Top 5 Granfondos and Sportives

Top 5 Granfondos and Sportives There is nothing better than committing and signing up for an event to get you motivated to train and ultimately become a better cyclist. Here are some of Ride Strong Bike Tours top suggestions for Granfondos and Sportives in Europe. Marmotte Ganfondo Alpes This Granfondo event has been running in…

What makes a dream cycling trip?

What makes a dream cycling trip? When you first set out on planning your dream cycling trip there are many things to consider. Here is a list of things to consider and help you along on your adventure. Location, location, location. Yep you’ve heard it before but picking the right location is really the starting…

5 Cycling Ideas for the New Year

5 Cycling ideas for the new year. With the new year underway its a great time to take stock and think about the year ahead. January can be a long month with winter reaching its darkest depths in the northern hemisphere and depending on where you live, the weather can be wild, wet, cold or…

Mont Ventoux the Giant of Provence

Mont Ventoux the Giant of Provence No trip to Provence would be complete without a ride to the top of Mont Ventoux. This mythical mountain known as the “Giant of Provence” lies near the town of Avignon in the south east of France. It sits beautifully by itself surrounded by smaller hills and nestled just…

Coffee Stops

Coffee Stops In all the years we have been travelling and cycling around Europe, we never grow tired of drinking coffee. Europe has some great coffee and arguably the best in the world in places, some countries clearly do it better than others. Cycling and coffee go hand in hand and nothing brings the two closer…

Disc Brakes

Disc Brakes A lot has been changing this year in the bicycle industry and in particular the way we slow down and stop. Brakes on bikes have slowly evolved but still work in largely the same way as they have for many years, two pads pinching or squeezing the rotating rim of a wheel until…

Whats in your pocket?

Whats in your pocket? At Ride Strong we often get asked the question “What do we need to carry on our ride” Its a great question. So here is Ride Strong’s guide to what you should carry in your jersey pockets, oh and don’t forget your saddle bag. We are great believers that less is…

Breathing like a race horse!

Breathing like a race horse! Over the years we have seen all manor of different gadgets and gizmos being used throughout the pro peloton in attempt to better their competition and find that small edge that maybe the difference between winning and loosing. In todays modern world of marginal gains and a hopefully cleaner peloton…

Route des Grandes Alpes Challenge

Route des Grandes Alpes Challenge Are you looking for a great new challenge with plenty of climbing? Then look no further than the Route des Grandes Alpes. It’s a classic cycling route starting on the shores of Lake Geneva and climbs all the way through the French Alps heading South. It finishes on the shores…

Has the World gone completely tubeless?

Has the World gone completely tubeless? In all my years as a avid cyclist and guide there is one thing that always rears its ugly head and plagues cyclists the world over. It happens when you least expect it and usually at a critical point in a ride when all you can think is that…

  • “You, Dave, and Renato provided professional service with a smile and very positive attitude .I am sure I also speak for other members of the group in offering my thanks and praise”

    G. Avis, (Palo Alto) Monte Grappa 2014