DEAR DI­ARIES

Cycling Plus - - FIRST RIDE -

If you haven’t checked out the BikeRadar Di­aries on YouTube, then you re­ally should. We’d rec­om­mend that you start with the team’s Hill Climb Di­aries. Build­ing up to the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships the Hill Climb Di­aries of­fer a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into this very British end-of-- sea­son tra­di­tion. And if you like those, you’ll able to catch up with more of their bik­ing ad­ven­tures ev­ery fort­night. For ex­am­ple, you can find out what hap­pens when, for some rea­son, they head for the one of the steep­est hills in the south west, the fear­some Prospect Place near Bath. This hits a sup­posed 37% but, be­ing glut­tons for pun­ish­ment, they de­cided to try con­quer­ing the short and bru­tal climb on fixed geared bikes. Cue gurn­ing, grunt­ing and heavy breath­ing.

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