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

In Interviews, Vancouver by Claire

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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Outbound: day dreaming, adventures and philosophy

In Outbound by Claire

I’ve just moved house. As such, this is a very short intro because cardboard boxes have temporarily taken over my life, but the stories below are some of my favourite adventurey stories from around the web in quite a while – especially where it all goes a bit philosophy towards …

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Seven beautiful films about bikes, from the Oakley film club

In Culture by Claire

Maybe people who cycle are more creative*. Maybe it’s the fact that there are so many different types of cyclist, using bikes in totally different ways. That’s always going to give you an amazing melting-pot of minds. Either they make damn good films. Oakley holds a Friday Film Club in …

ClaireSeven beautiful films about bikes, from the Oakley film club
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Outbound: magic train rides, electrocuting wood and bibliotherapy

In Outbound by Claire

Simon Artmitage, poet and walker (often combining the two) was recently on BBC 6 Music talking about his route along the South West Coast Path. He’d often stop in to pubs where groups of people waited, expecting him to have wild, exciting worldly thoughts at the end of each day. …

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Behind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio

In Interviews, London by Claire

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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Outbound: Japanese forest bathing and adventures closer to home

In Outbound by Claire

Find a bunch of adventures, stories and good nonsense below. In this post, ‘Outbound’, a roundup of links that I put together every two weeks or so, there’s a Japanese name for the feeling of ‘forest bathing’: heading out to the countryside to snag some restorative, healing head zen. How …

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Beyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show

In Interviews, London by Claire

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