Features

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

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Christian Wolmar - Why We Need To Start Taking Cycling Seriously

    Christian Wolmar - Why We Need To Start Taking Cycling Seriously
    Cycling provides a cheap form of transport; protects people against illness and makes them healthier; is good for the environment; and is a fantastic way of encouraging kids to take exercise. What is there not to like? Christian Wolmar - politician, cyclist, author, broadcaster and journalist   I’ve been a cyclist virtually all my life. I started cycling the two...
  4. Introducing… Velocity Cycle Wear!

    Introducing… Velocity Cycle Wear!
      We are excited to announce the arrival of Velocity Cycle Wear to Always Riding HQ this week! We have been eyeing up their awesome urban cycling trousers for a while now so it has been a great pleasure to add them to our range of urban cycle apparel. With options for men and women, the trousers are great if...
  5. #STREETSOFCHROME: Trashhand x Chrome Niko Camera Bag Launch

    #STREETSOFCHROME: Trashhand x Chrome Niko Camera Bag Launch
      Dilapidation, graffiti, abandoned spaces. Not typical subjects for the traditional urban photographer. But then Serdar Ozturk (better known by his Instagram-alias Trashhand) is not your typical photographer. Taking a unique perspective on the urban landscape, with a particular focus on the hidden and forgotten spaces in cities, Trashhand’s photography is striking and immersive. Trashhand has been making waves in...
  6. North by North West - Part 3

    North by North West - Part 3
      It's just under 1,000 miles from San Francisco to Squamish but the contrast between the two suggests something further. We catch our international flight to Vancouver immediately, creating confusion with the Department of Homeland Security Officer in the process ("What d'ya mean, you're British and you're coming back to the US the day after tomorrow?"). There's a frisson of...
  7. 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...
  8. North by North West - Part 2

    North by North West - Part 2
      If Portland is a compact city, with everything squeezed into a bustling few blocks, then San Francisco is the polar opposite. It sprawls. It also has so so many hills. Big, steep hills. Say San Francisco and the images that spring to mind will be those unique Cable Cars trundling up and down, against the backdrop of Golden Gate...
  9. North by North West - Part 1

    North by North West - Part 1
      Say Portland and as with all good word association games, you are likely to receive a range of responses; Coffee culture. Cool. Rain. Nike. Craft beer. Rain. I know, I mentioned rain twice. That's because the Pacific North West can get a little bit damp. So for a company like Always Riding which is based on the edge of...
  10. 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...
  11. Blue-Sky Thinking - The Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion Saddle Bag

    Blue-Sky Thinking - The Porcelain Rocket Mr Fusion Saddle Bag
    The Mr Fusion seatbag is an exciting new addition to our range of Porcelain Rocket bikepacking bags. Ideal for bike packers, commuters and long distance roadies alike, it has 5-13 litres of capacity and a design which can be fitted to virtually any bike (you just need a minimum amount of saddle-tyre clearance). This is probably the single product we...
  12. Celebrating The Spirit Of Adventure, Pedla Unveils Their New Collection

    Celebrating The Spirit Of Adventure, Pedla Unveils Their New Collection
    Taking inspiration from the thrill and excitement of a new bike adventure, Pedla's new range - the Adventure Collection - is made for adventuring. Bike adventures are a feast for the senses, with new sights, sounds and smells all adding to the experience of pedalling through a new landscape. There is a sense of excitement and expectation as you wonder...
  13. An Interesting Morning For Bike Racing: Cyclocross In The Snow

    An Interesting Morning For Bike Racing: Cyclocross In The Snow
      Overnight, it snowed. When I first peeked out the window in Suffern, New York, I didn’t quite believe it. When I’d gone to bed the night before, it had been a warm 15°C — incredible weather for late November in this part of the country. When I woke up, it was -2°, with several inches of wet, slushy snow...

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