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 […]

Last year British Cycling’s Policy Advisor Chris Boardman said cycling only had a matter of months to really gain traction and turn the favourable political support it receives into becoming a national general election issue. With millions of people regularly taking to their bikes; a gross cycling contribution to the British economy of £3billion, and projected […]

Following last week’s introduction to the wonderful (but challenging) world of Audax-ing or Randonneuring as it is more commonly referred to in the US, and discussing why it is on the rise in a society that searches tirelessly for the next big adventure, we are going back to basics with this week’s post on the topic, hearing […]

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 […]

It doesn’t matter what the sport is, there will always be those who want to take it to greater lengths. In the world of amateur cycling, audax events have historically been that boundary breaker. Yet, strangely, an audax is non-competitive. The aim of the discipline is to complete a set distance in a certain time, checking […]

Setting aside the (often self-inflicted) suffering when we race or train really hard, riding our bikes together should be fun. However, in order to make sure a large organised event, such as a sportive, does in fact remain enjoyable as well as safe and promotes a considerate attitude towards other road users and the environment, we have put together the following […]

Sometimes we witness, sometimes we ride and sometimes we race, but it is fair to say, whenever there is a big bicycle event going, at least one of us can always be found there. Whether they are based at head office or in one of our stores and whether as spectator, participant or contender, our avid blog readers […]

Not only is tweed a fabric which many may see as quintessentially British, it is also almost inextricably linked to cycling. The former goes back to the hard-wearing material, which began as (and to some extent still is) a hand-woven cloth, having emerged in Scotland as a way for the farmers to cope with the cold and damp weather and later […]

While Box Hill will be climbed by no less than 19 sportives this summer, it is the eastern loop of the King of the Downs which contains some of the toughest but least heralded climbs south of the M25, including three of Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs across three counties – East Sussex, Kent and […]

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