The Band of Climbers Alpine Escape is a 6 day, 6 night cycling trip in the French Alps. This year, due to Covid, it took place later than planned, from 26th September to 2nd October, and what a week we had. view the images from day 1-2 of the trip.
On Saturday 10th July we brought together an incredible group of women from all over the UK, to take part in the first event of its kind. A climb-packed 100km group ride for Women in the Yorkshire Dales.
On Saturday 3rd July, the Band of Climbers team headed to Carmarthenshire for the first of our Toughest Group Rides in the stunning Welsh mountains. despite a weather forecast packed with rain, a solid group of riders arrived at the start, prepared for a big day of climbing.
On Sunday 27th June, we returned to the scene of our leg breaking 100km Challenge winning route in Sheffield. 3000m of elevation in less than 100km of riding, with no road or climb being ridden twice.
It was hard enough first time around, only this time, we ran it as a group ride as part of our Toughest Rides - Summer of Steep. One final twist, Mark, the devious route creator and our competition winner, tweaked the route slightly and added another 100m of elevation this time round.
On Saturday 12th June we hosted the 2nd event in our Toughest Group Ride Tour, this time in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. YouTuber and lover of hills, Katie Kookaburra planned an incredible route, and rode with us over a testing course. Watch Katie's video, and learn more about Band of Climbers and our group rides this summer.
What was it like to ride the first of the Band of Climbers Toughest Group Rides? We asked our man on the inside, cyclist, model, writer, musician and fell runner Joe 'Stinger' Stringer to give us his unique take on a day of big climbs on steep gradients.
Stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia was all set to be one of the toughest in years. Over 5000m of climbing, across 3 of our favourite Dolomites ascents. The Passo Pordoi, Fedaia, and Giau. But the weather had other ideas.
Join Band of Climbers this summer for one of the toughest group rides you'll ever ride. Why are they tough? Because every ride will pack in a MINIMUM of 2200m of elevation (7217ft), with as many steep climb as we can find.