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Martin Butler

Land’s End to John O’Groats

There are many classic bike rides to consider: L’Etape du Tour, the Camino, London to Paris to name but a few. Closer to home of course there is the all-too-tempting Land’s End to John O’Groats (or indeed the equally challenging reverse). For Martin Butler, a Health
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Critérium du Dauphiné

Just time between getting over the excitement of the Giro d’Italia and revving up for the Tour de France to squeeze in the ever excellent Critérium du Dauphiné which runs its eight stages between June 3 and 10. Established, like so many great cycling events, by a newspaper (the
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Giro d’Italia 2012

Well, the last 12 months certainly went by in a flash of a be-spoked wheel; which means it’s time for this year’s Cyclo preview of the Giro d’Italia. Running from May 5 to 21 and celebrating its 95th edition, the Giro, like its French cousin the Tour de France, has its roots in
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Bespoked Bristol 2012

  Cyclo are back at this years Bespoked Bristol – The UK’s premier hand-built bike show. Now in its second year the show has already outgrown its original venue and moved to a larger conference centre right next to Bristol’s main rail station. The station,
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Going with the Flow

Think good hydration is just about a glug of on-the-bike water (or a swift half post-race)? Think again. Keeping the body fuelled for exercise is vital and the consequences of drinking too little, or indeed too much, can range from race-ending to life-threatening; but the good
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Feet First

Your feet are incredible. Yes, yours! Think about it: 28 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles and 107 ligaments in each foot and, when working well in harmony, will support many long hours on the pedals. But they do take a pounding with each ride and many cyclists, whilst taking good
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Cycle the Camino – Part One

We sent Del, our foreign correspondent and chief miserablist, on a 15 day tour through Spain. The ride took him from Biarritz to the ‘end of the world’ following centuries old pilgrim routes.   After 1,000 km in search of God, Cake and clean socks he finally
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Paris-Nice: Preview.

Running from Sunday March 4 to 11 the 2012 Paris-Nice is almost upon us. This, the 70th edition of the classic, will cover a total distance of 1,155.5 km across 8 stages with director Christian Prudhomme describing it thus:  ’As the season’s first major stage race in
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