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Meet Omnium: “Our remit: non-embarrassing cycling kit”

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Claire Pepper is an award-winning fashion and fitness photographer with a crushing obsession over beautiful cycling tops. This month she launched new company Omnium which bodes well for the UK, aimed at people who gush over good graphic design, sharing smaller brands from around the world and including women’s kit. …

ClaireMeet Omnium: “Our remit: non-embarrassing cycling kit”
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Learning to cycle in London: a case study in bossing it (video)

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Last year my friend Cynthia, who in her spare time runs marathons and 100k races, mentioned that she couldn’t cycle. It was impossible not to say ‘let’s go to the park for a spin.’ Then after that? She cycled London to Brighton, naturally. Here’s her story in a short video …

ClaireLearning to cycle in London: a case study in bossing it (video)
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Meet Michaux: Heck yes to stylish messenger bags

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Michaux cycling bags don’t look functional at all – they look gorgeous and trendy but this is confusing and rare. Technical and street style don’t usually go together, at least not commonly where women’s cycling is concerned. Rachel, who founded the company, lent me one of the roll-top messenger-style rucksacks …

ClaireMeet Michaux: Heck yes to stylish messenger bags
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Scrapbook: joy-filled Friday

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This week I have been very very cold. Then I rediscovered my winter kit and became very very smug and subsequently very very sweaty. London has been reminding everyone that it does in fact know what winter is and it’s very good at it, thank you very much. Here, warm …

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30 years of bike messenger stories: meet Keirin Berlin

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Born from the heart of Berlin’s messenger scene, Keirin is a cycle cafe facing the problems of rising rent. It’s half cafe, half bike store, with the bike stuff gently exploding out into the cafe. The owner, Mortimer, has spent years riding different cities as a messenger. He has a …

Claire30 years of bike messenger stories: meet Keirin Berlin