Features

Read & shop Always Riding's journal and cycling kit guide, offering interviews, stories & features from the saddle.

  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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...

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