The latest Rapha news, events and commentary

  1. Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks

    Words: Cindy-Lee Davies | Photography: Kirsty Baxter | Date:

    Driving down the gravel road to the winery where the Rapha Women’s Prestige Merricks was to begin from, I was reminded of childhood jaunts on dust tracks, and the freedom of the country. It set the tone for what would be a wonderful day’s riding. Those gravel roads were the only type I knew as a child, and we’d be…

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  2. Behind the Design

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    Each ride is special, and unique to the area it passes through, so we wanted to convey that in how the materials were presented. We first pulled together information about the route and built a catalogue of images and text, looking for details that would lend themselves to a repeat print, without being too cliché or obvious.

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  3. Rapha Prestige

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    In 2008, a new kind of organised ride was born. With the aim of bringing out the camaraderie and suffering of road riding, the first Rapha Gentlemen’s Races in North America invited teams to take part in rough-and-ready time trials over long distances, with long days, gravel roads and finding your own way as foundations.

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  4. Glory and glamour

    Words: Harry Dowdney | Photography: Emily Maye & Harry Dowdney | Date:

    The liberty of looking good, with Tiffany Cromwell In a little café in Ghent, Tiffany Cromwell is discussing looking good on two wheels. Not just one of the best female…

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  5. Women’s 100: Training Advice

    Words: Julie Krasniak | Photography: Emily Maye & Jeremy Dunn | Date:

    Julie Krasniak (pictured below), from the French city of Metz, began riding at 12 years old and by the age of 14 was racing mountain bikes. Between her brother, father, …

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  6. Hell Of The North VII

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    For this year’s ride on Sunday 10th April, we have scoured the countryside to find ever more paths to pound the pedals on, and the parcours features 19 new sectors waiting to challenge you. Enjoy the typical HOTN bonhomie between the riders along the way, and finish in time to watch the pros race the real thing in France at…

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  7. The Flanders forecast

    Words: Ronny Lauke | Photography: Harry Dowdney & Christian Kaufmann | Date:

    The view from within a bike race is a privileged position; one that us fans rarely get to enjoy. Whether having ridden them, or from behind the wheel of the team car, the Team Sky and CANYON//SRAM directeur sportifs have an unrivalled understanding of what the biggest races are really like.

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