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ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 3 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 3 - Ride Captain Report

Tuesday 16th September 2014

We hit the timed section quite hard, with a good break by Mr Sigma himself, Ian Whittingham. He provided the carrot for the rest to chase. And chase they did.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 4 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 4 - Ride Captain Report

Monday 15th September 2014

That was not the climbing done for the day but at least the steeper climbs that came later in the ride were not classified. The dynamic of the group altered slightly after lunch as we were joined by cycling royalty, Stephen Roche - at last, a fluent french speaker to chat to Severine and Denis!

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 1 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Group 1 - Ride Captain Report

Friday 12th September 2014

G1 rocked to its foundations and only the strong survive. The group was noticeably smaller on the morning of the 2nd day as those who would rather enjoy their tour around the Alps made the sensible decision to try the friendly and slightly less masochistic atmosphere in G2. For the remainder it was G1 business as usual.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Groups 2 - Ride Captain Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Groups 2 - Ride Captain Report

Wednesday 10th September 2014

Regrouping with agony and ecstasy at the summit cafe we flew off the mountain with one of the best descents in the region, oh what a blast!

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 3 Photos

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 3 Photos

Sunday 7th September 2014

Here's a small selection of some of our favourite pics of Stage 3. Lots more to come!

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Photos

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Photos

Saturday 6th September 2014

A selection of our favourite photographs from Stage 2 of the ALPINE CHALLENGE.

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Photos, Alpine Challenge 2014 - Prologue & Stage 1

Photos, Alpine Challenge 2014 - Prologue & Stage 1

Thursday 4th September 2014

A selection of photographs by Matt Alexander from the Prologue and Stage 1 of the Alpine Challenge 2014.

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Your head

Your head's where its at!

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ask any rider what they're buying next and very few will say "helmet". Most riders only replace helmets when its been crashed or crushed in transit.

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Recce of the Alpine Challenge Prologue

Recce of the Alpine Challenge Prologue

Monday 1st September 2014

This article was first published in September 2013 - but seeing as the Prologue is the same this year we've decided to republish it! Also bear in mind Stage 1 is longer this year ... with the red section being the full Semnoz climb.

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HC Training Ride 8 - "Up North" Edition (Peak District)...or last ride before the ALPINE CHALLENGE!

HC Training Ride 8 - "Up North" Edition (Peak District)...or last ride before the ALPINE CHALLENGE!

Monday 18th August 2014

Another biblical day out...

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