Ride Report – Colomba Chemo Classic



In the interest of appealing to our many female followers and users we thought we would hand over the reigns to Liz Annetts, a very good friend of North Yorkshire Cycling for this one…………


Whilst I’d heard of the Colomba Chemo Classic sportive I’d only heard some of the guys at our club talking about it so despite not really knowing too much I’d already come to the conclusion it must be a pretty hard ride to tackle at the end of the season. So when the Ladies first mentioned the idea of riding it I looked on the website and whilst I knew the distance wouldn’t worry me too much, the amount of climbing would be beyond my capability.  However after much persuasion I finally let myself be talked into registering and my motto for the day became “It’s better to finish last, than never to have the courage to start”.


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REVIEW: Shutt Velo Rapide 3/4 Knicks

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As we all know, every rider has his/her preferences when it comes to clothing for winter and the colder months and I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of ¾’ers for the simple reason that rarely were the bottom of my legs overheating and therefore I thought full length bib tights were just more practical. I see others using ¾’ers religiously but they just never appealed to me until the latest offering from Shutt Velo Rapide arrived.


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Lights Review – Lupine Piko 4

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Next up in our round of light reviews is the most expensive unit we’ve tested to date – The Lupine Piko 4. This little light promises it all really, powerful, light weight and excellent build quality. OK you pay for that with a hefty price tag (close to £300 but can be had cheaper if you shop around) but if you absolutely must have the best then Lupine products are probably going to be on your short list.


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Knog Blinder Road 2 (front & rear) – review

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With only 2 lighting reviews left to go it’s time to look at the Knog Blinder Road 2 front and rear lights. We’ve always been a fan of the Knog brand since it became widespread in the UK and they have continually delivered an excellent range of lights with the added bonus of looking pretty damn cool. So it’s safe to say whilst we were eager to get our hands on the latest Blinder front and rear set, when a product comes with a lot of expectation it’s often easy to be underwhelmed during a review. So continue reading to see how we got on.

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