RIDERSCYCLECENTRE TURBO NIGHTS

Come along and join in. Free onsite parking. Hot & cold drinks available.  A fantastic social environment. Plenty of encouragement and motivation. Please see our Turbo Webpage for more...

NEW HORIZONS

Its been a grand 2013. Riders Cycle Centre is still here 🙂 and looking fit and well for the future.  I even got my ugly mug in a cycling publication (see header pic. The pink helmet) I rode my bike and even squeezed in a holiday. I rode the Ronde Van Vlaanderen with...

OLD SCHOOL MOVIES.

Jumping with the seat post to high and hucking at Herts Shore back in her infant days. Wish I had my old Cyclone jersey. Learning to huck and jump in my fleece and trousers. Over shooting transitions and going to big for the bike. Great...

COUGH & SNEEZE. ITS RACE DAY.

Round number 4 @Lee Quarry. The final round of the Brownback racing series for 2013. Round 3 resulted in an early bath. A broken seatpost whilst leading the awesomely titled “Silverback class” had me ducking under the course tape and back to the car, tail...

3 PEAKS CYCLOCROSS RACE 2013

With only a few weeks to go before the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross race I began my assault upon its reputation. Youtube, Google and Flickr where worked overtime to feed me the information needed to conquer the legend, to summit Yorkshire triplets, to go where no man...

UP A MOUNTAIN, UP A VOLCANO

Up a mountain and up a volcano. One sounds a little more daunting than the other but both made me feel on top of the world. Back in July my micro adventure https://riderscyclecentre.com/?p=1696  took me to the summit of Mt Snowdon, a night under the stars and an early...

RACE & TOUR

A Sunny Sunday morning sipping coffee. Lavender honey on Jades toast mixes with the smell of fresh ground coffee beans. Blue tits and sparrows jostle on the bird feeder and soothing tunes float around the living room. Calm. 2 hrs later and I submerge myself in the...

DONKEY & CARROT

  Location. Riders Cycle Centre on a Friday afternoon 2 days before the 2013 Etape Du Dales. Andrew collects his Trek road bike and ask’s if I am taking part in the Etape. “Not this year. Not for me. Get’s a bit repetitive and monotonous when...

HERTS SHORE’S 10th BDAY VISIT.

It’s been over a year since I last rode the wooden slats at Herts Shore. Not to say that Ive be inactive on the cycling front but I knew Herts would be testing the skills that had laid dormant for far to long. The bike was mule packed for it’s trip down...

RCC WEEKEND OF TWO HALVES

Time to get out the map and plan a weekend adventure. Weekend weather looks mixed. Plan A is arranged with a plan B & C as back up. We left Riders Cycle Centre at 9am. The patchwork blue sky soon filled with menacing grey clouds and the wind brought forth...

ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE LEGS

Commute to work and commute home. Monday to Saturday, for 52 weeks of the year. 140 miles a week depending on the weather. Guaranteed miles for me and the bike. I can predict the traffic light track stands and I prepare for the short cuts for when the train barriers...

YORKSHIRE DALES WEEKEND BIVVY TRIP

The UK has been through the wringer weather wise for quit a while now so planning an weekend overnight mountain bike bivvy trip was always going to depend on what mother nature would present us so with the Met Office forecasting snow and bitterly cold night time...

RCC 2013 SO FAR

Happy New Year to you all. January is soon running out of days and 2013 is in full swing. It’s been a great start to the year which I hope will see RCC grow and grow. January saw James complete his Cotic MTB build. James and I have been working on building a...

TODMORDEN CX RACE 30th DEC 2012.

51 weeks after my first attempt at the Tod cross I find myself standing before the inevitable mud bath shivering in anticipation, the saturated grass field before us would require tractor like traction to get me to the front and into the first lap. No pre race warm up...

RIDES, GUIDES & RACES.

Its been a great month for bike riding. A trip to the Bike Show in Birmingham and a few hours riding at Cannock Chase with Ben. The ride resulted in a bent crank arm after a rather ungracious tumble off a tree 🙂 It was tempting 🙂   We then paid Whinlatter trails...

ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE BIKE (but it helps).

  Hope Series Cross Country race at Lee Quarry, round 3. I haven’t competed in a XC race for a while. Me and the body seem to settling into the long distance mileage and a 1 and half hour tactical sprint around a hard and rocky Lee Quarry was going to...

SINGULAR KITE CYCLOCROSS BIKE :)

  Stuart has built up a Singular Kite frame for the Cyclocross season and to ride the roads and tracks around the Dales. If you would like to test ride either a KITE or a SWIFT 29er then give us a call on 01756 786844 and chat with Stuart.

PAUL & HIS TT BIKE BUILD

  Paul has been to visit RCC a few times and has really benefited from building his own bikes under my tuition. Paul’s new TT project was a blast that required some patience and experimentation (internal cable routing) but what a result. Big well done Paul...