Chris Catchpole


Eroica Britannia: a unique event

It’s a long bus ride to the Peak District from London, but I knew it would be worth it. I’ve heard good things. My trip to the Peaks is all…

Mavic CXR Ultimate

Mavic CXR Ultimate cycling shoes

Mavic’s CXR Ultimate road shoe is a unique piece of kit among the competition — a road shoe with an integrated aerodynamic flap. The cover combines a tough but smooth…


SRAM launches 1x Road groupsets 

At their new facility in San Luis Obispo, California, SRAM unveiled a genre spanning ‘1x Road’ groupset system available this summer


Inside the Ruta del Sol

As early season races go, the Ruta del Sol is certainly a toughie. A split stage on day one with a road race and a time trial, as well as…

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Ruta del Sol day one in pictures

The 2015 Ruta del Sol began with a tough opening split stage for the riders on Tuesday, with a 118km road race in the morning, before and 8.2km individual time…


Tannus Nymph solid tyres

For the last few years, Tannus has really been gaining traction (sorry!) with its solid tyres. A couple of months ago a representative from Tannus visited us here at Cycling…


Merida Reacto DA LTD

This £3,500 Merida Reacto DA LTD is the the most expensive non-pro version available. The bike World Tour team Lampre-Merida are currently using is known as the ‘Team-E’, and it…