Sportful BodyFit Pro Kit Review: Developed by Women, for Women

Sportful Womens BodyFit Pro Kit 2014

With a history steeped in textile spinning, Sportful was founded in Italy in 1942 as an undergarments manufacturer, before developing its first cycling specific garments in 1985. Come 2002, Cipollini rode to become World Champion, one of the Italian cycling team members to be wearing Sportful kit in the professional peloton for the first time. It’s fair […]

Matrix Fitness–Vulpine launch and line-up 2014

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Following last season’s central London launch, Matrix Fitness – Vulpine headed to the home of British Cycling – Manchester – and  specifically to Popup Bikes to introduce the 2014 team.  A new, individual and up-and-coming venue on the cycling scene, Popup provided everything needed to launch an exciting new line-up for the coming season, while […]

GP Twenty20 Cycling First European Cyclocross Race to give Equal Prize Money

Koppenberg Sprint ©TheChainStay.com

The Koppenbergcross will be the first European cyclocross race to give equal prize money, reported in a press release today.  In co-operation with Twenty20 Cycling, the Koppenbergcross in Oudenaarde sets a new milestone in the history of cyclocross as they become the first European cyclocross race to provide equal prize money for elite men and women. This brings the Koppenbergcross in line with the […]

How to: Buy a Cyclo-Cross Bike with Deniz Erkan

The Eastway CX2.0 in action.  Photo courtesy of ©DenizErkan

During the excitement of GB’s Helen Wyman taking Bronze at the CX World Championships this weekend, I caught up with Deniz Erkan of Hadron Cycles on his tips to buying a cyclo-cross bike. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there, and get muddy! First things first, set a budget, and stick to it. You can […]

‘Starting Cyclo-cross’ with Helen Wyman

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The Cyclo-cross (CX) season may be well and truly underway, but there’s still plenty of time to get kitted out and give it a go. With my first off-road sportive coming up at the weekend, I caught up with European Champion and newly crowned 8 time National CX Champion Helen Wyman to get her top […]

Ripping up the (January) Blues

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January. Month of the blues. That typically means blue fingers and toes. The misery of missing out on our evening sunset rides, the (blue) icy weekend club rides and avoiding the usual club run route thanks to blue stuff (or brown!) running at pace down the street having spilled it’s banks. But for me, this […]

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