Tour Flanders with Beers of Belgium

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The 2018 Flanders Classics is an amazing chance to experience Belgium, a country steeped in history and rich culture. One of the more significant cultural icons that Belgians enjoy so much is something quite unassuming – a drink already savoured by people all over the world: beer. Beer has developed such a complex history and is so revered in Belgium that in 2016 Belgian beer was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. What makes Belgian beer so unique? Belgian beer has become so well known around the world primarily because of the very unique styles that are
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The Culinary Sensations of the Tour de France Grand Depart

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The Grand Depart Tour of the Tour De France represents more than simply being able to savour the beautiful sights of Western France. The base of Nantes means amazing food and wine of the region is readily available to those looking for a host of unique dishes. Traditionally being a port town, Nantes still benefits from its proximity to the water with bountiful seafood options complemented by the meats and vegetables typical to French cuisine. Local markets, such as the ever-popular Talensac market, allow for fresh produce to always be readily available for the bright and flavoursome local dishes. In
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2018 Spring Classics Gallery

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Our epic 2018 Spring Classics gallery is now live. We think that this years tour raised the bar once again! Our guests enjoyed a three hour lunch with 11 time Grand Tour winner and the undisputed KING of Cycling Eddy Merckx. They were guided through the Ardennes with none other than 2006 Amstel Gold winner Frank Schleck and visited the team Mitchelton-SCOTT hotel where they were given an insight into the team’s preparations ahead of last Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix, including a Q&A with Mathew Hayman, Luke Durbridge and Sports Director Matthew Wilson. Guests were also able to participate in both the
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Preparing for Your First Tour

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Some of the biggest cycling tours in the world require participants to undergo gruelling training for months beforehand – for those of us with fulltime jobs or enjoying retirement, however, this is not an entirely feasible ask. Although incredible amounts of time and energy are invested in preparing for a top-tier race, fortunately this is not the case for a cycling tour. Instead, cycling tours should be an amazing experience, taking place in some of the most beautiful places in the entire world. For this reason, it’s important to choose a cycling tour that you believe will be most rewarding.
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Consuming the Right Energy Foods for Cycling

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Managing your energy levels while riding can be difficult, but with a little guidance, it’s something every cyclist can get the hang of. First off, what foods and liquids you need to be consuming depends entirely on what kind of cycling you’re performing. Training might just involve the consumption of the appropriate food products before you go for a ride, like a breakfast consisting of a smoothie or a cereal. When planning to ride for longer than an hour, such as during an endurance race, there is a distinct need to consistently manage energy intake in order to maintain optimum
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Mummu Cycling Announces Official Partnership With Wahoo Fitness

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Mummu Cycling, one of the world’s leading cycling tour companies today announced a new partnership with Wahoo Fitness. A first for Mummu Cycling, the partnership will improve ride navigation with Wahoo’s aerodynamic ELEMNT BOLT GPS cycling computers on its tours. “Mummu has a goal of delivering unforgettable tour experiences for cycling fans across the globe and we are excited to have found a partner in Wahoo who shares our focus on enhancing user experiences,” said Marcel Berger, Mummu Cycling Managing Director. “Wahoo will be a huge asset to our tour delivery offering leading-edge turn by turn navigation and ride analysis
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Food and Wine During the Vuelta Espana

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Vuelta Espana makes up one of cycling’s prestigious three-week long grand tours, which should indicate how much ground is covered. Departing from Malaga on Spain’s southern Costa del Sol and heading north, the 2018 Vuelta Espana sees riders pass through some of Spain’s most unique and jaw dropping landmarks, including Catalonia and Basque Country, with a finish in the beautiful Spanish capital of Madrid. Cycling tours aren’t just about the beautiful countryside, however. It’s the culture along the way, in this case the incredible cuisine of Spain, that can leave a lasting impression. A gastronomic tour of Spain With food
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Spring Classics Belgian Beer Guide

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The Tour of Flanders represents an unmatched opportunity to sample some of the best beers in the world. Tour Flanders with Beers of Belgium The 2018 Flanders Classics is an amazing chance to experience Belgium, a country steeped in history and rich culture. One of the more significant cultural icons that Belgians enjoy so much is something quite unassuming – a drink already savoured by people all over the world: beer. Beer has developed such a complex history and is so revered in Belgium that in 2016 Belgian beer was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. What
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The 2018 Etape du Tour

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The 2018 Etape du Tour marks the return of one of our favourite annual tours. Etape du Tour is comprised of the stage 10 route of the Tour de France, and is made up of the beautiful Col de la Croix-Fry, Plateau des Glières, Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière. In this blog, Mummu Cycling demonstrate why we think the Etape du Tour is so exciting! Experience the stunning alps The town of Annecy is located in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region, and is close proximity to both the borders of Italy and Switzerland. Being in
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Things That Aren’t Necessary for Your First Tour

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Planning your first cycling tour may very easily seem like an intimidating affair. Huge amounts of time, money and preparation might appear to be integral ingredients necessary for your tour success, but the team at Mummu are here to assure you this is definitely not the case. In this blog, we walk new riders through what they won’t necessarily need for their first few tours. Hopefully we’ll even be able to dissuade a few overzealous cyclists from packing too much. It’s important to not go overboard because touring isn’t made by the amount of money invested – it’s all about
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Mummu Cycling launches GreenEDGE Travel with Mitchelton-SCOTT

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Tour with team Mitchelton-SCOTT and experience a cycling tour like a pro, with the pros! Mummu Cycling is excited to announce the launch of GreenEDGE Travel, a new travel experience branch created in conjunction with team Mitchelton-SCOTT, giving unprecedented insights at some of the world’s biggest races. Already with 13 UCI victories and the current UCI WorldTour leader Daryl Impey, the 2018 season is shaping up to be an amazing year for Mitchelton-SCOTT and we want our fans closer to the action than ever before. Unlike other operators, GreenEDGE Travel tours are designed and led by former GreenEDGE pros. 17-time Tour de
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The 2018 Giro d’Italia Tour

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If you’ve ever wanted to experience Italy but were unsure as to how to go about doing so, Giro d’Italia might very well be the answer. Although the first stage of the tour begins in Jerusalem, our starting point at stage 13 captures everything good about Italy. The later stages of the Giro d’Italia combine history, culture and cuisine, providing everyone who commits to the occasionally gruelling summit climbs to a host of uniquely engaging sights, tastes, and knowledge. Food of the North Riding through the top of Italy allows us to try some of the foods that Northern Italy
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Touring in Europe

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Your first tour in Europe is usually a daunting one – although you might have ridden long distances across Australia, Europe represents an entirely different beast. Climate, geography and landscape are very different to what is experienced in Australia, and expectations should be adjusted accordingly. Each country represents a different journey that can be tackled, making Europe a very exciting place to tackle a tour, wherever you may be riding. If you’re not planning on attending one of the big cycling tours across Europe, such as the Giro Italia or a leg of the Tour de France, finding your way
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Vin + Velo in the Pyrenees

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Experiencing Carcassonne on our Pyrenees Tour de France Tour Week three of the Tour de France is not only where the fight for yellow intensifies and the race is won and lost, but it also offers the incredible opportunity to visit an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. While we’re in the Pyrenees, we’re granted the opportunity to see the fortified town of Carcassonne and sample all of the delicious produce that is produced around the area. Cité de Carcassonne The Cité de Carcassonne is one of the biggest attractions in France – the second after the Eiffel Tower in fact
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2018 Spring Season has Sprung

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Spring Season has sprung The end of February is always an exciting time for cycling with the start of the Spring racing season in Europe after the warmer races in Australia and Middle East over our Southern Hemisphere summer. When I think of spring racing I think of the passion of the Belgians flying their region’s flags on the side of narrow cobbled roads cheering the likes of Peter Sagan, Tom Boonen, Greg Van Avermaet and in yesteryear Fabian Cancellara and our own Stuart O’Grady. Beginning this weekend these long single day races begin with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and
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HOW TO PREP LIKE A PRO

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With the European cycling tour season upon us we thought we’d share some tips on how to prepare for your tour. Weather you’re touring with us this season or thinking about an upcoming tour here’s what you need to know! And for those of you joining us as a spectator or thinking of doing so all you need to worry about is red or white…wine that is! Preparing for Your First Tour Some of the biggest cycling tours in the world require participants to undergo gruelling training for months beforehand – for those of us with fulltime jobs or enjoying
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2018 Santos Tour Down Under Review

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By Marcel Berger Last week Mummu Cycling hosted a group of 30 cyclists and cycling fans at the 20th edition of the Santos Tour Down Under, in partnership with Adelaide cycling legend, Stuart O’Grady. Now in our second year with “Stuey”, we pulled out all stops to deliver our guests a truly unique experience. Our 8-Day guests arrived on Sunday 14th January in time for a quick ride before the Peoples Choice Classic to see Peter Sagan pip Caleb Ewan for line honors. After a well earned rest at our 5-Star hotel, the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, Stuey took time from
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Giro d’Italia 2018 Race Route Review from Stephen Farrand

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The 101st edition of the Giro d’Italia appears to be a tough, testing but a classic-looking race. There are few innovations after the historic start in Israel but the mountainous route should ensure the Giro keeps its self-styled moniker of ‘the toughest race in the world’s most beautiful place’. As previously announced, the race will start with three stages in Israel. The opening 9.7km time trial in Jerusalem on Friday, May 4 will shape the overall classification and perhaps even see Froome immediately in the pink jersey. It is followed by stages for the sprinters to Tel Aviv and Eilat
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2018 Tour de France Route Review by Stuart O’Grady

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  This was the first time I have ever watched the announcement of the Tour De France, believe it or not. It’s strange to think that a race that captivated my life for 17 years, I never felt any obligation or much interest in finding out exactly where we were going. Because at the end of the day, it didn’t really matter. It all hurts! Watching the race being unveiled tonight was a lot more exciting than what I thought. I guess its because I now understand how hard it actually is to complete any Grand Tour. Before, I was
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Stuart O’Grady’s 2017 TDF Grand Depart Review

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From the Desk of Stuart O’Grady Here I am sitting in Mondorf Les Bains after an incredible start to my TDF European adventure with Mummu Cycling. I landed in Dusseldorf last Wednesday into torrential rains which lashed the start of the TDF. We had a small group of great people who I introduced into “my” cycling world. We met teams, riders, mechanics and had photos with a lot of their favourites along the way. Ran into an old friend this arvo… This time we aren’t trying to kick each other butts in the sprints. He was a Legend @letour @EteZabel
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Spring Classics Review

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Yes, I may be a little biased, but this year’s Spring Classics trip was nothing short of amazing. The Spring Classics week is something every cycling fan must do once in their lifetime. The atmosphere is electric. Everyone in the streets, shops and restaurants are all talking about cycling. There is an energy in the air. All in anticipation of these two races that take place over the first two Sundays in April. Just being in Belgium and Northern France for the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix is enough to get every cycling fan frothing at the mouth. We
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2017 Giro d’Italia Contenders

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The 2017 cycling season is well and truly underway and we are starting to get an insight into who is targeting which race and who looks in form ahead of them. Now in Belgium the classics have begun with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne with the big names like Van Avermaet and Sagan showing their early season form with respective wins. But while the classics riders prepare for a big spring showing, March is also when we will see the contenders for the first grand tour of the year start to stretch their legs for form leading into a special
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Mummu Cycling Announce Partnership with Stuart O’Grady

The world’s premier cycling tour operator, Mummu Cycling and the most decorated cyclist in Australia, Stuart O’Grady OAM have announced a new partnership offering fans the exclusive opportunity to experience cycling’s biggest races side by side with the former champion. The two-time World Champion on the track, four-time Olympic medallist, 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner and two-time Tour Down Under winner has partnered with Mummu Cycling to take their world class tours to another level of exclusivity. Mummu Cycling Chief Executive Officer, Marcel Berger said the partnership will bring fans into the inner sanctum of the cycling world. “The access Stuart will
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Summer of Cycling

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To celebrate the 2017 Australian summer of cycling and the start of the 2017 UCI racing calendar, Mummu Cycling are coming to you with some fun, games and great prizes! Throughout January and early February, Mummu Cycling will be road side at all major cycling races in Australia with some fun, engaging activities where you can learn a little more about who we are, get access to some great offers on our trips in 2017 and even have the chance to win one of our daily prizes or the major prize of a Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer thanks to
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2017 Tour de France route review

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The route for the 2017 Tour de France was released yesterday to a full house in Paris, a very different route to previous Tours as race organisers look to take note from the Giro and Vuelta by including shorter, sharper mountain stages that will make for exciting racing every day! With a time trial to start the tour, current World time trial champion Tony Martin will be favored to take the first yellow jersey of this years race in his home country of Germany. The race starts in the city of Dusseldorf, celebrating 30 years since the race last began
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2016 Tour de France Cycling Tour Review

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As I sit waiting to board my plane home from Paris, I am left reflecting on what has been a stellar month following the greatest bike race on earth, the Tour de France. I have met some fantastic people and made many memories of the past few weeks to take home. From the bike, to the French cuisine and enjoying a wine or two at a days end with new found friends, le Tour was a great experience! Now for some of the racing purists who solely look at the battle for the yellow jersey the race may have seemed a
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Travelling with Mummu

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By Laurence Guttman Travelling with Mummu has been one of the most enjoyable, exciting and challenging holidays I’ve ever had. Enjoyable because I’ve seen the best of France – its vibrant culture, its delectable food, its incredible scenery, its amazing architecture and history. Exciting because I’ve been up close and personal with the world’s best cyclists competing in the world’s greatest sporting event. And challenging because I’ve been afforded the opportunity to ride some of cycling’s most mythical, most difficult and most beautiful climbs.   From the very first day in Béziers, we were able to ride out our jet
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2017 Giro d’Italia

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By Laurence Guttmann We’ve just witnessed one of the most thrilling conclusions to the Giro d’Italia in its history. Just a few days ago, it looked like the ‘human coat hanger’, Steven Kruijswijk, would claim a surprising yet deserving victory. With only three stages remaining, Vincenzo Nibali languished in fourth place, 4:43 down – almost an eternity in a grand tour. In a devastating show of strength, panache and experience, and with a little luck (which is always necessary), Nibali managed to overrun Kruijswijk, Valverde and Esteban Chavez, to claim his second Giro d’Italia title. In the end, he wasn’t
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Chaves! You little legend.

Esteban Chaves, born in the 17th of January 1990 and weighing in at just 55kg’s, he remains modest and humble despite all his recent successes! Last weekend Esteban cemented his name as a general classification contender, outriding previous Giro/TdF winner Vincenzo Nibali and all-time great Alejandro Valverde to win the queen stage of the 2016 Giro d’Italia. An outstanding performance by the 26-year-old Colombian, who started his professional career at the young age of 21, back in 2010. He rode with two Colombian teams before signing to Orica Greenedge in 2014, who quickly set about developing the young Colombian into
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