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6 Reasons to Ride in the French Alps and Beyond!
6 Reasons to Ride in the French Alps and Beyond!
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes regions are located in southeast France. Go there and you’ll find yourself looking at the fantastic, spectacular and beautiful French Alps. The mountain rang...
Fantastic Mallorca Cycling Holidays That You Need to Ride!
Fantastic Mallorca Cycling Holidays That You Need to Ride!
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8 Reasons to Embrace the Mallorca Cycling Experience
8 Reasons to Embrace the Mallorca Cycling Experience
Head 200 kms east of the Spanish coast and you’ll come to the enigmatic and beautiful island of Mallorca. It is part of the Balaerics and is nestled in the Mediterranean Sea and has the climate to mat...
3 Fantastic French Cycling Holidays Not to be Missed
3 Fantastic French Cycling Holidays Not to be Missed
SportActiveFaster, Fitter, Stronger  French Bucket List Cycling Holidays Geneva to Nice550kms, 6 days 11 alpine passes10-17th June 2023 Marmotte Granfondo Alps174 kms, 5000+ Altimeters25th Jun...
Cycling in Winter can be fun! Tips for Better Performance in the Cold
Cycling in Winter can be fun! Tips for Better Performance in the Cold
Winter is not a great time for cyclists. The daylight hours shorten, the weather gets colder, wetter, foggier, and icier, and as such maintaining fitness and keeping your cycling skills on point becom...
Great Riders Who Have Taken on the Mallorca 312
Great Riders Who Have Taken on the Mallorca 312
The Mallorca 312 is Europe’s longest and most popular sportive. It began in 2010 when founder Xisco Lliteras turned discussions about riding the whole island in one day in a bar, into the Mallorca 312...
Riding Col du Galibier 2642 Metres of Tour de France Legend
Riding Col du Galibier 2642 Metres of Tour de France Legend
There are several cols in cycling that push you physically and psychologically. They are in cycling folklore and have a legendary status. Alpe d’Huez is one, Mont Ventoux is another and in the souther...
How Accurate is Your Calorie Burn Device?
How Accurate is Your Calorie Burn Device?
Thanks to the rise of electronic devices we have a plethora of ways of measuring calorie burn when on two wheels. The more sophisticated devices can measure distance and show GPS information as well a...
Ride Puig Major a Brilliant Cycling Challenge, Fantastic Views and Selfie Opportunities!
Ride Puig Major a Brilliant Cycling Challenge, Fantastic Views and Selfie Opportunities!
Mallorca is blessed with things that bring cyclists back to it year after year. Roads are smooth, winding and enticing, the weather is perfect for riding your bike, and the Sierra de Tramuntana Mounta...
Tom Simpson the Cycling Crusader that Time Forgot
Tom Simpson the Cycling Crusader that Time Forgot
Tom Simpson will forever be known as the British rider who died on a tragic day riding Mont Ventoux, ‘The Beast of Provence’. On a hot day in 1967, he would collapse an estimated 5 minutes from the su...
Training Tips for Every Kind of Cycling
Training Tips for Every Kind of Cycling
Whether you crave the feeling of getting to the summit of the highest cols, riding faster on the flat, cyclosportives, or simply enjoy cycling for the beauty of it, we have a training tip for you. In ...
Discover Mallorca’s Epic Road Cycling Climb Sa Calobra
Discover Mallorca’s Epic Road Cycling Climb Sa Calobra
Sa Calobra is arguably Mallorca’s most iconic climb. Made famous by Bradley Wiggins who trained hard on it prior to his 2012 Olympic and Tour de France success, the mountain has been like a Mecca for ...
Am I Good Enough to Ride Marmotte Granfondo Alps?
Am I Good Enough to Ride Marmotte Granfondo Alps?
Marmotte Granfondo Alps is a gruelling one day sportive set in the beautiful and awe inspiring French Alps. Like all great cycling challenges, Marmotte Alps is hard to complete. It is not impossible,...
9 Achievable New Year’s Cycling Resolutions
9 Achievable New Year’s Cycling Resolutions
Now you’ve had your turkey and celebrated the new year, now is the time to get organised and back on the bike. We have all made resolutions but sticking to them can sometimes be difficult. In cycling,...
Best Christmas Wishes – The SportActive Team
Best Christmas Wishes – The SportActive Team
In 2021 SportActive returned to Mallorca. With every kilometre we rode you were with us. We reconnected, we made new friends, we rode together, we had fun together. Thank you.   It was gr...
Sean Kelly - 'Mont Ventoux Should be on your Cycling Bucket List'
Sean Kelly - 'Mont Ventoux Should be on your Cycling Bucket List'
Mont Ventoux is one of the most legendary mountains in cycling. Technically, it is part of the French Alps but the great monolith stands alone towering over the French region of Provence. It has see...
7 Facts About Cap de Formentor You May Not Know!
7 Facts About Cap de Formentor You May Not Know!
Head to Mallorca’s most northern point and eventually, you’ll reach the famous Cap Formentor. Here you’ll be greeted with spectacular views and, if you’ve ridden to reach it, a great sense of achievem...
7 Breaches of Cycling Etiquette Never to do!
7 Breaches of Cycling Etiquette Never to do!
There is an unspoken etiquette in cycling circles that can get you a bad reputation should you breach it. From wearing earbuds to half wheeling, the following should be avoided at all costs. Blocking...
7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
7 Tips for Riding Your First Sportive and Loving it!
Sportive and cycling events are wonderful. You get the atmosphere that only the larger organised cycling events can bring, together with challenge and achievement. They are a good way to chart progres...
6 Essential Cycling Skills to Master
6 Essential Cycling Skills to Master
To become a good cyclist it is important to learn the essential skills. They will not only help you ride better but more safely too, and most importantly when you ride sportives and other challenges y...
5 Occasions Where Precise Cycle Gearing is Essential
5 Occasions Where Precise Cycle Gearing is Essential
To become a good road cyclist you have to have mastery over your gears. Being able to select the correct gear improves your times and makes for a much smoother ride. Gears allow you to optimise your e...
8 Tips to Increase Your Cycling Distance
8 Tips to Increase Your Cycling Distance
A good sign of cycling progression is to ride longer distances. Sportives, cycling events, and group rides are all accessible once you can put away the miles. The question that arises is how is this a...
Cycling Tips for Cycling Motivation
Cycling Tips for Cycling Motivation
When you decided to climb on the saddle and take up road cycling, you probably had dreams of becoming a lean mean riding machine. The reality is often a little different as life and the weather combin...
Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
Mallorca in 2021: Ready to Ride, Ready to Enjoy
25th Sept. to 25th Oct. 2021October Summer Cycling October is still summer in Mallorca! Warmer than summer in Ireland or the UK; around 26-27 C° And after your fantastic bike rides, you swim in the ...
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca’s Top 5 Climbs
Mallorca is the feature-packed Spanish Balearic island where pro peloton teams train in the off-season. It has iconic routes that every cyclist has ridden or dreamed about riding. With this in mind, l...

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