Manual for Speed – Sagan T-Shirt


To celebrate Peter Sagan’s well deserved victory at the recent World Championships, Manual for Speed created this rad t-shirt. Head over to Manual for Speed for more information and to pre-order.

“He was already an All-Star but Peter Sagan is now your 2015 World Champion, and without a doubt cycling’s MVP. Kind of a big deal right? We think so, and after our TDF All-Stars Sagan shirt sold out so quickly after the race, we quickly pressed Sam Taylor into action to update his look—and boom, we’ve got this real nice Sagan t-shirt with the rainbows and everything.

To honor Peter Sagan’s words after the race, we will be donating a large percentage of profits to an Migrant Offshore Aid Station.”

A year in the saddle by Giles Belbin

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Here’s a first look at new book A year in the saddle by Giles Belbin and illustrated by Daniel Seex. It’s full of great illustrations and glorious extracts from cycling’s rich history for each day of the year. Having only had a 10 minute read so far I’m hooked and want to read all 352 days. The book is out on October 1st and cost £20. Details on A year in the saddle can be found on Quarto knows.

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Official synopsis

Cycling’s vast history is a fascinating mix of gripping sporting moments, inspired pursuits and a whole host of heroes, hellions and legend-makers.

A Year in the Saddle travels through the calendar year, each day telling a single cycling story: from the death of the great Fausto Coppi, through to the dominance of Sir Chris Hoy on the veoldrome track. It takes in the highest peaks of the Tour de France and the flats of Flanders, as well as celebrating the history of the bike itself.

Cycling writer Giles Belbin brings together the most important, memorable and intriguing moments of this wide and varied history. With striking and beautiful illustrations by artist Daniel Seex, each inspired by the stories told, A Year in the Saddle is a sporting treasure trove of human virtue, vice and cycling trivia.

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Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins collection AW 2015

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The fastest man for an hour Mr Wiggo has got himself a new Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Collection AW 2015. In a partnership that seems to have gone on far longer than originally mentioned there’s a new set of Fred Perry gear out to wear that’s cut just a tad longer and which i find fits me perfectly.

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This Bradley Wiggins Cycling hat is brilliant, might have to get one myself. Got a feeling they will sell quick though.


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There are lots good looking shirts this time around, the grey with red white and blue sleeve trims being my favourite.

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Head over to Fred Perry for the full collection.

Rapha Liberty collaboration

Rapha Liberty collaboration
The Rapha + Liberty project is probably one of the nicest Rapha projects to date and a very nice collaboration. Liberty’s of London is best described as an institution of style and fashion and have included past collaborations from William Morris to Hello Kitty. Rapha’s collaboration is being kicked off with a series of caps using some of the famous haberdashery department’s archived prints. With print names like Strawberry Thief, it’s hard not to imagine a quintessential English scene. These names are given to the caps, and the caps themselves are being released one per day until the main range is launched.

The caps are being modelled by influential women from the cycling community in London, the caps are a nod to the shared history between fashion and the sport of cycling. This women’s collection in collaboration with London department store Liberty will bring Rapha’s state-of-the-art performance wear together with Liberty’s influential print archive. Rapha + Liberty has reworked an iconic print from the 1930s in a range of stylish, technical apparel, tailored for riding, racing and time off the bike. Caps off to both Rapha and Liberty for offering something very stylish to women cyclists and probably doing more than any other brand to attract women to cycling. See all the caps as they’re released here and sign up for further info on the Rapha Liberty collaboration.

Superdomestik 2015

Superdomestik 2015

Superdomestik has a range of kit for 2015 on pre-order. All of it is rad. With so many great cycling apparel brands out there it’s hard to offer up something not already done. Superdomestik’s approach is to offer limited edition kits, that are highly thought-out design pieces and curated as such.

Superdomestik explain it as such; “We are design driven collective. We design and produce, high-quality, limited-run cycling apparel and accessories. We shoot motion + still photography, design and art direct assignments across editorial, advertising, publishing and digital platforms. We also ride our bicycles… a lot!” Headset Press thinks that is a legitimate approach in a crowded market. At the end of each year they retire all of their designs to keep the brand fresh and preserve the ‘limited run’ nature of their apparel. All of Superdomestik’s products are made in the in Downtown Los Angeles, USA from Italian fabrics.

They’re currently entering the final order period of the year, offering one last chance for the discerning cyclist to get their hands on some ‘kit porn’ before these designs are retired to the design vault. So if this is your thing and are looking for something unique go to superdomestik.cc and pre-order up!








Simon Connellan Photographs Bradley Wiggins

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Photographer and designer Simon Connellan has recently shown his photographs of Bradley Wiggins at Future Inns hotel in Cardiff Bay and got in touch to see if we’d like to see them. He’s been to numerous races over the last 10 years like the Giro, Tour, Paris Roubaix and Paris Nice and has followed cycling ever since Channel 4 started showing the tour in 1985.

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“I always found the races interesting, as not many sports can you get a personal access to both the infrastructure and the personalities of the sport. Also I found by heading over to the lesser races, which dont get big crowds was a greater advantage.

I have followed Wiggins closely over the last few years, in both the ups and downs of the sport, as well as the other members of the team. I have always tried to find something different from what the media shows, something more personal. I have also created limited editions tee shirt, which are on my website, which I have shared with Brad.

Over the years I have got to know some of the guys, like Chris the bus driver, Rod etc and always have an opportunity to catch up at the races.

I think its important to try and catch the atmosphere of the day, behind the scenes of both the preparation, the machinery, and the staff.”

We couldn’t agree more. Cycling is a rare event where you can be up close and talk to your heroes, their mechanics, team members and coaches. Head to Simon Connellan’s website for  numerous galleries dating back to when Team Sky turned green in 2010.

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Studio Ghibli inspired Bicycle Boy

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These Studio Ghibli inspired bicycle boy illustrations are just amazing. Being fans of cycling anime, covering Hill Climb Girl, Nasu: Summer in Andalusia and Bicycle life with Kawaii Girls previously it’s great to see these illustrations. Illustrated by the obviously very talented Mateusz Urbanowicz what started off as a fun project soon became an internet hit with anime fans and he went on to produce a set of 10 illustrations. The quality of this work and the technical difficulty really make these shine. What is even more awesome is that they’re available as prints, often this sort of personal work disappears into obscurity. Purchase Bicycle Boy prints here. Be sure to check out Mateusz’s blog too.




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