2020 is a big one for us at Milltag. It marks ten years since we debuted our first ever jersey, a nod to the successes of the 2009 Tour de France. Since then, life at Milltag and the cycling world have both changed immeasurably. The sport has gone from niche to the mainstream, powered by successes at Olympic games and Tours de France alike.
Last night Milltag studios turned itself into the Ravey Arms, hosting a Pub Quiz written and hosted by Ravey CC. Thanks to good people at Pretty Decent Beer we were well stocked with lovely APA and Pilsner and the atmosphere was crackling all night long.
Last Friday, the lovely people at Laka insurance ran their annual Halloween gravel ride from our studio in Shoreditch. It was great to see Milltag HQ full riders with every kind of bike from hybrid to mountain.
The weekend before last saw the UCI World Championships descent on Harrogate in God’s Own Country, Yorkshire. It just so happens that part of the world is Milltag’s spiritual home. We felt compelled to make the pilgrimage from Shoreditch up the A1 to see one of the greatest spectacles cycling has to offer.
Our director and resident randonneur Pete Kelsey recently completed one of the most famous audax races in the world: Paris-Brest-Paris. It’s not his first rodeo and he’s certainly learnt a lot from his previous endurance efforts. “I did PBP back in 2011 and loved it, but probably more relevant for this edition was the LEL (London Edinburgh London 1400km) ride I did in 2017.
This year marked the inaugural running of the world's toughest endurance-cycling-quiz-challenge. The Tour de Trivia was a 21-stage gauntlet that traversed all areas of general knowledge. From cycling to French impressionism via champagne, football and pizza. If you took part, here are the answers and some backstory. If you missed out, here's your chance to go back through the questions and take on the parcours itself.