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.
The 2022 Band of Climbers season of Escapes began in the Dolomites in early June. 15 guests from across the globe joined us for 6 days of incredible riding. Check out the gallery from day 1 and two, from our photographer Gwilym Thomas.
It's Only a Hill - The Strava Challenge This May, we're challenging you to ride high. It's only a Hill - Get Over It! Climb a total of 1500m of elevation (4921ft) between May 13th and 22nd, and you could win a dream cycling trip to ride in the Alps or Dolomites, for your AND a friend, on a future Band of Climbers Escape.
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....
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.