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Adventure

The Gran Fondo cycle race gets a revamp

The Gran Fondo of the Giro d’Italia now gives amateur cyclists the chance to compete over a 100km pro course of relentless switchbacks and merciless uphill crawls. James Henderson – and his spare tyre – take to the saddle
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Sport

Et trois, brutal

The Trois Etapes gives amateur cyclists the chance to compete with the pros at ferocious speeds over the toughest grand-tour mountain routes – all in the name of charity. Charlie Norton is the first journalist to report from the saddle
Sport

Turning back the gears

A 75km ride over rough Tuscan terrain, with a 1960s bike, prewar goggles, a spare tyre wrapped around the chest... James Henderson signs up for L’Eroica, the challenging frontrunner in a fast-expanding line-up of retro cycle races
Bikes

Collecting road bicycles

Sleek, slim creations that exude the panache of old-school racing legends are coveted for their superior ride “feel”, says Max Leonard
Bikes

Derringer Do

Bicycle? Motorbike? Whatever it is, this eco-friendly customised hybrid is exciting the two-wheel cognoscenti, says Simon de Burton
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