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Local blog

Duncan visited the London Bike Show earlier this month at the ExCel where he found some great bits and bikes on show, including some beautiful bikes by Aprire, [ ... ]

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Team Movistar's Canyon bike - photo by Duncan Palmer | MadeGood.bikes

School blog

If you partake in any talk about endurance sports the chances are you will not have to wait very long before the phrase ‘carb loading’ rears its head.

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Carb Loading for Cyclists - Eddy Mercx grabs a musette | MadeGood.bikes

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I never thought I would ride a fixed gear bike anywhere but the velodrome. Last month I gave it a go and since then I haven’t looked back. I am fixie convert.

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Fixie - Embracing the Fixed Gear | MadeGood.bikes

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A Day At The London Bike Show 2014

Duncan Palmer

Duncan visited the London Bike Show earlier this month at the ExCel where he found some great bits and bikes on show, including some beautiful bikes by Aprire, [ ... ]

London Bike Show 2014 Preview

Duncan Palmer

The London Bike Show returns to the Excel Centre this week, with something for every type of cyclist to get their teeth into. It opens on Thursday 13 February and [ ... ]

Carb Loading For Cyclists

Windyhead

If you partake in any talk about endurance sports the chances are you will not have to wait very long before the phrase ‘carb loading’ rears its head.

Embracing The Fixed Gear

Duncan Palmer

I never thought I would ride a fixed gear bike anywhere but the velodrome. Last month I gave it a go and since then I haven’t looked back. I am fixie convert.

“We Are Normal And We Want Our Freedom”

Patrick Field

The most pressing short-term needs are, explaining to people who use motor-vehicles on public roads why people on bicycles need to claim time and space, and [ ... ]

Death On The Pavement

Patrick Field

Moving the furniture, the kerbs and the lines on the highway may mitigate the threat of motor-traffic but if we want to solve – rather than ameliorate – the problem [ ... ]

Friday Velovid: Premium Rush

Duncan Palmer

2012 release Premium Rush stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a risk-taking bike messenger in New York City who one day takes on a job that could kill him.

Is The-new-golf The New Cricket?

Patrick Field

Cycling is the new golf, but is it the new cricket?

Blood And Blue Paint

Patrick Field

Are ‘Cycle-Superhighways’ a new category of municipal displacement activity? Containment Infrastructure?

Interview With Alice Marsh From Bikeworks

Duncan Palmer

In September Duncan Palmer spent a morning looking round Bikeworks HQ in Bethnal Green, where Marketing Manager Alice Marsh filled him in on what they do. He saw for [ ... ]

Back To The Future

Patrick Field

Take a snapshot of today’s conditions and breaking the cultural, and physical, domination of the automobile seems like an impossible dream. In a longer historical [ ... ]

Bicycle Film Festival 2013 Preview

Duncan Palmer

The Bicycle Film Festival returns to London this weekend (3rd-6th October), with screenings being held at the Barbican and other events and rides taking place across [ ... ]

Steroids In Cycling

Windyhead

The word ‘steroids’ tends to conjure up images of macho wen with arms the size of trees wearing ripped vests. Steroids help you ‘get massive’ right? So what [ ... ]

Grand Prix Cycliste De Montréal Review – UCI World Tour 2013

Duncan Palmer

The second of Canada’s UCI World Tour races involved some big names riding in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The 23 year old Slovakian wunderkind Peter Sagan [ ... ]

Poetry In Motion

Duncan Palmer

There are many famous quotes associated with cycling that are useful to make note of. Armed with such a soundbite one can convey attitudes to bikes, feelings of [ ... ]

La Vuelta A España Review: Stages 19-21 – UCI World Tour 2013

Duncan Palmer

As the Vuelta entered its final 3 stages the leader’s jersey was being worn Vincenzo Nibai but he was being pushed hard by the veteran American Chris Horner. After [ ... ]

Grand Prix Cycliste De Quebec Review – UCI World Tour 2013

Duncan Palmer

Quebec welcomed the UCI World Tour today with a pulsating circuit race. Big names including Sagan and Froome were at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec to take part [ ... ]

Tour Of Britain 2013 Preview

Roy Ashman

As the sun begins to fade on another season of overseas success for British cycling, the Tour of Britain returns on Sunday, and promises to be the best one yet. With [ ... ]

La Vuelta A España Review: Stages 13-18 – UCI World Tour 2013

Duncan Palmer

After 12 stages of racing at La Vuelta a España, it is difficult to be certain of who will win the race. The favourite at the start was Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and [ ... ]

La Vuelta A España Review: Stages 7-12 – UCI World Tour 2013

Duncan Palmer

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) was in the leader’s red jersey after 6 stages of La Vuelta a España – the third and final Grand Tour of 2013. As expected, the race has [ ... ]

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