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Peak at the right time: The art of tapering

Peak at the right time: The art of tapering

Wednesday 26th August 2015

With just two weeks to go until the start of the Alpine Challenge, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to prepare for the event. One aspect of training which is often underestimated, especially in the lead up to big events, is tapering. The experts at Wattbike are here to offer some advice on what tapering is, why you need it and how to do it.

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Why train with heart rate and power?

Why train with heart rate and power?

Tuesday 18th August 2015

As you've progressed through your training for the Alpine Challenge, you may have heard friends or fellow cyclists speaking about heart rate zones and power numbers. If you want to explore this training method but don't know where to start then this article, written by the experts at Wattbike, is for you.

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Wattbike Training Tip: How improving your power-to-weight can help you conquer the mountains

Wattbike Training Tip: How improving your power-to-weight can help you conquer the mountains

Wednesday 12th August 2015

The Alpine Challenge is testing for any cyclist with around 8,000m of climbing. One key statistic you should know if you're keen to conquer the mountains is your power to weight ratio.

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Alpine Challenge 2015 - Semnoz, Annecy

Alpine Challenge 2015 - Semnoz, Annecy's Largest Climb is back!

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

The largest climb in the Annecy area, the brutal Semnoz is back on this year’s Alpine Challenge. The climb was first used by the Tour de France in 1998 but was again used on stage 20 of the 2013 Tour. Rated as a Hors Catégorie climb with almost 1000m of climbing (to 1660m) at over an 8% average, it is one of the most spectacular climbs in Europe.

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Tour de France: 3 things we know after 2 weeks

Tour de France: 3 things we know after 2 weeks

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Our take on the Tour de France 2016 so far ...

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The Cygnature Team Charity Cycle Challenge

The Cygnature Team Charity Cycle Challenge

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A unique opportunity for you to race through the beautiful countryside of Southern England, cycling amongst sporting personalities including SA rugby legend Joel Stransky and Lion's hero Will Carling - whilst testing yourself and team mates to the limit! Organised by HotChillee and supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains.

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London-Brighton ride including Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets

London-Brighton ride including Rugby World Cup 2015 match tickets

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Rugby legend Joost Van Der Westhuizen set up the J9 Foundation to help fellow suffers of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Help him raise money for this excellent cause by riding the HotChillee London-Brighton alongside some of his sporting friends.

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Rhinos Ride LONDON-PARIS

Rhinos Ride LONDON-PARIS

Sunday 12th July 2015

With the challenge on a par with the annual wildebeest migration across the Serengeti, 400 cyclists representing 24 nationalities worldwide rode 520km from London-Paris in the latest HotChillee event.

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LONDON-PARIS 2015 "Spirit Of" Awards

LONDON-PARIS 2015 "Spirit Of" Awards

Monday 29th June 2015

Each year the HotChillee Ride Captains choose a rider from each seeded groups that best represents the spirit of the event. These awards started 10 years ago to reflect the fact that the LONDON-PARIS is about so much more than just racing - there is also the help and encouragement that takes place with fellow riders in the peloton who may be going through a dark patch on the road.

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LONDON-PARIS 2015 Stage 3 Pictures

LONDON-PARIS 2015 Stage 3 Pictures

Sunday 28th June 2015

A selection of photos from Stage 3 of LONDON-PARIS 2015

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