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On Saturday 13th June, partici…
On Saturday 13th June, partici…
Los Angeles. The City of Angels. The southern California city is toasted worldwide for its luster and silver-screen charm. When travelling abroad as an American, it’s best to just say you’re from California; at least people know where that is and think they have a general idea of what you might be like.
“I like the idea of challenging myself and want to motivate people to do the same – so why not get your bike out of the shed and do your own hour?”
– Sir Bradley Wiggins
On Sunday 7th June, Sir Bradley Wiggins will make his bid for the UCI hour record at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London. The distance to beat, 52:49km, was set by Australia’s Rohan Dennis in February this year.
In support of Wiggo’s attempt at the hour record, Rapha and Sir Brad are inviting everyone to ride their own ‘hour’ in the week preceding Wiggins’ attempt, and share the details of your efforts using the hashtag #MYHOUR. This isn’t about speed. Rather, it’s about the cumulative effort of hundreds of thousands of cyclists around the world, demonstrating to Sir Brad that he’s got countless fellow riders pulling for him. There will also be a dedicated Strava challenge, providing another way to record your distance.
Join us for another blistering tribute to the Paris-Roubaix – 100km of potholes, mud, and some of Hertfordshire’s meanest gravé*. Starting in Pond Square in Highgate, this year’s edition will yet again pitch riders against a testing parcours in the lanes above London before heading back to watch the race proper.
As 2015 gets rolling we look up the road to see what’s happening this year. 2014 was a momentous time for Rapha; a 10th birthday, a new London headquarters, more original products including the infamous Pantani Jersey, the long-awaited Climber’s Shoes, plus two beautiful new Cycle Clubs in Tokyo and Manchester. And this year looks like being no less momentous with more new products, a wealth of rides, events and plenty of incredible bike racing. Here’s a preview of what to look forward to in 2015.
What makes a great sequel? Is it a simple case of bigger is better, or is it something less tangible? Is it a deepening of the story, the characters, or something unexpected? Whatever the case, sophomoric efforts will always be judged in a harsher light than their freshmen counterparts – for good reason.
The final round of the UK Rapha Super Cross series took place on Saturday 25th October at London’s Alexandra Palace, with a full day of racing that saw novices and fancy dress fanatics negotiate a foam-filled course in the Fun category, whilst Seniors, Vets, and Youth races took in the mud and off-camber turns, jumps and steep ascents in four rounds of muddy chaos. The series saw more than 1000 racers taking part, a new record.
Last Sunday the inaugural Super Cross on the European Continent took place in Munich with the support from one of the oldest cycling clubs in the city, RC “Die Schwalben” 1894 München. Situated at the Olympiapark, the iconic setting featured the track that staged both the 1985 and 1997 UCI Cyclocross World Championships.