The Alpine Challenge concluded for 2012 on the 9th September 2012. A full collection of photographs by Matt Alexander & Karin Schermbrucker are available to view here
The four-Stage Alpine Challenge 2012 started this morning with an 11.6km timed mountain Stage. The Stage One route saw riders, including Rapha Condor Sharp's Dean Downing, Jerone Walters 3x Yellow Jersey holder of The London-Paris and professional mountain-biker Karl Platt, race for King of the Mountains up 900 metres of Col de Leschaux, featured previously in the Tour de France... Full Report
Today saw the third Stage of The Alpine Challenge 2012. Under clear blue skies, the riders set off on the 116.6km Stage. Starting in Central Annecy, Col de Bluffy, the first climb of the day came early. This was followed by a short bit of downhill relief before La Clusaz. The route then took riders further into the mountains and onto the race section of the Stage where cyclists battled it out over 10km and up 600 metres to the top of Col des Aravis; a pass that has been used 39 times in the Tour de France... Full Report
The Alpine Challenge 2012 saw its fourth, final and hardest Stage on Saturday. Riders experienced breath-taking views throughout, climbing deeper into the mountains. The first climb of the day, Col de la Forclaz, provided 12kms of steep incline, giving tired legs an early challenge. 10kms respite followed, with a downhill into the town of Faverges... Full Report
HotChillee Training Ride #3 Ride Captains' ReportTuesday 31st March 2015
Ride Captains don't feel pain, we are not wired that way, however the HotChillee riders are made of sterner stuff and turn up for training events no matter how Biblical the conditions.Read More ...
Redhill cyclist Visser sees off the pros at the Cape RouleurFriday 27th March 2015
It has been a busy winter for cyclist Ryan Visser, who capped off a successful six months with a second-place finish at the Cape Rouleur three-day stage race earlier this month. Visser, from St John's in Redhill, was the top placed amateur in the ProAm competition, coming second to South Africa's Nicholas Dlamini of the MTN-Qhubeka and finishing ahead of many of the professional cyclists.Read More ...