Welsh Gravel Adventure

We were supposed to be running another of our awesome Cycling trips this weekend, this time to take on Liege-Bastogne-Liege in Belgium, however half of the team were struck down with illness so we decided, instead of waste the weekend, to look for something a bit closer to home instead. So we headed for Wales[…]

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Cyclings gets an overhaul

Many of you will know that we run super fun Balance Bike sessions for the youngest members of our Sole Cycling crew. We’ve been running sessions for the past 4 years and we’ve been getting asked by lots of people if they could run sessions in their schools…so we decided it was time for a[…]

Paris-Roubaix 2018

This years organised trip to take part in the Paris-Roubaix Challenge was another fantastic few days away. Itineraries were sent out a few weeks ago and this year saw the introduction of a professional Soigneur to make life even easier for our riders. For those not in the know, A Soigneur is a dedicated person,[…]

Smoothie Bikes

We are always on the look out for innovative ways to get people active, get them on their bikes, and to get them eating a bit healthier. So when we got offered not one, but two of these amazing smoothie bikes, we naturally jumped at the chance! We’ve been doing lots of talks in schools[…]

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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[…]