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28 Jun

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Le Coq Sportif x The 5th Floor TDF ride

June 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

Le Coq Sportif and The 5th Floor invite you to join us on a road ride from Central London to Kent to celebrate the 2nd stage of the Tour de France. Limited numbers, first 30 people to RSVP will get all the remaining info. We will be back in Central London to watch the stage with a coffee stop at half way. FREE coffee, refreshment, beer and food at the end of the ride. Don’t miss out!!!

Track your ride on the Le Coq Sportif Strava Page for your chance to win LCS prizes.

Sunday 6th July
Distance: 120km
Pace: 18mph
From 9am to 2pm
(road bikes only)

RSVP to ilikegraphicdesign@hotmail.co.uk

23 Jun

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Taconic 150 Report

June 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

This past weekend a couple of the guys took part in the Taconic 150, hosted by NYC Velo, by all accounts this is not your regular group ride….

Photos by Neil Bridge full set here.
Words by Mark Hagen

It was my 4th Taconic 150 put on by the good folks over at NYC Velo. This ride has become a litmus for how I have progressed as a rider year to year. The Taconic region isn’t as well known to New York riders compared to its Catskills brother off on the horizon, but it is equally brutal. While it lacks the infamous Devil’s Kitchen and Sugarloaf type pitches, it more than makes up for in relentless rollers and gravel climbs that will beat your fresh legs into rubbery submission. This particular edition featured two category 2 all gravel ascents, Mt. Riga and Sunset Rock, the latter of which I am unashamed to say I needed to put a foot down for respite. The eager group of 35 slowly dwindled through a Darwinian selection of luck, preparedness and stubbornness. Countless flats (4 to be exact from Mr. Koblov) , groupettos gone astray, 100 miles (30 by dirt) and 10,000 feet of climbing put everyone to their limit, and for a few past it. At the end of the day, when we all eventually found our way back, a cold beer and smiles were all to be found. Thanks to Neil Bridge for the amazing photos from the day.

14 Jun

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Deux North: Specialized: Hunt 4: #seekanddiverge

June 14, 2014 | By | One Comment

There’s so much to say about the last week but very little way to capture it unless you check out the #seekanddiverge or you ride with some of the fine photographers such as Andy with whom I had the pleasure of spending the best part of the week riding through California with.

All photos in the slideshow are from Andy, those below are individually credited. Click Read more for a day by day diary account including Strava maps.

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09 Jun

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London Nocturne 2014 by Erik Jonsson

June 9, 2014 | By | No Comments

Another great London Nocturne was held yesterday and our man Erik Jonsson was there on the side line taking some great shots. Head over to his site for more photos.

It was nice to see so many friends racing and to see loads of familiar faces at the track bike crit, even Mr. Red Hook Crit aka David Trimble who was in town for business had a go at the race and this is what he has to say from his experience:

“It was great to line up on the start line with thousand of spectators surrounding the course. I was in exactly the spot on the front row where (if this was the RHC) the fastest qualifier should start. Of course with a fast field of RHC stars and being years away from racing shape I was only a spectator inside the race once the flag dropped. Even finishing mid pack the sensation of racing a track bike at speed around a tight technical circuit reaffirms that this format has so much potential in the world of cycling.” 

It was also nice seeing our friend and ex-team mate Kendal Noctor doing really well and coming 5th in the Leigh Day Kermesse race.

We ‘5th Floor LDN‘ took part in 3 events, the Leigh Day Kermesse road criterium, the Condor Track Bike Criterium with an amazing effort by George Garnier who came 3rd just behind last year’s winner and the Barclays Cycle Hire Race with Leo Tong coming 2nd.

Make sure you catch the TV highlights are on Sky Sports 2 (Tuesday, GMT 10pm), British Eurosport 2 (Friday, GMT 7.30pm) and Channel 4 (Saturday, GMT 5.30am).

03 Jun

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Muc-Off

June 3, 2014 | By | No Comments

We (LDN and NYC) are proud to announce our partnership with Muc-Off for 2014 cycling season. Muc-Off are always looking to work with new and exciting cycling brands and they thought we fit this perfectly.

LDN: ‘We are super excited to be teaming up with Muc-Off. The whole team is familiar with their products and we are all extremely happy have the support of the most innovative care products in the business, making sure our bikes look and run like new.’

NYC: ‘The 5th Floor NYC is proud to establish its relationship with Muc Off. With both The 5th Floor and Muc off hailing from the UK we look forward to not only bombarding the US peloton’s and parc ferme with green but now also pink. With a (hopefully muddy) East Coast CX season almost upon us this partnership couldn’t be better timed.’

30 May

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“5th Training Camp. Mallorca.” Short Film

May 30, 2014 | By | No Comments

Here is the short film by Angus Sung from our recent trip to Mallorca. Hope you enjoy it and maybe inspires you to ride your bike this weekend.

28 May

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Memorial Day Century

May 28, 2014 | By | No Comments

Monday saw high temps, high elevations, high mileages but most of all high spirits as we tucked away one of my favourite rides thus far. It was great to have Mark in the fold, put the summer jerseys to the test and have the company of Mr Trimble…. oh and of course to get in some well needed #huntingpractice more on that later. Thanks to Chris and Angelo for the images.

 

 

24 May

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Mallorca Camp by Angus Sung

May 24, 2014 | By | One Comment

Head over to Angus Sung’s site for more photos from his SLR camera from the film day and some photos from around the house in Mallorca.

23 May

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The 5th Floor Socks!

May 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

We’re just dropped two styles of socks on the web-store both using Defeets incredible Aireator high top. Go get em.

16 May

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Lost and Found 500: BK- MTL

May 16, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

In a couple of weeks time myself Chris and Phil will be stepping out of our front doors and riding unsupported to Montreal. I say unsupported but a lot of good people are helping us achieve it – they can be found here.

I could wax lyrical about how this trip is about LOSING ourselves in nature and by doing so re FINDING our love for cycling in a purer way – but I won’t – It’s about 3 dudes going on an adventure on their bikes.

Follow us on the dedicated tumblr here.