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A focus on: the best Portuguese golf courses

Portugal is a country rich in culture, history and fine weather. It also boasts some of the finest golf courses in the world, from the outskirts of the bustling and vibrant capital city of Lisbon, to the azure seas around the Algarve. We’ve come up with 7 of what we think are the ultimate courses in Portugal. Penha Longa, Atlantic Course There are few places where you need to worry…

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An Interview With Sam Little

Sam Little is a former golf professional, having first joined the Challenge Tour in 1999. 2 years later he secured his first win, and in 2004 he won for the second time at that level, graduating to the European Tour at the end of the season via qualifying school. He became renowned for last-gasp performances to maintain his Tour playing rights, ending narrowly inside the top 115 qualifiers in 2005, 2008…

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How to Prepare for a Triathlon

If there’s one thing that’s crucial for a successful triathlon participation, it’s preparation. Your ability at swimming, running and cycling can vary from each discipline, so it’s important to work on your weaknesses, and perfect your strengths. At bagSOLO we are always sending bikes to different, worldwide triathlons, so we thought we’d provide some tips on getting ready for one! Training A good way of balancing your training is by…

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A Focus On: Cycling In The French Alps

There are few places which compare to the French Alps when it comes to the mystique, challenge and pure joy of riding a bicycle. The Tour de France has ensured the Alps are embedded in cycling folklore, thanks to the pain, suffering and glory dished out by legendary climbs including the Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier, Col de la Madeleine and the most famous of them all, Alpe d’Huez.…

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An Interview With John Nicholson

John Nicholson is a member of Farnham Triathlon Club and regularly represents the GB Age Group team in Standard Distance Duathlons (a 10km run followed by a 40 km bike ride and a second, 5km, run). He is also a media volunteer for Diabetes UK. bagSOLO caught up with him to gain some insight into life as a duathlete. How long have you been competing in duathlons and how did…

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How To Prepare For The Mallorca 312

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is an understandably popular spot for cyclists. It’s so good in fact, that we blogged about it earlier in the year. Offering year-round sunshine and perfect roads through scenic landscapes, the jewel in the crown is the Mallorca 312 – fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular sportives. The aptly-named 312 is essentially a lap of the island, with the 312km route (including 4,300m of…

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Guest Blog: Yellow Jersey’s air travel infographic

If you’re planning a cycling holiday, important decisions need to be made. Where will you find the best climbs, the smoothest roads, and the best coffee stops? Where can you relax after a long day in the saddle? But once the fun decisions have been made you will need to consider how you’re going to get your bicycle there. Even if you think you may have found a great deal…

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An Interview with Kirsty Bramley

Kirsty Bramley is a key part of Bike Box Online, and has been competing in triathlons, Ironmans and time trials for years, when she’s not helping provide cyclists across the world with bike travel boxes. She’s a BTF Level 2 coach, but her experience doesn’t mean she’s not had her scares on the bike, including a terrifying crash in 2008. We’ve interviewed her to find out more. We understand you prefer cycling…

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Focus on: Girona

Last month we spoke about the many joys of cycling in Majorca, possibly the most popular destination for bike-lovers in Europe. However, the Catalonian town of Girona has enjoyed a rapid elevation in the popularity stakes during the past decade or so, and can now lay a legitimate claim to rivalling the Balearic island for cyclists attention. An hour and a half north of Barcelona, Girona become known as a…

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Where To Go For A DIY Cycle Holiday

At the start of the year, we blogged about the various pros of going on a cycling training camp. A late winter/early spring cycling holiday is an annually-pedalled tradition amongst cyclists – getting prepared for a summer of sportives, and evenings and weekends on the road via a camp is tried and trusted. However, what if you’re having a sportive-free summer? Perhaps, having competed in a few recently, you fancy…

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