Saturday 14th March 2020

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.

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Christmas Party Comedy Awards (& Colin Robertson Memorial Peak TT Honours)

Sunday 15th December 2019

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!

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Tuesday 28th May 2019

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.

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My First Ride With South Island Road Cycling

Thursday 11th April 2019

A tale of Strava stalking, the foggiest day in history, poor descending, and what it means to be a "SIR"

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What does it mean...

Tuesday 9th April 2019

...that character on the SIR jersey?

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Taipei - Ultimate Optionality

Sunday 3rd March 2019

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

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It started with a card and a lie...

Saturday 2nd March 2019

SIR Cycling started in 2004 with a card and if not a lie, at least an exaggeration. This is how it all happened.

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You got chicked! - Women’s bike racing in Asia

Wednesday 1st August 2018

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.

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Cycling the New Territories Border Skirmish

Tuesday 31st July 2018

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??

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Sandbaggers are no longer a feature in the Tour De Bintan!

Thursday 19th July 2018

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.

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How to be a navigation Guru with your Garmin

Sunday 1st July 2018

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.

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