Category: The Collective

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The Collective 016: Badgers & surgery, CX National Trophy and plans for 2019.

“What happened to you?!” The answer to that question, which has been asked by many people, is one that always makes them laugh instantly. The fact they then check to see if I’m alright with this reaction afterwards is testament to how ridiculous the story is. I don’t mind, I see myself as being very […]

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The Collective 015: Roubaix 2019, Revolve24 and future plans

ROUBAIX 2019: TCC ROAD TRIP For Roubaix next year (April 12th/13th/14th)- we are going over and will be riding the sportive, riding some bergs in Flanders and then watching the race. We are going over on Friday afternoon and coming back Sunday evening. We want as many people to join us as possible! For the […]

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The Collective 014: Revolve24, Velo South and new autumn collection

Hello everyone- it feels like an age since the last blog. Since Big Dog, I’ve ridden my road bike outside about three times- the rest has been hammering the MTB. It’s too much fun, and great preparation for the effort I’ve been talking about wanting to improve on the road bike. Win-win- and the handling […]

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The Collective 013: Big Dog 2018

Welcome to Stanmer Park 4 tight hairpins on recently dried grass, the sort where you’re not totally sure where the grip suddenly falls off a cliff- but it does. Is it worth pushing that hard in one corner, in a six hour race? Probably not, but music is blaring and there’s crowds so you go […]

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TCC YouTube Recommendations

Here’s a list of some good YouTube channels to watch whether you’re on the trainer or the sofa. There’s a range of different ones- We’ve done our best to explain each. Many of you may well have seen most of these but hopefully there’s something new for you. Let us know in the comments if […]

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The Collective 012: TTT, build up to Revolve and MTB

Evening all, that was a pretty good Tour wasn’t it? Giro was better, but still decent! So happy for Geraint Thomas- he rode brilliantly and avoided not having a mad-balls crash. Always helpful in a three week race. We’ve been very busy as of late- hence the lack of blogs, but there will be lots […]

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The Collective 011: Town Centre Racing and Le Tour

“The race is won or lost in the sprint to the start line- get there an hour early- it’ll be packed” I race out from work late, drive for an hour to the car park on my Sat Nav- it has a height barrier. It’s 6pm- race starts at 7. I drive about and find […]

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The Collective 010: Fantasy tour, bundles and crit chat.

Evening everyone! World Cup, Love Island, 30 degree heat, LE TOUR NEXT WEEK- life is GOOD. Don’t pretend you hate Love Island- Froomey has a better chance of winning that as things currently stand. We are going to do a Tour preview later in the week so keep an eye out. Nibali is gonna win […]

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The Collective 09: An honest race report.

The bike, my legs, my shoes, my gloves, are all covered in energy gel. No water left in one bottle. Garmin shows 266NP (that’s 4.1w/kg for over an hour), 27miles, 194bpm and 38mph as I and one other chase behind an ambulance car in desperate attempt to get back on. We do, we’re back ahead […]

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The Collective 08: Photos, fog, graffiti and racing with the big boys.

Stop watching Love Island, get back on the turbo! Not written one of these for a while, life has been very busy so training, racing, writing and buying fake sunglasses from China have had to take a back seat. But now I’m back on it! Summer photoshoot in dense fog When we first set this […]

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