Welcome Cottages, sponsors of Stage Two in Ribble Valley and Pendle of this September's Aviva Tourr of Britain have reported a 50% surge in holiday searches in the area off the back of their involvement in British Cycling's premier road cycling event.
As the build-up to Christmas approaches a flurry of cycling books having started hitting the shelves, including a return of a favourite in the SweetSpot offices, the Cycling Anthology series, the sixth edition of which forms our latest review. An annual collection of cycling writing on a variety of topics that you may not normally choose to read an entire book on, Volume Six of the popular series was released at the end of October and is reviewed below.
ONE Pro Cycling, who made such a big impression in their debut season this year culminating with a successful Aviva Tour of Britain where they won both the YodelDirect Sprints and SKODA King of the Mountains jerseys, have been successful in their application to secure a ProContinental Licence for 2016.
If you missed Matt Barbet's big interview with Sir Bradley Wiggins during ITV's coverage of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain you can find the full interview here. In the interview, filmed at Prudhoe, Wiggins speaks about the 2015 Tour, riding for Team WIGGINS and reveals he may be back at the 2016 Aviva Tour of Britain following the Rio Olympics for a final participation in his national Tour.
Find out what goes into a team's pre-stage briefing ahead of the hardest day of the 2015 Aviva Tour of Britain as the ITV4 cameras went behind the scenes with the An Post Chain Reaction team prior to Stage Six of the race from Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham.
The latest book review from Brendan Gallagher is here, an anthology of stories focussing on women's cycling, that claims to celebrate diversity from the professional sport to the club run, on the roadside and in the saddle, behind the scenes and on the massage table
Worcestershire hosted the Aviva Tour Ride, the official sportive of the Aviva Tour of Britain on Sunday 4 October, with 800 amateur cyclists taking on one of three routes over 40, 75 or 100-miles. Check out the above video to recap the day, and if you were one of the riders taking part see if our cameras caught you before, during or after the ride.
Looking back on the Giro di Lombardia and the World Championships, the latest column from cycling journalist Brendan Gallagher has landed, also looking ahead to the upcoming European Track Championships.