Author: Ste Johnson

Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

Finding a cycling jacket ready for the rigours of winter and the cold is a much easier task these days. Thicker softshell types, waterproofs and fleeces are widely available. Great. However, it has been known for the British Isles to...

SPIN London 2013: The Urban Cycle Show

The 3rd of May sees the opening of SPIN London The Urban Cycle Show at The Old Truman Brewery. A great event it’s going to be too. The idea from Alex Daw will see a brilliant range of companies, artists...

Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

Guest post by Stephan Caspar Stephan saw our tweet giving a shout out to Howies for their lovely new Slipstream cycling jersey – so impressed Stephan went into the Cardigan Bay Emporium that is Howies Shop and picked one up...

Trowbridge Saddle Bag – Review

For the discerning lady or gentleman who cares to cycle (discerningly of course) there’s is a bicycle not for high sport performance or weekends going down a mountain but for a civilized mode of transport used at a leisurely pace....

A Chat with Velo City Girl Jools Walker

A Chat with Velo City Girl Jools Walker Inspiration, you can get it from everywhere, it’s all around in everything you see on a day to day basis. It’s quite marvellous how glancing at a sign or a picture or...

The Frame Builders: Geekhouse Bikes

Duncan Palmer from Made Good returns to the DC to continue his series on handmade bike builders this time with American firm Geekhouse Bikes. Marty Walsh – photograph by John Watson of prollyisnotprobably.com Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the guys at...

Vulpine Softshell Jacket – Review

Okay, so this has been reviewed and given the plaudits by such sites such as The Washing Machine Post and Road.cc, so it would be easy to end this review here with: ‘what they said’. I’m not going to do...

Muxu Town Jacket – Review

There are so many types of jackets that have the functionality required for a cycling journey. Some fare better than others in certain categories. There are the jackets that are functional kings but are luminous green others are stylish champions but a...

Carbonaut Cafe Velo Hoody – Review

Carbonaut Cafe Velo Hoody – Review It’s a little over 3 months since Carbonaut was officially launched to the cycling world and one of their most popular items is this very stylish number, the Café Vélo Hoody. A sleek well...

A Chat with Claire Armstrong owner of Saddle & Spoke

We all can appreciate the finer things in life, those things that have an edge, a sophistication, an eye for detail, a thing of beauty. Certainly recently there have been some wonderful products for our beloved activity commonly referred to...

The Frame Builders: Donhou Bicycles

Guest post by Duncan Palmer. A discerning cyclist needs a discerning bicycle to ride and recently Duncan Palmer from Made Good spoke to frame builder Tom Donhou and learned more about the discerning bike frames he builds. I love the...

The Manchester Vulpine Cycling Fete

Two days after you’ve passed cards, roses, chocolates and whatever else between yourself and your loved one it’s time to get down to Manchester for an event about that other thing we love – cycling. I was very kindly asked to...

Helly Hansen Warm Base Layer – Review

One of the first ‘made for cycling’ tops I got when I started this flirtation with all things bike was a compression base layer. It did it’s job, kept me warm but as it was a compression layer, man it...

A Chat with Liz and Phil Bingham from VeloVixen

A Chat with Liz and Phil Bingham from VeloVixen Who remembers Blind Date? With ‘our’ Graham and Liverpool’s own Cilla Black? Of course you all do, right? I just checked wikipedia and it ran for nearly 20 years! As my...

Cleverhood Waterproof Cape – Review

Cleverhood Waterproof Cape – Review The rain is a constant irritant to most cyclists but there are many jackets and coats around to help keep you as dry as possible. However they are not without their flaws. Breathable rain jackets...

Road Rags Ltd Merino Stylish Cycling Clothing

Thanks to Gerry from Cyclr, the DC discovered a new clothing range that’s just perfect for us cycling types. A range of merino clothing from a company called Road Rags. Four different styles of tops and a pair of women’s...

Torm T5 Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Review

So this review can be definitively summed up like this. One of the best cycling jerseys I’ve worn.  Okay, great, thanks for reading. What’s that? You want me to go into it a bit more? Well alright then… …It was...

(Il) Soigneur Musette – Review

Unless you are going a very short distance on your bike it’s usually a good idea to carry some kind of object that you can transport some cycling essentials. Now who you are will depend on what you truly decide...

Carbonaut Monument Polo T-Shirt – Review

During the last week of October the official launch of a new British company producing a range of sleek and smartly tailored clothing suitable for cycling took place. That company is called Carbonaut Clothing Company and behind it is a...