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Kreuzberg, Berlin: SHE36 fixed gear girls group

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

In Berlin, before the wall fell the 36th Kiez, or neighbourhood, was Kreuzberg. Today a girls’ fixed gear group has grown around the southern side of the city with a name that hat tips the old city design. SHE36 started out of a desire to make sure women had a …

ClaireKreuzberg, Berlin: SHE36 fixed gear girls group
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Berlin’s cycling cafe: Standert

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

Coffee, tick. Bikes, tick. Memorabilia-lined walls, tick. In Berlin slang a couple of years ago, people said “Standert” to mean ‘standard’ and ‘obvious’. When Max started designing bikes, the idea of opening a Berlin bike cafes that designed their own bikes too, was just that. It remains one of a …

ClaireBerlin’s cycling cafe: Standert
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Welcome to Berlin: Juli Ebel talks about riding fixed in the city

In Interviews by Claire

I meet Juli by Eberswalder Straße U-Bahn on a hot Berlin day, before the summer turns into rain. She grins wildly, with eyes that light up when she talks about bikes and a beast of a bike that glints just as much. We cycle to Mauerpark and she talks about …

ClaireWelcome to Berlin: Juli Ebel talks about riding fixed in the city
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The Bullitt’s Burden: a filmmaker’s obsession with one cargo bike

In Interviews by Claire

Messenger turned filmmaker, Chase Bauer, has an obsession with the Bullitt Bike. He’s making the first feature length film about it. This year he travelled the globe following the niche cargo bike around cycling events, meeting riders, frame builders and families who share the love. I met him at the …

ClaireThe Bullitt’s Burden: a filmmaker’s obsession with one cargo bike
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The Coefficient of Drag: A Thing About Riding Bikes

In Interviews by Claire

Steve Hockett is a Manchester-based designer who likes cycling and who has made a strange zine about bikes and has laser cut some bananas in his excitement. The Coefficient of Drag is a new zine about riding bikes, which he’s made by accident.

ClaireThe Coefficient of Drag: A Thing About Riding Bikes
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Copenhagen courier Trine talks messlife and girl bike gang Pånch: ‘From the first day you’re like part of the family’

In Interviews by Claire

The 2016 European Cycle Messenger Championships came to an end in Copenhagen in July and hundreds of riders migrate across the continent to Paris for the World Cycle Messenger Championships. Trine from Copenhagen is one of them and we met in Paris to talk how the courier community is more …

ClaireCopenhagen courier Trine talks messlife and girl bike gang Pånch: ‘From the first day you’re like part of the family’
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Meet Omnium: “Our remit: non-embarrassing cycling kit”

In Interviews, Products by Claire

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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When a tailor turns to cycling: meet Ollie Trenchard

In Interviews, Products by Claire

When a Savile Row tailor turns his hand to his first love of cycling, good things happen. Ollie Trenchard is one of the Row’s young tailors, a pattern cutter who has a tendency to make his own outfits when no one else is making them just right. With an obsessive …

ClaireWhen a tailor turns to cycling: meet Ollie Trenchard
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The unseen UK: Anna Hughes’ 4,000 mile epic along the UK coastline

In Interviews by Claire

Touring cycling is about taking the time to breathe in the view. The vibe is vastly different to racing but comes with its own intenseness and adrenaline. Anna Hughes cycled her bike 4,000 miles solo around the UK, following the coastline always keeping the sea in view, and saw so …

ClaireThe unseen UK: Anna Hughes’ 4,000 mile epic along the UK coastline