Take a bow Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins is right: most cyclists are tossers. OK, he didn’t quite say that, but what he’s been saying out loud is what a lot of people have been thinking about the boom in cycling – there’s too many Strava-obsessed, over-competitive, achievement whores who think cycling is all about flogging yourself to death to … Read more

Open University explains bike design

Bike geeks rejoice: the Open University has launched a series of five short films exploring the history of bike design It starts with the advent of the French Velocipede in the 1800s, through the development of bike racing and ends with a look at the materials  being used today and where bicycle design might be … Read more

You want a mudguard? get a Plume!

http://vimeo.com/68416750 Sometimes a gadget comes along that seems so obvious, so cool, soooo right! The Plume is just such a thing: a nowyouseeit/nowyoudon’t mudguard (or rainguard ..whatever) that not only does a job, but does it beautifully. Of course, biking purists might not want such a thing on their precious steed, but me personally, I … Read more

Goodwood hosts Brompton World Champs (Rob 47th)

There are few things as idiosyncratically British as a Brompton folding bicycle. The sight of business gents commuting on their Brompton’s into the City is as commonplace now as bowler hats and brollies once were. Inevitably the idea of a Bromptons race took hold – and not just any old race either, but a World … Read more