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Vines and velo

There are so many great cycling routes in Languedoc, in fact, starting right out our front door. Whether you ride a mountain bike, road bike or a hybrid... are looking for a challenge or a leisurely pedal, you can find it here.

By | July 7th, 2015|Languedoc region|0 Comments

Cycling around Caux, Languedoc

We have been taking advantage of the sunny and warm weather to get out cycling in the vineyards around our home in Caux, Languedoc on a regular basis. This video shows some of the highlights from recent rides. There are any number of stunning local routes right from our doorstep. This one ascends into the [...]

By | May 22nd, 2015|Languedoc region, Videos|0 Comments

How to train for hill climbs

Whatever your cycling goals, you can improve your climbing ability by both improving your technique and focusing your training. Start training with shorter climbs. Hill repeats Find a hill that isn't excessively steep. An ideal hill is one that can be split into three distinct phases. It should start reasonably steep (~ 8-10%) flatten slightly [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|Cycling tips, Hill climbs|0 Comments

Bike fitting in Nigeria

Bruce spent 10 days in Nigeria helping one of the local cycling clubs, Cycology CC, prepare to conquer the Cape Argus sportive, a first sportive of this level for many of its members. Conducting 32 bike fits in 10 days it was an intense 2 weeks. A good bike fit can improve comfort level on [...]

By | December 21st, 2014|Bike fitting|0 Comments

Review of Comtat Regale custom frame

Check out the review of our Comtat Regale custom frame shown at the London Cycle Show http://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/london-bike-show-2014-custom-carbon-fibre-bikes-from-comtat-parlee-and-alchemy.html

By | March 30th, 2014|Custom build bikes|0 Comments

Great article on bike fitting

Great article on bike fitting and adjusting saddle height - with feedback from Andy Pruitt and Todd Carver. Vie et Velo | Bike Science uses the Retul approach. See full article:  http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/08/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/technical-faq-analyzing-bike-fits-of-the-professionals_297968

By | August 31st, 2013|Bike fitting|0 Comments

Bruce Baird: Retül specialist

Bruce has been involved in road, and mountain biking since the late 80s inspired by the 1986 Tour de France battle between Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault. Bruce has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Masters of Natural Resources Management degree and has a particular interest in biomechanics. Bruce has trained extensively with Bike Science [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|Bike fitting|0 Comments

Pointers for riding safely in a group

The benefits of group riding are wide and varied and by following a few simple tips and techniques, you can make the most of your time on your bike by maximising the camaraderie, support and slipstreaming effect of riding with others. Ensure you are looking ahead and keeping a consistent line of travel. It is [...]

By | June 30th, 2013|Cycling tips|0 Comments

Cycling is like…

"Cycling is like a church. Many attend, but few understand" -Jim Burlant

By | July 31st, 2012|Inspiration|0 Comments

Why invest in a custom frame?

With handmade frames custom geometry is possible, and in fact it’s the norm. There is only one correct size for each rider but it takes a professional bio mechanic to determine what this is. There are more than 3 measurements to consider when it comes to the ideal geometry for an individual rider so just [...]

By | July 31st, 2012|Bike fitting, Custom build bikes|0 Comments