Chances are, if you are reading this you are planning your season for 2020. This is one of the most exciting times of the year. Thoughts are not on the hours of training and inevitable weight loss goals but instead on the excitement of choice and deciding which great sportives you will tackle. The sportive … Read more
Early May is the changing of the seasons for cycling sportives. Gone is the early spring of cobbles, headwinds and waffles. Now is the late spring of warm Italian Granfondos with long climbs, loud kits and amazing food. The Granfondo Colnago is part of the Colnago Cycling Festival which includes a bike expo, round the … Read more
You can’t just turn up and play football at Wembley the day before the cup final. You can’t go and bat at Lords the morning of a Test match and you can’t run the 100m at the Olympic Stadium while Usain Bolt is warming up on the track. Unique to cycling is the brilliant reality … Read more
Number 5 in our series of sportives you have to ride in your lifetime is a gem on the Adriatic. Not widely known in the UK with only a few hundred Brits in attendance each year, this is one of the biggest events in the Italian amateur cycling calendar. Entries for the 2019 event sold … Read more
A tough climb is often ridden in silence. The hardest kilometre is accompanied by the sound of swearing. At each other, the bike & most importantly the road. Often these are legendary sections where the anticipation builds as you get closer. Occasionally, they come out of nowhere. Here are our hardest kilometres in Europe.