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Beginner Vs Amateur Vs Olympic Champion | How Fast Are Pro Track Cyclists?

Beginner Vs Amateur Vs Olympic Champion | How Fast Are Pro Track Cyclists?

Riding the boards of a velodrome is a cycling experience different to any other. Fixed gear bikes, steep bankings and incredible speeds in close proximity to one another make track races some of the most exciting bike races to watch. But just how fast are Olympic trackies compared to us mere mortals?

We sent our very own Alex Paton to the Lee Valley Velodrome to meet up with a track cycling beginner, and multiple Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy, for a race. Who will win? Nobody knows! (We all know).

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Dan’s Doing Zwift Academy | Can He Go Pro Again? 🤣

Dan’s Doing Zwift Academy | Can He Go Pro Again? 🤣

Lloydy used to be a pro cyclist once, remember? He likes to commentate on bike races these days, but even Dan can be tempted back! With the launch of Zwift Cycling Academy 2021 we signed him up to see how fit he can get – it’s time to follow his journey, and you can get… Continue Reading

10 Things You Need to Start Road Cycling

10 Things You Need to Start Road Cycling

Cycling can seem as simple as getting dressed and getting on your bike, but there are a few things you’ll need before you’re prepared set off out on the road. Spare tubes, mini pumps, and multi-tools are all vital if you’re setting out on a solo ride, and you need to keep yourself fuelled too.… Continue Reading

How To Ride Your Road Bike On Gravel

How To Ride Your Road Bike On Gravel

We roadies like silky smooth tarmac roads to gracefully glide along at speed. Unfortunately, outside of Ollie’s dream ride, that’s not always the case. That being said, if you do take a wrong turn, or you accidentally include some gravel on your route, there’s no need to panic! Manon and Hank are here to let… Continue Reading