Eight Essentials for road cycling in the Alps

| Cycling Kit, Tours

If you think the weather in the UK can be unpredictable, alpine weather systems can catch out even the most experienced road cyclist, changing from storms to sunshine and climb to descent. Throw altitude into the mix and you could be in for an interesting ride if unprepared. Here are our 8 cycling essentials for an unassisted alpine…

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Velovation Col of the month – Joux Plane

| Col of the Month, Day Rides

The Col de Joux Plane has spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the Massifs of the Haute Savoie and reaches an altitude of 1691metres. The climb from Samoens is one of the steepest in the alps and has featured in the Tour de France 12 times! This category 1 climb leaving the area of Samoens is an iconic climb with a…

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