Pro on bike from 1914 vs amateur on 2015 bike
Can a hundred years of cycling innovation and invention help an amateur beat a pro at one of the toughest climbs in the Peak District?
JLT Condor p/b Mavic rider Kristian House is not only a former British road race champion, but he has also won the best climber's jersey in the Tour of Britain.
He faced 5 live Bespoke presenter OJ Borg — most definitely an amateur — while riding a 1914 Hirondelle no. 7 bike. OJ raced on a modern Condor Leggero SL bike with carbon wheels and electronic gears.
Thank You, Kristian House
The close of the 2015 season will mark a significant change for Condor and former National Champion, Kristian House. After eight seasons riding for Condor's professional team, JLT Condor p/b Mavic (formerly Rapha Condor), the Brit will hand back his Condor steed and move on to a new team.
Cycling specific selvedge
Selvedge (or selvage) denim is a fabric produced on a shuttle loom, as all denim was prior to the 1960s. A shuttle loom produces fabric that is 31" wide and has closed edges, which is where the term "selvedge" comes from. It's a contraction of "self edge," as in self-edging fabric.
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Tom Davies 'youngest person to cycle the world'
After 174 days on the road, which had seen him chased by dogs in Albania, runaway from monkeys and race an emu in Australia, Tom Davies arrived back in London where he’d started on January 17 having raised around £60,000 for charity. In doing so, the teenager, has become the youngest person to cycle around the world. His steed, a Fratello.
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Congratulations to everyone taking part and those who have completed 2015 Transcontinental Race. One of the toughest endurance / audax events of the year. Riders race non-stop from from the Muur van Geraardsbergen in Belgium to Istanbul in Turkey. They can choose when and where to rest and there is no defined route but there are mandatory controls along the way. The controls, help bring the competitors together, and let racers share their stories, the control ensure riders visit famous European landmark. One of the control points was the top of eeary Mont Ventoux.
175 riders started the event, and so far five have made it to Turkey. The first man home was Britain's Josh Ibbett riding 4,239km in 9 days, 23 hours, 54 minutes. Riders can be followed live on the event website.
The Super Acciaio pictured (below), belongs to Matthew Swain who is taking part in the race. He stopped to take the snap somewhere in the Champagne region.
Find out more on the Transcontinental website.
How to set up cleats for clipless pedals
Knowing how to set up your cleats will help you to get the most out of your SPD or other clipless pedals. There are two basic things to sort out when it comes to setting up your cleats: the angle of the cleat on the sole of your shoe, and its fore-aft position. Our six step guide has everything you need to understand your cleat position
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