Tour of Japan

The 2017 Tour of Japan was held between 21 and 28 May, and it traversed through eight major locales on the island, beginning in Sakai, before moving inland through Kyoto, Inabe, Mino, Minami Shinshu, Fujisan, Izu, and finally arriving in Tokyo.  The race winds through and around some of the most beautiful and magnificent scenery in the world.  Read our article on the magnificence of the ride.

Giro d'Italia | Here come the mountains

The Giro d’Italia is one of three cycling events comprising the Grand Tours, which also includes the more globally renowned Tour de France and Vuelta a España.  Typically held late in May or early in June each year, the Giro is arguably one of the more grueling cycling events, pushing climbers to extremes of climate and topography, ultimately testing their limits, physically, mentally and emotionally.  

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Tour of Norway | Cycling in Troll(stigen) country

It is difficult to find a more magical and beautiful setting to experience the joy of cycling than the Tour of Norway. Taking in some of the country’s most striking views, there are few things in the world that can possibly compare to the sensation of progressing through the five stages on offer this year. Running from Wednesday the 17th to Sunday the 21st of May, the heady climbs and sweeping scenery is a fast growing competition on the UCI Europe Tour.

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The Monuments are coming

The monuments are the epic races of folklore, of history. They are the ones that have been ridden and won by the greats, cycling's hardmen - those who can suffer the most. These are the races that have inspired admiration , and have done for over 100 years and long may they continue.

Route 2. Ilframcombe to Plymouth | The Devon Dragon

The second instalment in the 100 series. Now we're in Devon, riding the lumpy countryside to get to the other side. Coast to coast. Sea to Sea. It's hilly, stunning, wooded, epic and above all, a lot of fun. Grab your bike, some friends and ride this journey of a lifetime

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