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Flanders Gravel 2021 – By Reilly Ambassador Elaine Burroughs

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Flanders Gravel 2021 – By Reilly Ambassador Elaine Burroughs

          When you hear how great the inaugural anything was, it’s usually a few years later and you are there with all the other newbs hearing how much better it was the first time…... Gravel events are nothing new these days, they are usually a rebranded off road cyclosportive event with a distinct air of unconventionality about them and definitely no velominati type ‘rules’. Anything goes! When it comes to riding the Flandrian cobbles, the Tour or Flanders is THE flagship cyclo sportive for roadies but there is something piquant about the thought of charging up...

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Mark Reilly Legacy Frameset

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Mark Reilly Legacy Frameset
To honour his life-long passion for bikes, Reilly Cycleworks has created the Legacy frameset. This limited-edition, hand built steel road frame is crafted in Reynolds 753 tubing with stainless polished lugs and can be viewed for the very first time at Bespoked #10 together with a collection of classic Mark Reilly frames from the past three decades.

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“I get up every day and I want to ride my bike” Lael Wilcox

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“I get up every day and I want to ride my bike” Lael Wilcox

Emily Chappell in conversation with Lael Wilcox. I had researched both women prior to the event and although I was in awe of their endurance stats, I didn’t really understand what a big deal this was until I walked into Rapha’s upmarket Soho emporium, usually a haunt for skinny white men, but tonight packed with women! The general hubbub was a mix of reverence and flirty excitement and rightfully so. Lael, fizzing with boundless passion was complemented by the witty, softly spoken (and a little bit proper) Emily. In 2016, Emily Chappell was the fastest female to cycle the grueling...

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Elaine Burroughs, my life on a bike

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Elaine Burroughs, my life on a bike

By her own admission Elaine Burroughs suffers from Obsessive Cycling Disorder.  The affliction started in her late 30’s when a friend took her mountain biking and although she fell off her bike more times that she stayed on, she got the bug.   “With all the gear and no idea” Elaine started her love affair with off road cycling.  After joining her local Berkshire based club  ‘Berks on Bikes (BOB)’ she began racing and then she started winning.  “I’d been shit at things most of my life so winning was a revelation.” With racing accolades tucked into her jersey she progressed...

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Stockist of the Week - Cycle Art Bicycle Outfitters in Prudhoe, Northumberland

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Stockist of the Week - Cycle Art Bicycle Outfitters in Prudhoe, Northumberland
I speak to Chris Bush of Cycle Art, Prudhoe, about how Reillys fit into their product line-up; "Reilly’s geometry is really forward-thinking and the extra small frames are perfect for women. The last one I sold was to a guy who had been helped on the road by a fellow cyclist riding a Reilly. They'd spent ages talking about it and he was so impressed then came into the shop with the sole purpose of getting himself a Reilly!" 

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