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Nov 0
Nov 0

Winter is coming – tips for the road

With the weather changing fast, we asked ultra running guru (and now cycling convert) Robbie Britton for his tips on riding through the winter.  Layer up. Or down. You choose. As autumn and winter really set in, so does the mismanagement of layers by cyclists. It’s a proven fact* that no one gets their clothing […]

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Oct 1
Oct 1

The Orb quick guide to bike lights

If you’re new to the world of cycling, or even if you just have better things to think about, buying any kind of accessory for your bike can be confusing and lights are no exception. We’ve written a quick list to help guide you through the jargon and get to the core of some of […]

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Jan 1
Jan 1

Two Volcano Sprint – Team Orb race report

The skin on my hip has regrown, and my fingers have regained enough sensation to type almosjt normally, which I guess means it’s time for me to get round to my Two Volcano Sprint write-up. 2vs is a brand new race of 1097km – short for an ultra race, but with almost impossible amounts of […]

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Apr 1
Apr 1

Rob Gardiner – 7 Days 17 Countries

As those of you who have been following his progress will know, (Team Orb’s) Rob Gardiner is currently attempting to break the record for the most countries cycled through in 7 days. I caught up with him just after dinner, as he was settling into a Serbian mountain pass for his pudding. Press play on […]

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Aug 2
Aug 2

Espana in the works

I was recently given a copy of the July edition of Procycling magazine which focused, heavily and (with retrospect) hilariously, on predictions for this year’s Tour de France. Of three journalists’ “expert opinions”, two bet on a podium topped by Nairo Quintana and followed by Roman Bardet. Tom Dumoulin wasn’t mentioned at all (how?!), and […]

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Aug 3
Aug 3

Tour de Farce

As you probably saw, Wales won at cycling last weekend. Geraint Thomas, one of Team Sky’s GC riders, finished first in the Tour de France to universal acclaim. Only it wasn’t universal. The majority of the French media had spent the entire 23-day race carping about the dominance of Team Sky in the peloton and […]

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