Tour of Flanders Sportive

With a love of cobbles, mud and beer, Totally Active Editor Nik Cook heads to Belgium to tackle the 239 kilometre Tour of Flanders sportive. This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted 3rd October 2016. Like all cycling fans I’ll avidly watch the Grand Tours but the races that really fire me up…

Afan Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash-Up

A freelance journalist and sponsored rider, polymath cyclist Juliet Elliott loves exploring every corner of the cycling world. Throwing herself into every challenge she finds upon her journey, Juliet’s never happier than when on two wheels. In this feature from Totally Active, Juliet Elliott experiences the thrills and spills of Enduro mountain bike racing. This…

Beryl Laserlight – safety through tech

Be visible before you’re seen How the Beryl Laserlight technology keeps you safe while cycling Beryl’s first product, the revolutionary Laserlight, was created to tackle a big problem for city cyclists: being caught in the blind spot. The Laserlight is the safest bike light on the road. It is a front light combined with a…

Get into: Cyclo-cross

If you’re looking to have some muddy fun this winter, increase your cycling fitness and develop your bike handling skills, give cyclo-cross a go.  This article was first published on 13th October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. What is it? If you’re old enough, you’ll remember settling down on a Saturday afternoon…

The Kit List – September 28th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read Alex Honnold is both an inspirational and problematic figure in climbing. Technically accomplished, a remarkable performance athlete, he is also most well known for incredibly risky “free soloing” ascents climbing alone without any ropes. Outdoor Magazine reflects on…

How’s this for a bike-friendly office space?

SRAM Headquarters was captured in action over the course of one day with employees providing their perspective on their new Perkins+Will designed workplace. This is “One Day at SRAM” – their space, their story. This post was originally published on 9th September 2016.

The Kit List – September 21st

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read It’s been an incredible season of cycling and it feels like the summer has flown past like the peloton at full sprint – luckily Cycling Weekly has put together a recap of the best moments from this year….

Get into: Track Cycling

With six indoor velodromes in the UK find out how to give track cycling a go this winter. Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. If you’re a cyclist, you can’t fail to have been inspired by the sensational success of the Great Britain’s cyclist this year, including standout performances from Team Sky’s…

The Kit List – September 14th

What you should be reading, watching and listening to. Plus our top gear picks this week. Read An innovative use of recycled plastic has been unveiled in the Netherlands, where a pilot scheme has launched the first bike path made entirely of recycled plastics. Read more on Cyclist Magazine. Part running, part mountaineering, all incredible…

Talk of the tour

Latest and greatest updates from the 2017 Tour de France Last updated: Friday 21/07/2107 Tour de France 2017: Mollema wins Stage 15 Tour de France Stage 14: Froome back on top Tour de France stage 6 finish line quotes Tour de France: Kittel wins stage 6 as Froome retains lead Tour de France stage 5:…

Grand Raid Cristalp Mountain Bike Race

Charlie Evans has worked for British Cycling for the last eight years, developing their coaching pathway across the road and mountain bike disciplines. He has raced mountain bike XC to an elite level, though enjoys nothing more than riding his home trails of the Peak District.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine….

Bike Fit Blues

Apart from the self inflicted, and enjoyable for some, burning pain in your quads and lungs when you’re pushing hard, cycling should be a pain free experience. It’s no coincidence that it’s the chosen rehabilitation activity following many injuries as it’s zero impact and therefore incredibly kind on your joints. However many cyclist do experience…

Minimising MAXIMAL Losses

Attention to detail is key to optimal performance but only once you’ve ticked off the big boxes. Nik Cook highlights the main areas that could cost you the most time, energy and enjoyment when tackling a sportive this summer. Read more articles like this in Totally Active magazine. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Britain’s…

Le Mans 24-Hour Sportive

Fiona Russell is better known as the journalist and blogger Fiona Outdoors. Based in Scotland she combines her passion for outdoors sports, including road cycling, with her written work. Fiona enjoys cycling sportives, cyclocross events and triathlon. Her greatest achievement as an adult was qualifying to compete for Team GB in the 2013 World Age…

Indoor Cycling

Cycling legend Graeme Obree was once quoted as saying that, if his house was on fire, the first item he’d rescue from the flames would be his turbo trainer. We’re not saying you have to cherish your indoor trainer to quite the same extent as Mr Obree but, for maintaining consistency and quality of cycle…

8 excellent cycling apps for your iPhone and Android smartphones

  Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their essential cycling app recommendations.  As technology and fitness continue to collide in new and exciting ways, the selection of apps available is dizzying.  Hence, we wanted a streamlined list of only the best cycling apps on the market.  Without further ado,…

SportPursuit & Cyclebeat: The Blogger Spin-Off

Earlier this week, certain members of SportPursuit HQ decided it was high time the office got out together for some group exercise; and ever ones to share our love of sport, we decided to invite some of our favourite bloggers and writers along to local spinning club – Cyclebeat – for our inaugural SportPursuit Spin-Off!…

Do One Thing, Do It Well – Cyclebeat

Fitness Craze Forget Bikram Yoga, Zumba and Bootcamp classes. Indoor spinning is set to be the next major fitness craze to hit the capital. Most fitness addicts have tried indoor spinning at their local gym. For those of you who are new to the concept of spinning – think indoor cycling machines, loud music, disco…

Donhou Bicycles: Experiments in Speed – New Teaser

Following up from our post on record-breaking legend José Meiffret last month; Donhou and Spindle Productions have just released this teaser on a project they ran earlier this year; featuring a similar motor-paced bicycle. The video is due to be released later this month; but even the clip out today has us excited: We can’t wait to see…

San Boldo Pass – The Road of 100 Days (in 100 Seconds)

One for the avid climbers this week – Welcome to the San Boldo Pass in Northern Italy! Comprising of 706m of elevation spread across 17km – and featuring this very unique mountain feature – the San Boldo Pass is known colloquially as the ‘strada di cento giorno’, or ‘Road of 100 Days’. This title was…

The Best Mountain Bike Blogs No Rider Should Miss

We love all sports here in the SP office; between the 40 of us we’ve got triathletes, runners, climbers, slackliners, skiers, snowboarders, swimmers, golfers, hikers, footballers, rugby players and even skydivers. However, above all else there’s one sport that just about everyone in the office enjoys, and that’s cycling. Five times as many of us…

Bespoked Bristol

Who made your bicycle? This weekend just past, Bristol hosted the 2013 UK Handmade Bicycle Show, known as Bespoked Bristol. Promoting the international talents of independent bicycle makers and designers, there was an amazing array of ideas and craftsmanship on display; so we sent Chris over to check it out. Said Chris: “Bespoked Bristol is a…

Introducing: Cyclebeat…and the Beatboard.

Last weekend our Marketing Director Bryn headed to the novel Cyclebeat indoor cycling studio just by London Bridge, to try his hand at their great new approach to spinning classes. Indoor Cycling is Cyclebeat’s thing, and they do it well. Open to beginners and experts alike; their twist to the tried and tested spinning bike is the…