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Bradley Wiggins for Fred Perry

While Bradley Wiggins will hit the first mountains during the 10th stage of the Tour de France, Fred Perry released this special collaboration. Cycling jerseys were standard mod-attire during the early 1960’s, and Wiggin’s collection is inspired by this unique relationship between the sport and… [ Continue reading ]


Just in time for the Tour de France and the spirit of the Olympics this Summer: The lovely Cyclepedia app we’ve featured before got a nice upgrade. Some new content and approved features are added with five new video clips with Sir Paul Smith discussing cycling… [ Continue reading ]

Won Hundred bike

A very stylish collaboration between two highly aesthetic Danish companies, Won Hundred and Cykelfabrikken. They’ve created a limited edition collection of three handcrafted leather bags that go with a customized bike. The scandinavian simplicity and classic cool meet some real functionality in the briefcase, the… [ Continue reading ]


This is most definitely the best video Rapha made. Beautiful images with a great feeling for aesthetics, the first Rapha Continental UK ride had had its share of weather – rain then sun then a bit of hail, then sun again – changing from one valley to the… [ Continue reading ]


“When I started, the biggest problem was that in Grosetto there were no people who could work to give me a hand – I needed more people to increase production. I had to do it all myself, work the day and the night, weld and do everything. [ Continue reading ]


Yesterday a new Dutch magazine was launched called Soigneur, a stylish and beautifully made magazine dedicated to road cycling. Documenting the love for cycling and the world around in interviews, photo reports, and background stories the magazine is a welcome alternative to the boring industry magazines. Featured in this… [ Continue reading ]

Grand Tour

A new and inspiring video from Rapha, shot by Ben Ingham in the Sierra Nevada, featuring the shoes they’ve released today. In collaboration with Giro, they’ve finally finished their outfit with the Rapha Grand Tour Shoes. I love this video, the sounds, the sweat, the views. [ Continue reading ]

Robert Capa

Definitely the best images made of the Tour de France with no bikes at all are these two images by Robert Capa in Pleyben, Brittany, France, July 1939. The excited crowd watching the tour come by in front of the bicycle shop owned by Pierre Cloarec, one of… [ Continue reading ]

Vous êtes des assassins

And more cycling news. Rapha released their new collection with this lovely teaser. The collection features exciting new products as well as updated specifications to existing classics and distinctive seasonal colourways. The range preview was photographed and filmed by Ben Ingham in the Sierra Nevada and… [ Continue reading ]

The Ride Journal 6

Of all the magazines we see there are always a few worth some extra attention. The Ride Journal is one of them. With their sixth issue counting nearly 200 pages it is getting some serious dimensions and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.  Philip Diprose,… [ Continue reading ]

The bike

When I started road cycling a few years back I bought a simple bike, just to see if this was the thing I wanted to do. After the first km's it felt like I was built for it! When I met Elian, a dutch craftsman building some amazing bicycles, a year ago, I instantly wanted a bike from him as my 'official' road bike. We did a little tour together with The Village from Utrecht to Antwerp and back, supported by Rapha, joint by Ajanaku a.o. and I got infected with the custom bicycle virus... We sat down, talked about steel frames, details, colors, old vs new techniques and we drew the first outlines of my new bike. More then 6 months later it is here, and it was so much worth the wait! [ Continue reading ]


Days away from riding my new custom build bike by Elian Cycles (later more on that) I found these images shot for the first issue of Curves Magazine. The magazine is dedicated to Route des Grandes Alpes. A route through the Alps to the Mediterranean, crossing 16 high… [ Continue reading ]

Cyclepedia for the iPad

The book was already amazing, but with the iPad app they’ve gone next level. Cyclepedia, Michael Embacher’s book on the most extraordinary and rare bicycles is now interactive. With 360º spins of every bike, video features, original brochures, contemporary advertising, engineering drawings, rare illustrations and the ability to… [ Continue reading ]

Deus Ex Machina

Last week I got this lovely present from Deus, the 300 page hardbound picture book of Deus Ex Machina, ‘The House of Simple Pleasures’. We spotted the brand back in 2009 and since than, followed it all the way to Holland. The book is beautifully designed… [ Continue reading ]

The Triple Crown

A really nice story from our friends at Rapha again. The Triple Crown is loosely defined as the summiting of Vancouver’s Seymour, Grouse and Cypress mountains in one effort. There’s no rule regarding in what order the climbs must be done, only that they have to… [ Continue reading ]

Winter cycling

While waiting for my new bike being build by Elian, making plans for La Marmotte and first rides on my new bike on the Vesuvius this november, Rapha comes in at the right moment again. A whole new range of autumn and winter ware featuring exciting… [ Continue reading ]

Mopha Tool Roll

Maybe it’s not for the lightweight junks on a carbon frame, but I really like this bike tool roll! Made of waxed canvas with leather trim and a leather toe strap to cinch the roll under your seat or drop into a bottle cage, this tool roll carry… [ Continue reading ]

The Victorian Alps

Another very inspirational movie from Rapha. Malcolm Powell, an Australian Cycling Historian and former racer narrates this beautiful film that comes from our friends down under. Take a look at the film and the fantastic marriage of history and the present day beauty of… [ Continue reading ]


Rapha not only provide us with the best performance roadwear and stories from the hills, they are now inspiring us to celebrate our activity on the pedals with some bona fide cocktails. Enjoy (responsibly…)… [ Continue reading ]


Finally, my bike is fixed. Not fixed as in single speed, but the derailleur is on the right place, not between the spokes. The chain is straight instead of a weird kind of twisted like a washed denim and it looks like I can hit the road again. Time to… [ Continue reading ]


London based graphic designer Peter Richardson released his first bicycle under the name Wren Bicycles. A really nice combination of classic styling with contemporary features, uncomplicated lines of the handcrafted steel frame with small wheels and the quintessentially British colour options – Ivory White or Oxford Blue. [ Continue reading ]