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Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
25th Sept. to 25th Oct. 2021October Summer Cycling October is still summer in Mallorca! Warmer than summer in Ireland or the UK; around 26-27 C° And after your fantastic bike rides, you swim in the ...
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca is the feature-packed Spanish Balearic island where pro peloton teams train in the off-season. It has iconic routes that every cyclist has ridden or dreamed about riding. With this in mind, l...
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
        Simply complete the fields to download your free cycle guide. Enjoy your cycling! ...
The Pro Techniques for Riding Faster on the Flat
The Pro Techniques for Riding Faster on the Flat
No matter your level in cycling, it is fair to say you want to be able to ride faster. How fast you cycle, together with how far you can ride is how most of us chart progress. By using certain trainin...
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
To be considered the best road cyclist in the world is a rare crown worn by few. Even fewer cyclists are regarded as one of the greats of the sport. At Cycling Ranking, they have gone through every ra...
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
When cycling is discussed, we tend to focus on men’s races, events, and riders. Websites such as CyclingRanking has painstakingly gone through every men’s race to produce a list of the best cyclists o...
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Although it is your power and endurance that determines how fast your bike travels, a few well-chosen upgrades will give you marginal speed gains improving how the bike feels, and indeed how fast you ...
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Last week we discussed bike upgrades that make you go faster. If you’re considering an upgrade or three, you should read it as it provides valuable insights: Bike Upgrades that Make You go Faster. Th...
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
Finding new and exciting places to ride keeps life interesting. Training remains fresh and gives you new places to explore. New routes offer the chance to ride a previously unknown pleasant stretch of...
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group riding brings many benefits to your cycling. You cycle further for less effort, experience camaraderie, learn from others, and there is a particular skill set to riding in a large training pelot...
10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
In cycling circles being able to climb fast is revered. We’ve seen some great cycling battles fought on legendary climbs such as Mont Ventoux or Alpe d'Huez. Being able to climb is seen as a sign...
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous cycling cols. Used in professional tournaments and amateur events, it is one of the sport's big boys. Once you’ve ridden the 21 hairpin bends, you have bragging r...
Mallorca 312 – Edition 2016
Mallorca 312 – Edition 2016
The most popular amateur sportive in Europe took place on the 30/04/2016. 4,400 riders took part in what would be a gruelling sportive. We were looking after just under sixty riders on the day. 6 am ...
Tips to Ride the Mallorca 312 and other Sportives
Tips to Ride the Mallorca 312 and other Sportives
With famous sportives such as the Mallorca 312 approaching fast, we thought it would be a good idea to give you some tips to riding a better sportive. Sportives offer diverse challenges, therefore it'...
Tips for Better Peloton Riding
Tips for Better Peloton Riding
With sportive season well underway and big ones such as the Mallorca 312 and Marmotte on the horizon, knowing how to ride in a peloton or as part of a large group of riders is essential. This post off...
Riding Safer While Cycle Training
Riding Safer While Cycle Training
With the departure of winter and the arrival of summer you are probably out on the road training hard. The sound of the chain, the air on your face, and the feeling of freedom is what we cyclists live...
A Word of Caution When Riding Fast
A Word of Caution When Riding Fast
Over the last week we have been discussing cycling at speed. From fast downhill descents on Mont Ventoux, to riding fast generally, we have provided tips and tricks to make riding fast more effective ...
Tips for those Long Descents!
Tips for those Long Descents!
When you cycle you always think about the challenges of cycling uphill. Climbing is a big part of the sport and it is only natural that you want to be able to test your limits on legends such as Mont ...
Tips for Buying a New Road Bike
Tips for Buying a New Road Bike
When it is time to buy a new bike there are a few factors to take into account. The wrong choice of bike will impede your performance and increase your risk of injury. If the bike is really unsuitable...
Five Tips to Increase your Cycling Speed
Five Tips to Increase your Cycling Speed
The idea behind this blog is to give you some thought provoking tips to help you increase your cycling speed. Something we would all like to do. Although a general guide, hopefully, at least one or tw...
How to Reduce the Risk of Punctures
How to Reduce the Risk of Punctures
Solve your Repeated Puncture Issues Punctures are the bane of every cyclist and are caused in one of three ways: Sharp objects piercing the tyre and tube from the outside, the wheel rim piercing the ...
Discover Sean Kelly’s Essential Advice for Sportive Training
Discover Sean Kelly’s Essential Advice for Sportive Training
Improve your Sportive Performance Cycle sportives are hugely popular across Europe. They provide an opportunity for you to achieve a new goal, take on a fresh cycling challenge, and test your limits....
What does it take to Ride the Beast called Mont Ventoux?
What does it take to Ride the Beast called Mont Ventoux?
"I fought battles here in a past life."Dai Parry, (Cwn Carn Paragon Cycling Club, S. Wales) 2km below Chalet Reynard. Do you have the spirit to conquer The Giant of Provence? In our last blogs we ta...
Mont Ventoux – The Challenge the Battle
Mont Ventoux – The Challenge the Battle
"The Ventoux is a god of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering."Roland Barthes, French philosopher and bicycle racing fan. Mon...
The Riders Mont Ventoux Immortalised
The Riders Mont Ventoux Immortalised
As we saw in our last Ventoux post from 29/1/2016, this is the mountain that defines you as a rider. Micro-climates, cross winds, psychologically draining landscapes, intense gradients, unpredictable ...

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