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Timothy Pulleyn on the Etape of the Pastries (the Transcontinental Race)

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Anyone who’s looking to do the Transcontinental bike race should try and get sponsorship from a patisserie, says Timothy Pulleyn. The fixie rider is used to scaling Yorkshire hills but this summer he figured switched that for the Transcontinental bike ride from Belgium to Istanbul. He rode for 11 days …

ClaireTimothy Pulleyn on the Etape of the Pastries (the Transcontinental Race)
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Feminine, practical cycling style: meet Michaux Club

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There is a line between fashion and practicality that women’s cycling gear often struggles to nail properly. Michaux Club is Rachel Bonney’s creation that manages to do get it spot on. Michaux straddles femininity and real practicality, with nods to NY-style messenger bags that influence the entire design. Think sly …

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Survival Techniques: positive adventures of the mind

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Adventures and heads are intrinsically linked. A lot of the time exploring and pushing boundaries outside the city gives you a feeling of headspace, even if that’s not the goal. Illustrator, designer and ex-professional freestyle skier Naomi Edmondson has created a beautiful, happy, fun project called ‘Survival Techniques’. Her colourful …

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Saved by the Bell designs and cat caps: Meet Forward Cycling

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Forward Cycling make gorgeous, weird, spectacularly not-shit kit. Women’s cycling kit is coming on leaps on bounds, picking up speed in the move from wearable to genuinely desirable gear, and brands like Vancouver-based Forward Cycling are helping. Think Saved by the Bell-themed jerseys, cat hats, and an earth-loving ethos, and …

ClaireSaved by the Bell designs and cat caps: Meet Forward Cycling
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Behind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio

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It’s been six months since I talked to Katy Parkes‘ about her fledgling rucksack company, Dereks Designs. We met for the first time back in December to talk about the story behind Dereks, creating the designs and how she’d decided to start her own business. One of her comments that …

ClaireBehind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio
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Beyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show

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Vincent Kamp has an awesome all-or-nothing attitude. It’s infectious, and it’s not surprising that it pays off in life. When he threw all his energy into the world of bicycle paintings, he found himself displaying at the London Bike Show and launching a Soho exhibition. His passion for the cycling …

ClaireBeyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show
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SPIN London 2015: not your average bike show

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SPIN London is a cycling show designed for humans: every kind, even for those not on two wheels. It brings together creative new products, DIY custom creations, indie brands along with the latest high street goodness. Throw in some coffee culture and live bike polo and you’ve got a good …

ClaireSPIN London 2015: not your average bike show
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Meet: The Jaunt

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The Jaunt is an art + travel project. It takes artists to somewhere they’ve never been and asks them to create a special unique print. The results are beautiful. From flight to finish, the artists document their story. The Jaunt is now launching its first book to share the first …

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Viv Joynes: Run your way across Europe

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In April, Viv mentioned that she was going to run the footsteps of her Grandmother’s refuge route across Europe. She said it so humbly. No one really realised what a ridiculous journey she was going on. Then she ran 3,850K. This is the story of an adventure of a run …

ClaireViv Joynes: Run your way across Europe