5 Tour de France climbs every serious cyclist needs to conquer

This is a guest feature from Epic Road Rides, the team that create independent guides to the world’s best road cycling destinations. Their website shares firsthand accounts of the top rides in each destination as well as free GPX downloads, tips on where to stay and bike hire. It’s July, which for road cyclists means…

5 Tour de France podcasts to keep you up to speed

Know your peloton from your polka-dots, your time trial from your Tourmalet? The 2019 Tour de France is here for three weeks of top notch cycling and everyone in the SportPursuit office is very excited to see who comes out wearing the yellow jersey. If you need a hand keeping up to speed with the…

A seriously intense onboard video from the Tour de France

Thanks to the use of onboard cameras, this video from Team Katusha of stage 5 of the Tour de France gets up close and personal, showing the real cycling as it is. Amongst other things, there’s rain, crashes, mechanics work, team spirit and a massive sprint. This is one intense onboard video. Get in on…

Where to watch the Tour de France – our top tips

Source: Smudge 9000 (Flickr Creative Commons) With Tour de France fever building up at SportPursuit headquarters and all around the country, the biggest question for many cycling fans right now is where to watch this year’s Tour.  With the first three stages taking place in our hallowed homeland, there are many great options for watching…

Essential viewing: 8 greatest cycling documentaries ever made

Source: Anthony Cramp (Flickr Creative Commons) “It never gets easier, you just go faster” -Greg Lemond With the Tour de France rolling into town this weekend, there are few better times to put together a list of  essential cycling documentaries to watch. With the help of the SportPursuit community and some of our cycling-mad members…

Cycling clothing and kit: Lessons from the Tour De France

The most famous road cycling event in the world is currently pedalling its way round France. From the leader, resplendent in that most coveted piece of cycling clothing, the famous yellow jersey, right down to the ‘lantern rouge’ at the back, every single entrant is a world-class cyclist. It all seems a long way from…

Iconic Photos from the Tour de France

The Tour de France, the biggest event on the cycling calendar, starts tomorrow. At the start of the 99th Tour de France it was a good chance to look back at the some of the iconic images of the past and present. Covering a total of 2,131 miles, over the course of 21 stages, we…