Month: April 2018

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Preparing for the Mallorca312 – Velusso’s 5 Top Tips

The Mallorca312 is one of the most challenging sportive events in the world. At 312 kilometres in length, it features 5,000 metres of climbing, and will take the majority of riders more than 10 hours to complete. Rides like this require careful and detailed preparation. Perfect preparation prevents poor performance (5 P's). Here are Velusso's 5 Top Tips for preparing for an endurance cycling event like the Mallorca312. 1) Arrive…

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The #7Countries7Passes TransContinental Tour

There are easier ways to visit friends and family dotted across the European continent than riding a fully loaded touring bike over some of the highest mountain passes. Those alternative options though, would provide little challenge… On a rainy day last November, Velusso Ride Leader Tim Wiggins dreamed up the #7Countries7Passes tour. A 3000 kilometre, self-supported ride across Europe, with 42,000 metres of vertical elevation gain, on a bike weighing…

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The toughest day I’ve ever had in the saddle

We’re 5,575 km into the Race Across Europe World Record Attempt, seeking to be the first and the fastest to cross Europe by bike. It’s been torturous, however we knew once we climbed over the Pyrenees and into Spain the hard work would be done.. We would have escaped the Russian roads, where another cyclist had sadly died two days before we departed from the start line in Ufa. The…

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Life as a Velusso Ride Leader

Most of my time on the bike is spent undertaking solo endurance challenges; normally unsupported and in remote locations. The adventure of being a Ride Leader in the Velusso team is a beautiful and welcome contrast to solitary hours in the saddle. Imagine riding 400 miles: non-stop, without support, and in multiple foreign countries. During my #BlackForest400 ride I did just that: riding through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, over…