Success Again at Tour du Mont Blanc for Hammer Sport CC

Following the success of last year at Tour du Mont Blanc, Hammer Sport CC was well represented in the 2018 edition. Promoted as ‘The World’s Toughest One Day Bike Race’ – 330 km & 8,731 m of climbing. 3 countries, 9 climbs, (including 5 super category climbs in succession), the Tour du Mont Blanc is, […]

The Wysam 333 – a celebration of grass-roots cycling

The Wysam 333 is more than a ride – it’s a  celebration of grass-roots cycling. It is the only endurance cycle ride in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and includes 3 challenges for cyclists riding road bikes and one challenge for cyclists riding e-bikes. The Challenges 333-kilometres, 4,200 metres This is the most difficult and […]

The Basque Gateway To The Pyrenees

With the grueling Swiss Wysam 333 on my calendar in June, I was hungry to get some distance in the legs with some serious but not overly taxing climbing in a week block. Xavier of Bike Basque had invited me to help him with a tour in the heart of the Basque country and I […]

Stunning SuperGranFondo Medio from Valloire

Sometimes it takes a while to reflect on a race and realise what has been achieved. The inaugural SuperGranFondo Medio was such a race for me. At a mere 73 kms with over 2,500 m of climbing the stats would suggest it would be tough. With 45 kms of climbing, two ascents of Col du […]

Morzine Haut Chablais Gran Fondo – I’m here for Gold, nothing less!

155 kms, 3,800+ metres of elevation. Standing on this particular start line was the culmination of months of training. I missed Gold last year due to darn Joux Plane providing a struggle after 123 kms and nearly 3,000 metres of climbing. Would it prevent me from achieving my 2018 goal? If you’ve never ridden a […]

Les 3 Ballons – hot, humid and fantastic!

Survived the Medio Fondo of Les 3 Ballons! 6 hrs 3 mins for the 125 kms and 2,500 m of climbing. Warm temperatures and high humidity had to be overcome as well as the climbs. So often hydration and nutrition are seen as something less important than physical training but without the correct strategy on […]

Spring Classics: Discover Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge’s new routes!

It’s the Spring Classics!! While the pros race through Belgium and France we also have the opportunity to experience the routes, atmosphere and camaraderie of riding these iconic routes. They’re our Monuments! On Saturday April 21st, you’ll have the unique opportunity to ride your very own Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The ultimate test is to cycle the entire 274 km route, […]

La Marmotte Registration Opens Nov 6th

Look Marmotte Gran Fondo Registrations Open 6th Nov

l’Etape du Tour 2018 sold out in just four days – yes, just four days! The race from Annecy to Le Grand-Bournand will be held on 8th July, 2018 and if you missed out on registering you may still have some opportunities including La Marmotte. More in our article l’Etape du Tour 2018 sold out in […]