🦖Stage 43: T-Rex suits and sawn-off brakes
+ how Geraint Thomas is going to win Paris-Roubaix 2022
I hope you’re having a good week and your riding plans haven’t been destroyed by the cold weather we’ve been having across Europe.
It’s been busy here in Girona for me, my parents were in town for a couple of nights, which was nice. However, it did mean that I fell behind on ‘life admin’. Girona has turned to Christmas too as all of the lights were turned on a few nights ago - it’s impossible not to be in a festive mood.
Scroll down to the bottom for this week’s ’Introducing’ with CHPT3, whose Girona showroom is also across the road from my apartment!
Also, feel free to email me at email@example.com if you have any questions, or feel I’ve missed something that is worth putting in the Newsletter.
There is a weird, but very wonderful niche in British cycling - the Hill Climb. Every Autumn, bike racers up and down the country try to make their bikes as light as possible and ride uphill as fast as possible. It’s a community-driven discipline, with high crowds, and a guarantee of fun. This is the first of a two-part series, shedding light on why British Hill Climbs are the strangest, but best thing around.
Women’s cycling has progressed at a great rate in the past few years, but there are still many hurdles to overcomes. One of the many debates on the road to equality is whether money should be put into prizes or television coverage. There are arguments for both side, what’re your thoughts?
Geraint Thomas has been around for a long-time, he’s won Olympic Gold, the Tour de France, and countless other races in his career. The Welshman is in the twilight of his career, but he’s still intent on competing at the top. While he’s not ruling out another crack at Le Tour, he wants to go back to cycling’s heartland too, the Classics. Geraint is a legend of the sport, and this interview gives a small insight into his mindset.
The UK is covered in snow, and temperatures in Northern Europe are plummeting - there was ice at the side of the road on my ride in Girona this morning. Dressing in winter can be difficult and it can be hard to find a balance between being over or under-dressed. This guide from CyclingTips tells you all about the secret weapon - layering. You’ll never have clothing problems again after reading this…
E-Racing. Like anything revolutionary, it comes with differing opinions. Some people love it, some people hate it, and some just love to hate it. The beauty of indoor cycling is that it gives you the ability to train, without having to leave the comfort of your own home. BUT, will e-racing ability translate across to road racing success, or is it a niche of its own?
📱Tweet of the week
This tweet reappeared on my timeline recently and it’s too good not to share. I’m not going to pass a comment…
Gravel at a crossroads. As part of The Cycling Podcast ‘Explore’ series, they’ve gone behind-the-scenes in the gravel world to speak to people across the sport. From journalists to pro-cyclists, to up-and-comers in the gravel world. The gravel scene is new, exciting and constantly pivoting and this podcast is further evidence of that.
Have you ever thought about HOW you ride a bike? Me neither, I learned when I was young, and it’s a skill that’s stayed with me. This genius video shows that there’s a lot more to the seemingly simple skill than we think. I also want a go on this bike.
In this new part of the Newsletter, each week we’re going to introduce one of the brands that we work with at N+1.
CHPT3 is a cycling lifestyle brand created by former pro-cyclist, David Millar. They believe every person has three chapters in their life: family, work, and play. Too many people have forgotten the playful chapter in their life – their third chapter. CHPT3 kit is beautifully crafted.
Be sure to download our app and browse their collection!