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To Do List
The British club hosts some of the longest road races on the platform. This 70km single loop on the Bigfoot Hills circuit in Watopia includes 640m of elevation and usually takes around two hours. The 3.7km Volcano climb is the stiffest test on the ro
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Create Your Own Fear-fighting Plan
1 In the first column, jot down all the cycling fears you have, big or small. Anything that makes your stomach churn with nerves when you think about it should go on here. 2 Take each fear one at a time and in the middle column look at all the action
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Now Pro Racing Is Back, What Are You Most Looking Forward To?
▪ Looking forward to seeing the events take place, but with caution. Good TV viewing. Mick Furn ▪ I’m looking forward to any that I can gain access to here in the US. Jan Darnell ▪ Fingers crossed it all goes well. Nick Davies ▪ Carlton Kirby’s race
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‘After Three Surgeries, I Was Very Nervous’
Former national TT champion Hayley Simmonds, pro with UCI women’s team Ciclotel, had to deal with fear after coming back from injury “I think talking to someone can really help, whether it’s a psychologist or another rider. I’ve learnt to reach out f
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First Round Of £50 Bike Vouchers Snapped Up In Hours
It’d be great if we could also get the parts as there seems to be a shortage everywhere. Been waiting months for even the smallest of parts to come back in stock. Rhys Éadweard And then voucher holders will realise that some bike shops are taking boo
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Back On The TT Beat
“Thirty-two years is a long time as a police officer,” states Simon Beldon’s profile on the Matt Bottrill Performance Coaching website, “especially in the world of murder investigation and organised crime, where the stakes are high when it comes to r
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Start Line 06.08
Racing is back, and it’s going to take me a while to come to terms with its new look. On TV it all looks the same as before, but dig around for more pictures and stories from the races and it’s all very different. Podium shots with face masks, social
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Big Thanks To Bristol
After reading about diversity in cycling, I would like to give my experiences of the 1960s as a Chinese cyclist in the Bristol area. The cycling scene was very vibrant in Bristol at that time, with notable riders including Lew Gardner, Stew Cottle, R
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‘What I’ve Learnt’
■ When coming back from injury, seek as much help as you possibly can to make yourself as good as you can be again – find the medical professionals best qualified to help. ■ No matter how hard cycling seems, it’s nothing compared to when you’re comin
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In Focus
Back in business Wout van Aert launches his decisive attack on the final section of gravel to set up a dream victory at Strade Bianche. The win is just over a year on from his horrific crash in the final TT of the Tour de France, when he hit the barr
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Editor: Simon Richardson News and features editor: Vern Pitt Tech editor: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan Fitness editor: David Bradford Writer: James Shrubsall Tech writers: Rupert Radley, Hannah Bussey, James Bracey Group chief sub editor: Daniel Thomas C
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‘He’s Always Searching For Answers’
TT champ turned coach Matt Bottrill (mattbottrillperformancecoaching.com) pays tribute to his colleague’s tenacity. “I’ve been working with Simon since 2014, and we’ve always had a great relationship – so good that when we started to expand our coach
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The World Watches As Pro Racing Returns
Men’s cycling’s long-awaited return from the coronavirus-induced stoppage was hailed a success by riders and teams, raising hopes that the condensed calendar can continue without too many problems. More than four months after a disrupted Paris-Nice n
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Proving Ground
Unpacking my bike on Halstead’s Market Hill and looking down the road, I almost did a double take. “Wow, that is a lot steeper than I expected, that’s a proper hill. Must have really stung the legs.” From 1964, this testing little ramp through the he
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Club 10 Tt
Despite the warm, sunny evening, no fewer than 106 riders braved the lumpy London course for CW’s Club 10 virtual TT last Wednesday (29 July). The winner was 48-year-old Gavin Lancaster, who averaged 425 watts to finish in 24 minutes exactly, four se
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New Start, New Rules
It was clear that racing’s break and the absence of familiarity had confused Team Ineos’s Christian Knees, who almost started one stage with team-mate Filippo Ganna’s bike. “But it works! I could ride it!” the German laughed. Jumbo-Visma’s George Ben
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Essex Legacy
World-class racing again graced some of the old Grand Prix roads when stage three of the 2014 Tour de France passed through Essex on its way from Cambridge to London. It’s reported that over 10,000 people congregated in the village of Finchingfield t
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Ask the Osteo
What’s the difference between a physio, an osteopath and a chiropractor? And who should I see about my back pain? In my opinion, the difference between them isn’t huge. All three professions require extensive training to degree level, which bestows a
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Milan-San Remo
This year’s Milan-San Remo may prove to be the most controversial edition of the race in its long, illustrious history. Changing the route of any Monument is a controversial decision and the Milan-San Remo parcours, which has been fairly settled over
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Late Entry
Russ Downing’s win in 2000 very nearly never happened; he was meant to be in Italy riding for a new pro team but it all fell through at the last minute. Desperate to race the Essex, he got in touch with the organisers and persuaded them to let him st
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How To… Deliver A Compliment
Sometimes, in one’s cycling life, it becomes necessary to say something complimentary to one of your fellow riders. This is always a stressful occasion. The cycling compliment is very closely related to the cycling excuse. Despite its overt generosit
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Key Climbs
A languid unclassified climb that will have to stand in for the Capi trio of climbs on this occasion. Its gentle rise of 440m over nearly 30km appears unlikely to trouble to pro peloton though, nor does the descent on the main road. Its 5.6km at 4% a
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Coming Through
The sun is shining on a winter’s day in Calpe and April Tacey looks much like any other cyclist on a training camp in her Lycra team-issue kit, modern POC helmet and sleek shades. She looks every inch the rider that in six months will be outsprinting
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Dr Hutch
In a development almost as improbable as the recent outbreaks of actual bike racing we’ve seen, we seem to have a UK government that is actually at least half-serious about encouraging people to take up cycling. I’m aware that literally no one readin
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Contenders
Something of a surprise winner last year when this climber won in a small group sprint, we doubt he’ll be able to take anyone by surprise this time and will be closely marked. CW rating ★★★★ He wants this one badly. It would complete a career set of
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Skirmish in The Vosges
Back in 1905, before the Tour de France had ventured across the high passes of the Pyrenees and Alps, and in its third running, its mastermind Henri Desgrange chose the Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges as the first genuine mountain of the race. Until th
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Dear Doc
You’ve mentioned Strava segments a couple of times recently. A lad from our club recently attacked a short, sprinty sort of a segment. The first couple of times he missed it by just a few seconds. The third time he had an idea – perhaps caused by lac
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CW5000 August challenges
As the warm summer days continue we’re tailoring our August challenges toward long days in the saddle and bigger mileage. And for the first time we’re stipulating that you can’t combine the two challenges in one ride. Both need to be done on separate
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Merida Builds More Compliance Into Its Rocketship Aero Reacto
The fourth edition of Merida’s flagship aero race bike sees further refinement of an already highly accomplished frame for 2021. Whereas the last version was all about improving aerodynamics, this one focuses on marrying those aero advantages to an a
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Tour De France, Stage 20
Raymond Poulidor (Gan-Mercier) lines up in Versailles for the final time trial of the Tour de France in 1972. He’s lying second overall as this picture is taken and all thoughts of challenging the man behind the start ramp in the yellow jersey, Eddy
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