Sep 182014
 
UK

GGB is not a political organisation, so we will leave the serious commentary on today’s referendum to those more qualified and wish Scotland well, whatever the result.  However, here at GGB Towers we firmly believe in the power of analysing global events through the medium of cycling (the older of you will recall our article explaining the fall of the Berlin Wall via tubular tire technology – what a read!).

So, here is the question – which of the “Home Nations” has given the UK the greatest cycling success? Where does the pool of talent lie in our union, and which laggards are dragging the team down towards the lower reaches of the cycling firmament?  Perhaps around Guatemala and Gabon.  Are we indeed “Better Together” or should we strike out each alone?

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Sep 112014
 
The Tickets

So you’ve read GGB’s Cycle Show 2014 preview and you can’t wait for the event… but what could be better than visiting the UK’s premier cycling show for free?!

We have two free tickets (courtesy of our friends at the Cycle Show) to give away for anyone who can follow a simple set of instructions.  Take your husband, take your wife or even take some man you met wearing Lycra in a park!

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Sep 112014
 

logo_cycle_show2014Taking place after another astonishing summer for British cycling which saw Le Tour in Britain (and subsequently most British stars falling off their bikes) the 2014 Cycle Show is shaping up to be the biggest and best in its history.

Birmingham’s NEC will provide the suitably large venue from 25-28 September 2014 for this year’s show and a host of big name brand exhibitors and special guests will be in attendance.

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Sep 052014
 

ToB_FL_2014_rgb_172x72With a challenging route and an array of world class riders competing, the 2014 edition of the Tour of Britain looks set to be the best yet.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky will be in attendance with the aim of defending the title. The tour will also allow Wiggo to step up his preparation for the time trial world championship later on in September. Fans will surely be excited at the prospect of seeing him perform in Britain after he was brutally left out of Team Sky’s Tour de France squad. Continue reading »

Sep 042014
 

Ah it’s cycle to work day… and it’s not bad weather for September.  (Actually I’m in the South of France this morning doing some undercover journalism on the illegal trafficking of Zipp wheels, but I digress…)

But when Autumn rolls around, there are some days to cycle and some days (frankly) to squeeze into the silent oppression of steamy commuter contact that is the Tube.  But how do you decide if it is one of those days? Continue reading »

Aug 282014
 

We all know that this year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was probably once pretty annoyed at being downgraded from “The Great War”.  Well, to stretch an analogy rather too far, our Media Charge d’Affaires has been manning the trenches alone for rather too long.  So we have found him two eager new recruits – neither a stranger to writing, to cycling or to trench warfare – to help him entertain and enlighten you.

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