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Exercise Your Mental Health

Exercise Your Mental Health

We’re pleased to be working with Lutine Assurance again this year to support and create awareness for Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They have created the below infographic to help highlight the staggering facts ...

SCANNA100 – 2019

SCANNA100 – 2019

Scannappeal in partnership with Oakman Inns present ScannaRide 100 a charity sportive raising funds to support the Bucks MRI Appeal. Starting and finishing at the ideally positioned Polecat Inn at Pretswood, ScannaRide 100 sends riders out through ...

Spring Classic

Spring Classic

What a Weekend that was! After putting up signs for the Sharpener on Saturday in near Biblical weather with 24 mph winds looking to rip the van’s door off it’s hinges; we were given a reprieve yesterday. A perfect spring

HOWLER CANCELLED

HOWLER CANCELLED

Due to the continued worsening of this weekend’s weather forecast, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel The Howler this Sunday. The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for strong winds and heavy rain in the area

Crank Up The Value

Crank Up The Value

Next Saturday you could pay £40 to ride the Chiltern Classic and pick up a free Tshirt….OR you could pay £20 and ride the Howler on Sunday and pick up a water bottle. So if you really want to pay

The Virgin of Sa Calobra – Memories of 2013

The Virgin of Sa Calobra – Memories of 2013

“If you like the ride to the Lighthouse, you should try Sa Calobra like your Bradley Weegins no?” smiled the assistant as she wheeled out my Planet X Pro Carbon. Early morning rides on smooth Mallorcan roads before breakfast, surely

3 Monasteries Epic

3 Monasteries Epic

The main event from this years visit to Mallorca 3 Monasteries Challenge (3MC) Distance – 182km Climbing – 2870m 21 Challenge Riders Truly an awesome ride!  

Howler 2017 Routes

Howler 2017 Routes

The 2017 Howler is coming for you on the 24th September and if you’re watching the Tour of Britain this Saturday you’ll have a flavour of what to expect… The Short Route takes in some ‘lumps’ between Cubblington and ...

Numbers – What Numbers?

Numbers – What Numbers?

Continuing on our ‘keeping it green’ theme we were talking about rider numbers whilst out riding this weekend. Personally I hate ‘cable tying’ them to my nicely cleaned bike. So we got to thinking what we really need them for.

Keeping it Green and Clear

Keeping it Green and Clear

So, we’re busy planning for our 2017 events and clear signage is always at the top of the list. Thanks to our friends at Lightfoots Solicitors our corex signs are super durable and reusable. We’ve been using them for 3

Lutine Assurance – Ride4Life for Cancer Research UK

Lutine Assurance – Ride4Life for Cancer Research UK

            We’re pleased to be working with Lutine Assurance, and their parent Ryan Direct Group raising funds for Cancer Research UK. Providing Life Assurance cover to business and private customers for over 25 ...

Five mums form cycling team to take on mountain stage of Le Tour de France for autism charity

Five mums form cycling team to take on mountain stage of Le Tour de France for autism charity

The Puzzle5Etape is a women’s cycling team made up of five Buckinghamshire mothers, whose ambition is to complete L’Etape du Tour, road cycling’s toughest sportive, to promote autism awareness and fundraise for ground-breaking early years ...

Getting Clarity

Getting Clarity

The last thing anyone wants to happen on any event is to take a wrong turn and take an unplanned diversion. We’ve always used A4 size signage, published GPX mapping and loaded to the latest smart phone application (for 2015

Assume the (right) Position

Assume the (right) Position

How does it feel on those longer rides – back ache a little? Maybe your neck, shoulders or knees..and what about the pins and needles in your hands and fingers. Perhaps you’ve changed your bike and the new set up

The Sharpener – Year 3

The Sharpener – Year 3

Year three for the Sharpener and we thought it was time to refresh the route a little for 2015. The brief had to remain the same; in essence a route to wake up the legs early in the summer Sportive

Helmets – it’s a No Brainer

Helmets – it’s a No Brainer

I feel drawn to write something up as I still cannot believe the number of people who still choose not to wear a helmet. It scares me.. Over a two month period this summer, three cycling friends have had unfortunate

Weather Getting You Down?

Struggling to get the miles in? A perennial problem with our moist, dark, cold spring, but keep telling yourself – It’s not just distance, its quality that counts. So what about jumping on a Turbo trainer. Are they really ‘masochist

Got an iphone? Then you should never get lost if you download our GPX files

Love your iphone and yet to invest in GPS for you bike? Virtually every iphone owning cyclist uses an app (or two) to track their progress and favourite routes. However, surprisingly few ‘import’ the route detail for the Sportives they

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity team up with Allezsportives

Allezsportives are pleased to announce they are working with the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, who have added The Sharpener challenge event to their fundraising calendar bupropion xl 150 mg. Karen Shardlow, Development and Events Manager at ...

Feeling Hungry?

Damien’s secret weapon! Consume cold from the jersey pocket by the slice to slowly release energy and believed  to contain traces of spaghetti bolognaise and eggs. Nothing equine here… There are countless column inches written on the ...