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Special group/ cycling club 6 night stay offer, July 6th – 12th 2014 Bourg d’Oisans

Great opportunity for a group or cycling club to enjoy a stay in Bourg d’Oisans. Sunday 6th July – Saturday 12th July Due to a couple of event dates we have a 6 night stay available at our amazing 6 … Continue reading

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bespoked bristol 2013 photos Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 15

bespoked bristol 2013, a set on Flickr. The whole reason for cycling to Bristol was to take part in the Bespoked Bristol Handmade Bike Show. We were there with Mosquito Bikes helping out on the stand and generally selling our … Continue reading

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Last day on the road Yeovil to Bristol – bourg d’oisans to bristol day 14

  The last riding day today and I calculated I needed to do 74km to achieve the Specialized Strava Classics challenge. As it happened I came in on the nose at 75km thus completing the challenge. Mentally it was tougher today, … Continue reading

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Bournemouth to Yeovil via Weymouth bourg d’oisans to bristol day 13

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 13, a set on Flickr. After nearly 1500km I had my first puncture of the trip as I wheeled my bike on to the Sandbanks to Studland ferry. Today I road through the Purbecks (my … Continue reading

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Food – Newhaven to Bournemouth Bourg to Bristol Day 12

  Today was food day.  Everyday is food day as I try and consume enough food to allow me to ride all day. It started with a huge fried breakfast courtesy of my brother in law in Newhaven – bacon, … Continue reading

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Welcome to England – Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 11

Dover to Newhaven 133km plus a little bit to the ferry in France What makes England England Rain Campsites open for easter holidays – miserable weather and families Off road cycle lanes – why ? Seriously off road cycle lanes … Continue reading

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A ride through Friterieland bourg to bristol day 10 to Dunkirk

There is a magic invisible line in northern france where the Friteries start appearing on the side of the road. Think large portable cafes selling huge amounts of chips (or frites) and other assorted fried goods. None of it very … Continue reading

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Paris Roubaix at Sector 6 Cysoing (Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 9)

Photos from todays Paris Roubaix at Cysoing

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Paris Roubaix Challenge Photos Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol day 8

Apologies for the delay in writing this blog I have only just got some resemblance of control in my hands after the 170km Paris Roubaix Challenge. What a day it was. Probably the most fun I have had on a “velo” … Continue reading

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Bourg d’Oisan to Bristol day 7 a day in Roubaix

bourg d’oisand to bristol day 7 roubaix, a set on Flickr. So here I am in Roubaix with friends down from London to ride the Paris Roubaix challenge tomorrow. We checked out the famous Roubaix velodrome , pretty tired looking … Continue reading

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Je fais du vélo, je mange, je dors.

Day 6 and I have started tapering down for the Paris Roubaix sportive on Saturday. Todays distance was a much shorter 76 km from Laon to Caudry via the sleepy Busigny the start of the Paris Roubaix challenge on Saturday. … Continue reading

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The least said about the car infested roads on todays ride between Troyes and Laons the better

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 5 http://app.strava.com/activities/47092292 Read all my Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol blog here Enter our guess the KMs competetion here

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I will never believe Phil Ligget again when he says its a flat stage through the centre of France

Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol Day 4, a set on Flickr. Day 4 Saulieu to Troyes – 155km Todays ride looked fairly easy – the profile suggested it was all down hill to Troyes – so definitely a stage for the … Continue reading

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Marginal gains and never stay in a hotel at the top of a hill

Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol Day 3 , a set on Flickr.  Day 3 from Macon to Saulieu – 146km Dave Brailsford would have been proud of me today. I followed his mantra of marginal gains and saved myself 2km by … Continue reading

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that was tougher than expected – Morains to Macon bourg d’oisans to bristol day 2

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 2, a set on Flickr. It was raining when I started off this morning an hour later than planned due to it being the first day of spring.  The first 30km were pretty much all up … Continue reading

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Never wash your bike in the hotel shower

bourg d’oisans to bristol day 1, a set on Flickr. Day 1 of my trip from Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol started a day earlier than first planned. With snow due in Bourg d’Oisans on Sunday I decided to get away … Continue reading

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Bike service for Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol

Today was spent servicing the PROMPT D902 for my trip back to Bristol via the Paris Roubaix Challenge. With about 1500 km to cover I have replaced tyres and cables and completed a once over of the bike. Tomorrow will … Continue reading

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Panniers fitted for Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol

I spent the morning today fitting my Tubus Fly Rear Rack on the PROMPT D902. As it does not have any eyelets for a rack I also had to intall the conversion kit and rear axle mount kit. After some … Continue reading

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Paris Roubaix training just outside Grenoble.

Its not long now until the Paris Roubaix Challenge and I finally got to practice on some cobbles near us in Grenoble. It was a fairly small section just over 10 metres long – pretty straightforward not sure what all … Continue reading

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Bourg d’Oisans to Bristol Part 1

Over the last couple of months we have been talking to Mosquito bikes about helping them out at the Bespoked Bristol show in April. My next thought was how to get there, and a plan was hatched – lets cycle … Continue reading

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