5,000 miles of the National Cycling Network, can you help them reach their goal? HOW TO GET INVOLVED ADVICE AND TIPS HOW TO DRESS FOR CYCLING IN THE SUMMER The sunshine is finally upon us! As you can guess cycling is different in the summer. The days are longer, mudguards have long been removed, and more. Check out BikeRadar’s guide to summer cycling kit. READ MORE TRIATHLON TRANSITION: 10 COMMON MISTAKES Transition is often termed the fourth discipline of triathlon and is where a race can be lost. 220 Triathlon asked Russ Hall, club coach for the BRAT club in Birmingham to run us through the top 10 mistakes made in transition. READ MORE 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 Selects: Week Eleven
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… TEST RIDE AN EBIKE AT ARTISAN FESTIVAL If you’ve ever thought about getting an electric bike, but just didn’t know where to start, you can test ride leading bike brands, Ridgeback, Specialized, and Gocycle at Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival in June BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW GET 10% OFF CYCLE SHOW TICKETS To celebrate International Bike Week next week we’re giving you 10% off Cycle Show 2022 tickets. The show will take place on 22-24 April 2022 at Alexandra Palace, London. Use code IBW10 for 10% off. GET YOUR DISCOUNT NOW LET'S DEBATE! HOW BOARDMAN BIKES DESIGNED BIKERADAR'S BIKE OF THE YEAR As you’ll have discovered by reading BikeRadar’s Bike of the Year 2021 coverage, the Boardman SLR 9.4 AXS Disc, which took the overall Road Bike of the Year award. But how was it designed and built? VIEW FULL ARTICLE WHY THE CANYON GRIZL DESERVES 5 WHOLE STARS Following the launch of Canyon’s all-new carbon gravel bike the Grizl, BikeRadar talk through how the new bike compares to its wacky predecessor the Grail, and whether any bike deserves a five-star review. READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS GARMIN ENDURO MULTISPORT WATCH Is Garmin’s new ultra-endurance multisport watch really worth the almost £700 price tag? James Witts find out. VIEW FULL REVIEW GIANT TCR ADVANCED PRO 1 DISC REVIEW Fully-loaded spec for Giant’s racing legend and BikeRadar’s Performance Bike of the year. VIEW FULL REVIEW THINGS TO DO WORLD'S BIGGEST BIKE RIDE Want to be a part of something really big? Take part in the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on 30 May with thousands of others. Whether you’re a regular cyclist, or are just tempted to give it a go. HOW TO GET INVOLVED? THE OUTDOORS AWAITS WITH UCKE UK Cycling Events is a dedicated cycling events company, which is passionate about encouraging all abilities of rider to experience the best cycling the UK has to offer. UPCOMING EVENTS ADVICE AND TIPS INTERNATIONAL BIKE WEEK AND YOUR WELLBEING It’s International Bike Week next week and the theme is health and wellbeing, we thought we’d share an article British Cycling done with 5 steps to wellbeing – connect, be active, keep learning, give to others and be mindful. READ MORE IMPROVE YOUR SECURITY WHATEVER YOUR BUDGET It’s International Bike Week next week and the theme is health and wellbeing, we thought we’d share an article British Cycling done with 5 steps to wellbeing – connect, be active, keep learning, give to others and be mindful. HOW TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SAFE 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 Selects: Week Ten
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… MEET THE CYCLISTS RIDING 500KM THROUGH RAMADAN The Fasted 500 was the brainchild of Zahir Nayani, a lawyer and cyclist from Swindon, who saw the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Muslim communities and a need to encourage an active lifestyle. The Fasted 500 has required participants to ride an average of 17km a day through the holy month of Ramadan, from 12 April to 12 May. SEE FULL ARTICLE THE ULTIMATE CYCLING PRIZE DRAW WITH THE TOUR 21 With The Tour 21 team progressing towards their £1,000,000 target, The Ultimate Cycling Prize Draw linked to the event is currently live. help the team reach their goal and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are now available to purchase with all proceeds going towards the team’s fundraising for Cure Leukaemia. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW LET'S DEBATE! CAN ALI BROWNLEE GO SUB 7-HOURS OVER AN IRON-DISTANCE? It could be a triathlon performance for the ages, But shaving 36 minutes off the world’s best iron-distance effort is a monumental ask. As Ali Brownlee prepares to attempt just that, James Witts investigate the innovations that could make the dream become reality… VIEW FULL ARTICLE HOW TACO VAN DER HOORN HONED HIS WAY TO A GIRO STAGE WIN It’s rare to see a lone breakaway rider outfox the peloton on a sprint stage at a Grand Tour, so it was fantastic to see Taco Van Der Hoorn take a win on stage three of the 2021 Giro d’Italia. To understand why events like this are so rare, you simply need to consider the maths. READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS TRI-RALEIGH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Pros: Gloriously accomplished and authentic retro rideCons: It’s a limited-edition bike VIEW FULL REVIEW SHIMANO'S ULTEGRA R8000 PEDALS REVIEW Pros: Great performance; low weight; adjustable tension Cons: Price VIEW FULL REVIEW THINGS TO DO KAMOOT: BIKE TOURING ROUTES AND TRAILS Discover the best routes, guides and handmade Collections, organized by region and categorized by the type of adventure you’re looking for. Just choose your region, select the categories that best describe what you want to experience — and find your next bike tour. DISCOVER NOW 5 OF THE BEST UK BIKE PARKS WITH UPLIFT MBUK have put together their top picks of Britain’s top venues for maximum descending fun with minimum uphill effort.The shortlist features BikePark, Wales, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and more! CHECK OUT TOP 5 ADVICE AND TIPS WHY CYCLING AND WALKING ARE GREAT FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH We all know that keeping active has huge benefits for our physical health. But did you know that it’s also good for your mental health? Here’s why walking and cycling are great for your body and your brain. FIND OUT WHY WHAT TOOLS TO CARRY CYCLING AND HOW TO USE THEM Bikes are very simple machines, you can strip one down and build it back up on the roadside with a multi-tool. Most common mechanicals are quick and easy to fix, as long as you are carrying the right tools and spares. WHAT TOOLS? 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
CYCLE SHOW SELECTS
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CYCLE SHOW SELECTS: Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Each week we will be bringing you The Cycle Show Selects: selected industry news chosen by the team to keep you inspired during this time!Whether you’re a Roadie, MB, Commuter or more we have news from all parts of the industry to keep you up to date. Week Eleven! TEST RIDE AN EBIKE AT ARTISAN FESTIVAL If you’ve ever thought about getting an electric bike, but just didn’t know where to start, you can test ride leading bike brands, Ridgeback, Specialized, and Gocycle at Hampton Court Palace Artisan Festival in June BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW GET 10% OFF CYCLE SHOW TICKETS To celebrate International Bike Week next week we’re giving you 10% off Cycle Show 2022 tickets. The show will take place on 22-24 April 2022 at Alexandra Palace, London. Use code IBW10 for 10% off. GET YOUR DISCOUNT NOW LET'S DEBATE! HOW BOARDMAN BIKES DESIGNED BIKERADAR'S BIKE OF THE YEAR As you’ll have discovered by reading BikeRadar’s Bike of the Year 2021 coverage, the Boardman SLR 9.4 AXS Disc, which took the overall Road Bike of the Year award. But how was it designed and built? VIEW FULL ARTICLE WHY THE CANYON GRIZL DESERVES 5 WHOLE STARS Following the launch of Canyon’s all-new carbon gravel bike the Grizl, BikeRadar talk through how the new bike compares to its wacky predecessor the Grail, and whether any bike deserves a five-star review. READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS GARMIN ENDURO MULTISPORT WATCH Is Garmin’s new ultra-endurance multisport watch really worth the almost £700 price tag? James Witts find out. VIEW FULL REVIEW GIANT TCR ADVANCED PRO 1 DISC REVIEW Fully-loaded spec for Giant’s racing legend and BikeRadar’s Performance Bike of the year. VIEW FULL REVIEW THINGS TO DO WORLD'S BIGGEST BIKE RIDE Want to be a part of something really big? Take part in the World’s Biggest Bike Ride on 30 May with thousands of others. Whether you’re a regular cyclist, or are just tempted to give it a go. HOW TO GET INVOLVED? THE OUTDOORS AWAITS WITH UCKE UK Cycling Events is a dedicated cycling events company, which is passionate about encouraging all abilities of rider to experience the best cycling the UK has to offer. UPCOMING EVENTS ADVICE AND TIPS INTERNATIONAL BIKE WEEK AND YOUR WELLBEING It’s International Bike Week next week and the theme is health and wellbeing, we thought we’d share an article British Cycling done with 5 steps to wellbeing – connect, be active, keep learning, give to others and be mindful. READ MORE IMPROVE YOUR SECURITY WHATEVER YOUR BUDGET It’s International Bike Week next week and the theme is health and wellbeing, we thought we’d share an article British Cycling done with 5 steps to wellbeing – connect, be active, keep learning, give to others and be mindful. HOW TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SAFE Week Ten! MEET THE CYCLISTS RIDING 500KM THROUGH RAMADAN The Fasted 500 was the brainchild of Zahir Nayani, a lawyer and cyclist from Swindon, who saw the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Muslim communities and a need to encourage an active lifestyle. The Fasted 500 has required participants to ride an average of 17km a day through the holy month of Ramadan, from 12 April to 12 May. SEE FULL ARTICLE THE ULTIMATE CYCLING PRIZE DRAW WITH THE TOUR 21 With The Tour 21 team progressing towards their £1,000,000 target, The Ultimate Cycling Prize Draw linked to the event is currently live. help the team reach their goal and have the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are now available to purchase with all proceeds going towards the team’s fundraising for Cure Leukaemia. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW LET'S DEBATE! CAN ALI BROWNLEE GO SUB 7-HOURS OVER AN IRON-DISTANCE? It could be a triathlon performance for the ages, But shaving 36 minutes off the world’s best iron-distance effort is a monumental ask. As Ali Brownlee prepares to attempt just that, James Witts investigate the innovations that could make the dream become reality… VIEW FULL ARTICLE HOW TACO VAN DER HOORN HONED HIS WAY TO A GIRO STAGE WIN It’s rare to see a lone breakaway rider outfox the peloton on a sprint stage at a Grand Tour, so it was fantastic to see Taco Van Der Hoorn take a win on stage three of the 2021 Giro d’Italia. To understand why events like this are so rare, you simply need to consider the maths. READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEWS TRI-RALEIGH 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Pros: Gloriously accomplished and authentic retro rideCons: It’s a limited-edition bike VIEW FULL REVIEW SHIMANO'S ULTEGRA R8000 PEDALS REVIEW Pros: Great performance; low weight; adjustable tension Cons: Price VIEW FULL REVIEW THINGS TO DO KAMOOT: BIKE TOURING ROUTES AND TRAILS Discover the best routes, guides and handmade Collections, organized by region and categorized by the type of adventure you’re looking for. Just choose your region, select the categories that best describe what you want to experience — and find your next bike tour. DISCOVER NOW 5 OF THE BEST UK BIKE PARKS WITH UPLIFT MBUK have put together their top picks of Britain’s top venues for maximum descending fun with minimum uphill effort.The shortlist features BikePark, Wales, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and more! CHECK OUT TOP 5 ADVICE AND TIPS WHY CYCLING AND WALKING ARE GREAT FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH We all know that keeping active has huge benefits for our physical health. But did you know that it’s also good for your mental health? Here’s why walking and cycling are great for your body and your brain. FIND OUT WHY WHAT TOOLS TO CARRY CYCLING AND HOW TO USE THEM Bikes are very simple machines, you can strip one down and build it back up on the roadside with a multi-tool. Most common mechanicals are quick and easy to fix, as long as you are carrying the right tools and spares. WHAT TOOLS? Week Nine! THE CYCLE SHOW CATCH UP WITH IAN TAYLOR The Tour 21 team will ride the full Tour de France route to raise over £1m for Cure Leukaemia. We caught up with Ian Taylor who will be taking part.  Find out everything from his current training schedule, his least looking forward to moment, the bike and kit he will use and more! READ FULL INTERVIEW RIBBLE LAUNCHES TWO NEW SUPERLIGHT EBIKES Ribble’s flagship and award-winning electric carbon road bike, the Endurance SL e, is now available in a new Hero edition creating the lightest e-bike in its class and one of the lightest e-bikes in the world at just 10.5kg. FIND OUT MORE LET'S DEBATE! IS LANE-KEEPING CAR SAFETY TECH A DANGER? Picture the scene: you’re driving along a rural A-road and spot a cyclist up ahead. As a fellow rider and courteous driver, you’re lining up for a safe overtake, edging out to the middle of the road to improve your sightline and maintain a suitably safe distance as you pass… VIEW FULL ARTICLE THE NEW TRI DOCUMENTARY 'BEYOND HUMAN' Triathlon’s high-production broadcast is called Beyond Human. It’s funded by the Professional Triathletes Organisation, and will focus on Canadian Lionel Sanders, German Sebastian Kienle and American Heather Jackson.  FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS YETI SB165 LONG-TERM REVIEW Pros: A genuinely fast, forgiving and fun bike to ride. Cons: Internal cable routing, even with cable guides, is a hassle. VIEW FULL REVIEW CANYON PRECEDEON CF 9 REVIEW Pros: User-friendly design; bags of power, very comfortableCons: Expensive; heavy VIEW FULL REVIEW LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE FOR CYCLISTS Coronavirus rules and restrictions vary across the UK and are changing all the time. Check out the latest guidance via Cycling UK.  CURRENT RESTRICTIONS TOP 10 BIKE PARKS IN ENGLAND Bike parks are amazing places, and there are some fantastic ones in England. Simply browse Kamoot’s collection of community-contributed Highlights below and fill your adventure with the best bike park trails. VIEW TOP 10 ADVICE AND TIPS MAKING SENSE OF THE PHOTO -FINISH AT AMSTEL GOLD Amstel Gold Race was one of the closest races in recent memory, with one of the most-talked-about outcomes.That video suggested that Pidcock had won. However, after what felt like an eternity, the official result came through: Wout van Aert, by the most minuscule of margins. The Belgian had beaten the Brit by just 0.004 seconds. VIEW FULL STORY TOP BIKE OILS, GREASES, DEGREASES AND WHEN TO USE THEM Choosing the right bike oil for your purpose can be a bit of a minefield, and is a little more complicated than you might think. That’s why 220 Triathlon have rounded up their top greases, degreasers, and oils, for you to choose from. VIEW SHORTLIST Week Eight LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège draws the curtain on the Spring Classics and the first part of the season. The men’s route has now been confirmed and will cover 259.5km.The route also changed slightly in 2019 and now finishes by returning to Liège as opposed to nearby Ans. This year also sees the addition of a new climb in the form of the Côte de Desnié just ahead of the Côte de la Redoute. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TRAIL AND ENDURO BIKE OF THE YEAR 2021 After months of testing, it’s time to announce BikeRadar’s and MBUK’s Bike of the Year 2021 winners – with the Bird Aether 9 crowned Trail Bike of the Year and Trek Slash 8 taking the Enduro Bike of the Year crown.Check out what makes these bikes so special.  VIEW SHORTLIST AND WINNERS LET'S DEBATE! CAN YOU TRAIN FOR AN IRONMAN IN A YEAR? As the catchphrase goes: “Anything is possible”, but is it possible to train for an Ironman in only one year? It certainly depends on your starting point, but a year seems like a reasonable amount of time to prepare for an Ironman.Let’s look at some considerations before you commit since ultimately, the question is not “can you”, but “should you?” VIEW FULL ARTICLE BIKERADAR PODCAST: ROAD TECH DEAD ENDS Mathew Loveridge and Jack Luke discuss the road tech that failed to catch on or were simply a victim of the times, from hydraulic rim brakes to – controversially – 1x drivetrains for the road. Listen to full podcast now. LISTEN NOW REVIEWS MIRIDER ONE 2021 REVIEW Pros: Punchy power; great looks; easy folding; bags of fun to rideCons: The single gear could be limiting for some riders. VIEW FULL REVIEW BONT VAYPOR S HOLOGRAM SHOES Bont offers its flagship lightweight shoe in numerous versions, from the original Vaypor to a sportive-orientated, kangaroo-leather Vapor+ and more in-between.Now they have the lightest model to date, the Vaypor S, with one of the options featuring this extrovert hologram PU upper. VIEW FULL REVIEW LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE FOR CYCLISTS Coronavirus rules and restrictions vary across the UK and are changing all the time. Check out the latest guidance via Cycling UK.  CURRENT RESTRICTIONS TOP 5 UK TECH TRAILS (MANMADE) Gnarly, natural-feeling tracks that’ll test your mettle without having to head deep into the backcountry. MBUK have listed their top 5 best UK trails. VIEW MBUK'S TOP 5 WEEK SEVEN WAHOO FRONTIERS: LONG COAST In this first episode of season two, Ian Boswell, Peter Stetina, and Colin Strickland meet up in California for a bike trip that explores the Lost Coast. This is not just an adventure, it is the new training camp for these privateers.What do you do when you need your competition to get better so you can beat your competition later? Ian, Pete, and Colin find out as they tackle the Lost Coast each seeking something a bit different and each riding away with fresh perspective and motivation for challenges ahead. WATCH NOW RIBBLE: THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE Where the road ends and the off-road adventure begins is where these Gravel bikes explode into life. With lightweight frames, stable off-road geometry, and huge tyre clearance, our range of gravel bikes is designed to ride faster, smoother, and explore the most challenging terrain.View Ribble’s full gravel bike range now. VIEW FULL RANGE LET'S DEBATE! CAN YOU GET FIT ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE? Electric bikes offer a wide range of benefits, allowing you to travel further and faster, offering a green alternative for commuting, and enabling more people to experience the joy of cycling. However, with a motor and battery providing assistance while you pedal, can you get fit on an eBike?With many aspects of cycling seemingly focused on performance gains, electric bikes are often met with scepticism for providing a helping hand on hills or a sweat-free ride to work. However, riding an electric bike can still improve your fitness. VIEW FULL ARTICLE BIKERADAR PODCAST: HOW GREEN IS CYCLING? Mathew Loveridge talks to BikeRadar’s in-house physicist Seb Scott to find out just how green cycling really is. The answer might surprise you.In short, while making bicycles and the food to power them carries a carbon cost, cycling is among the lowest carbon-per-kilometer modes of transport – it’s even better than walking. LISTEN NOW REVIEWS CANYON STOIC 4 REVIEW Pros: modern geometry; well-considered componentry; versatile, gravity-loving all-rounder.Cons: Aluminium frame can be harsh; long, low shape has trade-offs with snappy handling. VIEW FULL REVIEW TOP BUDGET WETSUITS 220 Triathlon have shortlisted the top budget swimsuits, from £100 up to £250, for men and women. Your first triathlon wetsuit is one of the most crucial you’ll ever make, the start of a multisport journey that could last a lifetime. But that’s not to say that the entry-level suits here are just for beginners, as many display enough quality for a host of tri experiences.  VIEW SHORTLIST LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO STAY ON TOP OF THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS British Cycling have worked with Sport England and other national governing bodies to put together a cycling roadmap. View roadmap now and stay updated.  STAY UPDATED TOP 20 CYCLING ROUTES AROUND LONDON Canals, reservoirs, and 3,000 parks all make cycling in London an absolute joy. From Richmond Park to Hampstead Heath, find yourself in wild nature on your rides.  EXPLORE LONDON WEEK SIX WOUT VAN AERT: BRABANTSE PIJL With Paris-Roubaix postponed to October, Wout van Aert focuses his attention to the Brabantse Pijl starting line-up, the first hilly classic of the season played out across 200km and 24 hills in Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant.  The succession of hills on this route is relentless, including a 550 metre-long cobbled climb featuring a maximum gradient of 17 per cent. Read Wout van Aert‘s full interview with Cycling News has he prepares for his Brabantse Pijl debut. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW TIME MATTERS: RICHARD CURTIS' STORY Ultra-cyclist Richard Curtis was the victim of a car accident in 2018 which left him with permanent brain injury.  Time Matters is a short film which shines a light on the life changing moment and Richard’s struggles thereafter. It serves as a sombre reminder that life is precious, and simple pleasures like riding your bike should not be taken for granted. WATCH NOW VELO VISTAS: MARCH FAVOURITES Who doesn’t love to take a photo of their bike and scenic view on a ride? We’re giving you the opportunity to win tickets for the Cycle Show 2022. Each month we are asking our followers to share their photos with us. Check out our March shortlist and get involved.  CHECK OUT VELO VISTAS SHORTLIST STEP TWO OF THE CYCLING ROADMAP Restrictions continue to ease from April 12 but what exactly does this mean for cyclists? British Cycling have pulled together a roadmap for cyclists and are offering extra guidance and support through webinars. Head to the link below to find out more information.  FIND OUT MORE GOCYCLE REVEALS ITS FOURTH GENERATION EBIKE RANGE A new standard for urban performance. Gocycle G4, Gi, G4i & G4i+ set a new standard for lightweight design, innovation and performance in the portable urban eBike segment.  FIND OUT MORE TRAITHLON NEWS: IMPROVE YOUR RUN When looking for ways to improve your muscular endurance, speed and running efficiency, it’s generally accepted that you need to incorporate strength training into your weekly training plan.Kettlebells are a great training tool, says Jon Hodgkinson from Triathlon Coaching UK. Check out his top kettlebell exercises for improving your run. VIEW KETTLEBELL EXERCISES WEEK FIVE EASTER SUNDAY: TOUR OF FLANDERS The men’s and women’s 2021 Tour of Flanders are both set to take place on Sunday 4 April. Defined by its cobbled climbs, the 2021 Tour of Flanders as usual will be largely played out in a small part of Belgium. Over the years it’s become a favourite for both spectators and riders and the atmosphere accompanies the race through the lane of Flanders.  KEY INFORMATION EXPLORE UK'S BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS Every year show partners MBUK publish their guide to the UK’s best mountain bike trails – the places to ride if you want a pretty much guaranteed good time on two wheels! They focus predominantly on trail centres and bike parks, because their purpose-built, well-maintained trails are generally ridable no matter what the UK climate is.  EXPLORE NOW COREBIKE LAUNCH COREBIKE ONLINE COREbike the UK’s largest cycling trade event are delighted to announce the launch of COREbike Online a digital gallery for promotional videos and product news. The website gives visitors the opportunity to experience the latest products, new product releases, range overviews and more.  CHECK OUT COREBIKE ONLINE STEP ONE OF THE CYCLING ROADMAP British Cycling has been in contact with Sport England and other national governing bodies to discuss the return to sanctioned activities and events. British Cycling-affiliated Club rides or recreation programme rides for up to 15 participants are allowed with some restrictions in place.  EXPLORE RULES EBIKE NEWS: GT LAUNCHES GRADE POWER Electric gravel bikes are a thing right now and GT has joined the club with a motor-powered version of the Grade. The non-motorised GT Grade Pro won the Bike Radar 2020 Gravel Bike of the Year Award and this latest, electrified version is called the Grade Power.  READ FULL REVIEW TRAITHLON NEWS: STRETCHES FOR SWIMMERS Tri coach Philip Hatzis explained the best stretched for swimming, and why they can be more beneficial than drills. Stretching can help improve your swim technique and should form part of your regular training schedule.  SEE ALL STRETCHES WEEK FOUR 2021 EDITION OF GENT-WEVELGEM In just a week, the peloton will gather under the Menin Gate in Ypres for a new edition of Gent-Wevelgem. Last year’s winner Mads Pendersen will face strong competition according to the provisional start list: a mix of fast men and classic riders. Who will win the Wevelgem?  VIEW PROVISIONAL START LIST 60 SECONDS WITH CASEY BROWN Not only has she raced downhill and enduro to Elite level, twice she has been crowned Queen of Crankworx and featured in several MTB films but she has done it all with a style few can match. After seeing what Casey Brown achieved lots of women have now shown what they’re capable of away from the race tracks.  CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW LOCKDOWN CYCLING RULES EXPLAINED The restrictions on cycle in the different UK nations still apply, however British Cycling have published a roadmap to restart group rides, sportive and competitions. Although subject to change British Cycling expects all activities to resume on 21 June, although some restrictions may still apply. These rules apply to England only.  SEE ROADMAP COLLINS CUP: THE ROAD TO SAMORIN The Professional Triathletes Organisation has announced the new date for the inaugural Collins Cup, now set to take place on 28 August, 2021. A spin off of golf’s Ryder Cup, this innovative new event will see the top triathletes in the world competing in the teams across a middle-distance multi race format. What does this mean exactly?  FIND OUT MORE FSA SYSTEM HM 1.0 FIRST RIDE REVIEW FSA’s System HM 1.0 ebike motor is set to rival the biggest players in the market as a lightweight rear hub motor for electric road bikes and electric gravel bikes, and BikeRadar got an exclusive test ride to see how it stacks up against stiff competition.  READ FULL REVIEW WEEK THREE FIRST MONUMENT RACE: MILAN-SAN REMO The first Monument of the 2021 season: Milan-San Remo is back in it’s traditional place on Saturday 16 March after last year’s COVID-forced delay.For the first time, the race will be aired from start to finish it its entirety. HOW TO WATCH EARTHBOUND'S HIGH PIVOT BAMBOO BIKE Earthbound Bikes have brought their own twist on high pivot suspension bikes, made from bamboo and carbon. The model looks far from the novelty of bamboo bikes, and was built by Jason O’Nions.So why bamboo? FIND OUT WHY WIN A TICKET TO THE CYCLE SHOW Love taking pictures while you’re out cycling? Share your snaps for the chance to win!All you have to do is tag us in either your Instagram Story or Instagram post an image of your bike and most scenic view during March! GET INVOLVED IN VELO VISTAS 'WE REMEMBER THEM' UK-WIDE RELAY The relay is set to take place from Summer 2021, with the goal to remember and support all frontline key workers who have done, and continue to carry out important and difficult work during the pandemic. Teams and individuals will carry specially-made batons in relay legs around the UK as they fundraise for the Laura Hyde Foundation charity.  GET INVOLVED IN THE RELAY ARE CHILDREN'S EBIKES LEGAL IN THE UK? A question you may or may not of thought of. There has been a huge development in kids bikes – the arrival of chidren’s e-bikes into the UK, but what are the legal restrictions around this. Short answer is they aren’t legal until they are over the age of 14.Cycle Sprogs can answer all your questions in more detail. READ MORE WEEK TWO TIRRENO-ADRIATICO 2021 HAS BEGUN Tirereno-Adriatico, nicknamed the race between the two seas is an elite race in Italy, the race began yesterday and seen Wout van Aert dominate the opening brunch sprint in Camaiore to take the first stage win.The race continues until 16 March. FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE DREAM BUILD: MATT WALKER'S ARIEL 60 X To celebrate the launch of Saracen’s new range, they got Gee Milner to give their Ariel 60 X the Dream Build treatment! And who better to build the bike for than 200 UCI Downhill World Cup overall winner Matt Walker!Watch the bike be built and then rode by Matt Walker below. WATCH NOW CHECK OUT THE VELO VISTAS SHORTLIST! Each month we challenge our Instagram followers to share a photo of their most scenic ride as motivation to get out into the fresh air. This month we were sent many images from across the country.Check out the shortlist and get involved today. CHECK OUT VELO VISTAS THE IRON COWBOY IS BACK WITH A CHALLENGE James Lawrence is an endurance triathlete who took up endurance racing to escape the corporate rat race. He sparked controversy on his previous challenge, here to strike again with an even bigger and tougher feat: from 1 March to 8 June Lawrence aims to complete 100 iron distance triathlons in 100 consecutive days, can he do it?  FIND OUT MORE THE BEST ELECTRIC FOLDING BIKES Show partner Bike Radar have pulled together their top-rated folders for commuting and city riding. Combining an electric bike with a folding bike means that you can get on and off trains and buses easily plus easy storage at home.Perfect for that extra electric boost. READ MORE WEEK ONE THE SPRING CLASSICS HAVE BEGUN! The Spring Classics kicked off the start of the season with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. Davide Ballerini won the race after an incredible team effort. SEE FULL RACE CALENDAR 60 SECONDS WITH FABIO WIBMER Once I did a wheelie for 95 minutes!’ Show partners MBUK recently had a quick catch up with Austrian star famous for his jaw-dropping street trials videos. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW ENTER THE VELO VISTAS CHALLENGE Get involved in our monhtly Velo Vistas Challenge, all you have to do is share a photo of your most scenic ride as motivation to get out into the fresh air. FIND OUT MORE AND ENTER NOW THE SLT ARENA GAMES ARE BACK London will play host to the best athletes in the world during battle in Super League’s unique mix of real life and virtual racing on March 27th. SIGN UP NOW E BIKE NEWS! With a shortage on e-Bikes right now, we suggest doing your research on what e-Bikes work for you and getting your orders in.Follow the link below for show sponsor Ridgeback’s buyer’s guide and have all your questions answered. READ E-BIKE BUYER'S GUIDE FEATURED: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #choosetochallenge. So why don’t you challenge yourself. We are encouraging you to get on your bike and beat your personal best. Whether that’s miles, speed, at home or outdoors.As a community let’s celebrate women athletes and applaud equality for women in sport, not just today, everyday. FIND OUT MORE
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Nine
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… THE CYCLE SHOW CATCH UP WITH IAN TAYLOR The Tour 21 team will ride the full Tour de France route to raise over £1m for Cure Leukaemia. We caught up with Ian Taylor who will be taking part.  Find out everything from his current training schedule, his least looking forward to moment, the bike and kit he will use and more! READ FULL INTERVIEW RIBBLE LAUNCHES TWO NEW SUPERLIGHT EBIKES Ribble’s flagship and award-winning electric carbon road bike, the Endurance SL e, is now available in a new Hero edition creating the lightest e-bike in its class and one of the lightest e-bikes in the world at just 10.5kg. FIND OUT MORE LET'S DEBATE! IS LANE-KEEPING CAR SAFETY TECH A DANGER? Picture the scene: you’re driving along a rural A-road and spot a cyclist up ahead. As a fellow rider and courteous driver, you’re lining up for a safe overtake, edging out to the middle of the road to improve your sightline and maintain a suitably safe distance as you pass… VIEW FULL ARTICLE THE NEW TRI DOCUMENTARY 'BEYOND HUMAN' Triathlon’s high-production broadcast is called Beyond Human. It’s funded by the Professional Triathletes Organisation, and will focus on Canadian Lionel Sanders, German Sebastian Kienle and American Heather Jackson.  FIND OUT MORE REVIEWS YETI SB165 LONG-TERM REVIEW Pros: A genuinely fast, forgiving and fun bike to ride. Cons: Internal cable routing, even with cable guides, is a hassle. VIEW FULL REVIEW CANYON PRECEDEON CF 9 REVIEW Pros: User-friendly design; bags of power, very comfortableCons: Expensive; heavy VIEW FULL REVIEW LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE FOR CYCLISTS Coronavirus rules and restrictions vary across the UK and are changing all the time. Check out the latest guidance via Cycling UK.  CURRENT RESTRICTIONS TOP 10 BIKE PARKS IN ENGLAND Bike parks are amazing places, and there are some fantastic ones in England. Simply browse Kamoot’s collection of community-contributed Highlights below and fill your adventure with the best bike park trails. VIEW TOP 10 ADVICE AND TIPS MAKING SENSE OF THE PHOTO -FINISH AT AMSTEL GOLD Amstel Gold Race was one of the closest races in recent memory, with one of the most-talked-about outcomes.That video suggested that Pidcock had won. However, after what felt like an eternity, the official result came through: Wout van Aert, by the most minuscule of margins. The Belgian had beaten the Brit by just 0.004 seconds. VIEW FULL STORY TOP BIKE OILS, GREASES, DEGREASES AND WHEN TO USE THEM Choosing the right bike oil for your purpose can be a bit of a minefield, and is a little more complicated than you might think. That’s why 220 Triathlon have rounded up their top greases, degreasers, and oils, for you to choose from. VIEW SHORTLIST 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 Ian Taylor
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In June 2021, one week ahead of the professional race, The Tour 21 team will ride the full Tour de France route to raise over £1m for Cure Leukaemia, the Official Charity Partner of Tour de France in the UK. DONATE NOW WE CAUGHT UP WITH IAN TAYLOR... Who is Ian Taylor?I’m 49 years old, married with two kids – I live in Birmingham and I work for the NEC Group.How long have you been cycling?One of my earliest memories is learning to ride a bike at 4 years old, so I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember. I started racing BMX when I was a kid, rode a mountain bikes in my twenties but for the last 15 years I’ve been entirely focused on road cycling.Why did you choose to take on The Tour 21?To raise money for Cure Leukaemia and help make a genuine difference to the lives of people fighting this disease. We’re aiming to raise £1m for Cure leukaemia’s Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP), a network of specialist research nurses at 12 blood cancer centres located in the UK’s biggest cities. This network enables accelerated setup and delivery of potentially life-saving blood cancer clinical trials giving patients across the UK access to treatments not currently available through standard care.What is your current training schedule?I’m averaging about 15 hours a week currently, which tends to be an endurance ride of 5-6 hours on a Sunday, with shorter sessions of up to a couple of hours throughout the week at varying intensity. I try to make sure I’m riding outdoors at least 3 times a week but indoor sessions are a good fallback and have really helped my fitness during the long winter months.What nutritional guidance can you give to those planning a long ride?I’m not sure I’m the right person to ask, as I’m still learning myself – I tend to make sure I have a good breakfast to top up me energy levels then I eat small amounts during the ride, everything from energy gels, to malt loaf or bagels. I’ve also started using carb based drinks during the ride to help keep the energy levels up.Do you have any tips on making sure you’re energised while you’re riding?Don’t just eat or fuel when you feel hungry – I find it’s easy to lose track of time and go an hour without eating, so it’s helpful to have a plan in advance in your head and try and eat something every 30 minutes. My pockets are bulging at the start of the ride and empty by the end!What bike and kit are you going to be using?I’ll be riding a Specialized Tarmac S-Works that I’ve had since 2018 so I’ve logged thousands of miles on it and I know I can ride it all day long. We’re fortunate to have Kalas as a kit partner for the Tour 21 so they’ve provided us with a fantastic training kit that I’ve been wearing all year and they’re also treating us to a bespoke kit for the actual ride as well. It’s excellent kit that looks and feels top quality and even helps motivate you to train.Which part of The Tour are you least looking forward to and why?On previous endurance rides, there’s always been at least one day when you really don’t want to get on your bike and pedal all day long. Those days are great to look back on once you’ve done them, but it’s really not much fun when you’re doing it. As a team of 21, we’ll be helping each other get through those days and knowing that we’re doing it to raise money that makes a difference to people’s lives will be the best motivation.What time do you think you will complete each stage in comparison to the pros? / What are your target times?For us, it’s not really about target times, it’s an endurance challenge, with every member of the team finishing each day and starting the next one together. Maybe we should go full gas on the time trial stages and see how we compare to the pros – but even on those days we might need our lights…Finally, what are your three-top tips for anyone wanting to complete the tour?– Embrace structured training, it’ll help with motivation, keeps things fresh and ensures you don’t overdo things.– I think there are 3 parts to every event – the preparation, the event itself and then looking back on it. With the Tour 21, the preparation is the biggest time commitment so it helps if you can enjoy the process of training.– Whilst it’s definitely an endurance challenge, the objective is to raise money for a brilliant cause, so whilst I’d say you need a training plan, you also need a fund raising plan! DONATE NOW #THETOUR21 #TOURDEFRANCE #LETOUR Twitter Instagram
The Cycle Show Selects: Week Eight
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE 2021 Liège-Bastogne-Liège draws the curtain on the Spring Classics and the first part of the season. The men’s route has now been confirmed and will cover 259.5km.The route also changed slightly in 2019 and now finishes by returning to Liège as opposed to nearby Ans. This year also sees the addition of a new climb in the form of the Côte de Desnié just ahead of the Côte de la Redoute. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TRAIL AND ENDURO BIKE OF THE YEAR 2021 After months of testing, it’s time to announce BikeRadar’s and MBUK’s Bike of the Year 2021 winners – with the Bird Aether 9 crowned Trail Bike of the Year and Trek Slash 8 taking the Enduro Bike of the Year crown.Check out what makes these bikes so special.  VIEW SHORTLIST AND WINNERS LET'S DEBATE! CAN YOU TRAIN FOR AN IRONMAN IN A YEAR? As the catchphrase goes: “Anything is possible”, but is it possible to train for an Ironman in only one year? It certainly depends on your starting point, but a year seems like a reasonable amount of time to prepare for an Ironman.Let’s look at some considerations before you commit since ultimately, the question is not “can you”, but “should you?” VIEW FULL ARTICLE BIKERADAR PODCAST: ROAD TECH DEAD ENDS Mathew Loveridge and Jack Luke discuss the road tech that failed to catch on or were simply a victim of the times, from hydraulic rim brakes to – controversially – 1x drivetrains for the road. Listen to full podcast now. LISTEN NOW REVIEWS MIRIDER ONE 2021 REVIEW Pros: Punchy power; great looks; easy folding; bags of fun to rideCons: The single gear could be limiting for some riders. VIEW FULL REVIEW BONT VAYPOR S HOLOGRAM SHOES Bont offers its flagship lightweight shoe in numerous versions, from the original Vaypor to a sportive-orientated, kangaroo-leather Vapor+ and more in-between.Now they have the lightest model to date, the Vaypor S, with one of the options featuring this extrovert hologram PU upper. VIEW FULL REVIEW LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE FOR CYCLISTS Coronavirus rules and restrictions vary across the UK and are changing all the time. Check out the latest guidance via Cycling UK.  CURRENT RESTRICTIONS TOP 5 UK TECH TRAILS (MANMADE) Gnarly, natural-feeling tracks that’ll test your mettle without having to head deep into the backcountry. MBUK have listed their top 5 best UK trails. VIEW MBUK'S TOP 5 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 Selects: Week Seven
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… WAHOO FRONTIERS: LONG COAST In this first episode of season two, Ian Boswell, Peter Stetina, and Colin Strickland meet up in California for a bike trip that explores the Lost Coast. This is not just an adventure, it is the new training camp for these privateers.What do you do when you need your competition to get better so you can beat your competition later? Ian, Pete, and Colin find out as they tackle the Lost Coast each seeking something a bit different and each riding away with fresh perspective and motivation for challenges ahead. WATCH NOW RIBBLE: THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE Where the road ends and the off-road adventure begins is where these Gravel bikes explode into life. With lightweight frames, stable off-road geometry, and huge tyre clearance, our range of gravel bikes is designed to ride faster, smoother, and explore the most challenging terrain.View Ribble’s full gravel bike range now. VIEW FULL RANGE LET'S DEBATE! CAN YOU GET FIT ON AN ELECTRIC BIKE? Electric bikes offer a wide range of benefits, allowing you to travel further and faster, offering a green alternative for commuting, and enabling more people to experience the joy of cycling. However, with a motor and battery providing assistance while you pedal, can you get fit on an eBike?With many aspects of cycling seemingly focused on performance gains, electric bikes are often met with scepticism for providing a helping hand on hills or a sweat-free ride to work. However, riding an electric bike can still improve your fitness. VIEW FULL ARTICLE BIKERADAR PODCAST: HOW GREEN IS CYCLING? Mathew Loveridge talks to BikeRadar’s in-house physicist Seb Scott to find out just how green cycling really is. The answer might surprise you.In short, while making bicycles and the food to power them carries a carbon cost, cycling is among the lowest carbon-per-kilometer modes of transport – it’s even better than walking. LISTEN NOW REVIEWS CANYON STOIC 4 REVIEW Pros: modern geometry; well-considered componentry; versatile, gravity-loving all-rounder.Cons: Aluminium frame can be harsh; long, low shape has trade-offs with snappy handling. VIEW FULL REVIEW TOP BUDGET WETSUITS 220 Triathlon have shortlisted the top budget swimsuits, from £100 up to £250, for men and women. Your first triathlon wetsuit is one of the most crucial you’ll ever make, the start of a multisport journey that could last a lifetime. But that’s not to say that the entry-level suits here are just for beginners, as many display enough quality for a host of tri experiences.  VIEW SHORTLIST LOCKDOWN UPDATE AND THINGS TO DO STAY ON TOP OF THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS British Cycling have worked with Sport England and other national governing bodies to put together a cycling roadmap. View roadmap now and stay updated.  STAY UPDATED TOP 20 CYCLING ROUTES AROUND LONDON Canals, reservoirs, and 3,000 parks all make cycling in London an absolute joy. From Richmond Park to Hampstead Heath, find yourself in wild nature on your rides.  EXPLORE LONDON TELL US YOUR CYCLING STORIES Are you currently cycling for a charity? Part of a Cycling Club? or simply have a story to tell, submit your story now for the chance to be featured.Let’s celebrate you! SUBMIT YOUR STORY 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 Six
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Top Industry News, Show Challenges and More! Your weekly fix of cycling, eBike and triathlon news… WOUT VAN AERT: BRABANTSE PIJL With Paris-Roubaix postponed to October, Wout van Aert focuses his attention to the Brabantse Pijl starting line-up, the first hilly classic of the season played out across 200km and 24 hills in Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant.  The succession of hills on this route is relentless, including a 550 metre-long cobbled climb featuring a maximum gradient of 17 per cent. Read Wout van Aert‘s full interview with Cycling News has he prepares for his Brabantse Pijl debut. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW TIME MATTERS: RICHARD CURTIS' STORY Ultra-cyclist Richard Curtis was the victim of a car accident in 2018 which left him with permanent brain injury. Time Matters is a short film which shines a light on the life changing moment and Richard’s struggles thereafter. It serves as a sombre reminder that life is precious, and simple pleasures like riding your bike should not be taken for granted. WATCH NOW VELO VISTAS: MARCH FAVOURITES Who doesn’t love to take a photo of their bike and scenic view on a ride? We’re giving you the opportunity to win tickets for the Cycle Show 2022. Each month we are asking our followers to share their photos with us. Check out our March shortlist and get involved.  CHECK OUT VELO VISTAS SHORTLIST STEP TWO OF THE CYCLING ROADMAP Restrictions continue to ease from April 12 but what exactly does this mean for cyclists? British Cycling have pulled together a roadmap for cyclists and are offering extra guidance and support through webinars. Head to the link below to find out more information.  FIND OUT MORE GOCYCLE REVEALS ITS FOURTH GENERATION EBIKE RANGE A new standard for urban performance. Gocycle G4, Gi, G4i & G4i+ set a new standard for lightweight design, innovation and performance in the portable urban eBike segment.  FIND OUT MORE TRAITHLON NEWS: IMPROVE YOUR RUN When looking for ways to improve your muscular endurance, speed and running efficiency, it’s generally accepted that you need to incorporate strength training into your weekly training plan.Kettlebells are a great training tool, says Jon Hodgkinson from Triathlon Coaching UK. Check out his top kettlebell exercises for improving your run. VIEW KETTLEBELL EXERCISES TELL US YOUR CYCLING STORIES Are you currently cycling for a charity? Part of a Cycling Club? or simply have a story to tell, submit your story now for the chance to be featured.Let’s celebrate you! SUBMIT YOUR STORY 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
Velo Vistas
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In March we challenged our Instagram followers to share a photo of their most scenic ride as motivation to get out into the fresh air and enjoy the British countryside and what our incredible cities have to offer. Thanks for all the entries, here’s our three favourites… Glenn // Bowden Hill Wiltshire // @glenn2605 Ben Rayner // Lichfield, Staffordshire // @benr_cycles  William Roberts // Basingstoke // @justwilliam46  If you want to get involved in April’s Velo Vistas challenge all you have to do is tag us in either your Instagram Story or Instagram Post for the chance to win 1 x ticket to The Cycle Show in 2022 and a feature on our monthly blog. #velovistas Check out terms and conditions here. Please follow Covid guidelines – find out more here.  SHOW US WHAT YOU'VE GOT... Twitter Instagram Facebook

EBIKE DEMO WEEKEND COMING TO ALEXANDRA PALACE THIS SUMMER!

If you’re looking to upgrade your bike to an electric version or you’ve thought about getting an eBike, but are a bit overwhelmed by all the options, then the eBike Demo Weekender at Alexandra Palace from 14-15 August, might just be the answer. With tarmac and off-road tracks located in beautiful parkland, you can come along and try out a selection of bikes of all types and chat to the brands about which bike is best for you.