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6 Times up Mont Ventoux Within 24 hours (8,800m)

6 Times up Mont Ventoux Within 24 hours (8,800m)

On Sunday, our Netherlands-based brand ambassador, Ryan van der Veer, aims to become the youngest ever to complete the bi-cingles ride on Mont Ventoux. That's 6 ascents of the mountain in 24 hours. 

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Catching the Sun in Burton Dassett Country Park

Catching the Sun in Burton Dassett Country Park

On what seemed like the only sunny day in April, Shutt Velo Rapide headed out to Burton Dassett Country Park in Warwickshire with photographer Chris Lanaway to get some more of our Spring/Summer selection.

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ShuttVR Does Calpe

Calpe Shutt Velo Rapide Spain Training

ShuttVR Does Calpe

Our racing team recently spent a few weeks in Spain’s Costa Brava for some early season training and Shutt joined them along with pro photographer Chris Lanaway and a big box of our new 2018 kits. The team was based in Moraira just to the north of Calpe. This area particularly has become something of a Mecca for Europe’s cyclists, with both pro and amateur riders flocking there in droves to escape the cold winter weather to the north. Being fairly quiet, and inexpensive, during the off season, the region’s seaside towns make a great base to explore the nearby mountains...

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Tour du Mont Blanc - A Punter's Perspective

Chamonix Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard Cormet du Roselend custom kit France Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc - A Punter's Perspective

It seemed like a good idea at the time! My younger (much fitter and significantly less chubbier) brother and relatively new to the cycling thing started smashing ultra-endurance events, and 2 years ago successfully finished the 330 km (205 mile) 8,700 m (30,000 ft) Tour du Mont Blanc Cyclo. Since he completed this wee jaunt I have, whilst drinking his wine, politely nodded enthusiastically whilst listening to lengthy narrations of the day. Until this year, the 7th iteration of the event only 1300 people had made it to the finish line with an attrition rate of more than a third,...

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How to Get the Most from Training Camps

How to Get the Most from Training Camps

Guest Blog by BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru Pav Bryan, Director & Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching Training camps can be valuable in the search for an extra boost in fitness. However, they’re not always factored into training as efficiently as they should be. Let me explain with some reasoning from the perspective of two different cyclists.  Firstly, you have the time constricted cyclist, who has a full-time job, with a family to think about and can maybe manage one long ride per week of 3-4 hours, possibly with a club, and then a few more sessions, possibly on the...

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