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    • 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. (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • 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! (...)
    • 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... (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • 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... (...)
    • 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. (...)
    • Top 10 things to remember when choosing your road cycling shoes

      With road cycling shoes some of the biggest ticket items out there, making the right decision is a big deal, regardless of whether you're a first time rider or an asphalt hardened hero. So, putting together a list of ten things to consider before embarking upon a pair of cycling shoes, with a view to making sure you're pedalling in complete comfort. (...)
    • 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... (...)
    • Maelstrom Descending - Riding Ronde Van Vlaanderen with Team Giant-Alpecin

      The cycling world is approaching the climax of the Flandrian campaign: The Ronde Van Vlaanderen. All across the Flemish Ardennes there is a palpable buzz and sense of anticipation. Teams of workers are erecting the race infrastructure; barriers, signage, hospitality tents and stands. Perhaps the only people working harder are the teams who will be battling it out over the legendary cobbles and climbs of this true heartland of cycle racing. (...)
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