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Julian Varley eagerly racing already – and producing results

    “The road racing season begins! It might only be January but I have been busy racing the E/1/2/3/4 race at the Velo29 Winter Series at Croft Motor Racing Circuit. These aren’t top-priority races for me, but this doesn’t mean I’m not going to try and win… “I see these early races as good preparation for the season

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    2016 Big Base Miles Challenge

      If December’s overindulgence isn’t excuse enough, we’re hoping the awesome prize in our Prologue Big Base Miles challenge will provide motivation for winter training and help you up the mileage in January. All you need to do to win is Instagram your ride. Simple! Sun Velo runs cycle-specific training camps in Mallorca. Prologue is offering one lucky customer the

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      How to: perform a pre-ride bike check

        With winter here it’s more important than ever that your bike is safe and reliable. Here’s some tips from our Workshop Manager on how to give your bike a quick but comprehensive check and avoid major mechanicals that may leave you cold, wet and stationary on the road side this winter. Workshop Manager Darrell Varley says: “These

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        Meet my new bike: Colnago World Cup Cyclocross bike

          By Richard Stott from Harrogate. Since becoming addicted to road cycling I’ve rapidly gone through road bikes. I rode an aluminium Trek, then a carbon Cube, until I upgraded to a Cervelo R5 purchased from Prologue in the summer. I’ve ridden the Etape du Dales, Etape Pennines and an Alpine climb-fest. Throughout the summer months

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          Nano Flex: Castelli’s all-weather secret weapon

            New in at Prologue Performance Cycling are Castelli bib tights in their miraculous Nano Flex water-repellent fabric. On a dry day Nano Flex is as warm and breathable as Castelli’s Thermo Flex fabric. When the rain starts, that’s when Nano Flex proves its worth. The surface is completely water repellent, so the rain runs straight off. And

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            Screening Pantani: the accidental death of a cyclist

              In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia – a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has repeated since. He was a hero to millions – the saviour of cycling following the doping scandals which threatened to

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              Meet my new bike: Kinesis RaceLight 4S

                By Gary Wynn, from Durham First time on the Kinesis RaceLight 4S and that surge of excitement ran through my body. You know the feeling? I prefer to ride in the autumn/winter. It’s more challenging. There’s a greater sense of satisfaction and achievement when you’ve nailed that big climb with the wind in your face

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                Prologue Cafe Bash #2

                  It wasn’t your average Sunday morning in the Prologue Cafe last weekend…   The usual steady flow of cyclists, stopping for their pre- or post-ride coffees, is replaced by a hoard of approximately 70 riders including race teams, clubs and professional cyclists from across Yorkshire. Word has spread of the inaugural Cafe Bash, which took place

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                  November workshop offer: winter bike servicing

                    Has your faithful winter steed been gathering grime in the shed? Take advantage of our pre-winter bike maintenance offer from the Prologue mechanics in our Harrogate workshop. Express Drivetrain Clean & Tune-up for only £25: Chain and sprockets looking grubby? Gears not shifting smoothly?  Book into the Prologue workshop for our express drivetrain clean & tune-up. We remove your chain,

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                    Prologue Cafe Bash #1

                      The story starts on Sunday 8:30am outside the Prologue cafe… Riders emerge out on the terrace. Nova, Prologue, Alba Rosa and many other club jerseys tentatively mingle over a morning brew… By 9:00am approximately 50 cyclists have gathered. They navigate towards the refectory table where the rules are laid down… Patron performs a briefing and

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