The Cycleplan Blog

Category: Cycling Abroad

Power To The Pedal

Meet Alison Melia – she’s part of the Cycleplan team and recently took up cycling outside of the office, to raise money for North West Cancer Research. The charity looked after her brother, and four members of her family have been diagnosed with cancer in the last two years. To acknowledge the amazing work of…

The Best Cycling Navigation Apps

Cycling navigation

Smartphones have become increasingly popular in all walks of life, so it’s perhaps inevitable that cycling enthusiasts have found a use for them while pedalling. One of the most popular uses for a phone when cycling is navigating and route planning – that’s why we’ve done our research to bring you the best cycling navigation…

The Scariest Climbs in the World

Scariest climbs

From seasoned professionals to those who pedal for fun, there’s nothing that quite strikes fear into the heart of cyclists than a tough climb. We’ve taken a look at some of the world’s toughest and scariest climbs. 1. Koppenberg – Belgium Just because a climb isn’t long, doesn’t mean it isn’t extremely tough. Even though…

Lizzie Deignan Previews: Bergen 2017

Road safety

Despite Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead) playing down her form at the beginning of the season – thanks to an illness she was battling all spring – her results say otherwise. She scored three second places to her Boels-Dolmans team-mate Anna van der Breggen in the three races of the Ardennes Classics – Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège…

UCI Road World Championships: A History

Bergen

With 1000 athletes competing and around 200 million people tuning in to watch it annually on TV, the UCI Road World Championships has long been regarded as the biggest international cycling event in the world. For the vast majority of elite athletes, the World Championships represent the biggest test of the year, which is a testament…

Your Essential Guide To Cycling Holidays In France

Many consider France as the greatest destination for a cycling holiday, and for good reason. The landscape is stunning, the climate is fair and French motorists usually respect cyclists. (Yes, they really do!) And of course, at the end of every bike ride, you get to enjoy delicious French food and wine. If you’re considering…

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