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  • TOUR DE FEMMES STAGE 7: SÉLESTAT>LE MARKSTEIN FELLERING

    TOUR DE FEMMES STAGE 7: SÉLESTAT>LE MARKSTEIN FELLERING

    Not for the faint of heart, the first of the big mountain days for Les Femmes. The peloton will head up Le Petit Ballon 9.3km climb averaging 8%, followed by a slightly steeper 7.1km of Le Col du Platzerwase at 8.3%. The 127km route finishes in Le Markstein after a final13.5km climb up Le Grand Ballon. No sweat!
  • The Old Man of Coniston

    The Old Man of Coniston

    This punchy loop starts and ends in Ambleside. Taking you along part of Lake Windermere and Coniston. Have your camera at the ready to take in the spectacular views and the old man of Coniston who you won't be able to miss.
  • ALPE D'HUEZ STAGE 12

    ALPE D'HUEZ STAGE 12

    The tackling of the Alpe d'Huez is a firm favourite of many, to watch and to cycle. The 2022 Tour de France's showcase stage is a repeat of the 1986 Alpe d'Huez stage. Thuis route consists of two major climbes, the Col de la Croix de Fer (29km, 5.2%) and, of course, the Alpe d'Huez (13.8 km, 8.1%).
  • Lake Como Circuit

    Lake Como Circuit

    Starting in Menaggio follow the lake road to enjoy beautiful views of Lake Como, and idle through the quaint villages along the way. Take in Lake Lugano on the Italian Swiss border before tackling the main event of this ride, the Passo della Cava, 11km long with an average gradient of 8.4% plus an 11% sting in the tail before the summit.  Rejoice and refuel at a wonderful hilltop...
  • LANDS END LOOP

    LANDS END LOOP

    This punchy cornish loop starts and ends in Penzance. This route will take you along the famous cornish coastline. Take a picture at the famous Land's End signpost and pedal through many a quaint village such as Mousehole, Porthcurno, St Just and St Ives, where you are more than likely to find many a famous cornish pastie. 
  • FROM PALACE TO CASTLE

    FROM PALACE TO CASTLE

    Celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubliee with a Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle ride. Starting at Buckingham Palace the route takes you through Richmond Park, pedal through the tranquil Surrey countryside to the majestic Windsor Great Park. The return leg is shorter and faster, so you'll be home in time for your Jubilee celebration feast. Pop into the Pearson shop and say hi on your way past - we're...
  • Sportive Breaks: The South Down Beast

    Sportive Breaks: The South Down Beast

    A challenging late season ride that packs in plenty of ups and downs as we ride through the South Downs National Park.
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