This weekend, Band of Climbers are taking over the Bottleworks in the vibrant Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne, our home city. We're launching our first-ever immersive retail experience, designed as a community hub and a place to showcase our latest releases.
For the first time ever, Band of Climbers are opening the doors to our first retail space. A Pop Up Shop In Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, our home city, from July 7th to 10th.
Band of Climbers has this morning learned that bikes with rim brakes are to be completely banned from the Passo dello Stelvio, from the 1st of April 2022. The new rule, which comes in place as of today, means only those riders with disc brake bikes are allowed to climb, and crucially descend Italy's most famous mountain road.
Back in January we challenged you to ride as many metres of Elevation as you could, in no more than one hour. The challenge involved plotting a route, to pack in as much elevation as you thought you could ride in an hour, and then, riding it, and finishing within the hour. Many tried, many failed, but many succeeded.
Winter training can be miserable for most of us. So, after the global success of our 100km Elevation Challenge, we bring you the Winter Version. How much climbing can you complete in one hour? Sounds simple, right? Well, there are rules....
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.
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.