Pascal

The un-trained domestique at Always Riding, Pascal spends too much time riding in the mud to remember snacks for anyone else (we're not sure grit really adds to the flavour either). Between writing content, inspecting frames and inspiring geological chatter, time is always made for the morning coffee - some say this is the most important time of the day.

  1. Rainspotting Watch Party

    Rainspotting Watch Party
    The chaps at Pannier and Brother Cycles spent some time cycling across the Scottish Highlands earlier this year and the result was this film: Rainspotting. It was originally due to be shown at various venues around the UK so as this is no longer possible they've gone for a Watch Party instead. Not sure what one of those is? Read...
  2. What have Beryl been up to?

    What have Beryl been up to?
    We started selling the Beryl Laserlight several years ago. Beryl been busy since then, diversifying into bike design and share schemes, so we thought we’d have a look at some of the projects that Beryl have undertaken whilst pursuing their mission of getting more people onto bikes. Name Change As Beryl spread across the Atlantic they ran into a trademark...
  3. A closer look at the Restrap Tool Roll

    A closer look at the Restrap Tool Roll
    One of the newest products Restrap has added to it’s product line is the Tool Roll. Tool rolls in themselves are nothing new but Restrap have come at it with their tea-powered creativity and designed a roll that’s quite unique. We pulled one out to get a closer look and to find out exactly what can be fitted inside. The...
  4. Brompton World Championships 2019

    Brompton World Championships 2019
    The Prudential Ride London is the biggest cycling festival in the UK and is home to the Brompton World Championships. It’s Classique/Classic women’s and men’s events boast the highest cash prize pool for any one day cycling events, with the total prize money being equal between the genders too. There are other events open to us more casual cyclists, with...
  5. Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts

    Chrome Cycling Trousers and Shorts
    Casual cycling leg wear is a difficult piece of clothing to find, even at the best of times. Standard denim or cotton trousers look the part off the bike, but tend to wear through all too quickly. Bib shorts and mountain bike baggies are great for on the bike, however you are risk of being commented on by other members...
  6. Click 'n' Go Luggage: Brompton Bags

    Click 'n' Go Luggage: Brompton Bags
    We are pleased to announce that we will now be stocking Brompton Bags. We’ve long championed the wondrous piece of engineering that is the Brompton folding bicycle and are excited to start selling their luggage. London based Brompton understood a good while ago that their customers needed a way of transporting luggage whilst riding. Backpacks and messenger bikes do work...
  7. DZR Restock: Marco and Ovis

    DZR Restock: Marco and Ovis
    We’ve just had a restock of DZR shoes here at Always Riding HQ, including the H2O and Minna as well as the Ovis and Marco which we haven’t seen in a while. We’ve sold DZR's Minna and H2O for ages, so here is a quick refresher on the Ovis and the Marco. DZR Ovis The DZR Ovis is a mid-top...
  8. The Chrome Modal Collection - Refined Class

    The Chrome Modal Collection - Refined Class
    Chrome’s bags are known the world over for being the rugged workhorses of bike messengers and people on the move in urban environments. The Chrome Modal collection builds on the these durable, practical roots and adds in a level of refinement and class. The obvious feature of the Modal bags is the outer fabric which is now a gorgeous twill...
  9. Ritchey Break-Away: a bike of two halves

    Ritchey Break-Away: a bike of two halves
      Ritchey has a range of framesets with the Break-Away tag, including a carbon Outback, carbon Road Logic, steel Road Logic, steel Swiss Cross Canti as well as an elusive Tandem. Ever since we started selling Ritchey, we have always wanted to get a closer look at these slightly left-of-centre travel machines – so we did just that, borrowing a...
  10. Limited Edition Ritchey Road Logic Framesets

    Limited Edition Ritchey Road Logic Framesets
      Something exciting is landing at Always Riding very soon... We are all suckers for unique and exciting bikes here, so when we got wind that Ritchey had something special in the works it immediately sparked our interest. Here it is: individually numbered, Red, White and Blue fade Ritchey Road Logic Heritage Edition framesets - a bit of a mouthful...
  11. Strathpuffer 2018 - 24 Hours of Snow and Ice

    Strathpuffer 2018 - 24 Hours of Snow and Ice
      What is Strathpuffer? Strathpuffer: “Probably the only 13 year old winter 24 hour mountain bike race in the world”. Not the catchiest turn of phrase, but it does a good job summing up the event. Strathpuffer is raced in Contin woods, which are close to the Victorian Spa town of Strathpeffer. You can race in teams of 8, 4...
  12. Wintertime Cycling

    Wintertime Cycling
      Within certain cycling circles, the thing to do in winter is to struggle through the miserable weather and get training. This has trickled down from the pro ranks and is applicable to both pro and amateur racers, whose likely objective for the upcoming season is to win races – something that doesn’t happen without serious winter training. For many...

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