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First Ride: Rapha Pro Team Aero Jersey

Even by cycling standards, Rapha, it could be argued, is elitist. That’s a strong word, and maybe it’s not completely fair. But it’s hard to find another way to describe a company that routinely asks $200 for jerseys and bib shorts that are not (as far as I know) particularly ethical or environmentally friendly in their manufacture and distribution. 662 more words

Bikes & Gear

Rapha Prestige Chiang Mai | “The hardest century ride I have ever done”

A Photo Blog By: Peter Williamson

When Arran and Jorgen finished their Friday warm up ascent of Doi Suthep, strava told them a little story. Their yet to be met team-mate Natalie, climbed it in almost half of the time they had just taken. 632 more words

Ride Reports

Am I part of Rapha's appalling 90% of cyclists? I hope so...

“Do I offend you, Mottram? I hope so.”

Notes: If you listen to the Rapha style guru, CEO Simon Mottram, nine out of ten cyclists he seems on London streets dress appallingly. 599 more words


A Weekend in Sydney

I was lucky enough to get flown down to Sydney by my husband for the weekend. We’d both been before so we enjoyed a mixture of touristy activities and relaxation. 29 more words


Don't forget to suffer

There appears to be a trend for ‘suffering’ at the moment. 332 more words

Skyline Double

I’m convinced that Skyline Drive is the best place on the east coast to ride a road bike. For starters, the surface is sublime. You roll with little resistance and the chatter is kept to a bare minimum. 1,960 more words