nafent

China’s cycling scene: nearly 1,5 billion inhabitants, but no road cycling star

China has the largest number of active continental cycling teams after Italy (eleven and fourteen respectively) and hosts many UCI races each year: nine. Nearly 1,5 billion people live in China, but arguably its most famous road cycling star – Meiyin Wang – is someone you have never heard of before, even though he raced three years with Bahrein Victorious between 2016 and 2018.

From fixing helicopters to fixing bikes: Tata Bikes’ owner is a very handy mechanic

From fixing helicopters to fixing bikes: Tata Bikes’ owner is a very handy mechanic In Carrer de la Força in Girona, a brand-new cycling store opened on July 2. Tata Bikes is a flagship store of the American cycling brand Thesis, run by experienced cycling enthusiasts that hope to develop the cycling community in Girona further. …

From fixing helicopters to fixing bikes: Tata Bikes’ owner is a very handy mechanic Read More »

Bike packing adventures in Latin America: ‘It was now or never – enjoy the moment’

Bike packing adventures in Latin America: ‘It was now or never – enjoy the moment’ Sonia and Eloi are biking their way across Latin America, a dream they have long held. It was the Covid pandemic which finally gave them the impetus to undertake the bike packing journey. After all, “dreams are to be pursued”. …

Bike packing adventures in Latin America: ‘It was now or never – enjoy the moment’ Read More »

Cotter’s long road to recovery: ‘social media gives me new energy every day’

Cotter’s long road to recovery: ‘social media gives me new energy every day’ “This is the latest tree planting on my farm, an Austrian Pine. I selected and planted this tree to celebrate the incredible story of Imogen Cotter (…) After four months of surgeries and excruciating physio, she is back in the saddle (…) …

Cotter’s long road to recovery: ‘social media gives me new energy every day’ Read More »

Unió Ciclista les Franqueses opens up the cycling scene in Les Franqueses

Unió Ciclista les Franqueses opens up the cycling scene in Les Franqueses What started as a student’s high school project is now Catalonia’s most impressive cyclocross track. In Les Franqueses, Marc Sanz from the local cycling team organizes national CX races, gives cycling classes for kids, and maintains a CX track of more than 3 …

Unió Ciclista les Franqueses opens up the cycling scene in Les Franqueses Read More »

Catalan cyclist ‘Tonipedales’ fullfils childhood dream with bike trip around the world, literally

Nearly a year ago, Antoni Rodríguez made the radical decision to quit his job: tired of doing the same work every day. The Catalan cyclist took the risk of seeing his daughter, wife, family and friends significantly less, in order to fulfil a dream. He chose to get rid of a completely structured life and embrace the fear of uncertainty instead. Rodríguez went on a bike packing trip around the world. Literally.

On the road with mountain biker Txell Figueras

We tuned in with Txell Figueras for the second edition of Nafent Magazine, in which she talks about the importance of female references in the mountain bike sport. “If I can help grow the discipline I love most by being visible and active on social media, then I am encouraged to do so.”

Are you a fan of big cycling challenges? Well, here is a serious one for you in Catalonia.

Are you a fan of big cycling challenges? Well, here is a serious one for you in Catalonia. The Catalan cyclist Marcos Montero decided to organize Ride Across Girona. The first edition will be next August. He did not have to doubt too long about the ideal location for an ultramarathon of 700 kilometers. I …

Are you a fan of big cycling challenges? Well, here is a serious one for you in Catalonia. Read More »

Shopping Cart