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The Giro D'Italia is in full swing guys, with some great racing already after the first week. The next few weeks will see the famous pink jersey fought over by the best cyclists in the world, currently being held by Fabio Aru, realising a dream for this son of Italy - and good news for our friends at Nalini and Astana. We've added a great recipe for Farfalle Pasta , so that you can get carb loaded before a ride. We've also added a great Italian cycling phrase list, courtesy of Pez Cycling News, to help you understand things as the race gets underway. Click this link to learn the special language of the Giro: 'Giro Phrase Book'

There's a great cycling route, taking in a climb near Florence, from the 1996 Giro: click here! And, as a final flourish, we've added route maps and gpx files for the whole route. Have a great Giro D'Italia everyone.

As part of our Giro 2015 and Italian cycling celebration, and in partnership with our friends at Astana and Nalini, our editor recently interviewed Italian cycling great and winner of all 3 Grand Tours, Vincenzo Nibali, asking him what cycling meant to him.

Read the full Vincenzo Nibali interview by clicking here.

Take a look here at the offical website for details of the 2015 Giro. We've also added a video at the bottom of this page, to help celebrate THE GIRO!

Emma is back in the saddle again! Read how a Seafood meal affected our racing Yorkshire lass and her training regime: Click here

Pedalnorth covers a range of abilities, from gentle family trails with stabilisers and tag-alongs all the way up to wild moorland gruel fests where the suck of a damp bog on your tyres tugs at your very soul. Once you’ve picked your route, we’ll help you plan around it –  the weather, good cafes, pubs and restaurants to eat at and accommodation. We'll also guide you towards the best bike shops to part with your hard-earned.

So stop staring at a computer screen ... and get out there.


Go Outdoors have published a new blog, outlining 10 great places to ride in the Peak District. Click here to view the routes, 3 of which are from our own selection at pedalnorth. 


 Where you see the symbol above on maps, it allows you to filter road/ mtb routes, trail centres and accommodation - enjoy!