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Strava Celebrates their One Billionth Shared Activity

Strava Celebrates their One Billionth Shared Activity

On August 18, 2009, Strava launched their first day as a community for athletes with a total of 50 shared activities. One month later, that number increased to 8,572 activities, and after Strava's first full year, athletes shared 99,994 activities. Today, Strava celebrates a major milestone: the one billionth activity shared to the social network for athletes.

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Sunny Bank Holiday Expected for Tour de Essex

Sunny Bank Holiday Expected for Tour de Essex

With the Giro heating up as it hits the Queen Stage, temperatures look like they'll be going the same way this week as the Tour de Essex gets ready to take place on Sunday May 28th.

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Just Two Weeks To Go Until The Smuggler Sportive

Just Two Weeks To Go Until The Smuggler Sportive

The Smuggler Sportive is your chance to plunder the hidden gems of North Devon's two wheeled treasure chest. The Sportive takes place on Sunday 4th June 2017, starting at The Bike Shed on Barnstaple Square from 7:30am. 

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Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Returns for 2017

GB Flag Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Returns for 2017

Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, part of the world's greatest festival of cycling, returns on Saturday 29 July 2017 offering riders of all ages and abilities the chance to cycle around eight miles of traffic-free, central London roads.

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Vélo Birmingham Announces Ribble Cycles as Bike Partner

 Vélo Birmingham Announces Ribble Cycles as Bike Partner

Vélo Birmingham has today announced Ribble Cycles as official bike partner. The 15,000 rider 100-mile closed road sportive - which starts and finishes in the heart of Birmingham city centre - is partnering with the Preston-based bike manufacturer and online retailer.

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FUCHS Silkolene Tour of the Potteries Returns for Second Year on Sunday 25th June 2017

FUCHS Silkolene Tour of the Potteries Returns for Second Year on Sunday 25th June 2017

The FUCHS Silkolene Tour of the Potteries sportive returns to Stoke-on-Trent for a second year on Sunday 25th June 2017. Following on from a successful first outing last year, the Tour of the Potteries sportive returns to Hanley in Stoke-on-Trent in June with revised routes in to the Peak District National Park.

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Cyclists Record 276,818 Commutes on Strava's Global Bike to Work Day

Cyclists Record 276,818 Commutes on Strava's Global Bike to Work Day

Strava, the social network for athletes, has announced figures from their second Global Bike to Work Day, which took place on Thursday 11th May. A total of 276,818 commute activities were logged by 180,539 cyclists on Strava around the globe on 11th May.

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Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo Pre-entries Close Sunday 14th May

Tour of Cambridgeshire UCI Gran Fondo Pre-entries Close Sunday 14th May

The remaining UK round of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series (UGFWS), the Tour of Cambridgeshire, takes place from Peterborough on Sunday 4th June 2017 but pre-entries for the event close at midnight on Sunday 14th May 2017.

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Lezyne Add £900 of Gear to Battle in the Bowl Prize Pool

Lezyne Add £900 of Gear to Battle in the Bowl Prize Pool

The Prize pool for Battle in the Bowl has just received a big boost in the form of £900 worth of assorted Lezyne goodies, to be given out along with over £600 of CNP energy products, Velopilot Merino gear and more!

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Cyclists Travel the Distance of Manchester to Tibet in 24 hour Velodrome Challenge

Cyclists Travel the Distance of Manchester to Tibet in 24 hour Velodrome Challenge

The only event of its kind in the UK, and the first 24 hour event to take place at The HSBC National Cycling Centre, Cyclone 24 saw people put themselves through physical exhaustion and mental fatigue in a challenge of endurance, determination and team spirit, taking over the velodrome track at the Home of Team GB in Manchester, as they cycled non stop for 24 hours.

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Strava Hosts Second Annual Global Bike to Work Day on 11th May

Strava Hosts Second Annual Global Bike to Work Day on 11th May

Strava, the social network for athletes, invites cyclists to join the second annual Global Bike to Work Day Challenge on Thursday, 11th May 2017. Strava athletes join the Challenge in a bid to make a difference as a worldwide movement of cyclists on one single day. The hashtag #CommutesCount can be used on other social media channels in support of a better future for cycling.

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London Voted the UK's Best Endurance Sport City

London Voted the UK's Best Endurance Sport City

A new infographic from MoneySuperMarket finds the best cities in the UK for running, swimming, cycling, triathlons, and obstacle courses. Manchester had the highest number of cycling events in 2016. Coventry has the most options overall outside of the capital.

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The Stroke Association Announce The Thames Bridges Bike Ride for 2017

The Stroke Association Announce The Thames Bridges Bike Ride for 2017

From The Stroke Association's new event hub alongside the Thames at Kings House Sports Ground, Chiswick, saddle up and take on a brand new 55, 35 or eight-mile circular route. They'll lead you through our capital city; taking in world-famous landmarks, crossing iconic and beautiful Thames Bridges.

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Entries for 2017 Cotswold Autumn Classic Supporting Against Breast Cancer Open Now

Entries for 2017 Cotswold Autumn Classic Supporting Against Breast Cancer Open Now

Following the sell-out success of Easter Monday's Cotswold Spring Classic, the organisers Velo Events are pleased to announce their partnership with Against Breast Cancer will continue for the Cotswold Autumn Classic later in the year, that opened for entries at 9am on Monday (1st May).

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Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge Partners With Le Tour de France Owners

Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge Partners With Le Tour de France Owners

The guardians of the Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge and the Lakes Road Club have decided, after nurturing the legend of Fred through this iconic sportive since 1999, to team up with mass event organisers Human Race, owned by Le Tour de France owners (Amaury Sport Organisation), to help continue to develop the event for many years to come.

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