I recently became 'addicted' to cycling, taking advantage of the flat roads of Amsterdam/Netherlands. Co-owner with @monicadh of Cyclodam (www.cyclodam.com)
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Hayley D I spent a fantastic week cycling in the French Vercors 2 weeks ago - check out my review here http://www.cyclodam.com/uncategorized/velodam-ledition-francaise-e-1
Hayley D Can you guess what starts this weekend? So excited! Stage 11 and the finale... bring it on! Wiggo for Yellow (would love to see Cav in Green too but not putting my hopes on it)
Hayley D answered the question Ride, Train, Eat differently to men, really?? in what way.
Kudos to us all! First, for getting involved in what is still considered a 'mans' sport. Secondly, as a girl running a cycling club, I am still amazed at the sheer number of guys that have joined and join regularly ...
Hi Rose, do you want to compete on your own or in a team.
This year has been all about the sportifs for me. Typically, they're not races, but they're also not slow-gos, plus you get the option of going it alone or sticking with your buddies. You...
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Hayley D We've a couple of cycling trips coming up open to everyone. Just get in touch if you're interested:
Tour de France – Final Stage – July 20- 22nd (non-cycling trip)
Who hasn’t dreamed of being on the Champs-Élysées for the final stage of Le Tour? And what better year to do it than an Olympic year and the 99th edition of the race?
Itinerary: Arrive Paris on Friday evening, have some fun in the city on Saturday and watch the race on Sunday.
Accomodation: 3 bedrooms: 2x doubles, 2x singles
Cost: (excl. travel), x2 nights per person: 140 Euros based on 6 sharing
UCI World Road Championships – Limburg – Sept 21st – 24th
UCI World Road Champs will be held in Limburg this year from 15 – 23rd Sept, and it’s an event not to be missed. All riders will be on top form after the Olympics, and of course, a certain UK rider will be trying to hold on to his rainbow jersey.
Limburg is a fantastic cycling area, as many of us found out at the Amstel Gold earlier in the year, and with so many cycling fans around, the atmosphere is amazing.
Friday 21st – leave Amsterdam (car or train TBC)/ arrive at Limburg around midday. Option to get on the bike for an afternoon ride (say 60kms)
Saturday 22nd - 100km cycle in Limburg. Plus also catch if you want:
08.30 – 13.00 – Road Race, Under-23 Men (161 km) Road race course
13.30 – 17.00 – Road Race, Elite Women (129 km) Road race course
Sunday 23rd - watch mens road race climb the Cauberg:
08.00 – 12.00 – Road Race Junior Men (129 km) Road race course
10.00 – 17.00 – Road Race, Elite Men (267 km) South Limburg & Road race course
Monday 24th – leave for Amsterdam (obviously there’s an option for people to leave Sunday evening, but prices will include accommodation for Sunday night
A 6-person bungalow of 70m ². Two bedrooms on the ground floor, one with two 1-beds and one with bunk beds. On the top floor a third bedroom with two 1-person beds. Most bungalows have an externally accessible storage (eg suitable for up to 2 bikes), and a garden.
It’s a 20 minute drive to Valkenburg where the action is taking place, but also out of the busy area for us to have a good, decent ride.
You may want to have a read of this - What are gears and how do they work - http://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/bikes-&-riding/41829/ Just to be clear, it sounds as though you have 15 gears on your bike (3 sprogs at the front,...
Hayley D This weekend is my first sportif, and not exactly a small one - the Amstel Gold Race. Whoop!
For anyone (in London) looking to increase their fitness, improve their skills or generally get some help on the bike, check out Prime Coaching. http://www.primecoaching.co.uk/PC-Promotions/PC-ThursEveFlyer-2012.pdf
Coaching for anyone lookin...
Hi Catherine - well done on signing up! Sounds like you're pretty fit, so you should be absolutely fine - but I can't recommend enough getting out on your bike as much as possible before hand - mainly for the bum to get used to the miles and to ge...
David G Hayley - Would you please consider posting this to the "Girls on Bikes" Tribe?
West London coaching for anyone looking to improve their skills via a series of progressive coaching sessions, preparing the riders for a move into competition. Hillingdon Circuit is a closed circuit traffic free road racing environment. Changing facilities, lockers and refreshments are available.
There is a huge chance we will have secured some Watt Bikes to allow participating riders to test their power outputs!
Each block of sessions will run for 6 weeks. Cost is £35 for the full six weeks. (Compare that against triathlon coaching and it's an absolute bargain!). Any other tribe that could benefit are more than welcome.
Hayley D Cyclodam club kit is finally ready for purchase! Check out the designs and details - and you're all welcome to buy it... http://www.cyclodam.com/road-cycling-triathlon-club/club-kit
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Hayley D Spent Friday morning on English Breakfast radio (you can listen again here: www.englishbreakfast.nl) talking about Cyclodam, cycling in general, and launching... wait for it... our own mini triathlon in Amsterdam on September 15!!! Have a read here (more details to come soon) > www.cyclodam.com/triathlon
Hayley D Was GREAT to get back in the saddle today. The endorphin and adrenaline even got rid of my week long migrane - winning!
Hayley D Great GREAT meeting with the local council today re some Cyclodam plans.... BIG PLANS! It's happening folks!