May 2016

Trent Bicycle Works

Trent Bicycle Works is small workshop, based in Newark, which draws on 20 years of bicycle building experience to deliver bespoke bicycles in every detail, from bar tape to tyres and everything in-between. Adam, who runs the workshop over there, got in touch about a complete stainless build he wanted to put together for a customer of his. We think the end result is a thing of beauty. "James was really happy - like a kid at Christmas! He's an architect by trade so really has an eye for detail. He absolutely loved the subtlety of the build. I was really impressed with the frame and forks and as a build together they look awesome, really glad James went with this option." - Adam Round, Trent Bicycle Works If you are in Nottinghamshire or Newark area and are looking for some help in putting your dream bike together then Trent Bicycle Works is the place to go. Build list: Gosforth 931 Reynolds Frame Gosforth Stainless Steel Road Forks 105 Groupset H Plus Son rims, Hope bearings hand built by Trent Bicycle Works. Zipp Finishing Kit

The Ryals Climb - A Cyclone Festival of Cycling Rider Guide

The Cyclone Festival of Cycling takes place once again in Northumberland in June Here the organisers look at the famous Ryals climb, a key component of both the Challenge rides and the elite races during the festival. The Ryals Climb - A Cyclone Festival of Cycling Rider Guide from Cyclone Cycling Festival on Vimeo. The Ryals is actually three distinct ramps, with flat or even slightly downhill sections between them. Their location, close to the end of the Challenge rides and races makes them especially significant, with club riders negotiating them when tired and the pros at a key point of their race. Either way, riding them is an experience never to be forgotten. Simon Yates holds the Strava Record for the Ryals Proper, set in the Beaumont Trophy in 2012. Better to keep your powder dry as the gradient starts to ramp up for a good go at the 105 metre, 15% average First Ryal Segment, which is where the lactic really starts to build. Remember to smile - there are always event photographers waiting at the top. More details and registration for the rides is on