• How to put on bar tape

      So a new shiny bar tape has caught your eye but you're a bit worried about fitting it yourself? Fear not, for doing your own bar tape is easily achievable: bar taping is a skill which is relatively quick to learn and requires no specialist equipment. (...)
    • Lucchese Days - Cycling in Lucca, Italy

      Nestled between Pisa and Florence, Lucca is a gem hidden amidst the glare created by the Leaning Tower to the west and the treasure laden Renaissance City to the east. The gateway to the mountainous Serchio Valley, Lucca can be viewed, along with Bergamo in Lombardy to the North, as one of the first cities of Italian cycling. (...)
    • Wiggins, phoning home and Italian pump artists

      We'll have to seek your apologies for less than regular news updates. The recently redesigned and tech-ported site, full to bursting of swank as it is, has been keeping us busier than FIFA's file shredders of late, but we're back on top form, saddle side up and raring to go. (...)
    • The South Downs Way Double

      It's 2011. Two of us are shivering in an over-stretched survival bag, cowering inside a disused sheep shed somewhere in West Sussex. Our attempt to ride the South Downs Way twice in one go had come to an abrupt, and somewhat embarrassing, early finish a long way short of our goal. The least romantic bivvy I've yet to experience being something of a forfeit for having been excessively bullish about our ability. (...)
    • Cycling Eyewear Arrives at Always Riding

      There are only so many snappy titles a man can come up with. This one isn't too snappy. In fact it ranks alongside the factual, but underwhelming 'Croc eats man'. Descriptive, yes, but not the tantalisingly gory hard-hitter it could have been. Irrelevant foray into the newspaper business aside, the news is that yes, we have added a cycling eyewear category to Always Riding (as if you couldn't guess from our Pulitzer winning title) (...)
    • Cycling in La Gomera, Tenerife's plucky little cousin

      Barely known outside of an adventurous community of hikers, La Gomera also happens to be a great place to head off for a little cycle touring delight. Read how adventuresome Cath Harris cycled & explored this plucky little island. (...)
    • Silca Pumps - An American Reinvention of an Italian Classic

      Silca is a name synonymous with bike pumps, but for a new generation of riders, it may have taken a recent Interbike Award and stellar reviews to bring the brand the attention it so deserves. (...)
    • The Cappuccino King

      Bar Galligani-Il Re Del Cappuccino. The Cappuccino King. The tales were always out there about this mecca of mid-ride refreshment if the ears were attuned. In fleeting conversations with those who live and ride in the area, a lucky visitor introduced by someone in the know, or online, hidden amidst the din of social media to be picked up and pieced together as an intelligence officer might from the cacophony of intercepted global chatter. (...)
    • Touring 'Culinary Cornwall' with

      We recently packed up our little panniers, strapped them on a newly polished front rack and set off to the southern most tip of the UK. Here, we share our kit insights and recommendations on what worked for three nights of camping, riding and eating our way around Cornwall. (...)
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