Entries by Robert Thorpe

Great Climbs – Church Bank

As a cycling venue Yorkshire is hard to beat; whilst it may not have the endlessly long climbs of the Alps and elsewhere, it does have a plethora of savagely steep climbs that hit you in quick succession. Jere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you’d have difficulty finding a hill that has a gradient […]

Alé Colour block winter jersey

Simplicity can be stylish and beautiful. Alé from the Italian city of Verona understand this; it’s in their dna and their new winter Colour Block thermal jersey is testament to their dedication to style and performance. Far too often, brands believe that weird and wacky design and ridiculous names will sell jerseys. Sorry to spoil […]

ALÉ Mens Carbon Baselayer

Baselayers have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. It’s not simply about keeping you warm, as the latest garments also manage moisture and provide useful compression and other technical features. We decided to take a look at innovative Italian brand ALÉ. Putting carbon into material isn’t new, but how ALÉ have done it […]

Nova Cyclocross

Cyclocross – it’s muddy, tough, it’ll wreck your bike and your stamina at some point. A good friend of mine who’s ridden and completed the Tour de France 3x, once told me that cyclocross is a great discipline to ride, as it increases your handling skills and improves your peripheral vision, which is critical in […]

Trek Pirelli MTB Team

Pirelli is all geared up to backing Marco Trentin’s prestigious mountain bike team once again, with the announcement of an even greater commitment. No doubt as to the objective: all efforts are focused on reaching the topmost positions of the XCM and that’s not all. This year, the team also has its eye on the […]