Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk A home for all things Ribble and cyclingThu, 10 Oct 2019 13:09:23 +0000en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/[email protected]Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk 3232162544540Steel is Real; But why is it?https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/steel-is-real-but-why-is-it/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/steel-is-real-but-why-is-it/#respondThu, 10 Oct 2019 13:09:17 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3858‘Steel is real’ is something anyone who has been around cycling for any length of time has heard countless times over the years. The steel frame has long been held in an almost reverent regard in cycling circles. But what is it about this seemingly simple material? One that we take for granted on a…

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The Ribble Ultra TT – World Class TT performancehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/the-ribble-ultra-tt-world-class-tt-performance/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/the-ribble-ultra-tt-world-class-tt-performance/#respondFri, 04 Oct 2019 13:56:15 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=2963In 2019 the Ribble Ultra TT has proven itself to be more than a match against some of the World Tour giants. Especially when placed in the capable hands of the Ribble Pro Cycling team. But what goes into developing such an aero weapon? The Brief In 2017 the Ribble R&D Team were given a…

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How to turn winter miles into summer smileshttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/how-to-turn-winter-miles-into-summer-smiles/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/how-to-turn-winter-miles-into-summer-smiles/#respondFri, 27 Sep 2019 09:43:16 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=2507Depending on your mindset, getting in the winter miles can either consist of a miserable slog through the dark or enjoying those beautifully crisp morning commutes.  There is a certain beauty to those winter morning ride outs, when a chill permeates the air and frost is draped serenely across the landscape. The winter survival guide…

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Adam Bowden finishes 2nd at Ironman 70.3 Weymouth.https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/adam-bowden-caps-off-an-excellent-season/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/adam-bowden-caps-off-an-excellent-season/#respondThu, 26 Sep 2019 14:42:02 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3826Despite disruption to his worlds bid due to illness, Ribble sponsored rider Adam Bowden once again proved his class against an international field in Ironman 70.3 Weymouth. An outstanding run saw Adam overtake some of his closest competitors to claim a well deserved runner up spot. Going into the race I was looking forward to…

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Beau Smith wins Helvellyn Triathlon 2019https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/beau-smith-wins-helvellyn-triathlon-2019/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/beau-smith-wins-helvellyn-triathlon-2019/#respondTue, 24 Sep 2019 14:19:45 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3819Sponsored athlete Beau Smith continued his brilliant form for 2019 with a fantastic domination of the Helvellyn Triathlon. Well done Beau!! Read on for Beaus race report. On Sunday 1st September I was competing in ‘one of the toughest triathlons in the UK’ – the Trihard events Helvellyn Triathlon and came out on top with…

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Win a seat in Mavic’s Yellow Carhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/win-a-seat-in-mavics-yellow-car/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/win-a-seat-in-mavics-yellow-car/#respondTue, 24 Sep 2019 08:42:40 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3814There’s no bigger race in cycling than the Tour de France, three weeks of grueling racing culminating in a sprint finish along the historic Champs-Élysée. So… how would you like a front-row seat for this awesome event? Ribble have teamed up with Mavic (one of the official sponsors of the race) to offer you the…

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Ribble at the Cycle Show, NEChttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-at-the-cycle-show-nec-join-us-for-a-test-ride/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-at-the-cycle-show-nec-join-us-for-a-test-ride/#commentsMon, 09 Sep 2019 09:58:46 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3796Are you planning to test ride a Ribble at the Cycle Show, NEC? You may be aware that there are 3 demo tracks where you can try out a variety of bikes? An opportunity for you to try out those bikes that you have seen online. Or, have seen in the cycling press but are…

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Chris Sidwells on Tour at Ribble; Tom Simpsonhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/chris-sidwells-on-tour-at-ribble-tom-simpson/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/chris-sidwells-on-tour-at-ribble-tom-simpson/#respondMon, 02 Sep 2019 13:32:56 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3793Evening book talk & presentation; Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson With the UCI Road World Championships taking place in the UK this year, Ribble are pleased to announce a series of evenings hosted by Chris Sidwells, talking about his new Cycling Legends 01 Tom Simpson biography. As well as discussing the life of, arguably, Britain’s greatest-ever…

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Track Cycling – A Ribble guidehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/a-ribble-guide-to-track-cycling/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/a-ribble-guide-to-track-cycling/#respondFri, 30 Aug 2019 13:19:43 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3768Thanks to the success of British cyclists in recent Olympics and World Championships the popularity of track racing is as high as it ever has been. On the eve of the commencement of the UK track cycling season we take a look at what makes track cycling such a popular sport for spectators and competitors…

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Adam Bowden finishes 3rd at Dun Laoghairehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/adam-bowden-finishes-3rd-at-dun-laoghaire/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/adam-bowden-finishes-3rd-at-dun-laoghaire/#respondThu, 29 Aug 2019 14:43:49 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3759Sunday August the 25th 2019 saw the Ironman 70.3 series visit the idyllic seaside town of Dun Laoghaire on the outskirts of Dublin. With the Ironman 70.3 world championships in Nice, France only 2 weeks away it provided vital preparation for a number of athletes ahead of the big one on the 7/8th September. One…

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Build Project – Would you like to build your own bike?https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/build-project-would-you-like-to-build-your-own-bike/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/build-project-would-you-like-to-build-your-own-bike/#respondFri, 16 Aug 2019 08:52:41 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3741Are you the type of cyclist who takes great enjoyment from hiding yourself away in your man-cave to carry out routine maintenance on your pride and joy? There are few things in life that can compare to that feeling of serenity you achieve for just those few heady moments whilst accomplishing such a mundane yet…

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Beau Smith finishes 2nd at The Snowman Classichttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/beau-smith-finishes-2nd-at-the-snowman-classic/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/beau-smith-finishes-2nd-at-the-snowman-classic/#respondTue, 06 Aug 2019 11:29:06 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3723Ribble sponsored athlete Beau Smith recently continued his assault on the Welsh Triathlon Super Series at the Snowman Triathlon. Taking some good form into the latest round he completed the gruelling course to finish on the podium. Finishing runner up to an established commonwealth athlete is in the process is no mean feat. Well done…

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