Interview with Sophie, Dulwich Paragon

How did you get into cycling and what do you like about it? A colleague organised a ride from London to Paris. I hadn't been on a bike since I was 10 years old - not to mention a road bike ! I invested in an entry level bike, cleats, panniers, and off I was ! In 1 month I got as ready as I could and did it ! I absolutely loved it and since then haven't stopped cycling ! What I love about ...

15th February, 2017

Interview with John, VC Walcot

1. How did you get into cycling and what do you like about it? I have always ridden a bike but guess I only got into it seriously during my 40s when all the other sports I did started generating too many injuries. 2.  How would you rate your current level of fitness? I am fit enough to cycle 40-50 miles twice a week.  I have come to accept that I am not going to get any fitter, so ...

15th February, 2017

Interview with Holly Seear

How would you rate your current level of fitness? Hummm, tricky! Ok for winter, but frustratingly I have missed some training having broken my arm at the end of November mountain biking in Spain! I had surgery just before Christmas and now have a titanium plated bionic arm.  Not quite the start to my new training plan I had hoped for! However at least it is winter so I haven't minded quite so ...

14th February, 2017
Ful-on Tri girls at col de la Madeleine

Interview with Caroline, Ful-on Tri

How did you get into cycling and what do you like about it? "I started cycling as a kid, on a single speed with no brakes, charging around the village I grew up in, loving the independence it gave me!  I started my 'serious' cycling as a mountain-biker, doing multi-day events across the Americas, e.g. riding border to coast across Brasil, starting from Iguassu Falls, heading straight for the ...

7th February, 2017
Training Peaks Certified

12 Week Training Plans

Are you training for a big sportive, a gran fondo like our local Morzine Haut-Chablais, Etape du Tour or the Marmotte, but you're not surrounded by mountains?  Fear not, our resident cycling coach Chris from Pedal Performance Coaching has produced a range of 12 week training plans that all of our guests can access. Just book yourself onto one of our weeks and let us know if you'd like to sign ...

17th October, 2016
ful-on tri logo

Legs of Steel 2016 – Win a Free Holiday!

A huge thank you to Lucy Orhnial and all the Ful-On Tri club volunteers for running another successful Legs of Steel ride in the Surrey Hills and to those taking part, well done for getting through it.  Cold, wet weather on the day made conditions tougher than normal to cycle in but as the sun came out again towards the end, it was good to see some riders finally drying out! The event is ...

1st October, 2016
2017 Critérium du Dauphiné on the Mont du Chat

Tour de France week 2018

We're pleased to announce that the Tour de France will be coming back to our local and super stunning lake Annecy for the 2018 edition of this, the biggest bike race in the world.  We look forward to you joining us on our Tour de France week, where we'll be riding over mountain passes steeped in history, chalked names and flags on the road and then at stage 10 on Tuesday 17th July 2018, for what ...

1st November, 2016
Gorgeous french vineyards with so many wine varieties to choose from

Wines and Bubbles for our guests

Two to three times a year the team at 45 Degrees North handpicks a selection of the best wines for our guests.  We always look forward to meeting up with our wine supplier in France to see what's new.  Part of their process is to taste thousands of different wines and whittle them down to a few hundred.  Guided by their experts we make a selection from 20-30 different reds, whites and a ...

18th October, 2017
Baked eggs, wilted greens, rose Harissa, roasted tomatoes

Lewis – Our Summer Chef

Our chef Lewis has kept a lot of hungry cyclists very happy this summer.  Our in-house Sports Dietitian loved the healthy balance of Lewis' summer menu too :)  Lots of fresh, yummy food & amazing deserts. Not only does he manage to find the time to prepare delicious dinners for 14+ people in different chalets but he also ensures there's a freshly baked cake every afternoon, delicious ...

19th October, 2015
Guide rider Dom at Cormet de Roselend

The “Dominator” – Our Star Guide Rider

Each year we invite select guide riders out to help us in the Alps.  This year Dom, a promising young rider in Twickenham Cycling Club came out to ride in the Alps as part of his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.  This is his story of how the week progressed: "My first experience of the Alps and cycling abroad is one I will never forget. At first, it all seemed quite daunting, but the ...

8th August, 2015