Angus looks for success in the Qiansen Trophy
1 Oct 2015 | Posted by Angus Edmond | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling
An all expenses paid trip to China is hard to say no to. This would be the 2nd time that I had been unable to say no to the Qiansen Trophy, though this trip would be without my faithful mechanic Anders. As nice as a free trip is, I did find myself asking what I was doing already in Dubai. I had just another 9 hours of flying ahead of me. People would ask me about my trip when I got home and to be honest it was mixed. Chinese culture can be pretty full on and flying doesn’t bring out the best in anyone. So boarding the flight to Beijing I was already taking a deep breath.
Brooks X Axletree take to the road in search of the real Kansas
21 Sep 2015 | Posted by BREGAN | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
l. to r. Paul, Aaron, Dean, and Tony. 4/6 of Team Brooks X Axletree.
I first learned of DK200 from Paul Errington who rode the event in 2012, one of the first foreigners to do so. Paul wrote about his experience on this blog and is now organzing his own UK gravel event in 2016, the Dirty Reiver, which will be held in Northumberland in April. More on that forthcoming.
Juliet reflects on her mission to get race ready
31 Jul 2015 | Posted by Juliet Elliott | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Stories, Urban Cycling
Several months ago I wrote a piece for this blog describing my battle with training. I’ve always struggled to commit to a strict and structured regime, preferring to simply ride hard and fast and randomly challenge myself by sprinting for signs and pegging it up hills. In some ways, what I wind up doing on a bike is my own peculiar and haphazard version of training, only I prefer to just call it cycling.
We catch up with Stefania as she prepares for RHC in London
7 Jul 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling
This weekend sees the Red Hook Criterium arrive in London for the first time. The women’s event will see the Brooks sponsored Dësgenà Team, from Turin, competing. So we decided to catch up with Stefania Baldi from the team to find out what makes her tick.
We catch up with the guys to find out what has changed for the Second Edition
1 Jun 2015 | Posted by Oliver | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling
With Eroica Britannia rapidly approaching, we decided it was a fitting time to catch up with Tim, one of the organisers, and find out what is new for 2015 and what to expect for the weekend. From what he told us it seems we are in for one fantastic weekend and a very enjoyable fathers’ day.
Juliet Elliott gives you the secret to training success this cycling season
24 Feb 2015 | Posted by Juliet Elliott | Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Stories
Every year I get the urge to start racing. I have a little go, I enter the odd race, and I usually do ok. Then disaster strikes – I start training and it all goes wrong.
Jack Thurston visits a man planning to spend 2015 just riding his bike
29 Dec 2014 | Posted by Jack Thurston | Categories: Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Steve's bike room - might need a tidy-up
It’s the longest standing record in cycling. Some say it can’t be broken and few have even tried. But on 1 January 2015, a little known British cyclist will begin a year of cycling with the intention of surpassing the 75,065 miles that Tommy Godwin rode way back in 1939.
Brooks Sponsored Angus Edmond Reports Back on CX in the UK
9 Dec 2014 | Posted by Angus Edmond | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling
My trip to England for the UCI Cyclocross World Cup in Milton Keynes, started with me leaving my keys at work (a 15km bike ride each way). But this was ok, because I had a little time up my sleeve and everything was packed and ready to roll. The second hitch came when I took a second look at my boarding pass, and realised I needed to be at the airport 40 minutes earlier than I had thought. This brought on a bout of nausea and caused my hands to shake. To cap it off the airport bus too was late and this was one flight I did not want to miss.
Introducing our Sponsored Rider Angus Edmond
28 Nov 2014 | Posted by GUEST | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Events, Friends, Sports Cycling
I have ridden bikes all my life, but it didn’t really become an obsession until I moved to Copenhagen from New Zealand. There are no mountains to climb, no rivers to paddle, so I had to figure out what it was that I could do here. Biking became it.
This month Juliet questions her own sanity
20 Nov 2014 | Posted by Juliet Elliott | Categories: Bicycles, Monthly highlights, Sports Cycling, Stories
Sometimes I wonder what on earth I’m doing. It’s cold, I’m tired and I need some time to relax and simply do nothing. But totally exhausted from a full week of work, I find myself pulling on lycra rather lounging in bed with a cup of tea.