G!RO CYCLES of Esher, Surrey hosted a weekend long event celebrating all things endurance cycling. The primary focus being the Trans Continental Race, insightful stories and expert advice were shared by previous participants regaling both the highs and the lows. Brand representatives from Apidura, Sportful and Curve Cycling were on hand to answer product related questions; making the connection between
man rider and machine.
Sunday was an opportunity for customers and friends of G!RO CYCLES to ride with Kristof Allegaert; a former winner of the Trans Continental and this is where this photographic story begins. (Photo credit: Taylor Tulip-Close)
We we would be nothing without people. We pride ourselves on the relationships that we've jointly created, from the people that walk / cycle through our door to the amazing brands and companies that we work with. This has allowed our cycling community to blossom due to the basic principles that we share. Jon Skinner and Paolo Mariani are the absolute definition of this! We're fortunate enough for them to share their company and riding with us. This is their #ridewithmates Cycling Trip to 'The Three Lakes' of Verona, Italy.
"Jon and I met through the fantastic Giro Cycles community. Both of us have similar goals of what we want to get out from cycling - meaningwe rarely disagree on anything about adventures however, for everything else it’s a different story."
Cycling is a religion here in Belgium, a way of life, a state of mind, a cult. The Tour of Flanders the food to satisfy this hunger. One of the monuments, an iconic one day stage race and arguably the most exciting and brutal race on cycling’s long and varied calendar.
The epic 267km spring classic, features 18 cobbled climbs, these sadistic twists thrown in to punish even the strongest rider are also what make this race so special and unique. The 6 plus hours of this repeated torture will leave even the most spirited of pro riders dead behind the eyes, it becomes a war of attrition.
We headed out to Belgium and our favourite monument to experience this first hand!
Fitting in any sort of structured training schedule around a full time job is tough, couple that with the British weather and the thought of training some days can really test your resilience. Don’t worry, all of us here at G!RO sympathise. Summer is getting closer, we’ve nearly made it! Pat on the back and all that for such resilience!! But, hey, what if I told you could give your resilience a rest; How!? I hear you ask… The answer, Girona.