Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk A home for all things Ribble and cyclingWed, 27 Oct 2021 15:00:04 +0000en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/[email protected]Ribble Cycles Bloghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk 3232162544540Clitheroe Loop via Slaidburn – Ribble Rideshttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/clitheroe-loop-via-slaidburn-ribble-rides/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/clitheroe-loop-via-slaidburn-ribble-rides/#respondWed, 27 Oct 2021 10:42:37 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6696The latest in our Ribble Rides series is Clitheroe loop via Slaidburn, Whitewell, and Longridge Fell. It’s best suited to seasoned cyclists or anyone with a decent level of fitness, who doesn’t mind a bit of climbing. To be rewarded by some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the Forest of…

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Five Ferries Island Hopping – Bike Ridehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/five-ferries-island-hopping-bike-ride/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/five-ferries-island-hopping-bike-ride/#respondFri, 22 Oct 2021 09:50:00 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6549Jane’s story is a familiar one to most cyclists. Inspired to find a new hobby, it took the sight of her brother’s bike collection to evoke happy memories of their childhood. Of riding bikes together in their youth. A short, painful, and exhausting ride aboard a decrepit and rusty mountain bike ensued. But a seed…

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Cyclocross vs Gravel Bikes – What’s the difference?https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/cyclocross-bikes-vs-gravel-bikes/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/cyclocross-bikes-vs-gravel-bikes/#respondThu, 21 Oct 2021 10:59:02 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=2800With their drop handlebars and big tyre clearance, cyclocross and gravel bikes seem to share many of the same features. So how do they differ? We take a look at the Ribble CX and Gravel range of bikes to highlight the key differences between cyclocross vs gravel bikes. History Firstly, we start off with a…

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Garden Shed UK-Ribble-Verge Sport race resultshttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/garden-shed-uk-ribble-verge-sport-race-results/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/garden-shed-uk-ribble-verge-sport-race-results/#respondTue, 19 Oct 2021 15:20:40 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6665It’s been a strong start to the season for Garden Shed UK – Ribble – Verge Sport. The team have now been fully kitted out with new Ribble CX SL carbon cross bikes, fetchingly decked out in a fresh new green Verge Sport livery. They have enjoyed an excellent start to the 2020/2021 cyclocross season.…

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Amateur to Pro with Ribble Weldtite’s Charles Pagehttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/amateur-to-pro-with-ribble-weldtites-charles-page/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/amateur-to-pro-with-ribble-weldtites-charles-page/#respondMon, 18 Oct 2021 18:37:07 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6546The journey from amateur to pro racer is one that seems impossible to many. With such fierce competition and so few roles available, selection by any team is often hard-fought. Furthermore, there’s constant uncertainty surrounding teams and their funding. In the same vein, there’s the perception within the UK that cycling can often be seen…

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UK National Road Championships Rounduphttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/uk-national-road-championships-roundup/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/uk-national-road-championships-roundup/#respondMon, 18 Oct 2021 16:07:18 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6624It was a hugely hectic and highly successful UK National Road Championships for the Drops-Le Col and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling teams. Both teams raced their Endurance SL R and Ultra TT race bikes along the roads of Lincoln. Check out who came away with the medals after riding in our roundup of an electrifying…

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Big tyres and big gears for the big outdoorshttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/big-tyres-and-big-gears-for-the-big-outdoors/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/big-tyres-and-big-gears-for-the-big-outdoors/#respondFri, 15 Oct 2021 15:08:02 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6609For our latest blog, we turned to Clitheroe Assistant Store Manager Jack whose preferred mode of cycling is a hardtail MTB.  The reason why he prefers an MTB to any other bike is a gleefully simple one; it’s because it’s great fun. Jack tells us why every ride should involve big tyres and big gears.…

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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/#commentsWed, 13 Oct 2021 15:57:10 +0000http://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=2507Depending on your mindset, getting in the winter miles can either consist of a necessary commute in the dark or enjoying those beautifully crisp mornings. There is a certain beauty to those winter morning rides when a chill permeates the air and the fields seem to shimmer with diamond-like frost is draped serenely across the landscape.…

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The Women’s Tour, Drops – Le Col Race Rounduphttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/the-womens-tour-drops-le-col-race-roundup/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/the-womens-tour-drops-le-col-race-roundup/#respondMon, 11 Oct 2021 14:49:32 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6566The Women’s Tour is Britain’s most prestigious multi-stage and attracts the world’s best riders to the shore of the UK. The Drops – Le Col racing team has been an ever-present at the Women’s Tour since its inaugural edition back in 2016. A hugely impressive team performance led to Joss Lowden securing a superb top…

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Women’s Tour Race Profile & DROPS Lineuphttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/womens-tour-race-profile-drops-lineup/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/womens-tour-race-profile-drops-lineup/#respondThu, 30 Sep 2021 14:51:24 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6499The Women’s Tour of Britain is the UK’s most prestigious international women’s race and is back with an Oxfordshire Grand Départ on Monday the 4th of October. Drops-Le Col sponsored by Tempur continental cycling team has been ever-present in the UK’s longest-running women’s stage race since its inception in 2014. The team will once more…

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Ribble Weldtite take on Dirty Reiver 200https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-take-on-dirty-reiver-200/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-take-on-dirty-reiver-200/#respondWed, 15 Sep 2021 10:11:00 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6456It’s been a difficult year for racing, so Ribble Weldtite’s Jacob Tipper, Will Brown and Rich Jones were looking to Gravel Racing for something a little different. That’s where the epic gravel grinder that is Dirty Reiver 200 comes in. We caught up with the trio to gather their thoughts on how it went. Dirty…

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The Tour of Britain – Ribble Weldtite Pro Cyclinghttps://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-pro-cycling-at-the-tour-of-britain/ https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-weldtite-pro-cycling-at-the-tour-of-britain/#respondFri, 03 Sep 2021 13:21:16 +0000https://blog.ribblecycles.co.uk/?p=6377The Tour of Britain 2021 has now finished and Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling team sure put on a show for UK cycling fans. James Shaw yet again showed that he deserves the chance to ride at the very highest levels of cycling when he finished 14th overall. In doing so, he beat some very formidable…

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