2015 Eroica Britannia – Sunday

After a year of anticipation, the day of the actual 2015 Eroica Britannia ride had arrived. After the inaugural event, at the same location as last year’s — Bakewell, in the hilly Peak District, the locals were just as excited… Read more »

2015 Eroica Britannia – Saturday

The 102nd Tour de France begins in a few days time, on the 4th of July, and it is, for cycling fans, one of the highlights of the year. Yet, while this year’s peloton will enjoy the bleeding edge of… Read more »

Insight: Ride & Seek Bicycle Adventures

If you’re increasingly frustrated by watching online videos of mountain bikers or road cyclists conquering precipitous peaks and peering out over endless vistas that lift the spirit and make you forget your day job, but don’t know where to start… Read more »

New Ride: Hampsten Cycles’ Maglia Rosa

The dust from the Giro d’Italia is just beginning to settle and, for those of us in the Southern hemisphere, there’s just a small chance to catch up on sleep before the 2015 Tour de France kicks off in Utrecht.

Insight: An afternoon at Cicli Spirito

On Saturday afternoon I dropped by Cicli Spirito, the workshop of Ben ‘The Maestro’ Kamenjas. Ben is a well-known personality around Sydney’s classic bike scene, and I remember first meeting him at Deus Cycleworks many years ago. Cicli Spirito is… Read more »

Auction: The Embacher Collection

Back in 2011, Thames & Hudson released a book called Cyclepedia. It was a comprehensive photographic library of some of the most iconic bicycles ever created. Some of them were ugly, most were beautiful, but all were collected by the… Read more »

Insight: No Quarter Paint

Back in November 2013 we featured a striking mauve-on-purple track bike that had been restored from a real junker. It was a prime example of the work offered by Leicester’s No Quarter Paint — specialists in custom paint work and… Read more »