There’s a well-known saying in cycling: ‘On the rivet.’ It means to be cycling at your absolute maximum, pushing yourself almost over the edge. And it derives from the days when bike racers used Brooks saddles, and would edge forward on the seat as they tried harder, finding themselves sitting literally on the rivet at […]

Having talked about Sportives, Audax/Randonnées and the latest craze of Everesting during recent weeks, it has become very obvious that cyclists are more keen than ever to find their next big challenge and especially when it comes to uphills. We also already looked at some local killer climbs as part of our Kings Of the Downs Challenge, coming up this Sunday, May 31st, here we bring […]

If you have read our article about choosing female cycle shorts then you may well have been intrigued by the bib shorts that offer easier access for bathroom stops.   by Fiona Outdoors   It’s one of those frustrating things about cycling in bib shorts for women. While bib shorts are super-comfy, they do cause […]

What is it about the combination of cycling and Italy that seems to create such emotion? Whether it’s cycling events such as the Giro d’Italia or L’Eroica, or legendary riders such as Fausto Coppi right up to today’s hero Vincenzo Nibali, a little bit of Italian influence can turn anything pedal-powered into something magical. Cycle […]

When I was asked to shoot a couple of lifestyle images for the brand new FWE clothing range, I jumped at the chance; not just because I actually really love my job, but because it gave me the opportunity to try out some brand new kit, rope in my girlfriend Danni (who’s a dab hand with […]

The next few sentences are likely to sound really corny to anyone who doesn’t believe in love at first sight and possibly even to those who do. Let’s face it, even I was a cynic before this particular day. It was August last year, when my team and I paid a visit to the world’s biggest bicycle trade show, […]

With the news of UCI finally introducing disc brakes for road racing from 2017, the time feels right to be joining the debate and to share my personal experience based on 10,000 km on Shimano’s platform and almost ten months of day to day use.   Many manufacturers (and hence our customers) have long been using cable-operated disc brakes on their road or […]

One of your greatest enemies when you are riding your bike is your head. We don’t mean this metaphorically – your head accounts for a huge amount of the frontal area of a rider’s profile, and thus accounts for much of the majority of aerodynamic drag created. Aerodynamic drag is air resistance attributed to an […]

This month’s winning customer review was written by Ellie, who took the Pearl Izumi Women’s Pro Softshell 180 Jacket for a spin…  Ellie was given the jacket as a Christmas present, she’s a regular commuter and rated it well for its comfort and stylish design…  “My husband bought me this at Christmas and although it’s […]

We’ve got loads of amazing offers in our January sale – and our sale bikes, clothing and accessories have been flying out of the warehouse  at an alarming rate – so you best get in quick if you want to enjoy the offers. There are a few items that we’ve reduced well below their rrp. Sizes […]

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