Racing & Events

How to get into road racing

So you've been watching this summer's Grand Tours and the Olympics and been thinking: I fancy a crack at road racing. It’s fast, it’s exciting, it’s one of the ultimate athletic tests between human beings. But how do you take your first pedal stroke along the road to Tour stardom? Well, we can’t promise you’ll ever get to the Tour de France, but we can say that road racing is absolutely possible for any age and level of rider. So here’s how to get started.…

Five Reasons to join your local cycling club

New to road cycling or looking to add a new dimension to your riding? Here’s why your local cycling club is the place to go.…

Why ride a women-only sportive?

There will by cyclists – both men and women – who will have their (Lycra) feathers seriously ruffled by the…

RIDER ETIQUETTE – SPORTIVES

Setting aside the (often self-inflicted) suffering when we race or train really hard, riding our bikes together should be fun. …

Getting into BMX racing

We wanted to find out more about how to get into BMX racing, so we spoke to Joe Davenport, who works in our NCC store and races BMX.…

Getting into track cycling

We spoke to Nicola Anderson, one of the track cycling coaches at the Manchester velodrome to find out more about track cycling. Riding on the track could seem daunting, but Nicola stressed that it is a discipline open to everybody – at the Manchester velodrome, she explained, they have riders at the track from the age of 8 to over 80.…

Getting into road racing

Ever thought about getting into road racing? Here's some things you will need to know...…

Training advice for your first sportive

Training for your first sportive can seem daunting, but a little preparation will go a long way. If you’re getting ready for a sportive around 50 miles long, we’ve put together some advice to help you get ready.…

Why racing beats Strava every time

Last year, Head Buyer at Evans Cycles Joel Natale decided to dip his toe into the racing scene. An accomplished rider, it wasn’t long before he had his first category license. There are a lot of riders at Evans Cycles who use Strava dedicatedly, but others who are more cautious with it. Joel falls into the latter category – and here he explains why racing beats Strava every time:…

The HOY 100 Pep Talk from Sir Chris Hoy

The HOY 100 is just days away, and the time for training is almost over. If you’ve been targeting the…