Fantastic bank holiday cycling experiences

With a full three days of undivided attention, you and your bike could get up to all sorts of adventures this bank holiday. We look at some of the options available to make the most of your time over the upcoming long weekend.…

Oakley adds to 2018 range with Flight Jacket and Field Jacket

When it comes to the twin goals of cycling eyewear — style and safety — no brand has a prouder history than Oakley. For 2018 the American innovator has launched two new models — the Flight Jacket and the Field Jacket — which take cycling eyewear performance to an entirely new level.…

First look: Endura’s official Prudential RideLondon 2018 cycle clothing

The Prudential RideLondon Surrey 100 incorporates a huge range of iconic British landmarks. There’s the start by the 2012 Olympic Park, the sights of central London, the views of the Thames, visits to Hampton Court, Box Hill, Wimbledon and then, of course, the big finish on the Mall. This year, riders taking part in the Surrey 100 or any other RideLondon event — or even riders who aren’t taking part at all but simply love the kit — have the opportunity to wear official event clothing created by another British icon: Endura. We look at the recently released 2018 RideLondon cycle garments and take a sneaky peak behind the scenes at the Endura to see how these products have come to be.…

Nervous and excited – my first national XC race

Kicking off his 2018 season, we hear from Nick Owen (Manchester Trafford) on his first experience of national XC racing and debut year with the Evans Cycles Race Team.…

Heartwork: Behind the Scenes with Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)

Paul Hartnoll is a British writer, producer, and composer of music, widely recognised for his pioneering work with Orbital. Over the span of their 25 year career at the forefront of electronic music, Orbital toured extensively and released eight albums, culminating in a performance at the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony with Professor Stephen Hawking.…

The Making of Heartwork: Alex Rutterford’s Sleeve Art

Alex Rutterford is a Director, Designer and Artist with over a decade of experience in commercials, music videos and short films. We commisioned him to create a sleeve cover for Paul Hartnoll's (Orbital) 'Heartwork' track. Here, Alex talks us through his process of developing the artwork.…

Heartwork Stories

We visited the North West, to understand more about the area of the UK worst affected by heart disease. It was here, we met a whole host of commuters, that through their bikes, are leading a much healthier life thanks to the power of cycling.…

Giro d’Italia-inspired recipes for cyclists

In the spirit of Giro d'Italia, Performance Chef Alan Murchison shares four simple but mouth-watering food recipes for cyclists.…

Pinnacle Kapur – the ultimate value mountain bike?

Last year’s release of Pinnacle’s Laterite road bike — a model that features all the ability of higher-end bikes but at a vastly reduced price — was an important step in the brand’s quest to give even more riders a top-level cycling experience. Now the design team at Pinnacle has moved its attention to the off-road world with the creation of the Kapur: a mountain bike that features all the qualities of Pinnacle’s award-winning Iroko, but at a fraction of the cost. Coffee Stop’s Matt Lamy spoke to Pinnacle brand manager Scott Decker to find out more.…

The Tour de Yorkshire and 5 other reasons why we love ‘God’s Own Country’

The Tour de Yorkshire takes place at the end of April and puts England’s largest county in cycling’s shop window. We’ve asked cycling journalist Matt Lamy — who proudly spent four less-than-studious years at university in Sheffield — why Yorkshire really is ‘God’s Own Country’.…