Anne

Anne’s unique selling points are her super-strong thumbs (a hangover from her days fitting Marathon Plus tyres) and her enthusiasm for cake (both baking and eating). When not sorting out returns, writing for the website or delving into complex customer questions, you’ll find her fixing up friends’ bikes or enjoying the ride.

  1. Staff Picks From The Sale

    Staff Picks From The Sale
    We've picked out some of our favourite products from the sale, check them out below.   Danny - PDW Barkeep CO2 Inflator and Hestra Bike Long Sr Gloves The Barkeep CO2 inflator is relied on when things go flat. Encasing the cartridge is a really nice touch and all the mechanisms are tactile enough to be used in cold, wet...
  2. Bags for Bromptons

    Bags for Bromptons
    With a ratio of nearly one folding bike for each team member across the AR staff, it's fair to say that we are big Brompton fans! And understanding the unique luggage needs that come with riding a Brompton, we stock a range of gorgeous and practical Brompton-compatible bags. Each option complements the Brompton’s key characteristics of convenience, flexibility and ease of...
  3. Ten of our all-time favourite Always Riding products

    Ten of our all-time favourite Always Riding products
    What are the key characteristics of a great cycling product? Durability? Innovativeness? Plain old good looks? We think all of these attributes have a role to play when it comes to high quality, attractive cycling apparel and accessories. Here are some products which have stood the test of time and are as popular now as when we first added them...
  4. Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...

    Muxu jeans: awesome kegs for biketime, hometime, pub time, work time...
      Are Muxu jeans one of the all-time best pieces of apparel for urban cyclists? We certainly have a lot of customers who think so. Made from a premium Japanese stretch denim with articulated knees and a seam free crotch, Muxu jeans blur the boundary between what you wear on and off the bike. Muxu Ride Japanese Denim Indigo Slim...
  5. Donard Bikes - Custom Carbon & Steel Frames Made In The British Isles

    Donard Bikes - Custom Carbon & Steel Frames Made In The British Isles
      An old flax mill in County Down, Northern Ireland isn’t necessarily where you would expect to find cutting edge carbon bike frame engineering. But this picturesque setting (complete with serene mill pond and resident ducks) is where you will find Donard Bikes. Donard is Ireland’s only custom frame builder working in both carbon fibre and steel. Owen Byrne, the...
  6. Pimp that steel: framebuilding courses in the UK

    Pimp that steel: framebuilding courses in the UK
    Ever thought about having a custom bike frame designed and built uniquely for you? What about taking it one step further and actually building the frame yourself? Making your own bespoke bicycle frame from scratch is something which is on the bucket list for many cyclists. Getting to ride around on a bike which you have designed and created yourself...
  7. The Joy of Great Cycling Socks

    The Joy of Great Cycling Socks
      Steadfast, functional and a sometimes steamy stable-mate, no we're not talking about a Shire horse, we're talking about cycling socks, a cycle apparel category which has sometimes been seen as an unglamorous wardrobe necessity (a workhorse if you will). But have your feet ever felt in need of a hug after a long ride? Or have you felt an...
  8. Coming soon... new Pedal Ed women's collection

    Coming soon... new Pedal Ed women's collection
      We are really excited to announce that we will soon be stocking the brand new Pedal Ed women's collection!!! Offering a comprehensive range of summer riding kit, the full collection includes jerseys, shorts, base layers, socks and outer layers. It was designed in collaboration with female riders from around the world, pros and regular riders alike. We can't wait...
  9. How to measure your bike for bikepacking bags

    How to measure your bike for bikepacking bags
      Bikepacking bags are a real game-changer for bicycle touring and adventuring, allowing you to do multi-day rides on virtually any bike. Mounted to the bike’s frame, seatpost and handlebars, they do not require dedicated mounting points like a rack and pannier set-up, meaning that you are not limited to a touring bike or hybrid bike but could also go...
  10. The Pedla Wilds Collection

    The Pedla Wilds Collection
      Pedla's The Wilds collection embraces and celebrates the challenge and joy of riding in the mountains. Taking inspiration from the Victorian Alps in Australia, the range includes men's and women's jerseys, gilets, jackets and bibs, and is designed with demanding ride conditions in mind. The Wilds Women's Windcheater Gilet (left) and The Wilds Men's Windcheater Gilet (right) About four...
  11. Bespoked 2018: The UK Handmade Bicycle Show

    Bespoked 2018: The UK Handmade Bicycle Show
      When the deadline for getting a place in the Dirty Reiver came and went without me having firm enough transport plans to be able to commit, Bespoked seemed like a nice alternative to getting my shred on in the Kielder Forest. Bespoked is something I've wanted to go to for a few years, ever since I knew that the...
  12. Passion, Pace and Peanut Butter... the ELF fixed crit racing team

    Passion, Pace and Peanut Butter... the ELF fixed crit racing team
      The Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn this weekend marks the start of the international fixed gear crit racing season for 2018. Now in its 11th year, the event brings together over 450 riders from over 40 countries to race against each other on a closed circuit course on fixed-gear, brake-less track bikes. If you're lucky enough to be able...
  13. Race Guide: Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018

    Race Guide: Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018
      With its easily accessible location, unique character and diverse field of riders from across Britain and Europe, the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2018 is set to be a great day out for fans of the sport (the forecast is also looking promising too!). Dubbed the 'British Belgian Classic' and 'Britain’s Paris-Roubaix' by some commentators, the race takes place on...

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