Category Archives: Riding

The Hills – Hebden Bridge Cycling

You can’t cycle far out of Hebden Bridge without encountering a gradient. When you live in the valley, everywhere is up. Then down, and up again, and up a bit more. The narrow roads twist; the grade increases suddenly when you least expect it. You round a corner, thinking, ‘This must be it. I can see the sky,’ to be … Continue reading

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South Pennine Cycling

Up The Buttress Cobbled Hill Climb

This annual event is great fun and is rapidly becoming a ‘must have’ in any keen rider/masochist’s diary! Up The Buttress takes place in Hebden Bridge, home of legendary climbs and with more cobbles than you can shake a stick at.  Paris Roubaix pah! Our cobbles make their pave look like nowt. The 1 in 5 gradient incline is so … Continue reading

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Cycling in Calderdale – Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge’s Best Climbs and Descents! Given that we’re based in Hebden Bridge we thought we’d write a blog about the best climbs and descents.  There are so many ways in and out of the our beautiful V shaped valley. If you’re not from around here and you ever get a chance to come and visit hopefully this will give … Continue reading

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Tour De France Memories

What a weekend!! It will surely live on forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who loves cycling. In the words of Tour de France race director Christian Prudhomme Yorkshire’s Grand Depart was the “grandest” in the 111 year history of the race. We, along with the rest of Yorkshire!, had the most amazing time. We had a real … Continue reading

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L’Eroica Britannia – the most ‘handsome’ cycling festival

We’ve always loved the concept of L’Eroica in Italy and have had it on our wish list for a while. So when we were approached to attend L’Eroica Britannia we jumped at the chance. L’Eroica Britannia is the brainchild of members of Sheffield cycling club La Squadra, led by Gian Bohan. The event is situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Riding with Victor & Liberty in the Sierra Des Las Nieves, Espana

  Riding in the summer through the heart of Andalucía requires a few things… stamina, sun block, sunglasses, water and a head for heights! Up early to avoid baking sun, stunning views revealed themselves as we cycled to the picturesque white Moorish Spanish town Casarabonela, situated on the western side of the Guadalhorce Valley. Okay we had to deal with … Continue reading

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Paris Roubaix Challenge – Liberty’s perspective

Roubaix, Roubaix, Roubaix! Most cyclists have heard of the Paris-Roubaix race but where on earth is it? Well in North-Eastern France on the border of Belgium (not in Paris!). When discussing a suitably crazy event for Spring 2014 it seemed like the obvious choice…. providing a serious challenge for Victor & Liberty along with friends, Graeme and Kate. Laden with … Continue reading

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