“In the 1930s, Britain’s Ministry of Transport commissioned the building of 500-miles of protected cycleways. Between 1934 and 1940 at least 280-miles of these innovative cycleways were actually built, usually both sides of the new “arterial roads” springing up all over the country.
Some of these cycleways still exist, but they are not today understood to be cycle infrastructure: they should be rededicated. Others are buried under a couple of inches of soil: they could be excavated. ”
Let’s all help Carlton reach funding for this ambitious journalistic endeavor by kicking him a few bucks at Kickstarter!
There have been a few examples of a complete water bottle and cage interface redesign over the years. UK-based Restrap throws their cap into the ring with these Mag bottles. They’re designed to work with standard bottle mounts, yet offer an easy-on, easy-off attachment thanks to magnets. These are especially helpful while using half frame bags. See more at Restrap.
Riding at night is just part of being a cyclist in the winter months. This video showcases the sights surrounding Bristol.
If you’re keen on gravel and dirt rides or races like the DK or Almanzo, then check out the Dirty Reiver event in the UK:
“The Dirty Reiver 200 (200km) and Dirty One Thirty (130km) are off road cycling challenges based on the Gravel Grinder format found predominantly in the mid west of America.
Riders will traverse gravel forest access roads that service the vast areas of forest covering the border region of England and Scotland. The events will take riders through remote areas providing outstanding viewpoints across this spectacular part of the UK.”
There’s something very Dario Argento about this product photo for Brancale’s new winter cycling gloves and I like it. These gloves are made in England, come with a fleece liner and a cognac-colored finish. I’ve used similar gloves in cold weather and love them. Plus, they look great off the bike. They’ll set you back $200, and are in stock now. Head to Brancale‘s site for sizing information and ordering.
Photos by Brian Vernor
“On a recent trip to Yorkshire, I visited the A & T club on practice night. I hadn’t seen speedway racing in-person and I was curious about it. This night there were just a handful of local club members practicing, and I wasn’t able to see the races the following weekend.”
Continue reading and see more of these great photos at Vernor Film. Oh and check out a video at Youtube!
Here’s a video about Three Peaks, a cyclocross race in Yorkshire. It includes an interview with Paul Oldham, a two-time winner of the event about why this race in particular has such a cult-like following.
News like this is never good. Let’s do what we can to keep small manufacturing alive. Read about Middleburn closing at Cycling Industry News. I’ve always wanted a set of those cranks!
Rapha UK recently hosted an evening with Magnum Cycling, part of Magnum Photos:
“Earlier this year author Guy Andrews and esteemed photographer Harry Gruyaert chaired a panel discussion to launch Magnum Cycling, a “visual survey of the relationship between the world’s best photographers and the exciting and multifaceted sport of cycling.””
You can pick this book up at your local book store now and continue reading the story at Rapha.
1400k in five days? Rides like this require an exceptional amount of both physical and mental fitness, as these riders come to find out. Here’s the official trailer for the London Edinburgh London documentary, which you can watch here or pre-order for the film’s release.