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Vines and velo

By | July 7th, 2015|Languedoc region|

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 [...]

Cycling around Caux, Languedoc

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

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 [...]

How to train for hill climbs

By | March 16th, 2015|Cycling tips, 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 [...]

Bike fitting in Nigeria

By | December 21st, 2014|Bike fitting|

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 [...]

Review of Comtat Regale custom frame

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

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

Great article on bike fitting

By | August 31st, 2013|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

Bruce Baird: Retül specialist

By | July 31st, 2013|Bike fitting|

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 [...]

Pointers for riding safely in a group

By | June 30th, 2013|Cycling tips|

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 [...]

Cycling is like…

By | July 31st, 2012|Inspiration|

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

Why invest in a custom frame?

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

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 [...]