• Casquetteurs - If the cycling cap fits...

      Cycling Caps have long been the most divisive piece of apparel in the grimpeurs grubby kit bag, but love or hate them, you have to embrace them. They are an echo of the past, a product of dirt roads and hard days that have shaped the way we look at the sport and it's aesthetic. (...)
    • New Hiplok - Wearable Bike Locks - Buckle Up & Bolt Off

      Hiplok are newly in stock here at Always Riding, and we think you'll be wanting to know more about this belting bike lock concept. (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • Hour-Man Matthias Brändle and the Guiding Hand of Christian Pauger

      IAM Cycling's Matthias Brändle shot onto the front pages of the cycling press at a speed of 51.85 Km/H on October 30th 2014 when he loosed off the first round in the post-Jens Voigt Hour Record war. Guided by the hand of Ex-Pro Christian Pauger, owner of the Pro-Cycle shop in Bregenz and, naturally, DS of the shop team. we caught up with both for a chat just after Matthias has debuted in and finished his first Tour de France. (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • A true northern roadman - An interview with Graham Briggs

      The somewhat nasal South Yorkshire accent on the end of the line is warm, lilting even, belying the rugged and weathered looks of its owner. Graham Briggs typifies the gritty, hard northern roadman lineage concentrated in and around the Sheffield catchment area. Graham’s story is one of the school of hard knocks on the formidable ‘Donny Chaingangs’ and Dave Rayner funded solo forays into darkest France at a young age (...)
    • First Look - Alban Urban Pannier Bags

      Sometimes a cycling bag just reaches out and grabs your attention. Perhaps it’s a certain blend of features, an original design, or even an eyebrow raising price point. And then there are the bags that combine all three, like the newly arrived Alban Urban Pannier Bags. (...)
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