The Journal

3 Dec 2020

The Evolution of Cycling Shoes

In a sport where your feet don’t touch the ground, shoes have played an oddly conspicuous part in the evolution of cycling. We are blessed with almost infinite choice in cycling shoes today, so how did we get to this point?

21 Aug 2020

La Vuelta — The Fight for the Red Jersey

The colours of the leader’s jerseys in Grand Tours are simple to recall; pink for Giro, yellow for the Tour and red for the Vuelta. Distinct and historic, each one is integral to how we see the races. But the famous red jerse has only been in place since 2010.

21 Aug 2020

Climbing Off — When Riders Abandon

During the 1976 edition of the Giro d'Italia Roger de Vlaeminck abandoned on the Passo Manghen – running into the woods after throwing his bike on the floor.

17 Mar 2020

How to Ride the Mountains

Riding in the high mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees can seem daunting, but if you follow our simple tips you’ll be eating up the elevation in no time!

11 Mar 2020

Spinning the Blues Away – Tenerife Cycling Camps

The Winter doesn’t have to be all about layers and layers of waterproof fabric and cold toes.

18 Feb 2020

The French Alps Connection

The French Alps are an integral part of cycling folklore. Entwined with the story of the Tour de France and a rite of passage for every serious cyclist, the mountain region features numerous legendary climbs.

Packing for a road cycling trip. Bike box luggage.

13 Feb 2020

The Art of Packing — A Guide to Going Away

A seven day trip and mountain weather can seem like a tricky week to pack for. Let us offer you some advice on what to bring, what to leave and what we couldn’t live without. Trust us, we’ve done this before.

4 Feb 2020

A Climber’s Tale — Your Tour de France Companion Book

Ahead of our Cycling and Spectator trips to the Grand Depart, Pyrenees, Alps and Paris in 2020 we proudly present a companion to the race for yellow.

14 Jan 2020

A Day in the Life of a Tour de France Recce

A Day in the Life of a Recce goes behind the scenes of our scouting for the Tour de France Grand Depart KOM trip. Let our guides whet your appetite for an incredible start to the Tour in June.

10 Jan 2020

The Grand Challenge — Trans Trips

Our core Trans-Challenges are the epitome of severe. Not for the faint hearted, designed for cyclists with an unquenching ambition to conquer the most notorious mountain ranges in Europe.