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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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Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly "The LONDON-PARIS 2014"

Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly "The LONDON-PARIS 2014"

Friday 15th August 2014

Excellent article about The LONDON-PARIS 2014 in Issue 4 of Conquista - The Cycling Quarterly

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HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - one Wattbiker

HotChillee London-Paris 2014 - one Wattbiker's account

Thursday 3rd July 2014

Paul Cox, Wattbike's Customer Service Team Leader rode HotChillee's London to Paris ride last month. Here's how he got on, in his own words.

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Riding the Cape Rouleur: In the saddle in South Africa - Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

Riding the Cape Rouleur: In the saddle in South Africa - Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

Monday 30th June 2014

At a pro-style cycling event near Cape Town, Kevin Rushby hopes closed roads and full support team will see him ride like one of the Tour de France stars.

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The "5 Club", for finishers of 5 or more HotChillee London-Paris events.

The "5 Club", for finishers of 5 or more HotChillee London-Paris events.

Monday 23rd June 2014

It is a superb achievement completing just one London-Paris, typically three 100 mile / 160km plus stages back to back, with all that the road and elements can throw at you. Four days of almost total sleep deprivation and the culmination of months of training. Not everyone finishes but over our 11 year history we have had a large number of riders come back time after time.

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Cycling Weekly: Dunkerque-Roubaix

Cycling Weekly: Dunkerque-Roubaix

Wednesday 18th June 2014

No matter how many times somebody tells you, or how many times you watch the pros struggle, its difficult to believe that the cobbles of Roubaix are as hellish as everyone makes out. At least that's the naive attitude I took with me to the inaugural HotChillee Dunkerque-Roubaix sportive.

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The London-Paris Facts (#2)

The London-Paris Facts (#2)

Tuesday 17th June 2014

The first ex cycling pro and legend to complete the full London-Paris was the masterful Irish hard man, Sean Kelly in 2007. The stages exceeded 200km in France and Kelly contested the initial sprints. In those days there were two sprints in each stage!

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The London-Paris Facts (#1)

The London-Paris Facts (#1)

Monday 16th June 2014

This year is the 11th Edition of The London-Paris. The event, originally named The London-Paris Cycle Tour first took place in 2004. One of those riders was Ian Whittingham, founder and co-owner of the specialist road and triathlon store, Sigma Sport in Kingston.

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HotChillee Training Ride #6 Ride Captains Report

HotChillee Training Ride #6 Ride Captains Report

Monday 9th June 2014

It was a happy band of Group 6 riders assembled at Imber Court on Sunday morning for the last monthly HotChillee ride before the 2014 London-Paris. The reason for the happiness - glorious sunshine and the chance to get those tan lines razor sharp!

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ROULEUR: Crossroads Team Sky star Geraint Thomas on the toughest decision of his career: choosing between cobbled Classics and stage races.

ROULEUR: Crossroads Team Sky star Geraint Thomas on the toughest decision of his career: choosing between cobbled Classics and stage races.

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

"That was pretty special, seeing all the plaques on the cubicles. Merckx all the way to Fabian, there's a lot of history in there," he says. "I think I used one without a plaque though. Maybe subconsciously I wanted to put my own name on there."

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