A great first MTB All Mountain Raid, the Pyr’Epic

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The Pyrenees is a mountain range that’s far away from our dear old Alps, and we don’t know much about it, either out of laziness or local chauvinism, but we have to admit that nothing up to now prompted us to go and explore the mountains in Occitanie, bordered on one side by the ocean, and to the other by the sea.   As far as I’m aware, apart from the Transpyr, a MTB Raid that has been going for over five years now and is still little …

My first Inferno

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    Flashback: after my first triathlon in 2015, when I tackled the Embrunman – a challenge I enjoyed – the next step with to take up an even more difficult challenge. The Norseman in Norway was firmly ensconced in my mind, and since it takes place in August, like the Embrun, the timing suited me perfectly.   To prepare for this slightly crazy race in August 2016, there was an intermediary preparation stage that was really ideal: the Ironman in Nice on 5 June. An ambitious opportunity …

Moustache electric MTB test

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    At the Val d’Isère Electric Vehicle Exhibition the staff at Cycletyres.com had a chance to try out the famous Moustache electric MTB in an idyllic setting.   The second year of the exhibition confirmed that the electric bicycle is really revolutionising the bike market. All these innovations are providing every cyclist with the chance to ride a bike and have fun, from people who are not into sport to big cycling fans. For the occasion Moustache pulled out the stops: free tests for four days lasting …

Ultratrans: the new-look Transvésubienne race

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Here we are at the mythical Transvésubienne race 2016, and a year of transition in store, with “only” 300 participants at the start of the Ultratrans. The format of the highlight events is indeed now tougher since it will be taking place over two days and will be featured alongside two more accessible events, the Trans 50 and the Trans Enduro. No doubt about it, this Ultratrans is a response to changes taking place to our bikes in recent years. With the arrival of Tubeless tyres, the use …