If you’re quick you may still be able to own a piece of cycling history by purchasing a piece of the Manchester Velodrome track.
The track is getting its first refit since it was last replaced in 2007 so thousands of planks of Siberian spruce have been pulled up from the National Cycling Centre and being sold by the recycling charity Emerge. Read More
Bethany Lambeth, an 8th Grade Maths teacher from North Carolina, is used to solving problems. But the one she had most trouble finding a solution to had little to do with algebra. Twiddling fingers, tapping toes, late and incomplete work: it’s a conundrum that’s had teachers scratching their heads for years. Read More
If you’re planning on a cycling holiday to France this year you may need to brush up on your French. Do you know your pneu from your chamber à air? Freewheeling France offer a few choice phrases and some vocab that could help you out of a tricky spot. Read More
Eroica Britannia have released their 2018 poster. Designed by Ride Velo's favourite cycling artist Eliza Southwood, it's described as “a story about landscape and territory. Of views and of the Peak District environment...a story where the brow of the hill touches the summer sky because it can and where the sun dances through the clouds making playful patchwork dapples of sunlight just because.” Read More
Rapha’s heart has always been in road cycling but, perhaps reflecting the upsurge in bike touring and gravel riding, they’ve launched a small new “Rapha Explore” range of clothing to meet the needs of those who want to take the road less travelled. Read More
Chris Boardman got into a bit of a fluster over an article he was asked to write for The Sunday Times last weekend. With the debate resurfacing over whether cyclists should have to wear helmets, they had asked him to contribute a piece to be published on Sunday. Read More
An injured 28 year-old cyclist from London has resorted to a crowd funding campaign to fight a legal battle against a cab firm who are suing him for £5,000 in damages.
Sasha Evans was hit by a speeding taxi whilst cycling London in January 2015. He was hospitalised for 6 days and sustained multiple fractures, including his tibia, fibia and orbital bones. He suffered contusion to his lung and has been left with facial scarring as a result. He was fortunate not to have suffered worse. Read More
The next time you pick up a Santander hire bike in London you may notice a few differences: the wheels will be smaller offering better handling, the saddle will have comfortable gel padding, the gears improved and the brakes more responsive.
That’s because the new fleet of bikes has been manufactured and designed by Pashley, the longest established bike manufacturer in England. Read More
The explorer and adventurer Anna McNuff announced this week that she has just launched The Adventure Queen Grant with Arc’teryx Piccadilly worth £2,000.
The grant will be awarded to fund one woman’s adventure and includes £1,000 of Arc’teryx kit, £1,000 cash to spend on the adventure as well as mentoring and advice from both Anna and Arc’teryx. Read More
Regular readers of Ride Velo will know how much we love Bianchi bikes. So it’s no surprise that we were absolutely drooling when Bianchi announced back in July that they were going to be celebrating Marco Pantani’s 20th anniversary Giro/Tour double victories with a replica. Read More
Chris Froome seems to be struggling to come up with a list of his favourite things in this rather awkward video. Worth a peek if a bit of a cringe! Read More
Check out these fabulous Tour de France posters on the We Love Cycling website. Celebrating the heroism of the sport they also give a fascinating insight into the routes the riders took, often tracing a full circuit of the 'hexagon' that is France.
Did you know that only 49 of the 130 riders completed the 1925 course? Or that the time trial was introduced in 1927 after Henri Desgrange became dissatisfied with the team tactics being employed? Read More
Tom Pidcock put in a massive performance to win yesterday’s Junior World Championship Time Trial. You can take a look at the Strava stats behind his phenomenal ride here.
The 18 year old pushed Italy’s Antonio Puppo into second place by 12 seconds giving him his second Junior World Championship title after he won the cyclocross event in January this year. He’s been hailed as the ‘English Wonderboy’. Read More
Café du Cycliste, the cycling apparel brand that has been nipping at the heels of Rapha for some time has announced that it is to open a new store in London’s Spitalfields. This will be the first bricks and mortar destination outside of their flagship location in the Old Port of Nice in the South of France. Read More
To celebrate Chris Froome’s monumental achievement of winning the Tour de France and Vuelta double, Team Sky are running a competition for you to win both winners’ jerseys signed by the man himself. Read More
Rookie cyclocross riders at an amateur race in Chicago got a bit of a shock when former world champion Sven Nys joined them at the start line last weekend. The category 4/5 riders, the entry level for racing bikes in the US, were treated to a lesson in cyclocross.
He tore round the 1.5 mile circuit for a few laps before pulling out and allowing the local riders battle it out for the finish. Read More
If you're a bit bored of the cycling kit on offer at the moment you may be intrigued to see that Milltag have just released two new Star Wars inspired jerseys. Their Shadow and Garrison jerseys use the iconic designs from Andrew Ainsworth, who created the Stormtrooper costumes for the original Star Wars movie filmed at Elstree Studios way back in 1976. Read More
Speaking to British Cycling he said that, “I’ve not met anybody who is not totally up for change. All they want is a plan. Give me some evidence and a reason to do it and I’m with you.”
He says that he has been offered full commitment and backing from Burnham. His job as an adviser at British Cycling has given him a good insight into some of the problems and difficulties in getting more people on their bikes. Read More
Cycling 'lifestyle' brand Rapha, yesterday announced it was selling a majority stake to a company set up by the grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Surprisingly, the upmarket cycling apparel retailer is being bought by the heirs of the supermarket chain known to 'pile it high, watch it fly'.
Rapha, whose jerseys start at £75, have agreed the sale for a reported £200million. Best known for their recent partnership with Team Sky, clothing the likes of Chris Froome, the company currently has a turnover of £67 million a year. Read More