Racing & Events

Beginner’s guide to Triathlon

In partnership with Zone 3, Coffee Stop have prepared an essential guide to introduce you to the basics of Triathlon. Here, we dive into why you should give Triathlon a shot, top tips for training and during the event, plus kit recommendations...…

Choosing the right triathlon distance with Zone3

Not sure if you’re ready for a triathlon? Coffee Stop and Zone3 have broken down each distance and highlighted the main requirements, discussed useful kit and worldwide events especially for you. So, this year you can reach new limits and get inspired to tackle the distance best suited for you.…

Five reasons to keep riding through 2018

An endurance racer, Gore Wear rider and advocate for outdoor adventures, Catriona Sutherland offers up some inspiration to keep your pedals turning in 2018. Whether you’ve got a taste for competition, or you're in it for the social side, here are five reasons to keep riding.…

Give it a Try: Audaxing

We answer some of the most common questions about audax cycle events. What exactly are they? How do you start? And what kit do you need?…

Top 10 Alternative Events for 2018

There are so many great cycling events across the world that choosing a 10 best of list is an almost impossible task. We put physiotherapist and endurance racer Scott Cornish up to the task of picking his favourites for 2018.…

New Year’s Revolution: Your 2018 cycling calendar

This year, we’re not going to give you suggestions for things you can do to improve your life or your cycling performance in 2018. Because to us, the most important thing is that you’re having fun on the bike. Admittedly, your idea of fun may differ from the cyclist pedalling next to you. Some people simply enjoy getting out in the fresh air. For others, fun is the pain of a good hill reps session. And you know what? That’s totally fine. If we were all the same, life would be boring. So rather than a list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s a selection of cycling challenges for 2018 - two for each month of the year...…

Choosing a European Sportive to Ride in 2018

ollowing the end to the 2017 road cycling season, it will soon be time for the pros and for you to start thinking about what will be your main cycling rides of 2018. We checked in with the European Sportive experts at Sportive Breaks to get a look at the best events to ride next year……

Give it a try: Cycle Speedway

Anybody who has a passing familiarity with two-wheeled motorsport will probably know of motorcycle speedway racing, where four lunatics slip and slide their way on an oval dirt track, each trying to reach the chequered flag first. But did you know that pedal-powered cyclists can compete their own version of speedway? With the help of Barry Carpenter from the Hellingly Lions — the oldest active cycle speedway club in the world — we look at this unique sport, which involves simple bikes, short ovals, and even physical content between riders..…

Kill those pre-ride nerves

A few failproof strategies will ensure cycling event-day worries won’t prevent your peak performance……

Endurance Cycling Events: Take your cycling ambitions to the next level

Physiotherapist and endurance racer Scott Cornish on why to take your cycling ambitions to the next level this year, how to choose the right event for you and how best to prepare for your chosen challenge.…