Yea! It’s not BMX or Friday, it’s fixed gear Thursday. Why do I say these things? I saw this just before I went in to hospital and thought I must post it but, I forgot. Luckily for me Matti Hemings sent it to me! It’s not often we get to put up a video from the town the Headset Press team live in. So without further ado, here is Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings riding in various locations around Bristol and featuring music from Hugh Hardie. Bike from www.foffabikes.com
I really wanted to post this earlier on but, as things transpired during the week I withheld. It bugged me that Specialized has such good stuff coming for 2014 that they would do something so dumb as to beat on the small guy to make a point. This is never the right way for a big cycling brand to behave, it showed little understanding of the cycling community. Then on the other hand was the AWOL and the work Specialized had put in to trying to associate with the ‘cyclist’. Now thankfully Specialized has come to it’s senses, I feel comfortable in posting this. No one is perfect and I appreciate the effort made to come out and say sorry (see here). If anyone needs some perspective, this is bicycles we are talking about, not arms dealers or unethical exploitation practices… It’s just bikes, and let bygones be bygones. Now watch this it’s rad! Next part coming soon. Well done Specialized! Be part of the solution from here on please.
We posted about this recently and it’s deadline is looming and it’s a close call to raise the funds?! To be honest I would’ve thought it would smash it’s target… This is a story about one of the greats of cycling… So come on! Lets make sure this happens get your pledge on over at Kickstarter. Only four days left and they just need the final amount of money to do it. So please donate. Go here and please make this happen.
Holy ship balls! This is good, no better than good this is the best! Road Bike Party by Martyn Ashton was a viral success and was jaw droopingly good. Martyn had a plan to make Road Bike Party 2 and he did, as some of you might be aware he had a very nasty accident which happened between filming this and other shows he performs. So he needed some friends to help out to finish this one and ummm, well just watch. Really hope Martyn the best for the future. This is for me the best cycling vid of the
year fuck that – EVER.
EDIT: Just received more info on this. Click to read more and you should please.
Didn’t think we would stop at £50 did you? Oh ho ho ho no. Here are some ideas in the slightly more generous range. We might even have a super plush top of the pile post left you know but, that would be the last of these mince pies. Happy shopping and buy ethical and local if you can!
Well I would say 2013 was the year where bike-packing came of age (or the 90′s frame bag took steroids, but I won’t encourage doping). There are some great companies making packs and the competition is heating up in the market. It also looks a heap of fun to go bike-packing. I would’ve said light touring (off or on-road) but, hey I don’t market this stuff! I can’t even decide if it should be one word, two or hyphenated. I’m really hoping come the summer I’m up for some light touring (on road for me I think). But I think this sort of stuff is a great direction for cycling to head in. OH and those Genesis Bikes are looking good for 2014. Check them here.
So you’ve probably seen the first of our Christmas Gift Guide by now? Well if not here’s our stocking filler ideas. Now for something that will go quite nicely under the Christmas tree. There’s no reason you couldn’t give cycling inspired gifts to everyone!
Bleedy hansome me luvers. Bit Cornish slang for you. Why? Because Royla is based around Cornwall and the cycling scene there (that I grew up from) . I’m proudly Cornish (and so is our Dan) and expect something from me in this growing publication in the near future and I’m really proud to support this publication. I really think Royla is starting to show itself as being a great publication tooIt’s not just about cycling in Cornwall either, rather cycling with a sometimes Cornish backdrop and you would be surprised by how many Cornish cyclists have gone on to have pro and olympic careers. Get on and if you want a bit of Cornish humour, check this out.
This is a excerpt from an up and coming documentary about the bicycle. If this clip is anything to go by it’s going to be very good. Like so many things these days this one is in need of social funding and I see no problem with that, it’s a great way of doing business. So watch the clip and head over here for more info.