Blog Posts - Competitive Cycling



Granfondo del Golfo Report

On Sunday 24th March, my second Sicilian Granfondo took place in Villagrazia di Carini, just west along the coast from Palermo. Having enjoyed the previous week's hilly course in Castelvetrano, I was really looking forward to this one - I even did a...
by And Be There on Apr 5, 2013

Peter Sagan and the Podium Girl: Women in Cycling

For the last year I have been President of Durham University Cycling Club and perhaps more interestingly, I have been the first female President of the club. This is not really a surprising fact when we consider how male dominated cycling is as a com...
by And Be There on Apr 3, 2013

The Myriad of Cycling Footwear Options

Well cycling is a good 80% about looking good. Your quality as a rider really is nowhere near as important, I'm sure most of you would agree. Now I'm a firm believer that generally in life your footwear is a good barometer for a person, and this rule...
by And Be There on Apr 2, 2013

My First Experience of a Sicilian Granfondo

All the races I'd done out here in Sicily until this one were town centre crits; I'd been looking forward to something a bit longer with more climbing for a while, so this was my chance! Now before you all go writing this granfondo off as a sportive,...
by And Be There on Mar 19, 2013

Conclusions from Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

Well the two big warm-up stage races for the classics are now done, and both have yielded a number of interesting points looking forward to the rest of the season. This year Tirreno-Adriatico attracted a star-studded field, boasting Contador, Froo...
by And Be There on Mar 12, 2013

Cycling and Leg Shaving

Most serious cyclists allow their leg hair free reign over the winter; the cold months meaning that they're pretty much covered by a layer of lycra anyway. But come the spring and some warmer weather, out come the trimmers, razors and leg oil, and of...
by And Be There on Mar 9, 2013

My Third Sicilian Crit Race

Remember to Follow us! On Sunday I had my 3rd experience of racing in Sicily, once again representing DUCC. It was at San Vito lo Capo, a very popular seaside resort in the north west of the island, and before it, everyone had told me how...
by And Be There on Mar 5, 2013

So Is Strava Premium Worth It?

Remember to Follow us!I did a post a while back on Strava, and how it is becoming a bigger and bigger factor amateur cycling. A couple of months on, and some new features have been introduced to the premium package, with more promised later this year...
by And Be There on Feb 13, 2013

My Holiday at Home

Remember to Follow us!Just a quick one this - I thought I'd say something about the last week. After getting told I had a few days off work down here in Sicily, and seeing as the forecast was awful, I thought I'd head back to England. I've got to say...
by And Be There on Feb 13, 2013

My First Race on the Continent

Remember to Follow us!Well today I did my first bike race in Sicily. With no idea what to expect (apart from being told that people love to attack) I was picked up at 7.10am by Nino for the 45minute drive to Campobello di Mazara. Having been dry, war...
by And Be There on Feb 3, 2013


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