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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...
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
24 Facts About Alpe d’Huez You May Not Know
Alpe d’Huez is one of the most famous cycling cols. Used in professional tournaments and amateur events, it is one of the sport's big boys. Once you’ve ridden the 21 hairpin bends, you have bragging r...
10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
10 Tips to Climb Stronger and Faster
In cycling circles being able to climb fast is revered. We’ve seen some great cycling battles fought on legendary climbs such as Mont Ventoux or Alpe d'Huez. Being able to climb is seen as a sign...
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group Riding Pro Tips for Better Training
Group riding brings many benefits to your cycling. You cycle further for less effort, experience camaraderie, learn from others, and there is a particular skill set to riding in a large training pelot...
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
7 Tips for Finding Great Local Cycle Training Routes
Finding new and exciting places to ride keeps life interesting. Training remains fresh and gives you new places to explore. New routes offer the chance to ride a previously unknown pleasant stretch of...
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Wear Lightweight Gear for Cycling Speed Improvements
Last week we discussed bike upgrades that make you go faster. If you’re considering an upgrade or three, you should read it as it provides valuable insights: Bike Upgrades that Make You go Faster. Th...
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Bike Upgrades to Make You go Faster
Although it is your power and endurance that determines how fast your bike travels, a few well-chosen upgrades will give you marginal speed gains improving how the bike feels, and indeed how fast you ...
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
Five Inspirational and Influential Women Cyclists Past and Present
When cycling is discussed, we tend to focus on men’s races, events, and riders. Websites such as CyclingRanking has painstakingly gone through every men’s race to produce a list of the best cyclists o...
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
Meet the Best Two Cyclists Ever to Have Lived!
To be considered the best road cyclist in the world is a rare crown worn by few. Even fewer cyclists are regarded as one of the greats of the sport. At Cycling Ranking, they have gone through every ra...
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
Free Guide: How to Become an Expert Road Cyclist!
        Simply complete the fields to download your free cycle guide. Enjoy your cycling! ...

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