Santa’s Little Cycling Helpers 2012

Cycling Santa's by Jim Wend

Cycling Shorts unleashes Santa’s (last minute) Little Helpers. We’re up to our eyes in bicycle shaped packages badly wrapped and covered in sticky tape, it’s all got a bit manic, so much to get organised and so little time, so we’ve got together to give you a list of gift ideas that won’t disappoint even […]

The AN Post Rás


The AN Post Rás. It was probably the highlight of my 2011 season, so I had high expectations coming into the 2012 edition of the race. Last year I rode for the Irish national team but this year I was taking to the start line in the often-described-as ‘feckin brilliant’ black and white jersey of […]

Tour de Taiwan

Street scene in Tour de Taiwan

This is my first blog for a while and I think it comes at an appropriate time of my season. My last blog took us up to the end of our second team training camp. This point marked the end of my winter training and the beginning of my 2012 racing season. I had already […]

Benidorm – Training Camp II


After the success of the previous camp, I had high expectations for our second camp of the year and it didn’t disappoint. It was my first time meeting the 3 new international additions to the team for 2012; Ben Grenda, Rich Lang and Chris Jennings. The 3 guys fitted into the team immediately – probably […]

Sunny Spain and Crosswinds


  I’ve sat down to write this blog 3 times now over the past week but failed on each occasion. Finally, sat down with a nice cup of tea and I’m ready to start rambling. I posted a bunch of pictures from the first rest day on our team training camp last week, so I’ll […]

Rapha Condor Sharp training camp – rest day photos

Coffee stop in the Spanish sun this morning after a recovery spin

  Been a good  few days here in Lanzarote with the Rapha Condor Sharp team. Today was a rest day so I took the opportunity to take a few photos on our 2 hour spin.                                         […]

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