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Cymru am byth! Challenging courses, stunning landscapes, and a fantastic community vibe – Welcome to the realm of triathlons in Wales. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or it’s your first

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I can think back to times when I forgot to press start at the beginning of a ride, or maybe at the end of the coffee stop, and felt like

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Although 2023 spelled the end for many factory teams withdrawing from Enduro racing in 2024, you’ll be glad to hear that the UK still has some epic events available for

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I’m a very lucky man. I’ve been able to ride my mountain bike in a lot of different places around the US over the last few years, and I’ve taken

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Staying motivated to exercise over winter can be hard enough at the best of times, but the festive season takes self-motivation to the next level. Not only do you have

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What is the Festive 500? The Rapha Festive 500 – where the holiday spirit is measured in kilometres and pedal strokes! It’s that time of the year when Santa’s sleigh

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Pedal into the holiday spirit with the Pedal Cover annual Christmas gift guide for cyclists. Lost at sea with no ideas on where to start looking for gifts? Fear not,

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I’m not going to beat around the bush, cycling has become one of those sports where people will judge you for what you’re wearing and how you look. In the

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During the course of the last 10 years, the world of indoor training has taken a quantum leap in terms of advancements. Functionality, ease of use, user base and fun

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As the autumn colours fade away and the chilly air turns downright frosty, it’s that moment when we cyclists need to embrace a whole new vibe. Winter’s rolling in, and

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Winter has once again descended upon us. It’s the time of year when getting ready for a ride is a complete PITA. It’s dark outside and we’re battling multiple layers

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The background We recently got wind of a local athlete, Alex Tennant, who had decided that after taking part in her first Triathlon in 2021, wanted to complete the four

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Mountain biking and cycling in general, are one of those sports where the amount of money you spend is virtually limitless. Whether it be the latest bike, kit upgrades, tech,

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From the first day of road racing in Australia to the season finale in Asia, via a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series that took us from the Czech Republic

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White shoes, socks and best bike season is all but done and dusted. For those of us with a few bikes in the garage, it’s nearing the time to put

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Flattening steep inclines and ascending challenging hills is a true test of a cyclist’s strength, endurance, and mental fortitude. Whether you’re a seasoned rider looking to enhance your climbing prowess

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For any keen cyclist or family rider, escaping home to ride different terrain is the norm. Whether it be driving 25 minutes to your favourite trail spot or taking your

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Strength and conditioning is more widely known as S&C and is a selection of dynamic exercises that can be performed and gradually developed to create a more intense workout load.

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The group road ride. The idyllic environment for the seasoned roadie and a source of anxiety-inducing hell for many of the uninitiated. Am I good enough? Will I fit in?

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At the time of writing, the kids have just gone back to school and after what seemed like six weeks of eternal glum and drizzle, an area of high pressure

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Cycling is a physically demanding sport that requires large volumes of energy . One of the common challenges faced by cyclists is “bonking,” also known as hitting the wall (in

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For the first time in the modern era, the UCI World Championships came together in a full celebration of 13 of the sport’s disciplines in Glasgow, Scotland. With over 200

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It feels that I have reached the boundary of what is possible on this trip when I push my bike up Mount Logan. The track marks the first time I

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In recent years, sales of E bikes were on a steady upwards trajectory. With more manufactures releasing E bike models and covering all corners of the market, the appeal of

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As a region, north Wales remains one of the UK’s most beautiful places to ride your bike, however it’s also one of the most challenging. In this short piece I’m

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