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Free Zoom Backgrounds // Epic Climbs

Free Zoom Backgrounds // Epic Climbs

May 19, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

If you're like us and have spent countless hours on Zoom over the past few weeks or months, we thought you might like some fresh backgrounds to raise your zoom game to new heights. We've made a series of our favourite images available to download for free as zoom backgrounds.

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Lockdown Fun // BoC 100km Elevation Challenge

Lockdown Fun // BoC 100km Elevation Challenge

May 03, 2020 2 min read 15 Comments

Whilst we've been sitting at home during lockdown, we got thinking, what is the most amount of elevation we can pack into a 100km ride, from our front door, without using the same road twice? We looked at our favourite routes on Strava and made a list of our favourite climbs, and got to work.
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Climb Faster This Season #BoCATHOME

Climb Faster This Season #BoCATHOME

April 16, 2020 2 min read

For many of us, indoor riding is our only option right now, however, that shouldn't stop us from training or improving our fitness and ability to get faster, and climb harder. So who better to help us than the UK National Hill Climb Champion and Band of Climbers Ambassador Ed Laverack. Here, Ed gives us his favourite 3 indoor riding sessions to climb faster.
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SS20 Lookbook

SS20 Lookbook

April 10, 2020 1 min read

Introducing the 2020 Men's Spring Summer range of Performance Apparel from Band of Climbers. Immediately after launching our 2019 range, we headed to the French Alps to begin designing and testing our 2020. Over the past 11 months we've refined our range over the highest Cols of Europe and the steepest climbs in the UK.
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A Climbers Breakfast Recipe

A Climbers Breakfast Recipe

April 09, 2020 5 min read

When he's not ensuring the smooth operation of our warehouse and customer service, John Bowman, Operations Manager at Band of Climbers can be found doing one of two things, riding his bike, or cooking up some tasty treats to fuel his rides. A chef in a previous life, John has put together some of his favourite easy breakfast ideas for anyone looking to fuel their climbs ahead.

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Inside The Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix with Chris Auld

Inside The Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix with Chris Auld

April 02, 2020 6 min read

Sadly, due to COVID-19 there will be no Holy Week in 2020. To give us our fix of Belgian racing, we thought we would catch up with friend, photographer and cyclist Chris Auld, to bring you an insight into what it's like to photograph Flanders and Roubaix from inside the race itself, complete with an image gallery from previous seasons.
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Explore // 10 of the UK's Toughest Climbs

Explore // 10 of the UK's Toughest Climbs

March 31, 2020 8 min read 2 Comments

The UK may not have countless twenty or thirty kilometer-long climbs like our French, Italian or Spanish neighbours. But it does have many short, super tough climbs with gradients far steeper than anything you'll find in the Alps, Pyrenees or across most parts of Europe. 

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How COVID-19 is Affecting Cyclists Across Europe

How COVID-19 is Affecting Cyclists Across Europe

March 22, 2020 7 min read

By now we're sure COVID-19 needs no introduction. As a UK based Cycling Brand, based in North East England, we were curious as to how Coronavirus was affecting other cyclists like us, all over Europe.

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The Imperial Grimpeur. A Century of Centuries.

The Imperial Grimpeur. A Century of Centuries.

March 10, 2020 7 min read 4 Comments

In a cold, dark corner of the cycling web, there exists a small group of UK cyclists intent on completing a challenge that frankly, seems almost incomprehensible. A challenge that at first glimpse, seems achievable, until you do the maths. It’s a challenge that doesn’t quite push the body to ride an extreme distance in a short period, but rather, tests the body and legs across an entire 365 day period. 

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Alpine Escapes in the French Alps

Alpine Escapes in the French Alps

February 20, 2020 1 min read

For the past 3 years, Band of Climbers has spent September in the French Alps. It's a magical time to ride. The weather has been perfect on each occasion, with temperatures ranging from 22c - 32c in the valley, to 10 - 25c as high as 2500m. Climbing the highest Cols in Europe in summer kit is a really magical experience. 

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Exploring Steep in Yorkshire

Exploring Steep in Yorkshire

February 09, 2020 1 min read 2 Comments

To celebrate the launch of the new Band of Climbers ThermoAscent Jerseys, we took the day off with friends to ride some of the most scenic, and some of the steeper climbs in North Yorkshire. With a max temperature of 4c, we put the new ThermoAscent jerseys to work...

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Band of Climbers Partners with the Tour de Stations for the 2020 Edition

Band of Climbers Partners with the Tour de Stations for the 2020 Edition

December 20, 2019 2 min read

Band of Climbers is pleased to announce our partnership with one of the world's toughest one day Sportives, the Tour de Stations in 2020. The highlight of the event is the UltraFondo, a 240km ride with over 8200m of climbing. 

 

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