Bikes

  • Pyrenean Traverse : Col Hunting To Friend Gathering

     

    The food delivery arrived at the house one early summer’s day and a flyer fell to the floor.  My partner picked it up and jumped with joy. “Vegan surf camp!” Apparently we had to go. My immediate response was “where is it and there won’t be any meat?”.  “On the west coast of France, just north of Biarritz” was the response.  “Ooooh I could ride there. Just drop me in Perpignan and I’ll meet you afterwards”.

    Et voilà, all of a sudden I was planning to ride from Sea to Sea via every Col in the Pyrenees. For the first time. Solo. Continue reading

  • Grinduro : The Race To Party Ratio

     

    How do you stage a bike ‘race’ that delivers the correct party to race ratio™ ?

    Answer : mix a ferry ride, a small but beautiful Scottish Island, 260 rad, open-minded individuals from around the world, whisky (the correct Scots gaelic spelling is ‘whisky’, Irish and Americans say ‘whiskey’), a big dose of rolling mixed-terrain and some lung-busting timed stages.

    Welcome to Grinduro. Continue reading

  • LE DRAME DU ROI

     

     

    If you've ridden Col de Braus you might know of him. If you are a fan of Tour de France history you most probably do know of him. If you grew up in a cycling family on the Côte d'Azur between 1930 and 1980 you definitely will know of him.

    Le Roi René. Monsieur Vietto. Continue reading

  • HAUTE ROUTE VAINQUEURS

     

    Alpe d’Huez, stage one, act one of this year’s new addition to the Haute Route calendar. Our very own Kong Fùfù blistered up the 21 switchbacks almost five minutes ahead of the second placed finisher. Who happened to be his Café du Cycliste team mate, Richard Scales…

    The winning time – 22 seconds better than Fausto Coppi, but a bit behind Marco Pantani, just in case you needed a frame of reference. Continue reading

  • The TransAM Bike Race: Across The Great Divide

    Last year, during the Transcontinental Bike Race, Rebecca Harrison became known to us as 'The Girl In The Georgette' when we noticed her sleeping on the floor in one of our signature merino jerseys. This year Rebecca has been ultra-adventuring under her own steam once again, traversing the land of the free during the TransAM Bike Race. Discover her whys and wherefores of life on the long-distance road.

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