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  1. Festive 500 Kit Guide

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    Riding the Festive 500 requires roadwear that is versatile and reliable. For most, the key to completing the challenge is to spread the distance over several days, while still planning for the worst that the weather gods can muster. Many aspiring Festive 500ers fail when the elements conspire to stop them riding, leaving them without enough time to make up the distance before New Year’s Day.

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  2. Leaders of the pack

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    Whether racing or training, all that riders should have to think about is their performance. Any other distraction from the task in hand slows the wheels. Clothing should be so reliable and well considered as to feel invisible. From chunky zips for gloved hands to carefully placed mesh panels for breathability, it’s the details that make the difference.

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  3. Gifting 2015

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    From the finest cycling clothing in the world to exclusive prints, publications and essential riding accessories, Rapha has the perfect gifts for the cyclists in your life. Whether you’re buying for a casual beginner, a devoted rouleur, or simply treating yourself, here, arranged by price, are some of our favourite Rapha products for this gifting season.

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  4. Escaping the City

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    Tokyo is the most populous metropolis in the world, home to more than 37 million people. It is the biggest city in Japan, and its dense urban sprawl is renowned for being as fast-paced as it is technologically advanced.

    Photographer and long distance cyclist George Marshall recently found himself in Tokyo with four days to spare and, after hiring a bike from the local chapter of the Rapha Cycling Club (RCCTYO), set out on discovering more of Japan’s capital. Mount Fuji, or ‘Fujisan’, loomed on the horizon, and drew his gaze outwards towards a landscape beyond the boundaries of the city.

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  5. Pro Team Winter Training

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    The road to a successful winter of riding is paved with good intentions, but then again, so is the road to idleness. A reputable manual on training reads “to see yourself as the cycling maestro that you have always dreamed of becoming, do the training”. Practice certainly brings the rider closer to perfection which is why the notion of ‘putting the miles in’ during winter is so important. Yet without goals, targets or training plans, it’s somewhat difficult.

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  6. Night moves

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    Whether racing or training, all that riders should have to think about is their performance. Any other distraction from the task in hand slows the wheels. Clothing should be so reliable and well considered as to feel invisible. From chunky zips for gloved hands to carefully placed mesh panels for breathability, it’s the details that make the difference.

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  7. Winter Training

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    The road to a successful winter of riding is paved with good intentions, but then again, so is the road to idleness. A reputable manual on training reads “to see yourself as the cycling maestro that you have always dreamed of becoming, do the training”. Practice certainly brings the rider closer to perfection which is why the notion of ‘putting the miles in’ during winter is so important. Yet without goals, targets or training plans, it’s somewhat difficult.

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