Britain’s Greatest Climb: Ultimate Guide to Cycling Bealach-Na-Ba (Applecross Pass)

Planning on cycling Bealach-Na-Ba? It’s an epic feat that should not be underestimated. It is often dubbed the most challenging climb in the UK. Believe the hype. Bealach-Na-Ba is unique. Unlike other climbs in the UK, which often go through valleys and around mountains, the Applecross Pass tackles the imposing mountain head-on. Although the Bealach-Na-Ba … Read more

The Hardknott Pass Cycle Route: Britain’s Toughest Climb

So you want to cycle Hardknott Pass? Nestled deep within the Lake District, situated between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley, you will first lay eyes on this beast. For those faint of heart, the fog will likely cover the full spectacle, so don’t worry just yet; focus on the tarmac in front of you. It … Read more

1x Drivetrains For Bikes: What’s The Benefit?

1x drivetrains seem to be growing in popularity with every passing year. Bicycles traditionally feature two (2x) or three (3x) chainrings with a front derailleur. Although two chainrings have dominated mainly as of late, an increasing number of bikes are starting to incorporate a 1x drivetrain. Pronounced “one-by”, it is comprised of a single chainring connected … Read more

Apple Watch vs Garmin Fenix: Which Is Best For Cyclists?

From amateur to pro, measuring exercise data can be interesting and insightful. With an abundance of devices on the market, it’s hard to know which piece of kit you should invest your hard-earned cash into. In this article, we’ll be comparing two popular choices: Apple Watch vs Garmin Fenix. We’ll be concentrating on these key … Read more

What Is A Crit In Cycling? The Complete Guide To Criteriums – And How To Prepare For One

Criterium bike races – also known as “crits” – are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Tearing through city streets bolstered with an addictive mix of high-speed, sharp cornering, and bunched sprints, you can see why they bring new eyes to bike racing. But what is a criterium cycling race, and why are they so popular? In … Read more

Alpe d’Huez: The Tour de France’s Most Intimidating Climb

Conquering Alpe d’Huez is often top on the bucket list of anyone who has fallen in love with cycling. After Fausto Coppi won the first Tour de France stage to summit the fearsome climb in 1952, the snaking mountain road immediately established its legendary status. Alpe d’Huez is infamous for its 21 brutal but beautiful hairpins, each equipped with … Read more

Ultimate SRAM Groupset Guide: Road Bike Edition

Though younger than its major rivals Shimano and Campagnolo, SRAM has fully established itself with innovative and cost-effective bike components. As a major player in the groupset components market, SRAM now produces a wide range of options, from the innovative professional-grade Red eTap AXS to the entry-level Apex groupset.  With so many different options, we’ll … Read more

What Was The Bike Boom – And Why Did It Matter?

From the mid-’60s to the early ’70s, the US experienced an unprecedented explosion in cycling popularity – known today as the “Bike Boom”. Rising steadily from 1965, bike sales doubled between 1970 and 1972 from 7 million and 14 million respectively. TIME magazine dubbed this period “the bicycle’s biggest wave of popularity in its 154-year … Read more