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Nocturne Elite Women’s Race

June 7, 2016 | By | No Comments

Hammering past the pitts into that first main right – the outside line slow, site the inside line dicing with cutters. Then sweeping into the first left – nice and wide and smooth. On into the Love Lane chicane and over that smooth turquoise cobbled dial. Followed by the third consecutive right hander, remedy past the huge white banner and blur of faces. And cowbells, so many cowbells. Left, right, into the back straight – maybe a slight drag I don’t know. That lead up to the finish line felt like it went on for an eternity but was over in a flash. The red numbers of the race clock taking longer to come into focus with every approach. Each lap was vying for it’s own title making us play with the different wheels, lines, drains, effort.
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23 Jun

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SERRL Kenardington

June 16, 2015 | By | No Comments

Last Sunday Rudy, sickness George, Pasquale, Reece and I travelled down to Kenardington in Kent (close to Ashford) for 5th Floor’s first road race in the South East Road Race League (SERRL) Summer Series. The race was 9 laps of a 10km circuit (including one ‘neutralised’ lap – didn’t feel like it!), which meant it took just over two hours and 90km to complete. There were about 60 riders in the field, and this race was categorised 3/4, so had both 3rd Cat and 4th Cat riders in the same race. The course had a few small climbs, enough to burn the legs, but not severe enough to cause much difficulty for most of the field…

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08 Jun

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London Nocturne 2015 by Jon Baines

June 8, 2015 | By | No Comments

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Mallorca, España

May 11, 2015 | By | No Comments

Probably one of the most popular cycling location in Europe. From pro-riders and amateur racers (like me) to cycling holiday groups, treat mamil(s) (middle age man in lycra) and local riders are all there riding all year round.

Being only 2.5hrs away from London and having a close friend, Sebastian Ordinas, living there I make sure I visit regularly. 4 times with my bike in the last 24 months to be exact. Last year with the whole of the LDN team. Watch the video here and some photos here.

Mallorca is a great city break location, with or without your bike, but you would be stupid to not take your bike.

I’ve learned some great routes and what Colls are a must when visiting the island. Maps are not needed anymore, especially because the island is well signed.

The roads are great, smooth and well looked after, the scenery is beautiful, the Colls are just what you are looking for, people are lovely and the food is amazing. Why not go back right?

With my last visit last week I ended up riding 3 out of 4 days, doing a total of 330km (205miles) and 5,638meters (18,487ft) of climbing.

Tips when visiting:
– Avoid eating in tourist areas to avoid silly prices and shit food.
– Eat where you see locals eating.
– Caña (not cerveza) is what they call a cold beer on tap.

Places to ride:
– Coll de sa Batalla, photo 1
– Sa Calobra (a must), photo 2 and 3
– Cap de Formentor, photo 4 and 5
– Coll de Soller (from both sides), photo 10
– Puig Major (also a must), but make sure you also descend Puig Major, maybe when doing Coll de Soller from the other side.

More photos on FindYourFast Tumblr.

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