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  1. Bryan’d: the Bryan Chapman Memorial 2015

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    I’m in Wales, Chepstow to be exact. I’ve driven a few hours here from London, my bike thrown in the boot of a crappy 2003 Vauxhall Corsa, a bumper held on with a cable tie and a rattling engine. Within this crappy rattler there is an air of excitement, and of course trepidation. It is the weekend of the 2015 Bryan Chapman Memorial, an audax that traverses the length of Wales.

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  2. Sound on the Road

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    Introducing a new collaboration between audio experts Bang & Olufsen and Rapha, H6 headphones are designed for road cyclists who want to take the best possible sounds with them on the road. Using B&O acoustic technology and fabrics and aesthetics from the Rapha design forum, these earphones are a luxurious, stylish way to enjoy all your favourite soundtracks.

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  3. Rapha Jersey Guide

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    Selecting the correct jersey shouldn’t just be about which obscure trade team from the 1970s you want to endorse. It’s a decision informed by how you ride, where you ride and what the weather might be – and you should always have at least half a dozen to choose from.

    Style, of course, comes into it, but picking the right jersey will turn an average ride into a brilliant adventure. We asked a number of Rapha staff and club riders to tell us what their favourite jersey is, and their answers will hopefully help you find yours.

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  4. Cima

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    “He disappeared into the distance like a motorbike.” Fifty years since the introduction of the Tour of Italy’s highest climbing prize, Rapha is celebrating with the Cima collection, honouring the grandest mountain…

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  5. Climber’s Jersey

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    When the road and the mercury rise, keeping cool is a priority – and one of the best ways a rider can gain an advantage over soaring gradients and temperatures is through their clothing. Rapha Pro Team climber’s products have been developed with input from the best riders in the world, and in response to their needs on the biggest climbs on the hottest days.

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  6. Spring Riding Guide

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    “April is the cruellest month”

    What is it about spring that stirs the senses? It’s the beginning of the racing season and like those early races themselves, throws up very unpredictable results, where the weather can still turn your ride into a nightmare; yet also enliven the body and mind with perfect temperatures for pushing through the wasteland of winter.

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  7. Style & steel pipes

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    Some say style in cycling comes from Italy. Most people say it, in fact.

    Think Bianchi celeste. Think Coppi (& Giulia). Think the maglia rosa. Indeed, the Italians are credited for developing the bicycle from a functional, no-frills work tool into an aesthetic plaything, as the post-WWII commercial boom flushed the pockets of everyday men. With handsome pro racers sitting astride the first bicycles painted bright colours, the eyes of the rest of the world glanced oh-so enviously towards glamorous Italy.

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