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paul parker

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The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« on: March 03, 2011, 12:08:44 PM »
Hey everyone,
I am glad to be here. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing thoughts on this forum.
can anyone tell me the The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?

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Re: The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 09:42:42 AM »
It is nice to see you here Paul. I don't know much about bicycle races, but I am very much looking forward to see how the Global Bicycle Race will turn out. This should be one of the most interesting race ever organized. The race will start in London ont the 18th of Feb 2012 and racers will have to complete a circumnavigation of the world on the route of their choice and complete at least 18,000 miles. For more info: http://www.greatbikeride.com/globalbicyclerace/index.htm
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Re: The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 09:51:30 PM »
Nice to meet you Paul.

My reply is not going to be much help I'm afraid, but some of the best bicycle races I have seen in the world, have always involved me.

When cycling through some of the more remote, and to that matter less remote places there will always be children that want to race you, or catch you up and over take you.

I just let them, then suddenly change down a gear pick up speed, put on a boost of energy and overtake them again and leave them behind. It always brings a smile, shouts and waves. What more can you ask for?  Though I must admit, there have been occasions where having already pedaled 80+km for the day the last thing you really want to do is get into a racing match with a youngster.  Many of them never cycle outside the village, or further than the next village anyway.

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Re: The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 09:18:38 AM »
Bicycle racing is something that exists since middle of the 19th century. It is only at the start of the 20th century though that it took the form that it has at present. Some of the first bicycle races ever established still exist and are in fact considered to be the most prestigious worldwide. Of the many bicycle races held yearly, few of the most famous are the Grand Tours, the Olympic races and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Fast gaining popularity are the cyclo-cross racing and the mountain bike racing.


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Re: The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2018, 01:58:39 AM »
Bicycle racing is something that exists since middle of the 19th century. It is only at the start of the 20th century though that it took the form that it has at present. Some of the first bicycle races ever established still exist and are in fact considered to be the most prestigious worldwide. Of the many bicycle races held yearly, few of the more famous are the Grand Tours, the Olympic races and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Fast gaining popularity are the cyclo-cross racing and the mountain bike racing.

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