Tuesday, May 31, 2016

6 Iconic Climbs Of The Giro D'Italia

6 of the toughest and most epic climbs of the Giro d'Italia.

The Giro d'Italia is one of the toughest races in the pro cycling calendar, thanks, in no small part, to the amount of climbing that the riders competing in the Giro often face. The climbs of the Giro are always steep, sometimes VERY steep, and very occasionally on gravel too.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

How To Ride Steep Climbs Faster | GCN's Cycling Tips

Ride steep climbs faster on your road bike with the advice in this video.

Steep climbs are one of the hardest parts of cycling. But, at the same time, they're also one of the most satisfying. Here's our advice that will help you to ride faster up steep climbs.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Highs and Lows in Albstadt 2016

Our video crew went beneath the surface, behind the scenes at the teams and into the crowds to capture the actions and emotions on race day at the MTB World Cup in Albstadt 2016.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

How To Clip In To Your Pedals Faster – Clip In First Time, Every Time

Clipless pedals (SPDs) are one of the best upgrades you can make – here's how to clip in quickly.

Clipping into one-sided road pedals first time every time can be really difficult to get the hang of. But, aside from practice, there are plenty of tricks to help you out.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Annual Ladies Night on May 23rd - Everyone is Welcome!

 Monday, May 23rd, 2016 
7:00 - 9:00pm

The Brass Tap Vacaville, California 7
83 Orange Dr and Leisure Town Rd, Vacaville, California 95687

Join us for our annual ladies night and guys feel free to join us for this one. That's right it's a free mechanics clinic closed sale and discussion with some of the most influential leaders in the cycling community. Guest include Heather Rizzi with Eddy Merckx bicycle and Kristen Hill with Pearl Izumi Vacaville. Please RSVP here,  seating is limited

Monday, May 16, 2016

6 Legends Of The Giro D'Italia

We introduce 6 riders who have become synonymous with this great race.

Countless riders have challenged for the Maglia Rosa over the years, but few have had as much impact on Italy's Grand Tour as these 6, who we think truly deserve the moniker of 'legend'.

Friday, May 13, 2016

5 Toughest Giro D'Italia Stages Of All Time

The Giro d'Italia is a beautiful and often brutal race. We've picked out the stages that we think are the toughest ever (or yet!). Do you agree?

The Giro d'Italia falls at just the right time to produce some of the toughest racing conditions that the pro peloton can face. The month of May is still near-winter in the Alps, and snow-bound passes and heavy rain are frequent.

From Andy Hampsten and Erik Breukink on the Gavia, to Daniel Lloyd (just kidding Dan, we mean Cadel Evans) on the mud-caked gravel roads to Nairo Quintana on the descent of the Stelvio, the Giro has had lots of epic.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

How To Read The Road For Safer Cycling

Being able to "read" the road makes cycling much safer, so here are some essential tips to make you cycling literate.

The first rule of reading is to look ahead, not just at your front wheel. The further you are able to scan ahead, the sooner you can spot potential hazards, giving you much more time to react to them. Riding in a variety of environments and weather conditions will help to get you used to the vast majority of hazards you'll come across as a road rider.

It's also important to make allowances for things beyond your control, i.e. animals and other humans. Give them and yourself as much margin for error as you possibly can.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Giro d'Italia 2016: 10 Riders to Watch

The Giro d'Italia kicks off the Grand Tour season for 2016. Last year's winner Alberto Contador isn't present but former champion Vincenzo Nibali will be back to retake his crown from 2013. Other riders set to take the start line in Apeldoorn on May 6 are Mikel Landa and Fabian Cancellara.

We've picked 10 riders to look out for at the Giro d'Italia 2016.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Top 6 Longest Bike Races

From the Race Across America to the Tour de France, here's our pick of the longest bike races in the world.

Many cyclists want to ride for 100 miles (160km), but, how about racing for thousands of kilometers? Sometimes broken down into stages, sometimes with a route, sometimes with mechanical support, sometimes without, here are our picks of the longest bike races in the world.