Alé Klimatik Winter Bib tights

I love to look and feel good when riding it winter. Good quality cycling gear is important to me, both for performance and for style. Transylvania requires hard cycling, especially in winter and I like to challenge myself. I also like my bib tights to fit well and yes, to show off my athleticism

ALÉ Ladies Seamless Wool Baselayer

Base layers have come on leaps and bounds in recent years and have become more and more popular. It’s not simply about keeping you warm, as the latest garments also manage moisture and provide useful compression and other technical features. We decided to take a look at innovative Italian brand ALÉ.

Riding Alone

We didn’t choose these times, but it is all we have, so we have to look at the positive aspects for our training. Riding alone can help us in our training plans and gives us time to focus too. Here’s a few postive aspects that I have found to riding alone.

Brett Tippie Isolation Interview

During the early days of the Covid-19 global crises, freeride legend Brett Tippie returned home from a biking trip and placed himself in isolation to protect his family. At the same time, our editor Jerry Tatton was also in isolation, as his wife had contracted symptoms of Covid-19. Brett used his isolation period to help […]

Lugano 66 Bike Route

One of the most attractive trails in the Ticino area, winds its way as a high trail around the Val Colla above Lugano and leads through the imposing Monte Tamaro to the hilly forest of Malcantone. A fantastic tour with spectacular panoramic views

Cycling Safety

These days when road cycling, were faced with the growing battle between cars and bikes for space. Whilst some countries embraced cycling as a general form of transport many years ago: Holland, Belgium, parts of Germany and France; elsewhere in the world you can take your life into your hands by riding the roads.

Great Climbs – Church Bank

As a cycling venue Yorkshire is hard to beat; whilst it may not have the endlessly long climbs of the Alps and elsewhere, it does have a plethora of savagely steep climbs that hit you in quick succession. Jere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you’d have difficulty finding a hill that has a gradient […]

Alé Nordik Winter Bibtights

Imagine a pair of winter bib tights that are so well thought out that they ooze quality and look so technical and stylish that you simply can’t wait to ride in them. Too often, winter bib tights serve no purpose other than wrapping and constricting you like a dummy. Alé don’t think like this; instead […]

Hardtail Heaven

Yes, trails and hills are beginning to look like a retro wonderland as the good old hardtail is back in fashion. You can now drink alongside Homer Simpson with pride as you discuss the merits of a loose and bouncy backend, without fear of being sent to see the psych. With new head angles, gears […]

ALÉ Thermo Cycling Vest

Sitting nicely within the ALÉ Clima Protection 2 range of garments, when this simple but stylish thermal vest arrived for testing I was a little hesitant. I’m not usually a vest or gillet wearer, but it did make me think that for this reason I was probably just the right person to provide an independent […]

Alé Colour block winter jersey

Simplicity can be stylish and beautiful. Alé from the Italian city of Verona understand this; it’s in their dna and their new winter Colour Block thermal jersey is testament to their dedication to style and performance. Far too often, brands believe that weird and wacky design and ridiculous names will sell jerseys. Sorry to spoil […]