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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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An Amateur Rider Tackles Sa Calobra

It is breakfast time on the final day of week of riding on the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca. Harry, our ‘amateur’ rider has gone from strength to strength throughout the week; having only picked up a bike six weeks before this trip, he is showing incredible progression and resilience. Today though, is Sa Calobra… The breakfast table is a hushed quiet. The sounds of coffee being sipped and porridge…

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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…

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Riding With Johan Museeuw

Fresh pastries and coffee stand on the villa table, and the sun begins to reveal itself from behind the Tramuntana Mountains; we are in Mallorca, on a special early season riding trip with Belgian cycling legend Johann Museeuw. Johan is a three time Paris Roubaix winner, three times Tour of Flanders winner, and the 1996 World Champion. This week, he is out Velusso Ride Leader – what better person to…

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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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Riding in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are different… more rugged and less populated than the Alps; greener and of greater stature than the hills of Provence. This is mountain riding at its best: climbs that are not known by many, but revered by the few that do. The Maratona dles Dolomiti is the world’s oldest sportive event. From its genesis in 1987, it has challenged riders on the sabre-toothed profiles of the Dolomite passes.…