Entering the age brackets within cycling

I don’t weigh myself; I haven’t done so for nearly 30 years. These days, if my trousers fit me, I know that I’m fine; and I have a deal with my wife: she promises to tell me when I no longer look good in Lycra – and, I know for sure that she will! At such a point, I’ll never where tight cycling shorts and jerseys again 😉

Fiona May Aylward Cycling Blog

We want to bring you the very best cycling wellness and lifestyle advice for your sporting lifestyle. Fiona May is a vibrant and talented woman, who has raced, worked as a cycling industry model, promoting ladies cycling products, and had to exist in a society and sport that is still not fully adjusted to women as cyclists. Read her informative and insightful blogs today

ALE cycle clothing for wet summer rides

Wet cycling days seem to be more common than ever these days, which is why we wanted to give you a few ideas from our own selection of our favourite rainy ride kit options. Here’s a few from Italian high-performance brand, ALÉ

La Montée du Géant and riding the Tourmalet

La Montée du Géant is an exciting cycling event organized by the Tour de France and Chez Octave Tourmalet shop. It takes place on the first Saturday of summer each year and attracts cycling of all levels and all kinds of bikes, from road to electric, from around the globe. This event is a dream come true for many cyclists, and I was excited to be invited, and to have the opportunity to ride up such an iconic mountain!

Transfăgărășan Challenge 2024

It’s thankfully quite refreshing to know that there is still a place in the world, and an event to really challenge yourself on, and that actually means something – welcome then to the Transfăgărășan Challenge, and the opportunity to cycle up what is correctly described as the most spectacular ribbon of tarmac in the world – the Transfăgărășan Highway, in Romania.

Nadezhda Pavlova Cycling Gallery

A selection of cycling kit images from Nadezhda Pavlova, showing her versatility as a writer, athlete and sportswear & lifestyle model

Designed for Cycling

Look good in lycra with DS Pro, as we examine the style, design and fabric technicity of this exciting and developing brand

ALÉ R-EV1 Hammer Bib Shorts

Bib shorts are a cycle clothing necessity that you have to get right. Thankfully, ALÉ are a brand that understands this and put all of their world tour expertise and years of research into this critical area of clothing. For me, the three main elements of the pad to get right are: the pad, the fabric, and the straps.

ALÉ Pragma Dinamica SS Jersey

ALÉ don’t simply make cycling clothing; no, they craft some of the finest men’s and ladies cycling clothing in the world, from their base in the magical and historic city of Verona, on the edge of the Italian Lakes and Mountains. It’s the city of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, and this ALÉ Pragma Dinamica ss jersey for summer, is definitely a cycling jersey to fall in love with.

Climbing Rat Penat in Catalonia

Rat Penat, a translation from the Catalan language meaning “bat,” is an renowned cycling climb in Catalonia that offers a thrilling experience for cyclists. Situated in the Garraf range of mountains, Rat Penat poses a real challenge to every cyclist brave enough to take it on.