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Epic ride of the week

237 miles. 12 Hours. Averaging 20mph. As big rides go, they don't get much bigger.  A massive chapeau to our Strava club member Dean Madden, who this week posted the longest ride on the group. A whopping 237.6 miles in the Welsh National 12 Hour Time Trial.  As if the distance wasn't long enough, Dean also had to climb a not exactly flat 5,784ft. Incredibly, Dean averaged 20.1mph, whilst putting out an average of 170 watts. Check out Dean's ride. Kudos to you sir. Can't see it? Join our Strava Club first. 

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Struggling on The Struggle

Struggling on The Struggle In the UK we don't have the 20km climbs up the sides of mountains that are commonplace in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrenees, but what we lack in length, we more than make up in steep gradients.  We recently made a very short trip to the Lake District, and found ourselves free for just an hour to get a quick ride in. Being fans of circular routes rather than out and back, we decided on a trip up the perfectly named 'Struggle', with a descent down Kirkstone Pass.  When you think of famous climbs in the Lake District, the likes of Hardknott Pass, Kirkstone Pass, and Honister Pass all immediately spring to mind. Often, The Struggle...

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Join our Strava Club

This week we launched our Strava club. Launching the club in the same week as we passed 23,000 followers on our Instagram page. Our aim with the Strava club is to better connect with our customers, friends, and followers, and learn more about the rides you do, the summits you reach, and the locations you ride. We'll be running a number of competitions to win Band of Climbers prints and apparel over the coming months, based on the climbs you ride. It doesn't matter how fast or how far you ride, everyone can join in, and everyone can win.  JOIN THE STRAVA CLUB

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Epic Climbs : 4 Days in Mallorca

4 days in Mallorca. The Routes. Photography by James Shorter Last week we were lucky enough to revisit the cycling paradise that is Mallorca. Based in Port de Pollenca, we rode many of our favourite climbs in almost perfect weather. We hope this blog will inspire you ahead of your next trip. Day 1 : Coll de Sa Batalla |  68km | 990m After arriving at the villa, we dropped our bags and headed out to spin the legs. Day one was all about enjoying the refreshing and calming sea front. The short journey south from Port de Pollenca to Alcudia is completely flat. Turn your head to the left and take in the refreshing sea views. Turn your head to...

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How Belgian are you?

In anticipation of the classics season, (our favourite time of the year) and our Ride Like a Belgian Prints, we've created a simple test to see just how Belgian you are. To ride like a Belgian is to suffer through the worst of the wind, rain and cobbled roads in order to win. So, are you deserving of the title, Flandrien? Take the test and see.

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