What better way to shake off your legs after a satisfying Friday evening ride, or to psych yourself up for a Saturday morning jaunt, than to watch some brilliant cycling videos?
We don't think there is a better way, which is why we're as excited as always to bring you the road.cc cycling video round-up, this week giving you an professional riding experience like no other.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to ride up a hill with a professional? How about to actually be a professional; see what they see, ride in their shoes? Well, we're about to give you that opportunity. Our first video is an immersive experience with Christian Vande Velde, explore the world around him as he flies up and down some beautiful hills.
It's like Google Street View on amphetamines.
Later there's a showdown between a disasterously misinformed police officer in California and an agreived cyclist, a motorcyclist mocking a pavement-riding cyclist, a laughable training ride from the Japanese Olympic team as the recce the Rio Olympic road race course, a lot of slow-mo in South Australia with Paul Sherwen & Phil Ligget, and a hilarious mountain bike crash.
Get ready to explore the world from Chistian Vande Velde's eyes as he tells you why he loves cycling so much.
It's not often we hear police officers justifying absolutely crazy driving so poorly. This Highway Patrol officer demonstrates a complete lack of diligence, understanding, compassion, and competence as he explains his reckless driving to a reasonably calm cyclist. Worrying.
Here we have the Japanese Olympic team recceing the Olympic road race course for the Rio Games next year.
Fortunately, they've got another year of training ahead of them.
This comedic moment shared between a well-helmeted cyclist waiting at a pedestrian crossing and a motorcyclist had us smiling. The joke wasn't lost on the cyclist either.
The voice of cycling for a number of generations, Phil Liggett, and his younger but equally iconic friend Paul Sherwen have spent some of their Tour de France downtime providing voice over work for an evocative film about cycling in South Australia. Do you feel any more inclined to take your bike Down Under?
Very easy, it turns out.
In a fantastic showing of selflessness, Enrico Milani - who has been a fan of the North East Premier League club Sunderland AFC for 25 years - has decided to ride the 1900km from his home town of Paratico in Italy, to Sunderland to aid 4-year old Nina who has an indeterminable medical condition.
Aurelien Fontenoy is the 3-time junior world champion and 3 times vice-champion of the world, in elite VTT Trial riding.
As you can see, he's pretty damn good at it.