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Sportive Guides

Ride Report: Mallorca 312

Mallorca 312 has quickly become one of the biggest sportives in Europe. Sportive Breaks joined over 6,500 riders on the road to take it all in…
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Sportive Guides

Ride Report: Granfondo Stelvio Santini

The Stelvio Santini Gran Fondo is a bucket list ride and one I’d recommend to any cyclist. There are three routes to choose from: 60km, 137.9km or 151.3km which all sounds fair enough until you look ...
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Sportive Guides

Which Sportives to Ride in 2018

The 2017 cycling season is officially in the books. Froome won 2 Grand Tours, Sarah finished Mallorca 312 in under 12 hours, Van Avermaet cleaned up at the Spring Classics & Tom completed his first ...
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Training & Nutrition

Event Day Nutrition

The most important thing is that we don’t leave our nutrition strategy until the day, or even a few weeks, before. Our bodies need to get used to what we are doing and so the same approach we have ...
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10 Things Every Rider needs to know for the 2018 Etape

The biggest sportive of the year is the Etape du Tour. This classic event is celebrating it's 25th year in 2018 with a stunning and unique route. Choosing to ride the Etape is a big commitment ...

Ride Report: Mallorca 312

Mallorca 312 has quickly become one of the biggest sportives in Europe. Sportive Breaks joined over 6,500 riders on the road to take it all in…

Roubaix & Flanders - Everything you need to know about the two best cycling weekends of the year

If you’re a cycling fan, then the first half of April can mean only one thing: cobbles. There are all sorts of races taking place virtually daily across northern France, Flemish Belgium and the ...

Training & Nutrition

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Cycling Training: Expert Advice

From our personal experience and from speaking with hundreds of riders after a big event, cycling glory doesn't come from grinding up the last climb in pain. Cycling glory is the result of a great ...

How to Stay Hydrated on Your Big Sportive

How to stay hydrated on a sportive You have signed up for a major sportive where the route is likely to be longer, hotter and with more elevation than anything else you will ride this year. If you ...

Measuring Improvement

As cyclists, we all have the ability to measure whether we are improving our personal performance on the bike. From heart rate, power and RPE (Rate of Perceived Effort) we can see if we are becoming ...

Climbs & Routes

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Bucket List Climbs: Passo dello Stelvio

We are counting down the most legendary climbs, the ones that all riders need to tackle once in their lives. Check out the others in the list; number 5 - Col du Tourmalet, number 4 - Alpe ...

Bucket List Climbs: Mont Ventoux

We are counting down the most legendary climbs, the ones that all riders need to tackle once in their lives. Check out the others in the list; number 5 - Col du Tourmalet, number 4 - Alpe d'Huez & ...

Bucket List Climbs: Passo del Ghisallo

We are counting down the most legendary climbs, the ones that all riders need to tackle once in their lives. Check out the others in the list; number 5 - Col du Tourmalet & number 4 - Alpe d'Huez

Destinations

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10 Things We Love About Cycling in Mallorca

Every spring Mallorca sees a huge invasion of cyclists from all over the world. What attracts hundreds of thousands of riders to this Mediterranean island. We took one for the team and spent 6 weeks ...

Top 5 Cycling Destinations of 2018

A new year of cycling is upon us and there are some amazing new places to ride your bike. Some destinations are essential visits every year such as Mallorca, Alpe d'Huez & the Pyrenees. But the ...

I'm a fairweather cyclist - Get me out of here!!!

Agghh, who invented winter? It definitely wasn't a cyclist. Worry not, there is a warm weather cycling option for every season. Check out our guide to the best spots in Europe for some sunny miles ...

Cycling Challenges

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Riding all 5 cycling monuments

With the introduction in 2017 of the Granfondo Lombardia, it is now possible to ride the sportives of all 5 cycling monuments. We caught up with one of the first people to complete the set and find ...

Riding Les Cingles du Mont Ventoux

One of the great one day rides in Europe is to tackle all three sides of Mont Ventoux and become a member of the Club Les Singles du Mont Ventoux. Phil Crow and his friends took on this challenge in ...