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    • Dirt Road Tested - New Smith Forefront and Overtake Helmets

      Check out the video from the inaugural Trans-Cascadia featuring the all new Smith Forefront trail helmet. Smith's innovative design for both the Forefront and Overtake will make you want to head for the hills in search of gravel tracks. (...)
    • Pas Normal Studios - Landing Soon at Always Riding

      Danish Brand Pas Normal Studios bring their new Spring/Summer collection to Always Riding via a stunning photo shoot in Lucca, Italy. We preview what's coming soon! (...)
    • The Whitstable T-Shirt Company - Latest Lines from the Kentish Coast

      Walking around on in the sun or simply enjoying some off the bike time at home, the Whitstable T-Shirt Company have got you covered. In their latest update to their rather fetching range of tees, Whitstable cater for the taste of the sprinter and the spritely mountain climber alike, so there's sure to be something to pique your interest and tempt you into one of their tees... (...)
    • Meet The Maker - Halley Stevensons

      The car escapes Edinburgh via the huge spans of the Forth Bridge and heads towards the foothills of the Highlands. We are driving to Dundee through the beautiful, rugged terrain of Scotland's east coast. It is these mountains and the unforgiving North Sea that call the tune in these parts as far as the weather goes, thus it is no surprise that the region is home to the world leader in the manufacturing of performance waxed cottons, Halley Stevensons. (...)
    • Race Report - 2016 Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic

      It's the morning of the 2016 Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic. Team WPG Amsterdam's young DS Arthur Van Dam is delivering a crash course in feed-zone technique to Always Riding's sidekick Tess amidst the pre-race bustle and prepping in the team area. “Hold it out just like this” Arthur demonstrates with one of the small, yellow musettes as it dangles loosely on an outstretched arm... (...)
    • Riding into Town - A Guide to Urban Cycling Backpacks

      With so many urban cycling backpacks to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming trying to work out which is the best choice for your needs. So, with a short run through of tips on how to choose and what to use, we guide you through the closeted world of city cycling bags and backpacks. (...)
    • Choosing your Chrome Backpack - An Urban Dilemma

      Chrome Bags and Chrome backpacks in particular are some of our best sellers here at Always Riding, but with the range of bags ever expanding to fit in all the relevant clutter that modern life requires, we thought we'd compile a small guide to help guide you through the world of 100D cordura and arrive at the right choice for your cycling needs. (...)
    • Tour Divide Kit List - Brother Cycles x Always Riding

      When Brother Cycles approached us asking for a few tips for his upcoming Tour Divide attempt we jumped at the opportunity to help out and after a few cups of tea, we decided to sponsor Will (one of the brothers) in his attempt. (...)
    • Matt Brammeier: Champion Rising

      Sitting semi-slouched on a restaurant chair in one of the few quiet corners of the Hotel Mecure in Roeselare, Matt Brammeier exudes the relaxed demeanour of somebody who has finally found his niche within an occupation that has gifted him nothing. The path to where he now finds himself has demanded deep self-belief and a survivor’s instinct, eyes always open and an ear constantly to the ground, as he jumped from each stepping-stone of collapsing team and contract disintegration beneath his feet to the next in Indiana Jones-esque fashion. (...)
    • Più di Pegoretti - Cycling Accessories Reimagined

      With Dario Pegoretti's frames some of the most lauded and sought after in the cycling world, we at Always Riding were surprised to hear his most recent project took him away from his TiG Welding setup and into the world of cycling accessories. Well, with a master such as Pegoretti, we were intrigued, and we just had to find out what was going on... (...)
    • Cycling in Tenerife: Cycling Monk and the Synergy Volcano Tour

      With a bucket-list of European climbs to scale, I realised that the mountain-climbing writings of the likes of Daniel Friebe and Simon Warren had never mentioned Tenerife. Perhaps there were no mountains to speak of? So, here is the second great secret of Tenerife - it is a hill climbers' paradise. Almost nowhere on the island is flat and with the highest road rearing above 2300m from sea-level, Tenerife offers the highest continually ascending road in Europe. I had to go. (...)
    • Is the Electric Brompton the Holy Grail of Urban Cycling?

      For years, Brompton have been developing an electric-assist version of their folding bicycle. This blog explores what the long-awaited electric Brompton might be like and when it might be available. (...)
    • Break out the Jupiler, the Ronde is in Town

      There was, a few years ago, a TV show aired on a domestic Belgian Channel. It was a show about the Ronde Van Vlaanderen - but not as a history lesson, cataloguing years and winners; the show followed the threads of numerous ordinary people's lives on this very special day. There was a corporate VIP who, through a catalogue of mishaps, missed all of the racing; a suicide case determined to end it all and a father-in-law who, looking down on the neat little villages of Flanders via the race helicopter's TV eye... (...)
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