Cycle Magazine June / July 2023… And Le Grand Tour

Welcome to June… and to the summer of 2023. Well, if the first is your definition of summer. There are several from which to choose. My focus over the next few months will be continue to write the first draft of my new book about last year’s ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe. I’m now heading south along the Vélodyssée in the west of France (day 25 of around 60) so I should have that draft ready by the end of the summer. However, earlier this year I was approached by Dan Joyce, the editor of Cycling UK’s Cycle magazine, asking if would be able to contribute an article about last year’s cycle. That article has now been published and if you are a member of Cycling UK, you should have received your copy of the magazine in the last few days. It’s the June / July issue.

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Top 5 Road Safety Tips For Beginner Cyclists

Cycling is a great exercise and an enjoyable way to explore the outdoors. It can help to improve both your fitness levels and your mental wellbeing. However, for beginner cyclists, it’s especially important to prioritise safety practices. Regardless of where you’re headed, ensure you are following our top tips to stay safe whilst cycling on the road. 

The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 072 – Greg Yeoman – Cycling Across Russia In 1993

In 1993, recently graduated student Greg Yeoman set off with his Australian friend Kate Leeming on a cycling expedition of nearly 13,000km, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. In a journey that is currently impossible, they pedalled across the entire length of post-Soviet Russia, exploring the landscapes and meeting the people as they went. 30 years later, he looks back on his epic adventure.

Episode 072: Greg Yeoman – Cycling Across Russia In 1993

In 1993, recently graduated student Greg Yeoman set off with his Australian friend Kate Leeming on a cycling expedition of nearly 13,000km, from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. In a journey that is currently impossible, they pedalled across the entire length of post-Soviet Russia, exploring the landscapes and meeting the people as they went. 30 years later, he looks back on his epic adventure.

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And Here’s A Round Up Of The Cycling Europe News…

The holidays are here! Well, half term. Just a week but the sun is shining and my bicycle – the one I use when I’m pottering around and about the area where I live – will be back from its impromptu service tomorrow morning. On my commute to work earlier in the week I got a puncture. Not in itself a reason for giving the bike a service but since I purchased the Ribble hybrid bike about 18 months ago, I’ve been keen to replace the Schwalbe G-One tyres with Schwalbe Marathon Plus, and here was my opportunity. It made sense to give the bike a service at the same time and the mobile mechanic that I use will be delivering the bike back to me in the morning. I hope the weather continues to be nice for the rest of the week and, indeed for the rest of the summer (that’s perhaps hoping for too much) as I continue my daily commutes to and from work.

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Five Cycling Trends Shaping 2023

The cycling industry is constantly evolving, and as the mode of travel has become ever more popular in recent years, the pace of innovation and change has been ramping up in kind. Keeping a finger on the pulse of change can be tough though, so if you’re wondering what this year has in store for the cycling scene, here are five big trends to watch out for.

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Cycling In Vietnam – Everything You Need to Know 

Avid cyclists looking for an incredible destination for their next cycling adventure should consider venturing into Vietnam. Boasting a rich history, fascinating culture, and incredibly stunning scenery, you will surely enjoy riding your bike around this Southeast Asian country. Cycling in Vietnam is an experience of a lifetime, where you zoom past lush rice terraces, explore villages home to friendly locals, and even climb majestic mountains while passing through beautiful waterfalls.