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The world’s largest annual sporting event – The Tour de France – starts in Yorkshire on 5 & 6 July 2014. Award winning Rudding Park, Harrogate have created a Ride le Route experience combining the challenge of cycling Stage One of the Grand Depart with a stay at the ‘Number One Hotel in the UK’ whilst supporting a good cause.

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Lucas Lights Review

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Next up in our reviews of lights comes the range from a brand many of you may not be too familiar with – Lucas. We have to admit that when questioned about which brands to look out for, Lucas was perhaps not on that list and instead we recited the likes of Exposure, Knog, and Lupine to name a few, but Lucas have been around for long enough to know a thing or two about lighting. 134 years to be exact, and the latest range of lights certainly grabbed our attention when they arrived on the doorstep.


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Winter Riding



There are a few things in life you only do once. Sticking your finger in the plug socket, putting your hand down a pool table pocket as far as it will go, snort wasabi, joke with airport security………………..and go on a club run in winter without a properly prepared bike. The latter will leave your riding companions as dirty as a Christina Aguilera video whilst making you as popular as a fart in a lift and banished to the back of the group.

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Exposure Flash/Flare lights review

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It doesn’t matter how much we will it not to, winter is coming and that means many things to many people in terms of how it will affect training and riding in general. One thing that it means for all of us though (provided you don’t go in to hibernation) is the need to strap some lights on to your bike and get out in the dark. With so many to choose from it’s hard to know where to start, so over the next few weeks we will be bringing you some reviews of various lights to hopefully make the decision process that little bit easier for you.

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Specialized S-works road shoe review



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Following a couple of years of ‘making do’ but never really getting comfortable in terms of fit, collecting my 2013 Specialized S-Works shoes was met with a sense excitement but also a degree of scepticism. At £260 these are expensive shoes there is no hiding that fact, but Specialized claim them to be pretty much the best shoes on the market as used by many top riders, so if they can be worn day in day out during a grand tour by the worlds best, then perhaps my humble 70 mile club runs won’t cause them too much trouble.

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Rapha gets cross



Summer is over but don’t suffer in silence, it’s time to get cross – Rapha Supercross to be exact. That’s right, cycling’s most stylish clothing brand is once again running the excellently entertaining Supercross series in 2013, and for those of you living in and around North Yorkshire you really don’t want to miss the first round being held at Broughton Hall, Skipton on the 19th Oct.

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