PEdALED New Autumn and Winter Arrivals


PEdALED have released some new items for cycling in Autumn and Winter. When the temperature drops, don’t get caught unprepared. Keep your core warm and dry through changing conditions and stay comfortable.

My personal favourite from the collection has to the be the Kaido long sleeve jersey. It’s a mixture of merino/ polyester to be fast-drying and comfortable, for training or everyday cycling year round. Beautifully simple and functional design with reflective panels and a vertical stripe of horizontal one-way stretch material to provide a snug, athletic, fit to maintain the shape of the jersey over time. And made in Italy..

For more information on the Kaido and the rest of the range, click here.




Hartley Cycles at the Design Museum


We are heading to the London Design Museum this weekend to check out the new exhibition but in the meantime, here is a small feature from Hartley Cycles who was selected to exhibit her new 953 Gravel Road Bike.

We are thrilled to announce that the latest Hartley Cycle, built by bespoke frame builder Caren Hartley, will be featured in the Design Museum’s new major exhibition – Cycle Revolution, in the bespoke builders’ workshop section of the exhibition, highlighting some of the leading frame builders working in the UK cycling industry today. The bike, a fully stainless build made from Reynolds 953, celebrates UK’s heritage of cycling, with understated contemporary style, craft, manufacture and engineering and is built from many bespoke British made materials and components including, Reynolds 953 tubing, Hope Tech hubs, Brooks C13 carbon saddle, Michaux Club handmade leather bar tape and Bentley Components bespoke art deco dropouts.

This Gravel Road bike built for the British roads, designed to be a fast and sure over anything the journey throws up, without sacrificing the fun and comfort, and the strength and corrosion resistance of the 953 will last a lifetime, even in inclement our weather!

With metalwork being at the core of everything that Hartley does, she celebrates the raw materials used in this build; from the 953, to the custom stainless steel bridges and dropouts, to the solid silver hand cut detailing, by leaving it exposed, polished, and open to the elements.


The exhibition runs from 18th November 2015 to 30th June 2016, at The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London, SE1.

Alf Engers Exhibition at Embassy Tea Gallery


If you live in or near London than head over to the Embassy Tea Gallery for a photography exhibition by Ben Gold, Arnhel de Serra and Jan Enkelmann. The subject in question is cyclist Alf Engers – the first man to break the 25-mile road time trial record and a true cycling legend. A man who was making changes to his bike long before Sky coined the term ‘Marginal gains’.

Photographers Ben Gold, Arnhel de Serra and Jan Enkelmann understand the power of the right image and how important visually arresting photographs are. These individuals are to have their work showcased in a free, 2 day exhibition at Embassy Tea Gallery.

Embassy Tea Gallery
195 – 205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN



The London Bike Show returns in February 2016

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The London Bike Show will return to ExCeL London this February, running from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th. Being the largest bike show in the UK, The London Bike Show really does have something for everyone and is a great way to start the year. Prepare to drool over the latest bikes and part with some cash because there is always something that will catch your eye here!

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Over 300 confirmed brands will be in attendance, including Cannondale, Boardman, GT Bikes, Scott, HOY Bikes, Enigma, Specialized and many more of the cycling’s biggest brand names, as well as several large cycling retailers.

The Cycling Performance Theatre – presented by Cycleguard will play host to a stellar list of special guest speakers from across the world of cycling. Previous guests include Great Britain’s most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, 3-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and downhill MTB legend Steve Peat.

Added to the line up will be a brand new international MTB freestyle competition, Air to the Throne. Featuring 30 of the world’s best freestyle mountain bikers, including home favourites Sam Pilgrim, Daryl Brown and Matt Jones, the gigantic AT3 course will push the riders to their limit as they battle it out for a chance to win the €10,000 pot. For MTB fans looking for a place to relax, the Hot Seat bar will be situated overlooking the course, serving a variety of drinks and screening some of the wildest MTB films throughout the duration of the Show.

For cyclists looking to fine tune their performance, the Surrey Human Performance Training Hub returns to the Show offering visitors the chance to book an intensive 1-2-1 session with one of the Institute’s experts. During these exclusive sessions, participants will undergo a full fitness and technique analysis, before receiving a personalised professional training plan.

There will be a wide range of bikes from the world’s leading brands available for visitors to test on the Test Track, with road, commuter and electric models being on hand. This is as well as a dedicated kid’s test track, where younger ones can try out the latest bikes on the market.

Proving a huge success in 2015, StreetVelodrome returns once again to give visitors the chance to get involved in the action-packed thrill of track cycling, in the world’s only pop up velodrome.

For adrenaline junkies, the Extreme Action Sports Tour area allows visitors to see breathtakingly skilled stunt riders, the Daily Demons. The action packed displays are guaranteed to keep spectators on the edge of their seats as they perform stunts and display their astounding skills with amazing control and nerve.

The Workshop café offers the perfect place to unwind during the day, as well as getting useful maintenance and bike-care tips from Cytech’s expert mechanics and trainers who will be on hand throughout the Show.

Adult tickets for the Thursday or Friday cost £15 each including booking fee, with concession tickets at £9.00 including booking fee, children 8 and under are free and 9-16 year olds cost £3.00 including booking fee.

Adult tickets for the Saturday or Sunday are available at £18 per adult, £12 for concessions and 9-16 year olds £4. Children under 8 can again attended for free.

For further information and to book tickets please visit www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk

Canyon SRAM and Rapha Launch New Women’s Cycling Team


Rapha today announces its partnership with Canyon//SRAM Racing, a newly formed UCI Women’s WorldTour professional cycling team. The three-year agreement will see Rapha supply the team with racewear for competition while also outfitting staff and racers with off the bike in Rapha’s distinct, tailored City collection. Rapha joins Canyon Bicycles of Germany and SRAM bicycle components of the United States in support of the team.

Canyon//SRAM will be led by rising stars Tiffany Cromwell (AUS) and Hannah Barnes (UK) with a total of 9 riders from 6 countries. The team, directed by Ronny Lauke and Beth Duryea, will compete in the full WorldTour calendar with emphasis on the Amgen Tour of California and Philadelphia Cycling Classic in the Unites States of America, the Aviva Women’s Tour, and La Course. Further focus will be taken to qualify athletes to attend the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Riders will wear a brilliant, new livery designed by Rapha’s acclaimed design team and built on the Rapha Souplesse collection for women. Canyon//SRAM will also serve as a global platform, visible to fans worldwide, for development and testing of compelling new designs and products.

Canyon//SRAM will host a training camp in Majorca from December 8th to 20th 2016. Here, riders will be custom fit to their racewear and kit, Ultimate CF SLX and the Speedmax team bicycles, and be presented to the media and fans. The team will begin its 2016 season with Tiffany Cromwell racing the Australian national championships road race January 6-10, and Santos Women’s Tour on January 16. The team’s first full race will be Ladies Tour of Qatar on February 2-5.

“Rapha are devoted racing fans, and partnering with this team underlines our commitment to racing at the highest level, and women’s cycling which is a key focus for Rapha,” says Simon Mottram, Rapha founder and CEO. “The world-class riders, team management and cutting-edge partners, will further elevate our product design and performance, and help us develop the finest racing and riding products for women.”

On working with Rapha, Directeur Sportif Beth Duryea comments “When Ronny and I discussed a clothing partner for our new team, there was instant agreement that we only wanted Rapha. We saw Rapha as our number one choice and this was for many reasons.

Rapha share our passion and vision for cycling. They communicate this passion for cycling with remarkable stories, images and films and like our women’s team they want people around the globe to understand how amazing this sport is.”

Full team line-up:

  • Alena Amialiusik (Belarus)
  • Alexis Ryan (USA)
  • Barbara Guarischi (Italy)
  • Elena Cecchini (Italy)
  • Hannah Barnes (UK)
  • Lisa Brennauer (Germany)
  • Mieke Kröger (Germany)
  • Tiffany Cromwell (Australia)
  • Trixi Worrack (Germany)

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Isadore Long Sleeve Shield Jersey


Isadore Apparel have released a limited issue Long Sleeve Shield Jersey with only 100 pieces available. The Shield Jersey is specially constructed with a thin three layer lightweight water and windproof membrane to the upper chest, shoulders and neck to provide you protection and insulation. Available in DEEP INDIGO BLUE with special embroidered Isadore three-dot signature, a padded storage pocket with Isadore logo and refined details on the elbows it is the kind of jersey worth fighting for. Find out more about Long Sleeve Shield Jersey here.




#owntheroad Adidas Winter 2015


The winter collection that is all about #owntheroad. I have fond memories of Adidas in cycling and mostly relates to Jan Ulrich riding in the stripes, legendary times. Adidas seemed to step away from cycling after Jan’s demise which always seemed a shame as the clothes were really good. Now Adidas are back! Working with great people like the 5th Floor and for this winter 8bar, the Berlin based team, put the adistar new winter collection through it’s paces. Based on a classic black & white 3 stripe design, alongside a unique bright yellow jersey, it’s going to appeal to a broad range. So good to see the four stripes back in the cycling game proper this year.




Transcontinental announce 2016 checkpoints


The Transcontinental is an unsupported race across the European continent. There is no set route, racers must navigate themselves and can choose any legal route but must visit a number of mandatory control points. These are changed each year and include sites of significant historic, cultural or cycling interest.

The Fourth Edition of the pan-European event will be “For Grimpeurs not Grinders” as route gets more climbing but shorter overall distance.

For 2016 the Transcontinental will get a new finish line and four all new controls. After the first 3 editions which have shared at least one control between years, all controls will be new for No.4.

A very challenging race in 2015 saw only half the field of 172 riders make it to Istanbul and many of them later than expected, next year will see a shorter minimum achievable distance of the order 3,800km (rather than 4,200km this year) but at the cost of more climbing.

The controls’ parcours will keep the riders in the Alps for longer instead of allowing riders a flatter route across Italy’s Po Valley as in previous years. A new finish line will also see the race terminate outside of Istanbul for the first time. For the third edition the start moved away from London to start on the Muur van Geraardsbergen, this is now the only location in common between 2015 and 2016.

Race Director Mike Hall: “The 2015 race was a level harder than the previous races as the attrition rate showed. While I wouldn’t want to make it any harder, I wouldn’t want to make it any easier either. There will be a lot of climbing in 2016, but the pay off is less busy truck routes”


Start // De Muur, Geraardsbergen, BEL

On Saturday 30th July the race will start again in Geraardsbergen. We thank the people and city of Geraardsbergen for a wonderfully warm welcome and an atmospheric send off for the 2015 race and we welcome their enthusiasm to have us back and make it even better.


CP1 // Puy du Dome, FRA

The first control will be the dormant volcano of the Massif Central, climbed from the city of Clermont Ferrand. The traffic free route to the summit will give riders unbroken views across the Massif and an incredible sense of scale in their warm up before a very good dose of the alps.


CP2 // Furkapass, CHE

Control number two will include the longest Transcontinental Parcours to date, 70km starting at Grindelwald in the shadow of the Eiger’s North Face, before climbing again on a mainly traffic free link which follows the Eiger Ultra Trail to Grosse Scheidegg. From here its not the end, but barely started as riders will connect to dispatch Grimsel Pass, up and over to the base of the Furkapass. With its unmistakable galleried road elevated above the mountain side and the hotel Belvedere perched precariously alongside the Rhone Glacier, the source of the river itself. Some may know it also as the place where Tilly Masterson took aim at 007 in Goldfinger in 1964.


CP3 // Passo Giau, ITA

The race will stay high in the mountains for Control 3. The parcour will start at the top of the 1918m Passo San Pellegrino and finish on one of the most spectacular passes of the Dolomites. Passo Giau connects Colle Santa Lucia with Cortina d’Ampezzo and tops out at 2236m under the dramatic peak of Nuvolau.


CP4 // Durmitor, MNE

Durmitor Massif is located in Northwestern Montenegro, close to the border with Bosnia to the West and Serbia to the North. The route in and out will be anything but flat, its not called the land of the black mountains for nothing but Montenegro a wonderful country to cycle in. The parcour will take racers from Pluzine to Zabljak and before they enter the national park they will cross Lake Piva and climb sharply through hairpin tunnels hewn into the rock on unassuming roads traversing 50km past wooden hiking huts and the twisted strata of the peaks taking in Montenegro’s highest pass at 1907m; Sedlo Pass or as the locals call it, the “Saddle of God” – and finishing up at Zabljak.


Arrive // Canakkale, TUR

We bid farewell to Istanbul for number 4 and thank it for being the inspiration for many and we find a slightly calmer finish along the Gallipoli Peninsula to Çanakkale; the closest modern town to the Ancient City of Troy. Steeped in history this is another strategic geographical link between the East and the West, the city has territory in both Europe and Asia and bridges the Dardanelles at its narrowest point to the Antolian Peninsula. The finish is marked by the Saat Kulesi, a five story Ottoman Clock tower, built in 1897 with the funds from the will of the Italian consul and Çanakkale merchant Vitalis.

Tom Donhou and George Marshall ride Iceland


Over on Pannier.cc there’s a great new adventure story from Tom Donhou and Photographer George Marshall in which they take on Iceland’s barren interior. Head over to Pannier.cc to read the full story.


As summer turned to winter, Tom Donhou of Donhou Bicycles and good friend, and photographer, George Marshall gave themselves five days to travel south to north through the harsh Icelandic interior: travelling unsupported across lifeless gravel roads, glacial river crossings, bare lava tracks, and through driving rain and fierce wind storms. Their goal; Akureyi – the capital of the north. The purpose; to take Tom’s new DSS2 touring model on its final and most trying test before production.

George shot two sets of photographs: one digitally and one on a battered 35mm film camera, complete with buckets of grain, and light leaks. Low-fi as they are, both Tom and George were in agreement that the film photographs gave a much more accurate impression of what it was like to actually to be there.



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