Join the Shutt Challenge on Climategames
Spring is here and with sunshine forecast, we’re getting excited for some epic cycling adventures again!To celebrate and to kick-start your motivation we’ve teamed up with Climategames, a new activity tracking, challenge-smashing and rewards-giving app. Want to get involved? Complete our 250km riding challenge during May and you’ll win a 30% off discount voucher to use on ShuttVR.comSimply download the Climategames App and join the Shutt Velo Rapide challenge to get started.
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Why the King of the Mountains Jersey is Red and Spotty
Many people know the reason behind the iconic Maillot Jaune or Yellow jersey of Le Tour de France, chosen for the yellow newsprint paper of the Tour’s earliest sponsor L’Auto. Much less well know is how the King of the Mountains Jersey came to have red polka dots.In the earliest editions of the race, no mountain passes were included on the route. In 1910 the Pyrenees col d’Aubisque & Tourmalet were included in the race. Having said that both climbs were just donkey tracks rather than proper roads. The demanding gradients and heavy, un-geared bicycles of the men who rode...
Cycling the North Coast 500 (NC500)
What is it? The North Coast 500 (NC500) route was launched in 2015 as a tourism initiative to promote the northern Highlands of Scotland. It’s a 500 mile circular route around the rugged coastline of Scotland, starting and finishing at Inverness Castle. The route is very popular with motorhomes and bikers, as well as cyclists. A publican we spoke to in Helmsdale said it had transformed the economy of the area with formerly closed hotels reopening and restaurants and cafés springing up along the route. The GCN route The official NC500 route is marked with road signs. We used GCN’s 'bike...