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  1. 9 cyclists you need to follow on Strava

    9 cyclists you need to follow on Strava
    50 million athletes, 6 million in the UK. We do like Strava, don’t we?  Since 2010, the fitness app has quickly grown into the largest online community of riders, runners, swimmers, hikers, skiers and walkers. So much so, that the 3 billionth activity was uploaded to the site in 2020 – wowzers! Much like social media platforms, Strava has given...
  2. Why Isadore clothing deserves your attention

    Why Isadore clothing deserves your attention
    Peñafiel, central Spain. September 15th, Stage 17 of the 2010 Vuelta Espana - the sole individual time trial of the race - is nearing its conclusion. Slovakian Peter Velits sits in the hot seat nervously waiting for the final five riders to finish. Earlier, he'd ridden the 46km route at a blistering average of 52km/h to record the fastest time...
  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. 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. Velogames – Vuelta a España – Win a £250 Voucher

    Velogames – Vuelta a España – Win a £250 Voucher
    When a Grand Tour comes up on the calendar, there is nothing that we like more than a bit of healthy competition in our Always Riding Velogames fantasy league. This year we thought we would open up the fun by creating a competition to win a £250 voucher to spend on the website. All you have to do to be...
  7. Will Travel For Gravel: Grinduro Scotland 2018

    Will Travel For Gravel: Grinduro Scotland 2018
      Well actually, this was my first proper gravel ride! My first time on my new bike and my first time to the Isle of Arran. Grinduro is an event born in the California foothills amongst the downhill, enduro and MTB hype. It is essentially a challenging ride over mixed terrain (70% gravel) with four timed sections. Although a hard...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Best of… the Always Riding blog 2017 (Part 2)

    Best of… the Always Riding blog 2017 (Part 2)
    Recipes, ride write-ups, and more great interviews and advice from the experts. Part two of our blog round up for 2017 is here - enjoy! Bike Food: Gourmet Grilled Sandwiches Back in June, Anna Brones shared her favourite bicycle touring discovery with us: grilled bread. It might sound simple, but this recipe (or, as she puts it ‘guided description’) for...
  11. Best of… The Always Riding Blog 2017 (Part 1)

    Best of… The Always Riding Blog  2017 (Part 1)
    Over the past year we’ve been lucky enough to meet and chat to some really fascinating people from the cycling world as part of our ongoing Always Riding features series. We’ve also gone out to the experts in search of some great advice for cyclists, from how you can use yoga to enhance your cycling, to photography tips and kit...

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