This is just a quick list of the sites I like either because I visit them frequently and find them useful or because I’ve had great service from their products, often over many years. In some cases it’s both of those. Some of them print my articles or sell my books as well.
www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme - quickfire stuff if you are OK reading French
www.inrng.com - topical cycling comment rapidly delivered
www.flandriacafe.com - fun, slightly off the wall site with some great pix
www.podiumcafe.com - as above, more media-oriented perhaps
www.thewashingmachinepost.net - and again, but particularly diverse
magazine.bikeradar.com/category/procycling - I founded this mag and still have a fond eye for it 12 years on
www.rouleur.cc - has picked up the cycling magazine ball and rolled it into new and exotic areas
www.velouk.net - could well become the go-to site for UK cycling results and news
Good bike bits
www.epic-cycles.co.uk - best for top-end road bikes in the West Midlands, supremely dedicated customer service
www.dolan-bikes.com - Mr D is the go-to guy for track bikes
www.condorcycles.com - best bike shop in London going back to year dot
www.scienceinsport.com - I’ve been racing with the help of their nutrition stuff for 15 years and it’s a lot better than I am
www.rapha.cc - drool inducing kit and books
www.prendas.co.uk - not quite as stylish perhaps but better if you are on a budget and some glorious retro stuff too
www.islabikes.co.uk - no better way to introduce the kids to the joys of bike riding. They will give you a kicking eventually but the fun along the way is worth it
www.johnsbikes.co.uk - Bath emporium run by former London-Brighton organizer John Potter, nice guys in a great town
Books and vids and stuff
www.bromleyvideo.com - all the cycling books and vids you could ever need
www.dauntbooks.co.uk - Marylebone High St branch is the best I think…
www.cycling-books.com - a massive archive of cycling book reviews
www.watershed.co.uk/programmes/141/ - Bristol film festival, seem to include an annual cycling event
www.velovercors.com - excellent French gite stays run by ex-international Roger Dunne
www.bentstours.com - great German and French tours run by ex-Olympic cyclist Steve Bent who will halfwheel me if I don’t mention him.
www.csmapc.co.uk - Claremont Sports Medicine and Performance Centre in Sheffield. I sampled their bike fit and injury support services recently and can highly recommend them.
www.matthewmorris.co.uk - the bloke who designed this site.
Nice work and thanks.