Posts Tagged ‘video’

So, it’s been a while since I last put up a post here on Sweat ‘n Gears. The past few months I have been with work – a new international role that I have. As such, finding time to work on the blog has been a little hard. But making the most of a day off from work, I thought I would write up a few posts.

Last week saw the 10th edition of The Tour of Britain take place. The race had many big names take part including the likes of Mark Cavendish, Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, and Garmin’s Dan Martin, to name but a few. And on Sunday the race concluded with Bradley Wiggins taking the overall honours!

One video from the event that really caught my attention was this one from the AN Post Chain Reaction team. It stems from the day Sam Bennett took the win on Stage 5. You can see (and feel) team manager, Kurt Bogaerts, well up with emotion when he hears that Sam took the win.  Enjoy the clip!

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So last week I put a post out about Martyn Ashton and his super amazing skills on the Pinarello Dogma 2. If you haven’t seen it then click here before reading on.

Well, since that video Martyn and his team have posted a second video of Road Bike Party – the Out-takes!

Enjoy!

The Beauty of Cycling

Posted: April 18, 2012 in cycling
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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:

  • the all-new Pro Carbon Road featuring BB30, tapered steerer, internal cable routing and Shimano Ultegra at £1,799
  • the Pro Carbon MTB featuring internal cable routing, tapered steerer, Rock Shox SID fork and SRAM X9 at £1,599,
  • the Road Team featuring tapered steerer, BB30 and Shimano 105 at £999
  • the MTB Pro with tapered steerer, BB30 and SRAM X9 2×10 at £999

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.

Team Lotto Honda

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):

Rochelle Gilmore

Liz Hatch

Liz Hatch and Veronica Andreasson

Kim Schoonbaert

Rochelle Gilmore

Liz and Veronica

Veronica Andreasson

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.