Well, since that video Martyn and his team have posted a second video of Road Bike Party – the Out-takes!
A good friend of mine – Scott – shared the following video with me this morning. I agree in that it really captures the beauty of cycling. A great way to start the day. Enjoy!
Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the launch of the 2011 Boardman Performance Bikes series at an exclusive venue in the heart of London. World and Olympic Champion, Chris Boardman was there talking about the new 2011 range and the new developments put into the line.
Here’s Chris welcoming us all and talking about the 2011 range:
The 2011 Performance Series line up comprises of five Road, three Hybrid, CX, five MTB Hard-tail and two MTB full suspension bikes.
Highlights of the range include:
According to the press release, the aerodynamic road and race ready MTB frames utilise high modulus carbon fibre combined with computer developed tube profiles. The new alloy Road, MTB, Hybrid and CX models have all been re-engineered with the emphasis on attention-to-detail resulting in pure performance and range from £500 to £1,000.
I’ll upload some pictures of the frames as soon as I receive them from the Boardman’s PR company.
I seem to be getting a lot of hits on my first posting on the new women’s Honda Lotto cycling team. Liz Hatch and Veronica Andreasson seem to have created a profile for themselves in the world of women’s professional cycling.
As such, I did a Google search and found that P Magazine out of Belgium also did a photoshoot on the daythat video was done. The girls who take part are Liz Hatch, Veronica Andreasson, Rochelle Gilmore, and Kim Schoonbaert.
Unfortunately, the one thing the team has not done is created a website on who they are and what they do. Somehow think they are missing a trick with that, especially with a rider list such as this.
Here are the pictures from that day (and thanks to P-Magazine for them):
This past week on my way home I heard the following song on the hit show from Zane Lowe of Radio 1. A very catchy tune from Mark Ronson and The Business Intl and as you listen closer, you hear the vocalist sing about riding his bike. I then saw the music video on TV yesterday and thought I should share it here. A new song that ‘promotes’ the bicycle.
“I’m going to ride my bike until I get home!“
Two decades after British cycling aces John Herety and Graham Jones vied with each other for the top world honours, the two legends recently joined forces to put The Prostate Cancer Charity Tour Rides in the South West to the test. Herety, now the manager of the Rapha Condor Sharp team, and Jones, The Tour of Britain Route Director and commentator, saddled up to try out the 175km route of the South West Tour Ride ahead of the sportive in September. Also in the video, Andy Verral (Rapha Condor Sharp Team Mechanic) offers advice on preparing your bike for the rides whilst Andy Evans (Rapha Condor Sharp Physio & Soigneur) offers diet tips for all riders.
Watch what happened here:
Fore more information on the Minehead to Teignmouth route in this video, click here. And if you would like to sign up for this challenge and help support a great cause, click here. Don’t forget that if the South West is a little too far for you to travel, then there are also rides available in Stoke-0n-Trent and London.
For those that are wondering which models will be in the 2011 Cyclepassion calendar, well wonder no further. It seems both Liz Hatch and fellow friend, Veronica Andreasson, will both be making an appearance in the 2011 version. Following some recent tweets from Anke Wilken, creator of Cyclepassion, she gave us a sneak preview of what can be expected.
!!UPDATE: Read the review of Eyes Wide Open – the behind the scenes video of the making of Cyclepassion 2011.!!
Managed to get this video loaded up on YouTube that I took at the start and finish of the Tour Series race in Milton Keynes. You can see Hayles taking Gibbs to the edge. Draw your own conclusions from this.
Well, if you would like to see the beautiful Spanish countryside while riding your trusty two-wheel steed, then head on over to CycleTourSpain.com.
CycleTourSpain.com is a free online resource for independent-minded cyclists who want to experience the beauty of Spain on two wheels but without the expense of a tour that is set in its route. Now you have the chance to arrange it the way you want it to be, by going where you want to go.
There are some great features on the different routes available to fellow cyclists, including videos of these particular routes.
Plus, there is also a podcast of yours truly being interviewed by Chris Lee, the founder of the site, about preparing for mountain riding in the heat. This is all based on my experience of when I used to race in South Africa. Check it out when you get a chance
So, why not give Spain a go this summer. And to help you prepare yourself for the trip, use CycleTourSpain.com.
Came across this really cool video based on the same concept as Guitar Hero. But instead of using a guitar, Kevin (who stars in the video) uses a bicycle.
Now Kevin, who lives in Ft Wayne in the US and works for McDonalds, has set his video to the sound of Prisoner of Society by The Living End. He heard the band while playing Guitar Hero World Tour.
So sit back and enjoy!