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  • In Conversation With... Eliza Southwood
    In Conversation With... Eliza Southwood
    At the time that we speak to Eliza Southwood about her cycling artwork, she has been busy creating a fun action-packed week for a work experience girl she has taken on for the week. “Well that sure beats working at Coventry University Library!” I think, cursing my fifteen-year-old self for...
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  • Always Riding.....Bikes?
    Always Riding.....Bikes?
    When we started back in 2008, it was with a handpicked collection of apparel from new makers and start-ups (with a smattering of mainstream brands in there for good measure, of course). A little later we added a range of rider-favourite accessories, like bottles, bar-grips, bags & beer openers (you...
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  • The Welder of Verona: Dario Pegoretti
    The Welder of Verona: Dario Pegoretti
    Dario Pegoretti steps out of his door, characteristic long hair pulled back in a workmanlike ponytail, stretching out a hand with a twinkle in his eye, “Welcome Pete, Dario.” Wearing a paint-spotted t-shirt and pocket-heavy 3/4 length shorts, he stops to pat his shuffling 13-year old German Shepherd Jack as...
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  • Bike Food: Gourmet Grilled Sandwiches
    Bike Food: Gourmet Grilled Sandwiches
    While on a bicycle tour last summer down the west coast, I made my favorite bicycle touring discovery: grilled bread. It might sound simple, but at the end of a long day in the saddle, a crunchy piece of bread dripping in olive oil and slightly charred is better than...
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  • Breaking away: Paul Budnitz and the quest for perfection
    Breaking away: Paul Budnitz and the quest for perfection
    Paul Budnitz blames the film Breaking Away for ruining the bike industry. Sure, the 1979 cult-classic about a teenager in Indiana obsessed with Italian bike racing inspired many to dust off their two-wheelers — but according to Budnitz, it also prompted a new obsession with drop-handlebar race bikes. Which meant...
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  • Shot from the saddle: We asked 5 pros for their top cycling photography tips and kit advice
    Shot from the saddle: We asked 5 pros for their top cycling photography tips and kit advice
    Taking photos from the saddle is a pretty popular pastime these days. With the opportunities for snap-worthy scenery that being on the bike affords the rider, and the fact that nearly all of us are riding with a pretty sweet camera holstered somewhere or other, there's never been a...
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  • 5 Road Bike Holiday Destinations to Give You The Jimmy Legs
    5 Road Bike Holiday Destinations to Give You The Jimmy Legs
    If you have to spend the night phantom pedalling, then you might as well have earned it riding luxuriously sinewy switchbacks, tapping out granny-ring gradients, and hustling the valley-floor home with only one end in sight: that of the rider in front of you. Or rather, a bed so downy...
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  • Cool Caps for Cool Cats… latest cycling cap designs from the Cinelli Art Program
    Cool Caps for Cool Cats… latest cycling cap designs from the Cinelli Art Program
    A cycling cap is a nice way to inject a bit of personality whilst out riding (as is a nonchalant banana in the pocket - the rear pocket). This is especially true when your cap is a dapper limited edition design from Cinelli’s artist collaboration project the Cinelli Art Program...
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  • Farm to Fork: Riding a Foodie Fondo in Vermont
    Farm to Fork: Riding a Foodie Fondo in Vermont
    I’m tucked low over my handlebars, riding the slipstream of the cyclist in front of me and trying to regulate my breathing when I fly past Liberty Hill Farm. The farm itself — white clapboard farmhouse with a beautifully rustic red-painted barn — is similar to many others around this...
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  • Bikepacking Set Ups - A Visual Guide
    Bikepacking Set Ups - A Visual Guide
    Bikepacking has become the term coined for any bike bags not deemed to be part of "conventional touring" - that of two rear panniers, two front panniers, and a rectangular handlebar bag with a clear top for easy map reading. With the introduction of ultra-distance road rides and off-road touring...
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