Ride London 2 Brighton With Us - Sat 18th June!
London 2 Brighton is one of the most famous UK cycling challenges you can undertake and is certainly something that needs to be ticked off your cycling 'bucket list'! There are a few more logistics to sort out than your average saturday spin so why not let us organise all the details for you? Including a professionally led ride, curated route and train ticket back (inc. bike). Chuck in a pub/fish a chip lunch on the seaside and you've got a pretty good day out! click the link here for all details and to sign up - Click Here
Ride With Us - Upcoming Ride Info!
We've been so privileged to lead some amazing group rides over the last few months and things are going from strength to strength; as shown by Saturday's Box Hill Ride (details below). We've got some amazing rides coming up, starting with our Windsor ride this Sunday, led by local cycling blogger and expert Wlondoncycling. Then we've got our Tuesday climbing school and Wednesday Evening Essex Spin if you're wknds are already booked up, rounded off by a mega Surrey Hills Ride on Sat 11th - again with Wlondoncycling and UK CycleChat. Perfect practise for Surrey 100 entrants, as it takes in almost all of the main Surrey Hills on the route! For all ride details and to sign up - Click Here
Your Next Wknd Away!
We'd love to take you away and show you some of our favourite places in the UK to cycle! Our Wknds away are open to all abilities of cyclist with grouped rides on Saturday and Sunday to suit all levels. After the rides we will organise some group activities to do in the local area, or you can head off and explore on your own - it's totally up to you! Check out what we've got on offer by clicking the link below. Spaces already being snapped up so don't delay in booking yours - Click Here
Route Of The Week!
Box Hill is one of the 'must do' climbs in the South of England and, as our hardy group found out last Saturday, it's an absolute joy of perfect tarmac, lovely views and excellent cake at the top! However it can be tricky to find a good route to Box as most approaches mean riding down long stretches of busy A roads. After much strava-geekery and research we've curated what we think is the Perfect Route to Box Hill and we'd love you to download it and have a go! All our routes can be found on our Route Database; they are free to use and we'd love to hear your feedback and see the photos of your ride.
Photos of Last Week's Box Hill Ride!
Check out the photos from our awesome Box Hill ride on Saturday and tag yourself if you were there. Whilst you're at it, give us a like on Facebook to see more photos, updates and giveaways! Click Here
Video Blog: Do You Need To Upgrade Your Wheels?
One of the Most common questions we get asked out on a ride is what upgrades are best to buy for your road bike. Whilst we here at Dirty Wknd subscribe to the Eddy Merckx view ("Don't buy upgrades; ride upgrades") it is almost overwhelmingly universal truth that upgrading your wheels is the best thing you can do to improve your bike. So if you've been thinking about upgrading, click this link to watch the GCN video blog on exactly why wheels make such a difference. We also really recommend subscribing to their Youtube channel as well; their videos on maintenance, kit reviews and training tips are the best around. If you're more old school and like to read things then check out this Cycling Weekly article about the ins and outs of wheels, including their list of top wheel buys - Read Here
Join GTP on their Swiss Tour D' France Cycling Holiday!
The Giro is over, Long live Le Tour! Grand Tours Project had huge success with their Giro getaways in Italy recently, with a great group of riders getting to ride whole stages of the Giro, and then watch Nibali and co. cross the line in the mountains. From the Giro we move onto the Tour De France, and GTP have got an epic holiday package to delight any cyclist! Starting on the 16th July, this 8 day trip includes riding all of stage 17 of the tour in Bern, watching 2 stage finishes and riding multiple alpine passes in the Swiss Alps, Holidays don't get better than that! View the details and sign up here - Click Here