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    Why You Should Join a Group, by a Novice Cyclist!

    Why You Should Join a Group, by a Novice Cyclist!

    Being a novice cyclist, I bought my first road bike 9 months ago at the ripe old age of 28! Throughout the autumn of 2015 I just used it for my 5km commute to and from work. Then January arrived and training needed to start for Ride London, so I began doing longer rides at the weekends, which consisted of laps around Richmond Park (3 was my maximum). I then managed to pick up a hand injury that stopped me cycling. I then tentatively got back on my bike, working on my hand strength and stamina. Over the past 5 weeks I have been building up my cycling mileage, strength and ability. As frustrating as it is feeling like the slowest rider in the world I cannot deny the progress I have made.

    Five weeks ago a 50km ride was tough; today I managed 92 hilly kilometres and didn’t find it as tough as that first group ride.  So what is it that has helped me get to this stage, and more importantly what will continue to help me grow and progress as a cyclist?

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    The Return Of Group Rides - Covid 19 Update March 2021

    The Return Of Group Rides - Covid 19 Update March 2021

    As of the 29th of March, as part of the UK unlocking from coronavirus restrictions, we will be able to restart group rides in all of our locations.

    This is fantastic news for us and all of our members, who have been patiently waiting for the chance to ride with a group of friends, stop for a fat slice of cake and a well deserved beer afterwards. 

    Before outlining our plan for returning to group rides at the end of March, we want to say a massive thank you to all of our members who have been so awesome during such a difficult year. 

    You've all been fantastic, resourceful, cheerful, encouraging and kind this year. You're a true credit to the club and community and couldn't be a better representation of what we stand for and believe in.  

    Who knew that when we started doing all those Zwift rides back in March 2020, we'd only just be returning to a semblance of 'normal' riding? No time to dwell -  let's get on with planning some proper group riding!

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    Aftershokz Aeropex Headphones Review

    Aftershokz Aeropex Headphones Review

    It's maybe not a surprise that headphones have become pretty important in our lives during lockdown. Zoom calls, solo exercise sessions and those much needed moments of sanity away from family/flatmates.

    Podcasts have exploded, any new music has been pounced upon, and if you're like me, you've been listening endlessly to the same news over and over again. My headphones might as well have been surgically welded into my ears. 

    Now there are a million different types of headphones, and everyone has their favourites, but what are the best headphones for exercise?

    Whether or not you should even wear headphones whilst exercising (especially cycling) is a big bone of contention. Part of the reason Aftershokz created their first open ear headphones back in 2012. 

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    International Women's Day - Monday 8th March

    International Women's Day - Monday 8th March

    Monday 8th March is International Women's Day. Every year we mark this important day with as many group rides as we can. Of course this year will be a bit different, but we will be celebrating nonetheless.

    We are very proud of our over 50/50 female to male member split (it's nearly 60/40 now) but there is so much to be done to get anywhere near equality in cycling. 

    We believe that cycling is a great way to empower women and girls all over the world, from starting commuting to work or school to getting into road riding or racing.

    Making group cycling a welcoming and safe space for everyone, particularly women and people who didn't feel at home in the standard 'cycling club' environment is why we started, and still our main purpose today. 

    So this IWD we are encouraging you to ride your bike - as long or as short as you wish, wherever you are. Solo or with a friend, members can use the members app to organise a meetup.

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    Dirty Wknd Classics Cycling Routes 2021

    Dirty Wknd Classics Cycling Routes 2021

    Spring is here, and that means the Classics season is right around the corner. This is a special time of year, where riding your bike across questionable roads/tracks and up steep hills is positively encouraged.

    Not only great riding, but regularly screaming at a load of mud splattered male and female cyclists on TV whilst day drinking. You'll agree it's a great time of year!

    If you're not sure what we're on about, then check out our Beginner's Guide To The Classics.

    After 2020's completely interrupted spring season, the (currently) on course Classics race schedule for 2021 is looking even more tantalising than usual. Add to that some good gradual un-lockdown news in the UK and Europe, and now really is the perfect time to get on your bike and ride!

    With Omloop Het Nieuwsblad about to kick off the 2021 Classics season (Sat 27th Feb), we've compiled a list of our favourite London and Brussels Classics routes for you to explore:

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    A Beginner's Guide To The Spring Classics

    A Beginner's Guide To The Spring Classics

    Can you feel it in the air? The snow has melted, the wind slightly less biting. The sun is rising before 8am. It's definitely getting warmer, and that can mean only one thing - the coming of the Classics season. 

    Venerated above (almost) all other bike races, especially in Northern Europe, the Classics are a couple of months of pure pleasure for bike fans. It really is the best time of the year!

    From the opening race of Omloop Het Niewsblad (this weekend FYI), through the first Monument (see below) to the crescendo of 'Holy Week', the cycling world goes gaga for mud, dust, dirt, cobbles, impossibly steep climbs and more impossibly strong beer.

    But why? What are 'The Classics' exactly, and why are they such a big deal? Read on for our beginner's guide to the Classics, and bask in the next 2 months of cycling bliss, dropping Classics wisdom on your next group ride (zoom call).

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