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Corey the Courier: stories from New York

In Interviews, New York by Claire

Corey Hilliard, known as Corey the Courier, has a story for pretty much every aspect of cycling. A courier in Philadelphia and New York, I meet him in Brooklyn with a list of things to ask about ranging from cycling cross-country, winning and hosting alleycats, couriering for the last 17-odd …

ClaireCorey the Courier: stories from New York
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Over Yonder: Dan talks stupid adventure riding, endless dirt trails and exploring Germany

In Berlin, Interviews by Claire

On Dan’s portfolio it mentions that he has: ‘Ridden past the cumulative elevation of Mount Everest in 16 hours and 344km with a fractured hand.’ He lists this in the ‘extra curricular fun’ department and adds that he always reaches the end with the grin – despite the number of …

ClaireOver Yonder: Dan talks stupid adventure riding, endless dirt trails and exploring Germany
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Cycling in Stockholm: Isa on CATS Sthlm

In Interviews, Stockholm by Claire

Isa Svärd is a gravel-loving fixed gear and road rider from Stockholm. I met her at the European Cycle Messenger Championships, between beer-hauling, Copenhagen exploring, checkpoint marking and after-partying. She talked about her female-friendly fixed gear crew CATS Sthlm and about what riding in Sweden is like.

ClaireCycling in Stockholm: Isa on CATS Sthlm
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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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The Coefficient of Drag: A Thing About Riding Bikes

In Interviews, London 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 Copenhagen, 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, London, 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”