This week we go back to the beginning, back to where Rapha Continental started in the US.
"The Rapha Continental began in the US in 2007 as an antidote to the clinical aspects of road racing. It was conceived as a more creative expression of road riding, with the belief that you don’t need to pin a race number on to experience the pleasure that comes from tough rides. From the start, the Continental has been about exploring the road less travelled, discovering those things you only find out on the open road with your fellow riders. It’s about that sense of camaraderie that comes from sharing the effort and the adventure of meeting new places and people along the way."
In the six years since beginning Rapha Continental has visited Australia (as seen last week in the Satchel Ride), UK, Japan, Europe and southeast Asia. This global journey has inspired not only films but photography, ride maps and cue sheets.
This is the true essence of road cycling, the toughness and adventure and the reason many of us became involved in the first place. Take time to sit back and enjoy the quintessence of cycling with Rapha Continental.