The definition of epic: tackling a rain-soaked Taiwan KOM Challenge
November 21, 2014
Last weekend CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett headed to Taiwan to take part in the infamous Taiwan KOM Challenge: a 105km ride that takes competitors from sea level to well beyond 3,000m of altitude with some brutally steep gradients along the way. Dave filed the following report about the soggy but memorable experience.
Nicole Cooke video interview part II: “Women’s cycling was at its height in the 1990s”
November 20, 2014
You can watch part I of Dave Everett’s interview with Nicole Cooke here. As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female …
Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck
October 23, 2014
Editor’s Note: One of the many highlights from this year’s Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was built into the sole of one of the company’s top-end shoes. After the original article featuring the shoe caught many people’s attention, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett visited the Luck factory to learn more …
A brief history of cycling sunglasses
October 17, 2014
Sunglasses have evolved from a humble yet essential piece of protection in the cyclist’s kit bag to an expensive fashion statement. Dave Everett and Wade Wallace look back through the archives to find some of the more memorable and outlandish examples of cycling-specific eyewear that we’ve seen in recent decades.
The best of Eurobike 2014: clothing, saddles and more
September 5, 2014
In this third and final piece about his visit to Eurobike last week, Dave Everett shares some of his favourite items of clothing, saddles, pedals and more.
The best of Eurobike 2014: bikes and wheels
September 2, 2014
CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett has just returned from the world’s biggest bike expo, Eurobike, and is currently sharing some of his highlights. In part two of this series, Dave talks us through some of the bikes that caught his eye.