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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Our favourite travel bags for cyclists

    Our favourite travel bags for cyclists
    Cycling and travel go hand in hand - cycling is in itself a form of travelling after all. Having a great bag to pack all your stuff into can make a big difference to your trip, whether you are looking for a commute bag which you can also use for holidays and weekend breaks, planning a trip where you'll take...
  4. 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...
  5. Take on the terra incognita with the Ritchey Outback!

    Take on the terra incognita with the Ritchey Outback!
    There was a flurry of excitement this week at Always Riding HQ as we got our first proper look at the Ritchey Outback frameset. Even nicer in the flesh than we had expected (and we had expected a lot), the frameset is a truly beautiful sight to behold. The Ritchey Outback was first debuted at the 2016 Eurobike show... a...
  6. Caring for your cycle kit - a brief guide

    Caring for your cycle kit - a brief guide
    It’s natural that after investing in some nice cycle kit you’ll want to ensure it all stays in tip top condition for as long as possible. At the same time it is also very natural that at the end of a ride, caring for your kit may not be your number one priority. Showering, having something to eat, and maybe...
  7. Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding

    Tough kicks for ‘whatever the weather’ trips - two of the best waterproof cycling boots for urban riding
      Why consider waterproof cycling boots? The chances of getting caught in a rainshower when commuting by bike are actually quite low, even in wetter climes like the UK. Nevertheless, having the right clothing to ensure you are as comfortable as possible when it does rain (or when there is a lot of surface water on the roads) can ensure...
  8. Getting kitted out for a successful cyclocross season

    Getting kitted out for a successful cyclocross season
    It’s November (would you believe!), and with the 2017 UEC Cyclocross European Championships taking place in the Czech Republic this Sunday we are well and truly into cyclocross season. For those of you who enjoy the epic mud fest that is ‘cross, we have put together a brief guide on the kit that will help you to get the most...
  9. Get through the season in style with winter cycling gear from Cafe du Cycliste

    Get through the season in style with winter cycling gear from Cafe du Cycliste
    Winter is coming, which means it's time to dig out the lights, check they still hold their charge, maybe fit some mudguards or a new set of tyres ready for the wet, or perhaps switch over to the faithful winter hack bike . Being on the cusp of a new season, now is also a great time to review winter...
  10. Reviewed: Sidi Genius 7 Women's Road Shoe

    Reviewed: Sidi Genius 7 Women's Road Shoe
    Out of the box, the first thing I notice about the Sidi Genius 7 women’s road shoe is the heel cup. Unlike the other road cycling shoes in my closet, the Genius 7 incorporates a definite curve from the bottom of the heel to the top, with a well-padded collar that looks as if it will hug my Achilles snugly...
  11. Introducing... RoadRunner Bags!

    Introducing... RoadRunner Bags!
    Already well loved by Stateside riders, RoadRunner bags have now made it across the pond to us here in Blighty thanks to an exciting partnership we have just got going with the guys. We’re stoked to be able to offer up a little of their radness to riders on our green hills and beyond. So who are they? For riders...
  12. Discovering Columbus: Inside Cinelli

    Discovering Columbus: Inside Cinelli
    Downing our espressi, we hop on a passing yellow tram at Porta Ticinese and rattle down Via Torino towards the city’s dead-centre. Through the morning Milanese rush hour rain, the iconic old streetcar’s dinging bell gently nudges through the commuters as they weave in and out of cafes and tabacs. Our tram lurches to a stop, and for a moment...
  13. Pas Normal Studios - Pro Quality Cycling Kit For Proper Winters

    Pas Normal Studios - Pro Quality Cycling Kit For Proper Winters
    Bleak, harsh, cruel... beautiful, dramatic and enticing, Scandinavia includes some of the toughest terrain and stunning scenery on the planet. It's no wonder that Denmark-based Pas Normal Studios is becoming known for making understated, effective kit for winter riding. Until recently, hearing the words ‘Scandi’ and ‘cycling’ together may most likely have brought to mind the Danish cycle chic which...

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