Since the unprovoked and inhumane assault on Ukraine in February, we at Zolla have watched in horror. Seeing human suffering anywhere in the world is difficult, but for us this war is particularly close to home. Our amazing hub partner Trailmech, who are an integral part of our wheels, are based in Poltava in Eastern Ukraine.Continue reading “Zolla & Ukraine”
A 1500km bike race is never going to be easy but I was feeling pretty relaxed at the start of RTPL.
My bike is tried and tested, the culmination of years of learning and incremental improvement so should be perfect by now – right?Continue reading “Race Through Poland – Never Get Complacent”
Zolla founder talks through the trials and tribulations of his third Two Volcano Sprint ultra-cycling race and how it was third time lucky with the win.
Preparation for the race had been erratic, having got married a month beforehand I’d spent more time with my hands wrapped round a pint glass than a handlebar. With 3 weeks to go I finally found the time to start training hard, and knocking the body into shape. It was ambitious but I knew things were going in the right direction when, 6 days before the race I broke my own Strava KOM on a segment I’ve completed over 150 times.Continue reading “Two Volcano Sprint 2021 – Riders on the Storm”
Entries to the inaugural edition of The Perfidous Albion closed at the beginning of this month. Unsurprisingly, it’s a modest line-up, given that this event didn’t exist much more than a month ago. But with 10 brave riders now confirmed, we have a large enough field for some interesting dotwatching and I’m sure some intriguing subplots will develop.Continue reading “The Perfidious Albion – Rider List Confirmed”
After his victory in last week’s 1000.si Slovenian ultra-race, we asked Zolla rider Robbie Britton for his thoughts on how the race went:
If you want to do well at anything then self-reflection is key. We learn by building experience, by competing and in purposeful practice, but without reflection you’re not getting anywhere fast.Continue reading “1000.si Racing in Slovenia”
After a pleasant spin of just a few hours to start my 100 climbs project, I was aware that the next ride was going to be a little bigger. Deciding to break myself in gently, I set my sights on a pair of climbs in the Wessex Downs, within an easy day’s ride of my house, in Cirencester.Continue reading “#24 & #25: Staying Close to Home”
Like many others, I ended up experiencing many more miles of UK cycling than intended in 2020. And as many others have also discovered, these were enjoyable miles, filled with wild moorland landscapes, rugged coastal meanders and bucolic country lanes.Continue reading “#13: Beginning the 100 Climbs”