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ShuttVR Does Calpe

Calpe Shutt Velo Rapide Spain Training

ShuttVR Does Calpe

Our racing team recently spent a few weeks in Spain’s Costa Brava for some early season training and Shutt joined them along with pro photographer Chris Lanaway and a big box of our new 2018 kits. The team was based in Moraira just to the north of Calpe. This area particularly has become something of a Mecca for Europe’s cyclists, with both pro and amateur riders flocking there in droves to escape the cold winter weather to the north. Being fairly quiet, and inexpensive, during the off season, the region’s seaside towns make a great base to explore the nearby mountains...

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Tour du Mont Blanc - A Punter's Perspective

Chamonix Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard Cormet du Roselend custom kit France Tour du Mont Blanc

Tour du Mont Blanc - A Punter's Perspective

It seemed like a good idea at the time! My younger (much fitter and significantly less chubbier) brother and relatively new to the cycling thing started smashing ultra-endurance events, and 2 years ago successfully finished the 330 km (205 mile) 8,700 m (30,000 ft) Tour du Mont Blanc Cyclo. Since he completed this wee jaunt I have, whilst drinking his wine, politely nodded enthusiastically whilst listening to lengthy narrations of the day. Until this year, the 7th iteration of the event only 1300 people had made it to the finish line with an attrition rate of more than a third,...

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How to Get the Most from Training Camps

How to Get the Most from Training Camps

Guest Blog by BikesEtc Magazines Cycling Guru Pav Bryan, Director & Head Coach at Direct Power Coaching Training camps can be valuable in the search for an extra boost in fitness. However, they’re not always factored into training as efficiently as they should be. Let me explain with some reasoning from the perspective of two different cyclists.  Firstly, you have the time constricted cyclist, who has a full-time job, with a family to think about and can maybe manage one long ride per week of 3-4 hours, possibly with a club, and then a few more sessions, possibly on the...

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Designing Custom Cycling Jerseys

Designing Custom Cycling Jerseys

We design and make lots of custom cycling kit at Shutt, it’s a bigger part of our business than most people realise. We are competitive on price, but we know we'll never be the cheapest, so Shutt customers tend to be those that are happy to pay a little extra for a top quality product that’s well designed, well made, performs better and lasts longer. Our custom range is all made in our Italian factory to the same specifications as our retail range. Our design service is now free, this where our customers ideas come alive, every project is different, but hopefully they all...

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UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, Albi 2017

Albi France Granfondo

UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, Albi 2017

The finals of the UCI Gran Fondo Age Group World Championships took place in Albi, Southern France in late August 2017. Shutt Velo Rapide had two riders there...

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