Peacecles and Pilgrims

A seaside ride along Japan’s Seto Inland Sea proves that sometimes it’s the most unlikely factors that contribute to the perfect cycling trip. I am standing in a long, light white tunnel with nautical mosaics on the walls. No cars or lorries are allowed in here. It’s for cyclists and walkers only. I am so delighted, I sing; the acoustics,...

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Video: Woodgrain Bike Frames

 This clip tells the story of Kiwi Rob Pollock, who applies his former experience kitting out custom car interiors to woodgraining bicycles – giving them an entirely unique look.

Centrefold: La Souplette

It’s Parisian, it’s made from hickory wood, it’s very very old. It’s La Souplette! La Souplette, a hickory bicycle made in Paris around 1897, epitomises the style and innovation of “La Belle Epoque”. It is a favourite of our collection and a

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Video: The Inverted Bike Shop

This short film about Brooklyn’s 718 Cyclery makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. 718 Cyclery takes pride in collaboratively designing and building bikes for its customers to meet their specific cycling requirements. Says bike builder, Joe: “You’re almost like a therapist in

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In just four years this Spanish brand has a dedicated following among urban cyclists. We find out why. Southern Europe, think France, Spain and Italy, is famous for cycling. All three countries have historic road cycle races and each has the warm

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