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Cyclist director Thom Heald proclaims his love for hill climb racing in short ‘Up Up Up’

Posted in Bikes, Film, Short Films
By Sam Bathe on 16 Dec 2014



An ode to hill climb racing, cyclist and director Thom Heald spends his autumn weekends on England’s quiet country roads for a shot at amateur cycling glory. And to top it off, he rides a fixed. A niche within a niche, the sport lives on through a hardcore band of amateur riders, stripping off their lycra after the finish line to stand roadside and make as much noise as possible for the next competitor.

Rapha get ready for winter on the roads with their bright and bold F/W 2014 collection

Posted in Bikes, Products, Shoots, Style
By Sam Bathe on 6 Oct 2014



A favourite of lycra-clad commuters, Rapha have released their Fall/Winter collection with another sumptuous, adventurous lookbook. Built for all-weather cycling, the collection takes in hard and softshell jackets, high-vis gilets and their signature jerseys, plus a slew of accessories including caps, neck warmers, gloves and shoe covers. The full collection is available now from the Rapha site:

The London List: Win Tickets To SPIN London Cycle ShowThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 25 Apr 2013

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the fantastic SPIN London cycle show at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on Friday 3rd May. Show the rest of this post…

With exhibitors including Wren, Festka, Luv Handles, Ally Capellino, Tokyo Fixed, Foffa and 14 Bike Co., whether you’re after a new frame, forks, gear or just to look around, it’s going to be a fantastic day for cyclists.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Which Olympic cyclist won the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

a) Bradley Wiggins
b) Kriss Akabusi
c) Lance Armstrong

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 01/06/13.

SPIN London takes place May 3rd-5th at The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL

Short Film: Lucid By Rapha

Posted in Bikes, Travel
By Sam Bathe on 9 Nov 2012

Continuing their run of wonderful videos, Rapha take to the streets of St. Petersburg in Russia with rider Jonathan McGuinness playing muse. Though Russia hits some bitter temperatures in the winter some of the architecture is perfect for two wheels. This is the way brands should be pushing their products, by Mark Jenkinson & Ultan Coyle.

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Posted in Bikes, Design
By Sam Bathe on 15 Aug 2012

“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong” is the philosophy that drives design students Anna and Terese, something no one had done before. Well an invisible bicycle helmet is a pretty good place for them to start.

Short Film: Dos Ciclos

Posted in Bikes, Film, Short Films
By Sam Bathe on 3 Aug 2012

Following Oscar Espinosa, Rodrigo de la Mora and Darío López Ortega‘s short explores the intimacy of a biker and the city they ride in. Doc Ciclos premiered at the NYC Bicycle Film Festival, music by Nortec Panoptica Orchestra.

The Inverted Bike Shop

Posted in Bikes
By Sam Bathe on 16 Jul 2012

Behind the scenes at the of the marvelous 718 Cyclery store in Brooklyn, here they have a unique approach to their business, not only building custom bikes for their clientele, but building the machines with them too. Made by Show Love, The Inverted Bike Shop was accepted into the 2012 Bicycle Film Festival in, you guessed it, New York.

Film Trailer: Line Of Sight

Posted in Bikes, Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 19 Jun 2012

A rare view into the fascinating and breakneck world of underground bicycle messenger racing, Line Of Sight puts a camera on the helmet of Lucas Brunelle, one of the most skilled urban cyclists in the world. A veteran of the sport, they take in terrain from the streets of NYC and Mexico City to the frozen Charles River and under the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China and deep jungle of Guatemala. Directed and edited by Benny Zenga.

Scatto Fisso Forgood 2012 Bike

Posted in Bikes
By Sam Bathe on 16 Jun 2012

Hands down the most beautiful bike we’ve ever seen, Biascagne’s glorious Scatto Fisso Forgood 2012 frame is a one-off painted by Casale Monferrato artist Riccardo Guasco. Though the price tag is a hefty €1,222, 100% of the proceeds go to childhood leukemia charity Città della Speranza. That should be all the excuse you need. We want.

Rapha Continental: Assynt

Posted in Bikes, Short Films
By Sam Bathe on 7 Jun 2012

Rapha continue their perfect streak of amazing videos with Assynt. “Well, the only way I see this happening is in an extended ride north. When I say that I mean a long, terrible, trying trip…”, Wally Maclean, The Idea of North by Glenn Gould, 1967. Weather and all, it just makes you want to get out there. Potentially in a bunch of Rapha gear.

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