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In the Wheelmarks of Heroes - Six Go Mad to Roubaix

In the Wheelmarks of Heroes - Six Go Mad to Roubaix

Friday 11th April 2014

With the inaugural HotChillee Dunkerque-Roubaix event three weeks away, we'd assembled a group of Ride Captains to do a dry run to check the route and the logistics. Volunteers were not in short supply!

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Dunkerque-Roubaix Dry Run Photographs

Dunkerque-Roubaix Dry Run Photographs

Friday 11th April 2014

On Saturday 5 April, 6 Ride Captains and crew did a recce of the 165km Dunkerque-Roubaix route. The vote was unquestionably "awesome" experience culminating in the iconic velodrome.

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HotChillee Training Ride #4 Ride Captains Report

HotChillee Training Ride #4 Ride Captains Report

Monday 7th April 2014

And the rain came tumbling down....We offered Group 3 the opportunity to shorten the route if the rain and wind persisted. Well, the rain and wind did persist however rather than opting out the Group's tenacity increased! We even tried upping the pace to see if any of our Group would be strung out or fall off the pace under pressure...that didn't work either.

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Cape Rouleur 2014 - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour Hospitality Photographs

Cape Rouleur 2014 - Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour Hospitality Photographs

Sunday 30th March 2014

The Cape Rouleur 2014 riders enjoy the first class hospitality after the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour.

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Cape Rouleur 2014 Stage 3 Photographs

Cape Rouleur 2014 Stage 3 Photographs

Friday 28th March 2014

A selection of some of the best photographs from Stage 3 of the Cape Rouleur 2014.

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HotChillee Training Ride #3 Ride Captains Report

HotChillee Training Ride #3 Ride Captains Report

Tuesday 25th March 2014

In the post ride debrief we encourage our team to lie, if asked, we completed the club run and did not go off piste. Although the Ride Captains were happy to tell porky pies to the Bull, our crew told the truth with wide smiles as they all loved the hill punishment I am sure.

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Dunkerque-Roubaix Training Tips, by Wattbike

Dunkerque-Roubaix Training Tips, by Wattbike's Matt Moran

Tuesday 25th March 2014

What has everybody nervous though is the cobbles. A quick online search will bring up numerous articles on the technique of riding the cobbles and we’re sure Geraint, Magnus and Stephen will be offering up their vast experience to riders at dinner the night before the event.

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2014 The Big Day Out - Velo Tales, by Ride Captain Dane Walsh

2014 The Big Day Out - Velo Tales, by Ride Captain Dane Walsh

Wednesday 12th March 2014

It had to be over 300kms, and the thinking was that if we're going to go that far, why not go a little bit further. The furtherest I have ridden in one outing is 355kms, twice, at 24hr events. We had to top that. So we settled on 356+kms.

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Cycling Weekly editor Robert Garbutt battling on at the brilliant Cape Rouleur in South Africa

Cycling Weekly editor Robert Garbutt battling on at the brilliant Cape Rouleur in South Africa

Saturday 8th March 2014

There are a lot of events claiming to be the ultimate cycling challenge, but take it from me, the Cape Rouleur in South Africa is up there with the very best.

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A bug’s half-life, by Ride Magazine

A bug’s half-life, by Ride Magazine's Time Brink

Friday 7th March 2014

Surreal does not cover the feeling , riding through the Winelands in a cocoon of light, cresting Helshoogte as the sun rose, descending in the dawn.

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