Author name: Mathew Mitchell

My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30-something from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

8 things we learnt from the Track World Cup in Manchester

8 things we learnt from the Track World Cup in Manchester

Kristina Vogel is in really good form Kristina Vogel managed to win all three of the events that she entered, confirming her status as the world’s best track sprinter at the moment. She took gold in the Sprint, the Keirin and the Team Sprint (with Miriam Welte) events in Manchester. Seemingly always smiling, probably due …

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Zwift Bottle Giveaway

Zwift Bottle Giveaway

  [gleam url=”https://gleam.io/1egjy/zwift-bottle-giveaway”]Zwift Bottle Giveaway[/gleam] I recently managed to get my hands on a couple of Zwift bottles. Obviously I want to keep a couple for myself, but I’m giving the chance for someone to win themselves a brand new, bright orange Zwift bottle! Enter above to be in with a chance to win. Entries …

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How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2017

How to Complete the Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2017

The Rapha Festive 500 Challenge for 2017 will follow the same format as previous years. The challenge is to cycle 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Riders around the world can take part which makes the challenge a lot easier for those in the Southern Hemisphere (particularly Aussies) than it does for us …

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Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

Cycling the Stwlan Dam Climb

The Stwlan Dam climb is on a road closed to cars. We lifted our bikes over the gate and then went through the kissing-gate. The road is used by the odd car from the electricity company but that is the only traffic you will meet. This road leads up to the dam way up in the hills above the village of Tanygrisiau.