We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Adam Bowden to Team Ribble. Adam is a supremely talented triathlete who has now turned his attention to competing in the Ironman 70.3. events. Adam will compete throughout the 2019 season upon a custom colour Ribble Ultra Tri.Continue reading Welcome to team Ribble – Adam Bowden
We recently introduced Beau as one of our sponsored athletes for 2019. A talented triathlete he has already displayed his talents in only his 2nd race of 2019. Against a competitive field he took victory in the Stockton Duathlon. And this being even more remarkable for the fact that he does not employ a coach so all the training and race preparation is all his own work!Continue reading Beau Smith – the first victory of 2019
We are delighted to introduce to Team Ribble our sponsored athlete, Beau Smith. Beau is a great talent and we are delighted to sponsor him throughout the 2019 season. He will be competing throughout the 2019 race season on a Ribble Aero 883 and Ultra Tri. We wish Beau all the best for this upcoming season and look forward to seeing his progress and regular updates over the coming few months.
My Road to Triathlon
I am a 25 year old triathlete living and training in Lancashire, and am very grateful to now be supported by Ribble Cycles. I first tried a kids’ triathlon as my parents attempted to tire out a highly energetic nine year old and I’ve never really looked back! I’ve grown up competing in a wide range of sports and then around the age of 14 I focused my energy on triathlon and the three disciplines involved.Continue reading welcome to Team ribble – beau smith
Dionne Allen – International Triathlete and Aspiring Ironwoman
To celebrate International Womens Day we asked 3 of our sponsored riders to share their stories of what inspired them to take up cycling, what motivates them and what their goals are for 2019 and moving forward.Continue reading International womens day- 3 riders stories
Carbon Frame Tech Explained
Ribble have been synonymous with producing high quality, performance carbon road bikes since they first hit the UK market. Each and every frame is designed in house here in Lancashire and is custom made for us and us alone.
One of the most common questions we get asked is; ‘I see the chainset and cassette options but what do these mean / refer to?’ We can well understand the confusion! It’s easy for even experienced cyclists to feel quite overwhelmed. Especially when faced with the choice of what handlebar width, stem length and cassette ratio to specify, to name but a few.
The last time I wrote I had just finished a block of 3 races back to back which all went pretty poorly. I had a decision to make that was a make or break so I took some time to think through where I was heading and made sure anyone I contacted for help was a wise decision.
Team Ribble sponsored triathlete Ailbhe Carroll continues her international tri season in Poland in the European Cup Sprint Triathlon Series and makes all kinds of discoveries.
Well, they say that you learn something new every day. I travelled to Olsztyn, in northern Poland, with my Aero 883 for my second European Sprint Cup of the season at the end of May and my learnings were a bit of a mixed bag, but I can confirm the saying is true. Overall though at least I’m heading in the right direction! Continue reading Triathlon | Racing in Europe and learning all the time.
Team Ribble sponsored triathlete Ailbhe Carroll is about to begin her 2018 tri season in Europe but an Aquathon in Ireland is now quite the warm-up she expected.
Hello again and thanks for coming back : )
This update was originally going to be a race report from France, but my original plans were turned slightly upside down and a new race had to be found! Over in Ireland I found the National Aquathon Champs, so home to the motherland I went.
Team Ribble sponsored triathlete Ailbhe Carroll is aiming to be selected by Ireland for the 2020 Olympic Games and you’ll be able to follow her progress here.
My journey to gain Olympic selection for the Tokyo 2020 Games starts this season. I look forward to being able to share my experiences during my preparation with you. If you haven’t seen my previous blog posts for Ribble then I’ll introduce myself.
Who am I? I’m Ailbhe Carroll.
Nationality: Irish. D/O/B: 13/07/91.
What are my dreams? To be the best athlete I can.
How do I plan to make my dreams come true? Train relentlessly and qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Why? Because if life isn’t a challenge and doesn’t excite you then why bother.
What’s next for me in 2018? I’m heading back home for a Irish national aquathon champs in the middle of May. After that I travel to Poland to race a European Cup triathlon so it’s an exciting few weeks as the season really gets going.
My short-term objectives? To always improve on my last outing. To gain vital ITU ranking points and to come away happy and hungry for more.
Keep up to date with my personal journey of trying my best to qualify for Tokyo 2020 over the next 2 years. It’s sure to have highs. It’s sure to have lows, so stay tuned!
See you soon,
COME AND SEE RIBBLE AT THE NEC CYCLE SHOW AND SAVE 10% ON YOUR TICKETS
Over the last year the Ribble range has been evolving and expanding, we have won awards and received praise from our customers for our exciting bikes and kit.
The annual NEC Cycle Show in Birmingham is one of the occasions where you can touch, feel and admire our complete range and meet and talk to the people behind our bikes, clothing and accessories.
This September, you’ll get an exclusive first look at our exciting new 2018 Ribble range and have the chance to ride our bikes at the demo track.
Because we want Ribble customers old and new to be part of this we have negotiated discounted tickets with the Cycle Show. You can save 10% on ticket prices using our discount code: RIBBLE if you book online.
We enjoyed meeting you all on the stand last September, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all again this September! We’ll be back in our usual prominent position – you can’t miss us!
How to save 10% off your ticket(s)
To book your tickets: Click here
Use Discount Code: RIBBLE
Book before: Thursday 27th September 2018
Don’t forget you can also see the Ribble range at our two showrooms in Bamber Bridge, Preston and the Mailbox in Birmingham.
When Polar sent one of their new Polar M430 watches to Ribble HQ, boasting all new technology including wrist based heart rate, connectivity software and app improvements we wanted to put it straight in to testing. Read Joe’s review…