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Win VIP tickets to the 2016 Women's Tour
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Taking place from 15 to 19 June, the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour is Britain’s biggest women’s cycling event and the only international-level stage race for women in the UK. We’ve got some awesome prizes to give away if you’d like to attend one of the stages. First off, we have 23 pairs of hospitality tickets […]

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Berkshire Brevet Shelburne Falls 200K
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It has been 10 years since I had last ridden the Shelburne Falls 200K in 2006, and since that time the amount of cycling I have dome year over year has been pretty up and down.   Last October after a year of very little riding and a lot of weight gain, I set a […]

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Best mountain bike helmets for trail riding
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Protecting your head is vital in the rough and tumble world of mountain biking, where crashes can be an all-too frequent an occurrence. That’s why getting the best mountain bike helmet possible is hugely important to staying safe and comfortable, however you ride. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best trail helmets currently on […]

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BikeRadar’s Most Wanted Awards: The cross-country nominees
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BikeRadar’s 2016 Most Wanted Awards are underway. You can cast your votes by clicking here. Our editors assembled the list of nominees based on the following criteria: bikes with a proven record of success under our own testers; bikes that push the envelope in terms of technology and design for their respective categories; and last but […]

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Best bike helmets: a buyers guide to help you find what's right for you
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In the market for a bike helmet, but not sure where to start or what the difference is between a road and mountain bike helmet? Fret not, BikeRadar is here to help.  There are lots of reasons to take up cycling, and once you’ve got a your bike sorted, you’ll need to get the rest […]

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4 things to think about before you buy your next set of gravel tyres
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(This is a sponsored article, brought to you in association with Michelin) Gravel bikes promise thrills, freedom and a taste of off-road adventure. “Come off the beaten track,” they beckon, “It’s much more exciting in the rough.” So what tyres should you be riding? Read on… While gravel bikes typically feature disc brakes, slacker geometry […]

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Bargain bikes for summer sportives
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Gearing up for a sportive or two this summer? If you’re after a new bike (or know someone who is) then check out this selection of 2016 bikes available at a reduced price. Yes, you read that correctly – many of the current season bikes are now on sale or discounted, which means you can […]

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Horse for the Course: Raleigh Roker Race for the Dirty Reiver
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Sitting down for a steak dinner and the third pint of beer the evening of the Dirty Reiver, my friend and I agreed that it was the hardest thing we’d ever done on a bike and vowed never to do it again. A few weeks down the line, and I’m already thinking about next year’s… […]

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From pillows to Pinarellos: Inside Team Sky's marginal-gains world
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In its seventh year competing in the WorldTour, winning has become synonymous with Team Sky. For 2016 that seems to be continuing, at Liege-Bastogne-Liege with Wout Poels’ victory (and Team Sky’s first monument) – not to mention Chris Froome closing in on his third Tour de France victory later this year. During the one-day classics season, […]

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Horse for the Course: Niner RKT 9 RDO for the Ouachita Challenge
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In its fifteenth year, the Ouachita Challenge, a 60-mile mountain bike race in western Arkansas, uses two greatly varying IMBA Epic-rated trail systems (Lake Ouachita and The Womble) and a bit of dirt and paved road to piece together an incredible day of racing. This year’s race saw perfect trail conditions thanks to recent rains, […]

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Cannondale Scalpel-Si nudges razor-sharp XC rig towards trail territory
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Cannondale’s Scalpel has been a longstanding sight at international cross-country races over the years, with many of the greats having slung a leg over the sharply named race-focused bike. These days Fontana and Fumic pilot the Scalpel round the WC circuit, and at Cairns we saw the new version of the bike. Fast-forward a few […]

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Public Hearing Set for Proposed Mountain Biking Trail in Oak Park Heights
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The nonprofit group Stillwater Area Scholastic Cycling Advocates (SASCA) are proposing 2.5 miles of single-track mountain biking trails at Valley View Park in support of the Stillwater Area High School Mountain Biking Team. The public hearing will be …

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