The Real Reasons Why Brits Are So Good At Bike Sports Are Not What You'd Expect...

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PHOTO: OLIVER BORGOGNON/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

What is it about the UK that produces such good cyclists? Seriously, when it comes to doing amazing things on two wheels, more often than not it’s a Brit in the saddle. Recent history is littered with home grown cycling success – just take a look at the events of the past few weeks:

Josh “RatBoy” Bryceland has just won Round Four of the MTB World Cup Round 4 in Leogang, Austria. Jamie Bestwick won his 9th (NINTH!) consecutive gold medal at the X Games in Austin earlier this year.

“Recent history is littered with home grown cycling success”

Go a bit further back and you have Danny MacAskill’s latest video Epecuén which re-asserted his position at the pinnacle of trails biking. And further back still of course the success of Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and their fellow Olympians has bought out the inner patriot in many of us.

All of which begs the question, what is about this green and pleasant land that produced these world beaters?

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