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Maratona dles Dolomites 2015

Maratona dles Dolomites 2015

We are now sold out for the 2014 Maratona dles Dolomites and we are accepting bookings for Maratona dles Dolomites 2015 now. The Maratona dles Dolomites is Italy’s most beautiful cycling sportive and it’s 9,000 places sell out in seconds every year. Brevet are an official Tour Operator for the 2015 Maratona dles Dolomites and have […]

Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps

Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps 2014

We are delighted to announce that Brevet now offers our legendary Pro Support for the highest and toughest cycling challenge out there – the Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps. The Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps is a seven stage timed cycling event with rolling road closures and full professional support. It’s the closest you will […]

Sportive Checklist

Sportive Checklist

If you have been following our Sportive Training Plan the week before your sportive features light training and therefore more spare time; use the time wisely to go through this sportive checklist. Sportive Checklist: Bike Check Drop your bike into your local bike shop a week or so before your event or do a service […]

Sportive Nutrition Tips

Sportive Nutrition and Hydration

The number one rule of sportive nutrition is to not experiment with eating and drinking anything new during the week before a sportive. The sportive nutrition tips below apply equally to normal training weeks and training rides so if you haven’t tested nutrition and hydration yet, test new food and drink combinations now and get into […]

Aerodynamic Riding Positions

Aerodynamic Riding Positions

Experimenting with aerodynamic riding positions and being “more aero” is a much talked about subject amongst cyclists, particularly those looking for performance improvements. Air resistance has the greatest effect on a riders ability to ride quicker or use less energy to maintain the same speed. Get Lean to Get Aero What the manufacturers of smooth carbon […]

Bike Setup Tips

Bike Setup Tips

When taking on a sportive challenge your bike setup goals should be to find a comfortable and efficient riding position and reduce any possible sources of race day stress well in advance. If these bike setup tips don’t help then check out our Bike Fit Guide – it could be the best investment you make […]

Rest and Recovery for Cyclists

Rest and Recovery for Cyclists

The importance of rest and recovery for cyclists can not be over stressed, combined with following the guidelines for proper nutrition for cyclists, it could be the crucial difference in your training plan. In the Principles of Cycling Training we cover the training principle of “overcompensation” discussing how the body rebuilds itself and gets fitter […]

Principles of Cycling Training

Principles of Cycling Training

Our popular Sportive Training Plan is based on widely accepted principles of cycling training that can help to prevent “over training” injuries and build fitness, skills and confidence to peak for a race. How the Body Responds to Training Stress When you place the body under stress and then allow it to recover, your body […]

Brevet is now an official TrainingPeaks Advocate

TrainingPeaks Performance Management Chart

One of the questions our guests ask most often is “How can I reach peak fitness for my cycling holiday with Brevet?” By using the Performance Management Chart feature from our Partners TrainingPeaks you can plan your training load so that you reach your peak fitness with fresh legs and confidence in your form. TrainingPeaks is the […]

Cycling Pedalling Technique

Cycling Pedalling Technique

Learning how to use the correct cycling pedalling technique can help you ride faster, climb better and avoid injuries. Few riders actively focus on improving their pedalling technique, so working on pedalling efficiency could help you drop your climbing partner on the next climb! Correct Pedalling Technique Expert coach and The Cyclist’s Training Bible author Joe Friel […]

Team Sky Cycling Nutrition Tips

Following these cycling nutrition tips will help you lose fat, stay healthy and improve your power to weight ratio if accompanied by a progressive cycling training plan. Our cycling nutrition tips series with is packed full of simple and effective cycling nutrition advice from Team Sky Head Chef Søren Kristiansen and Nigel Mitchell, Head of […]

Cycling Nutrition Tips | Juice Recipes for Cyclists | Brevet

Cycling Nutrition Tips: Juice Recipes for Cyclists

Following these cycling nutrition tips will help you lose fat, stay healthy and improve your power to weight ratio if accompanied by a progressive cycling training plan. We continue our Cycling Nutrition Tips series with thanks to Team Sky Head Chef Søren Kristiansen and Nigel Mitchell, Head of Nutrition at Team Sky who talk us through the hydration and […]

Cyclotour du Léman Review: Rider’s Eye View

In our latest “Rider’s Eye View” Guest Review we asked Brevet guest Patrick to share his experience of riding the Cyclotour du Léman sportive in Switzerland. Over to you Patrick! Cyclotour du Léman Review I arrived early at Geneva airport from Manchester to be greeted by Tom Eeles, my host for the next few days. We had plenty of […]

Bike Training Videos | Road to Paris

Bike Training Videos #6: Road to Paris

“Road to Paris” is the latest in our series of bike training videos that are perfect for turbo training workouts. Take out your anger at the doping era by completing a tough 30 minute threshold session clean! Lao-Tsu, 6th Century B.C. This slick documentary produced by Nike in 2001 starts with this typically Armstrong-esque quote […]

do bike boxes work

Do Bike Boxes Work?

Do bike boxes work? Short answer? Yes! Longer answer; it depends which one you use and how you use them. At Brevet we recommend the Bike Box Alan bike box that you can buy direct through our Partners Bike Box Alan or hire at Bike Box Online. How to Choose a Bike Box That Works […]

Bike Camera Tips

Bike Camera Tips

Photography and videography is a big part of capturing the experience on a Brevet cycling holiday so sharing bike camera tips with our guests is a great way to help you capture that magic moment. Experienced mountain biker and all round alpine adventure lover Paul Williamson shares his top bike camera tips fresh off the […]