Author: Ste Johnson

Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

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...

SPIN London 2013: The Urban Cycle Show

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...

Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

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...

Trowbridge Saddle Bag – Review

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...

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

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...

Vulpine Softshell Jacket – Review

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’....

Muxu Town Jacket – Review

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...

Georgia in Dublin – Stylish Cycling Gear & Accessories

Georgia in Dublin – Stylish Cycling Gear & Accessories Irish company Georgia in Dublin have made it their aim to look stylish on the bike whether it’s a tad drizzly or a major deluge. Highly functional cycling clothing is the...

Vulpine Long Sleeve Merino T-Shirt – Review

Vulpine Long Sleeve Merino T-Shirt – Review It’s getting to the time of year where we can shed a layer or two. Where the woolly hat is replaced with the cycling cap, the winter gloves no longer need the liner...

Union 34 Men’s Paragon Long Sleeve Shirt – Review

Union 34 Men’s Paragon Long Sleeve Shirt – Review It seems when most companies who produce smart cycling clothes start up they usually bring out a jersey/t-shirt as one of their first pieces, understandable it’s a key stable in the...

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

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...

The Frame Builders: Donhou Bicycles

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...

The Manchester Vulpine Cycling Fete

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...

Rachel’s Journey – The Story of Michaux Club

Rachel’s Journey – The Story of Michaux Club We all like a nice bag to carry our wares about, women in particular appreciate a good handbag but when you jump on a bike you can suddenly find that very nice...

Union 34 Element Water Resistant Trousers – Review

Union 34 Element Water Resistant Trousers – Review The quest for the perfect commuter trousers rages on. Filling all the boxes in the style column and all the boxes in the function column is certainly an ongoing battle for the...

Helly Hansen Warm Base Layer – Review

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...

Trakke Wee Lug Harris Tweed Messenger Bag – Review

Trakke Wee Lug Harris Tweed Messenger Bag – Review To cycle with a bag is pretty much a necessity really. Very few occasions you will find it okay to leave the bag at home and venture out on the humble push bike alone. Finding...

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

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...

Torm T5 Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Review

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...

(Il) Soigneur Musette – Review

(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...

A chat with Lois May-Miller from Cycling Blog ClaudandI

A chat with Lois May-Miller from Cycling Blog ClaudandI Something I have a terrible habit of doing is clicking on things too many times (where computers and the internet is concerned) and why should this be any different when I...

Carbonaut Monument Polo T-Shirt – Review

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...