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Helmets

We insist that riders wear helmets to all of our coaches sessions and we’re delighted that in almost all schools now the culture seems to be that if we’re riding a bike, then we’re wearing a helmet. There are still a few reluctant riders out there, after all being 10 years old and super cool[…]

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Paris-Roubaix

Well, that was brutal! A group of Sole Cyclings finest headed over to France for what many people believe to be the toughest of the one day classic Cycling races. If you aren’t familiar with the Paris-Roubaix story and legend then it’s worth an hour of your day to look through Google and some of[…]

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Battle on the Beach

What a weekend of racing! Team Sole Cycling took the trip down to Pembrey Country Park in Wales to try out the Battle on the Beach race. We’d heard great things about it, and stayed up late to enter on New Year’s Day, as it’s usually sold out within hours of entries opening. There was[…]

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Peak District fun

So, this week, in our quest to find the UKs best place to ride (and do some coaching!) we headed to the Peak District. Not so much of a trail centre scene as the last two weeks (see Cannock Chase and Coed Y Brenin reports) but more of a wild ride type of place. Coming[…]

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Coed Y Brenin

Cannock Chase last week, Coed Y Brenin this week. It’s been a tour of Britains finest trail centres for us. If you aren’t familiar with trail centres, they’re basically like playgrounds for people with mountain bikes. They’ve got loads of different types of riding, usually a cafe to refuel and regale and of course a[…]

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Cannock Chase

On Saturday we made a trip to Cannock Chase to visit a new coach, Russ Hall. A successful athlete in his own right, coming 3rd at the ITU world cross triathlon championships and successfully racing Mountain Bikes for a number of years, Russ has now started coaching as well, featuring in 220 triathlon magazine and[…]

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Bike maintenance workshop

A great evening tonight at a workshop for families to learn how to fix and maintain their bikes. Hosted by the local charity XTND at Bourneville School, a range of different families and friends brought their steeds along so we could show them how to properly look after them. Covering all the basics of our[…]

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Old friends

It was great to visit Ashton Court again for the first time in a while, to meet up with some Sole Cycling team members and hit the trails. Robbie is off to Cambridge Uni this week, and Josh is off to graduate and then start his first full time job…proof, if any were needed, that[…]