The Tour of Pain runs about 2-3 times per year and is the subject of extensive banter, expectations, anxiety and well, pain. The idea was conceived in autumn of 2005 and has evolved over the years.
As Oscar Wilde famously said, "Life Is Too Short To Be Taken Seriously", except of course when it comes to "The Rules". Likewise, awards at Christmas parties should NEVER be serious, nor interrupt a good time!
Despite 80% probability of rain in the morning, the clouds stayed away and the inaugural SIR Duo TT "training ride" went ahead as planned. A total of ten teams and two solo riders showed up.
A tale of Strava stalking, the foggiest day in history, poor descending, and what it means to be a "SIR"
These days, the cycling friendly island of Taiwan is finally getting the recognition it deserves. If you’re thinking about a cycling weekend in Taipei, here are a few ideas brought to you by our own semi-resident SIR Bo
SIR Cycling started in 2004 with a card and if not a lie, at least an exaggeration. This is how it all happened.
Women's cycle racing is fun, challenging, sexy, exciting, glamorous and knackering.....but not necessarily in that order! Give yourself a headstart to racing in the women's peloton in Asia with these insights from Jane Griffiths.
There are some fantastic roads in the New Territories, smooth, quiet and scenic, as close to cycling perfection as you can get in Hong Kong. There are also utter turds of roads connecting those good bits and so you have to take the rough with the smooth when north of Boundary Street, ...or DO you??
Even the most prodigious cycling sensei has harboured a love-hate relationship with Tour De Bintan despite its great location, good roads and leg-smashing course and outstanding organisation.
If you thought using your Garmin for navigation might be an IT skill harder than setting up a VPN to watch Eurosport, do not worry, here are the steps that can turn you into that navigation guru that everyone hopes to get dropped with.