Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk A home for all things Ribble and cyclingWed, 23 Sep 2020 17:11:35 +0000en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/[email protected]Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk 3232162544540“It’s the bike to replace them all.”https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/its-the-bike-to-replace-them-all/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/its-the-bike-to-replace-them-all/#respondWed, 23 Sep 2020 10:23:44 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=5168Tom Louge had a bike for every type of riding possible but decided that the CGR SL was the one bike to replace them all. Meet Tom. He’s a 36-year-old Belgian cyclist who got into the sport – like many others -after years of running and getting injured. He got so into riding his bike…

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Electric Bike – Is it right for you?https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/electric-bike-is-it-right-for-you/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/electric-bike-is-it-right-for-you/#commentsWed, 09 Sep 2020 09:00:00 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=3719With the long term effects of social distancing looking set to impact us for the foreseeable future, there’s no better time to look into journeying by bike. Electric bikes have advanced so far that they are now a viable alternative to other forms of transport for short to medium distance journeys. There continues to be…

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RIDING THE TOUGHEST 100KM IN THE UKhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/riding-the-toughest-100km-in-the-uk/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/riding-the-toughest-100km-in-the-uk/#commentsThu, 03 Sep 2020 23:07:00 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=5102Cycling YouTuber Katie Kookaburra decided to take on the toughest 100km in the UK. The brutal 100km route included more than 3100m of elevation and 21 steep climbs. Katie Kookaburra headed over the Pennines to Sheffield to take on the toughest 100km in the UK. The route included more than 3100m of elevation and included…

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Ribble derailleur hangers – Part 1https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-derailleur-hangers-part-1/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-derailleur-hangers-part-1/#commentsWed, 02 Sep 2020 11:39:48 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4999One of the questions that we hear most frequently is ‘what derailleur hanger do I need for my Ribble frame?’ This is especially true of frames that are no longer in production. In the first instalment of our Ribble derailleur hangers guide, we highlight Ribble framesets sold between 2002 and 2018. What is a derailleur…

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Real.Bike.People. Neil Richardshttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/real-bike-people-neil-richards/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/real-bike-people-neil-richards/#commentsTue, 01 Sep 2020 13:41:05 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=5051Here at Ribble, we love to hear from the people who ride our bikes. To find out why they ride, where they ride and what they love so much about the sport of cycling. That’s why we created ‘Real.Bike.People.’ A series dedicated to the people who matter most, you! The latest to appear in Real.Bike.People…

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Ribble Weldtite’s Jacob Tipper talks Tour de France.https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtites-jacob-tipper-talks-tour-de-france/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtites-jacob-tipper-talks-tour-de-france/#respondTue, 25 Aug 2020 13:44:38 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4934Ribble Weldtite’s Jacob Tipper is the team’s powerhouse sprinter. On the eve of the 107th edition of the most prestigious Grand Tour in cycling, we had a quick chat to get some tips on getting the best from your bike when every second matters. Alongside talking about the nuances of sprinting, climbing Alpe d’Huez and…

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“Ride hills hard.” Pro tips & TdF picks.https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ride-hills-hard-pro-tips-tdf-picks/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ride-hills-hard-pro-tips-tdf-picks/#respondMon, 24 Aug 2020 12:20:00 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4997George Mills-Keeling has a love of climbing hills. We caught up with George where he talks about how he trains to ride hills, hard and smash them in races. As well as get his predictions for the jerseys in this years TdF. We managed to tear Ribble Weldtite’s George Mills-Keeling away from the hills long…

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Real.Bike.People – Toby Neilsonhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/real-bike-people-toby-neilson/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/real-bike-people-toby-neilson/#respondFri, 21 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4953Frustrated at not being able to tackle unexplored trails Toby decided it was time for a change. He needed an N+1 that would help him expand his cycling horizons. One that allowed him to leave the rat race behind and head for adventures into the great unknown. Toby chose the Ribble CGR Ti and here…

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Pro rider Dan Bigham: “There aren’t enough TTs in the TDF.”https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/pro-rider-dan-bigham-there-arent-enough-tts-in-the-tdf/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/pro-rider-dan-bigham-there-arent-enough-tts-in-the-tdf/#respondThu, 20 Aug 2020 08:56:14 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4986Pro rider Dan Bigham of the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Team is best known for his track and time trial victories and is a self-obsessed aerodynamicist. Here the 28-year old talks all things TT and gives us his picks for this year’s Tour de France. Dan Bigham is the aero-obsessed rider in the team and…

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Bikepacking Northern Ireland: Ferries, mountains and Giant’s Causewayhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/bikepacking-northern-ireland-ferries-mountains-and-giants-causeway/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/bikepacking-northern-ireland-ferries-mountains-and-giants-causeway/#respondWed, 19 Aug 2020 13:40:19 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4974Cycling YouTuber Katie Kookaburra headed over the Irish Sea to climb the mountains and explore the beautiful coastlines that Northern Ireland has to offer. Katie shares her experiences of her latest adventure with us in ‘bikepacking in Northern Ireland: ferries, mountains, and the Giants Causeway’. Cycling YouTuber Katie Kookaburra has done a fair few kms…

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Emma & Tom-Real.Bike.Peoplehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/emma-and-tom-real-bike-people/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/emma-and-tom-real-bike-people/#commentsThu, 13 Aug 2020 15:36:01 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4938Nothing makes us happier (except riding bikes of course) than reading the stories of fellow Ribble riders. Hearing about why they got into cycling, what they love about the sport and their goals and aspirations. Here we meet Emma & Tom-Real.Bike.People. If there’s one constant in life, it’s that it never fails to surprise us.…

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Ribble Weldtite Pro-Cycling Giveawayhttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-pro-cycling-giveaway/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-pro-cycling-giveaway/#commentsWed, 12 Aug 2020 16:00:00 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=4921With the Ribble Weldtite Pro-Cycling giveaway, you could be the lucky winner of a pro team rider bundle worth over £7500! Read on for the details of the incredible prizes up for grabs and how you can enter to win this superb prize. Ribble Weldtite Pro-Cycling Team and supporting partners – Ribble Cycles, Weldtite, HUUB,…

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