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It all happens at the Coffee Stop! What's being discussed on the coffee stops, in the build up to the next HotChillee event? If you have any news, rumour or otherwise - please use the contact form to let us know


Cobbles - Love it, Hate it

Cobbles - Love it, Hate it

Saturday 25th April 2015

Sven Thiele, founder of HotChillee discusses the love hate relationship with cobbles and the classics region.

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Phil Liggett to ride Stage 1 of the LONDON-PARIS 2015

Phil Liggett to ride Stage 1 of the LONDON-PARIS 2015

Monday 20th April 2015

We are pleased to welcome Phil Liggett who will be riding Stage 1 of the LONDON-PARIS 2015. He will be raising awareness for Helping Rhinos.

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Wattbike Blog: Thrills and Spills in Dean Downing

Wattbike Blog: Thrills and Spills in Dean Downing's South African Adventure

Thursday 2nd April 2015

Today we welcome Wattbike ambassador Dean Downing to the blog, who talks about his recent adventure to South Africa to take part in HotChillee's Cape Rouleur and the infamous Argus:

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 HotChillee Training Ride #3 Ride Captains

HotChillee Training Ride #3 Ride Captains' Report

Tuesday 31st March 2015

Ride Captains don't feel pain, we are not wired that way, however the HotChillee riders are made of sterner stuff and turn up for training events no matter how Biblical the conditions.

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Join the HotChillee on-line Q&A with Geraint Thomas

Join the HotChillee on-line Q&A with Geraint Thomas

Monday 30th March 2015

With only 3 weeks to go until the Dunkerque-Roubiax with Geraint Thomas here are some tips from someone with a little more experience than most of us on the cobbles!

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Adding another dimension . . .

Adding another dimension . . .

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Sven Thiele is the founder of HotChillee. Today the OFFRIDING gravel multi day events were announced in conjunction with OPEN cycle's Gerard Vroomen and Andy Kessler. Here Sven discusses his love and fascination with gravel, dirt and dust and what led him down the gravel pathÂ…

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Ride the London Cycle Sportive with the HotChillee Ride Captains

Ride the London Cycle Sportive with the HotChillee Ride Captains

Saturday 14th March 2015

This year the London Cycle Sportive (10th May 2015) will be supported by the HotChillee Ride Captains - an excellent opportunity to get your seeding time for The LONDON-PARIS 2015 - or to simply enjoy the ride.

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Cape Rouleur 2015 - list of bikes for collection from HotChillee Event Village

Cape Rouleur 2015 - list of bikes for collection from HotChillee Event Village

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

190 riders today attempted 206km stage 2 of the Cape Rouleur 2015. The organisers stopped all riders at the 158km mark due to extreme temperatures that at times exceeded 46C.

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Double Trouble - Tim Brink, Ride Magazine

Double Trouble - Tim Brink, Ride Magazine

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

So I was meant to post something about the Cape Rouleur prologue last night. Truth be told, I couldn't. Every time I tried to type, the next series of post-time-trial coughs would have me typing things like "fkthtwshard", instead of "what a joyous day to be on a bicycle in the Boland"

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Blazing conditions for Cape Rouleur Stage 1

Blazing conditions for Cape Rouleur Stage 1

Monday 2nd March 2015

Professional cyclists, rising stars and keen amateurs (amongst them some concerned-looking International riders) lined up in scorching summer heat at the start of Stage 1 of the Cape Rouleur in Franschhoek today.

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