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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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Focus on: Majorca

There’s no getting away from it – Majorca is the number one holiday destination for cyclists, and has been for several years. Tens of thousands of cyclists, from amateur to professional, descend upon the Balearic island each year – but why? Simply, Majorca has it all. For Brits, it’s a short and affordable flight, and the weather is good all year round. The island had a perfect mix of rides,…

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An Interview with Paul Carr

Paul is an expert on all things cycling in Mallorca and runs the very successful Cycling Holiday Tours Mallorca.  Here we catch up with him before the start of what’s set to be another very busy season. How long have you been running your business in Mallorca and how did it come to be? I came to the Island 25 years ago supplying shops with different products but at the…

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Team GB at PyeongChang 2018

Team GB have selected their biggest ever squad for the Winter Olympics that begin on Friday, with no less than 59 athletes announced as the British Olympic Association (BOA) target a record five medals in PyeongChang, South Korea. Team GB will be looking to surpass their best-ever return of four medals – achieved both in Chamonix in 1924 and four years ago in Sochi – for the games, which run…

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4 reasons to book a cycling training camp this year

It might seem a long way off, but now is the time to start thinking about getting back on your bike for the summer. A late winter or spring training camp is the perfect way to get back into your cycling groove, and with flights always cheap in January there’s no better time to get one sorted. The most popular destinations are the classic south European locations, such as Mallorca,…

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An interview with: Lyn Eyb

Once described as a guru of the French cycling scene, Lyn Eyb now runs the popular website, ‘Free Wheeling France’ and we’ve managed to get hold of her for a quick chat about her passions for cycling, popular spots to visit and future ambitions. You’re an Australian living in France and an expert on cycling in France – tell us a bit about this. I’ve not sure I’d call myself…

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