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Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Feature · On 25 Aug 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.
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The ups and downs of RideLondon: cycling 100 miles in the rain

Article · On 15 Aug 2018 by Hannah Stevenson

Hannah recently had the experience of cycling 100+ miles around London and Surrey. Here she reflects on the ups and downs of her first major sportive.
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Am I a cyclist now? Trials and tribulations of a trainee sportive cyclist

Feature · On 28 Jul 2018 by Hannah Stevenson

Hannah discovers the world of cycle touring on the Way of the Roses, whilst training for a Big Race: the London to Surrey 100 mile sportive.
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E-bikes are just for softies

Article · On 13 Jul 2018 by Lesley Williams

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s...
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The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Feature · On 11 Jul 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx files of...
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Sitting on the dock of the Bay: enjoying the Morecambe Bay Cycleway

Article · On 8 Jul 2018 by Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe discovers the Bay Cycleway, an epic new cycle route skirting the shifting sands of Morecambe Bay and linking the Furness Peninsulas, undiscovered gems of the Arnside and Silverdale...
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Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 1 Jul 2018 by Rachel Crolla

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to...
Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · On 26 May 2018 by Rachel Crolla

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile coast-to-coast...
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Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day

Feature · On 14 Apr 2018 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge...
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A Trail of Two Cities: A new route from London to Paris by bicycle

Feature · On 17 Mar 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells’ new guidebook to cycling from London to Paris outlines a proposed route to reach Paris by bike for the 2024 Olympics, but you can ride it now!
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Bikepacking the Moray Coast Trail

Article · On 18 Nov 2017 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland describes his bikepacking trip along the Moray Coast Trail in Scotland - plenty of hills, laughs and some good food.
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Tips for fast-and-fun touring on carbon bikes

Feature · On 8 May 2016 by Richard Barrett

Author of Cicerone guidebook, Cycling in the Lake District, Richard Barrett sheds some light on, well, touring light. From cross-dressing to communal toothpaste, he shares some excellent tips for minimising...
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Cycling the C2C 17 years on

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Lesley Williams

Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near...
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The road to sportive cycling

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Colin Dennis

Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only...
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The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014

Feature · On 5 Jul 2015 by Harry Dowdell

Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.
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VAM: A Naismith’s rule for cyclists

Feature · On 23 Mar 2015 by Richard Barrett

Cicerone author and keen cyclist Richard Barrett shares his tips on working out how much those steeper climbs will slow you down. Here, he explains VAM - (velocità ascensionale media)...