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    • A lunchtime ride with Cafe du Cycliste

      Cafe du Cycliste bring a casual yet technical style to road and urban cycle clothing, drawing on France's undoubted cycling heritage. We thought we'd take a lunchtime spin with owners/managers/founders Andre and Remi and get them to tell us about the Cote d'Azur brand. (...)
    • Cadence Tempo Kit - Coming Soon

      The Cadence Collection Tempo Kits, both light and dark, will be landing at Always Riding HQ within the coming days - stay tuned as this hot summer kit doesn't hang around long! (...)
    • Maglianera - Cycling Socks to Blow Away the Winter Cobwebs

      The Maglian Nera, like the albeit longer lasting Latern Rouge in the Tour de France, was awarded at the Giro d’Italia to the rider who worked incredibly hard, achieved little fanfare and finished last, nonetheless within the maximum time limit. The official Black Jersey was only issued between 1946-1951 but in those years riders tried their darnedest to win it - hiding in haystacks or trying to get punctures were risky tactics considering they still had to finish within the time limit. (...)
    • Portland Design Works - From Barkeep to Cork Chop!

      With a new delivery of Portland Design Works bike gizmos now on the site, comprising the USB rechargeable Lars Rover, Whiskey and Cork Chop Grips, plus the ingenious Barkeep, we thought we'd take the opportunity to share a few of them with you. (...)
    • Inside Line Equipment - Behind the Scenes

      We recently sat down with Eric, the founder of Inside Line Equipment, to get an exclusive insight into how the San Francisco based brand works. Eager to see how ILE's approach to small scale, careful manufacture had carved them a chunk in this industry, Eric took us behind the scenes and also shot some amazing photos to show just how the brand manufactures its bags. (...)
    • Tackling the Mistral - Why Windproof Matters

      Wind and rain often work together, hitting you like a Madison pairing in full sling and with only taped rain jackets or beefy winter wear up to this challenge the humble windproof jacket can sometimes be left on the shelf. (...)
    • 5 cycling to work tips from experienced daily bike commuters

      Always Riding HQ sits around 12 miles from where Alex, Danny and Pete (the Always Riding commute team most excellent) live when they are not giving the cycling goodness. If there’s one thing we’ve all learned since starting this sizeable daily commute, it’s to do as the Scouts do, and be prepared. (...)
    • Staying vintage, choosing your L'Eroica Clothing

      Taking a leaf out of the Great Cyclist in the Sky’s handbook, an Eroica event is guided by 10 Commandments, number nine of which is the one you need to remember if the only thing remaining on your list (after the pre-’87 bike of course) is clothing for the Eroica ride itself: - Participants must be dressed in vintage or era specific clothing. (...)
    • Belgian Winter Cycling Caps - Proven in Flandrian Fields

      The humble Belgian cap has become a winter's staple for many a cyclist in recent years, and with sterling offerings available from Cafe du Cycliste, PEdAL ED, Vulpine and Showers Pass, there's never been a better time to enter this hallowed fraternity. (...)
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