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Tenspeed Hero Resort Collection 2016

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort Collection 2016 focuses on delight. On celebration. On play and implied movement and frivolity and vibrations and sheer joy. “Designed in collaboration with Lauren Ayers, we hope you see in it some of our inspirations and some of our spirit. Like any good representative work, what you see when you look at it can be taken in many ways and moods and directions. But if our souls get expressed, if our vibrations move through the artifacts we’ve created and move you too, we have succeeded”.

Fishing nets, pop-art flowers and candy sprinkles find their way onto an assortment of socks, jerseys and limited edition skinsuits for women and men. A Mondrian-esque palette of cool grey, bright red and dark blue creates the foundation for the signature pops of bright color that are the heart of Resort. Enjoy the improved fit and subtle changes modified by our very own friends and racers. We see every one of these pieces accompanying you on a big day’s riding or re-tracing your favorite loop. Though it is early season in the northern hemisphere it is never too early to begin dreaming of what lies ahead.

The Resort 2016 collection consists of six jerseys, two bibshorts and six sock designs. All jerseys except Flowers (for those who prefer shorter sleeves) have a new fit – longer sleeves, stronger zipper, re-arranged pockets for smaller women and a new gripper placement to prevent bunching. For more information on the Tenspeed Hero Resort Collection, click here.

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Tenspeed Hero Resort

Rapha announce Spring/Summer 2016 collection

Rapha Spring/Summer 2016

Rapha today announces the Collection Launch for Spring/Summer 2016, showcasing their newest designs and colourways and featuring photography by Ben Ingham and Emily Maye. With the release of the Spring Summer 2016 range, Rapha has continued to craft the finest clothing for every road rider, on any kind of journey.

From the front of the peloton to the city commute, Rapha’s garments are made to look the part and perform without compromise. Consisting of the Pro Team, Souplesse, Women’s, Core, Brevet, Classic and City collections, each range is defined by riding style and purpose.

Rapha Spring/Summer 2016

In 2016 we will be adding to the Brevet collection with even more garments for long-distance riding in changeable conditions. In the Classics collection all products come with a 30 day trial period and the Rapha mainstay and first ever garment, the Classic Jersey, has had 12 updates for its 12th anniversary. Pro Team Aero, made for hot weather racing performance, has evolved as we take learnings directly from our partnership with Team Sky, and the Women’s Souplesse and Classic Collections have expanded into more specific training and racing garments for every condition.

Products will be available to buy over the coming months so please look out for announcements. All products are covered by the Rapha’s after-sales care including the Repair Service for wear and tear and crashes.

For more information the Rapha Spring/Summer 2016 collection or to see more photographer from Ben Ingham and Emily Maye, click here.

Rapha Spring/Summer 2016

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Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed by Rusby Cycles. Inspired by old-school time trial bikes but with the ride and feel of a modern road bike. The 853 Single Speed is traditionally beautiful but with some modern touches such as internal cable routing and custom-made handlebars to fit Sam perfectly. The bike features subtle line work on the stays and mudguards. The bike is beautifully finished with parts by Campagnolo Record, Brooks, Ambrosio and Portland Design Works.

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

Sam’s Traditional 853 Single Speed

The Japanese Odyssey #2

the japanese odyssey

We are pleased to present you with the second edition of the Japanese Odyssey. The event will start from Tokyo on September 17, 2016. Entrants will have to reach Osaka within a 14 day time limit. They may take the route of their choice, as long as they go up the 11 mandatory climbs. Those imposed detours will take the riders in various regions among which the Japanese Alps and the island of Shikoku. All along the 2400 km of their route, they will measure their endurance and their willpower.

The second edition of the Japanese Odyssey is about taking the entrants up a series of famous climbs in Japan. But it is also an attempt to place them in touch with the traditions, customs and culture of the country. It is an attempt to make them “breathe” Japanese air.

Discover the route at: japanese-odyssey.com and keep in touch on facebook.com/japaneseodyssey

the japanese odyssey

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Today we stumbled across this beautiful custom Ti Stinner CX Romero in Gulf Racing colours. The custom Romero built by Californian based company Stinner Bicycles is constructed from Stinner Select Titanium Tubing, complete with an Enve CX Disc 1.125” to 1.5” which allows for 40c tire clearance. This bicycle is a thing of beauty and function, I would love to see this being ridden on any terrain.

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Custom Ti Stinner CX Romero

Revolution Round 6 by Chris Auld

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Chris Auld presents us with a gallery of photographs from Revolution Round 6 in Manchester which took place last weekend (23rd January). The series finale was packed full of action. Dibben and Doull of Team Wiggins secured overall victory by winning every race of the elite championship and Laura Trott demonstrated her sterling form by winning the points race by a 48 point margin lapping the field 3 times. A confident display in the build up to the World Track Championships. For a full report or results, click here.

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Revolution Round 6 Manchester

Photographs by Chris Auld.
Website: chrisauldphotography.com
Twitter: @ChrisAuldPhoto

WIN a Boardman and ride with the legend

Win a Boardman

WIN a Boardman and ride with the legend! Halfords are offering a chance to ride out with Chris Boardman. We think it’s worth a shot.

This is to celebrate the launch of the brand new Performance bike range from Boardman on Friday 29th January, exclusively available in-store and online at Halfords.com

The new Performance range from Boardman is the result of many miles, hours and laps of testing by the Boardman team to ensure that the latest models are more than a match for the rigours of British riding. With something for every type of rider, from the commuter, to the thrill seeking mountain biker, and the all-out racer, each of the 23 new bikes in the range has been designed with the needs of the modern cyclist in mind.

Check out full details and enter here.

Simple Cycle Tours – 2016 Dates

Simple Cycle Tours – 2016 Tour dates have been released for a fresh take on the concept of a cycle tour. The Yorkshire 199 and Peaks 175 tours are 3-day road rides taking place in two iconic UK destinations: The North York Moors and The Peak District. The routes themselves are well-ridden by enthusiastic locals and small supported tours, but what Simple Cycle Tours are doing is a bit different. By sign-posting the whole route, increasing rider numbers to as many as 80 and staying in shared accommodation, a whole new genre of event is created.

The tours are aimed at anyone from newly blooded road cyclists to seasoned experts, which is achieved by offering alternative length routes of between 40 and 75 miles per day. Participants’ bags are carried from the start to finish each day and a tour mechanic is on hand should it be needed. Accommodation, breakfast and a barbecue on the Friday night is included in the price, which means participants will have plenty of opportunities to meet other riders too.

The founder, John Wilson says, “We’re looking to create a really sociable and light-hearted atmosphere at the same time as open up some really extraordinary and beautiful routes that are much less accessible on single day rides. We had some amazing feedback from our first tour in August 2015 and we’re looking to do the same again in 2016, but this time even bigger and better.”

There are still places available at the time of writing. 3-day tours start at less than £200 per person. Find out more at www.simplecycletours.co.uk.

Peaks 175: 10th-12th June 2016
Yorkshire 199: 2nd-4th September 2016

Ride of the week by Jesper Grundahl (@jespergrundahl)

ride of the week

ride of the week

Cycling isn’t simply a matter of getting on your bike and ride forth. It is a series of endless choices and decisions, just like life. What kit shall I wear ? Where do I want to go ? Shall I turn left or right ? Should I stay or should I go ? As I find myself digging out the full winter riot gear, for the purpose of this feature, I debate with myself which bike to take. With a new Festka Asphalt Titanium having arrived the day before Christmas it is very tempting to immerse myself in this beauty, but it will admittedly be the cycling equivalent of bathing your new born child with Clinique Super Explosive Exfoliating Body Scrub cream if such existed. With the roads literally laced with salt I leave the Festka for drier, none-snowy days and instead opt for my Cross bike. Although this ride is largely on road the Cross bike gives me the freedom to cut through the King’s former hunting grounds – Store Dyrehave – a 4 kilometre wooden gravel road, and other gravel sections, into the heartland of North Sealand, Denmark.

ride of the week

Having enjoyed the first 10 kilometres through the “Army Road”, passing the base and training grounds of Her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Guards, the bending, picturesque road has led me through woodland to the home of the woodkeeper. A simple yet beautiful home, picturesquely placed on the outskirts of the woods, where clearly love lives in abundance judging by the black, wooden door and the single red rose. For a moment I think Depeche Mode “Violator” before I press onwards in -4 degrees Celsius. With a light north west wind, and the wind-chill factor hitting the -7 degree Celsius spot, it does not allow for tea and “Enjoy The Silence” with the woodkeeper.

ride of the week

ride of the week

My Dedacciai carbon Cross bike allows me to cut through wooden, gravel sections of the route, which during Summer normally is cluttered with club rides and riders who only venture out between April and late-August. I am not your typically Cross rider. I do not participate in Cross races, or run with my bike, but instead hugely enjoy the freedom it gives me to explore routes I did not know existed had I stuck to the normal routes I ride. Especially in winter this is a blessing as you would otherwise be riding the same roads as you do in summer, and be bored already when spring arrives. Furthermore, with the ice covered roads this morning I’m thankful for the 35mm tire grip.

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Head8LITE

Passing the lake of Esrum the bitterly cold wind bites my nose and forehead. Despite the Deep Winter Baselayer, and facial cover, it still feels like a numbing, frozen headache on my forehead as I climb the 11% gradient climb to Fredensborg to visit the summer residential home of Her Majesty the Queen. With the flag not visible, and only a single guard freezing his nuts off, it is clear “Margrethe” is not inviting for warm tea and scones today.

Head9LITE

Head10LITE

North Sealand of Denmark is a haven of cycling routes. Many riders from Copenhagen make the 25 kilometre journey Northbound to experience something other than City Riding. With only 45 minutes from inner Copenhagen you can easily reach the scenic landscape of North Sealand without spending an entire day riding. Isolated train tracks snail through the wooden landscape, and even though they claim “Cycling Is The New Golf” it is clear Golf is not “The New Winter Cycling” as I pass the Texas-inspired “stables” of the primary Golf club in North Sealand where the field lays empty on the snow-covered lawn.

ride of the week

Cycling is a game of Cat and Mouse. You can hunt or be hunted. Go on a break-away, and rest assured the “wolf-pack” will be on your tail until the finish-line is in sight. This morning I may not have a “wolf-pack” on my tail, but the sight of four pheasants hung from a hook is a reminder to – perhaps – pedal a bit harder ahead of season-start. There is something strangely odd and yet intriguingly beautiful looking at the four pheasants hanging there against the black wooden wall.

ride of the week

ride of the week

ride of the week

Living in North Sealand I find myself extremely fortunate to have the best of all worlds. Within 5 minutes I can be on the open roads. Adding another 5 minutes I can blaze through amazing gravel lanes in the nearby woods, and as I head home from my “Ride of the Week” I am spoiled with beautiful views and amazing scenery, with a view to Sweden across the pond, and the odd Longhorn insisting on sharing its dental hygiene with me.

ride of the week

Like life, cycling is a series of choices. Turn left and you get your favourite climb or road. Turn right and you get something else. Pick the wrong kit and you might overcook. The list of choices is huge, but this is exactly what drives us to mount our bikes, head out and experience the roads which lie ahead of us. The distance or speed, in which you ride, does not matter. The importance is, you look up, away from your Garmin and handlebars, and yes – this is possible, to experience the beautiful world opening in front of you. This is why we ride!

ride of the week

KIT USED (from bottom):
God’n’Famous Camelbak Waterbottle
Rapha Cross Shoes
Giro Air Attack Helmet
Isadore Apparel Winter Tights
Six Point Merino Wool Knee Length Socks
Rapha Deep Winter Gloves
Isadore Apparel Merino Gloves
Isadore Apparel Performance Oversocks
Isadore Apparel Thermerino Jersey
Isadore Apparel Merino Softshell Membrane Jacket
Rapha Wool Cycling Cap (Vintage)
Rapha Essentials Case
Oakley Jawbreaker Photochromic Glasses
Rabens Saloner iPhone 6+ Essentials Case
Rapha Deep Winter Overshoes (Not shown)

55 kilometers
315 elevation
Website: jespergrundahl.com
Instagram: @jespergrundahl
Facebook: jesper.grundahl

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New brand – Curbar Cycling

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Curbar Cycling
Curbar Cycling are – in their own words – a smaller than small company, just starting out in Sheffield UK. They have designed a range of cycling jerseys and really want to provide people with stylish well fitting and high quality cycling kit.

The jerseys are designed by James Clarkson and David McLeavy in Sheffield, their influences come from various sources including vintage cycling, art and design, including one jersey with a bauhaus inspired design.

For a limited period these jerseys are on pre-order before launching their webshop in March. Check out more from Curbar Cycling

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