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10 tips for London to Paris in 24 hours

This weekend, Team Svelte is cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours. A well worn route linking two of the largest cosmopolitan cities in the world. Enough of a challenge, with enough time to enjoy the scenery. Claire Tayler... Continue reading »

Cole Coatings Interview

"Customers have been coming to the workshop and asking me to put my own take on their frame. It’s feels like a huge compliment." In the land of endless black, white and red frames, Dan Cole adds a flair of... Continue reading »

A load of old cobblers

"He just laughed before snarling a succinct reply: "Not cobbles! There are none in the UK."   When triple Tour of Flanders winner Johan Museeuw asked me if I'd ridden on cobbles before, I gamely tried to disguise my inexperience... Continue reading »


Routine has a stigma attached to it.  It's doing the same thing over and over and over again. It’s boring. It’s procedural. It’s repetitive. It’s mundane.  But routine is also essential.    What’s important is that the warm, cosy cuddle... Continue reading »


Is there a “canon” of cycling literature? A group of books that all who ride must read? If there is, then I think we can agree it contains Tim Krabbe’s The Rider - a selection as automatic as Eddy Merckx... Continue reading »