Revisiting ‘The Rider’
Tim Krabbé’s book ‘The Rider’ captures the essence of bike racing like no other. It is a profound novel that really struck a chord the first time I read it, and I encourage every student of cycling to take a few hours out to study it. A few weeks ago my mate Ian Walton asked […]
When I think about Japan, descriptions like “polite”, “clean”, “punctual”, “neon”, “awesome toilets”, “sumo” and possibly “keirin” come to mind. I’ve always known there’s a deep-seated cycling culture there somewhere, but “cycling” isn’t a word that’s immediately apparent. But after a week of cycling around the Seto Inland Sea and Hiroshima in the south west […]
From where you’d rather be: New Zealand
A few months ago a few mates and I did a Roadtrip to New Zealand which was one of the highlights of my cycling life. With some b-roll footage we decided to piece together a short film (well, Chas and Drew made it). I hope it inspires you to get out and and go for […]
A few months back, in the dark reaches of the European winter, Polish riders Szymon Kotowski, Karol Michalski and Wojtek Kwiatek went to Calpe, Spain in search of warmer climates and memorable rides. What followed was three days of discovering Calpe’s hidden gems and relentless climbs. In this Roadtripping piece Szymon shares the story of […]
Roadtripping Ireland: Part Three
In this third and final part of our Roadtripping Ireland series, Dave Everett and Szymon Kotowski continue the story of a trip that saw them follow the route for the start of this year’s Giro d’Italia as well as the shenanigans along the way.
Roadtripping Ireland: Part Two
In the second part of this three-part series, Dave Everett continues the story of our recent roadtrip to Ireland to check out the Giro d’Italia route ahead of this year’s race.