Author: Ste Johnson

A Chat with Brian Palmer of The Washing Machine Post

A Chat with Brian Palmer of The Washing Machine Post One of the big inspirations behind the Discerning Cyclist was The Washing Machine Post (TWMP for short). A blog offering reviews on a whole host of cycling related goods. From...

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #002

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #002 Interviews and a mammoth post about merino have been the way of life this week at the DC but it’s still not denied us the pleasure of nosing around the web looking at great...

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Merino Tops

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Merino Tops So it’s getting cold, brrrr, as it does this time of year and if you’re the type of cyclist for whom the act of pedalling is not the only reason to go out on...

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #001

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #001 It’s been a busy old week here at the Discerning Cyclist filled with pictures, meeting, greeting new people and of course a good chunk of looking around and seeing what’s out there. Lots of...

A Chat with Jenni Gwiazdowski from the London Bike Kitchen

A Chat with Jenni Gwiazdowski from the London Bike Kitchen A Californian in London opens a DIY bicycle maintenance workshop where you work on the bike, learning its particular nuances and how to properly maintain it, stripping it down and building it back...

CycleLove T-shirt Review

CycleLove T-shirt Review James Greig is the owner, design, photographer, writer and coder for stylish cycling blog CycleLove, made great by its sharp looks, stories and fantastic photography. James recently brought out a t-shirt to accompany, promote and expand the...

H&M Merino Wool Jumper – Review

H&M Merino Wool Jumper – Review H & M. What can I say about them. I love the place, stylish gear for relatively cheap prices. They seem to keep an eye on what’s out there and then produce similar items...

Rapha Softshell Trousers – Review

Rapha Softshell Trousers – Review Finding a stylish pair of trousers or jeans to cycle in is pretty easy as long as you’re not too particular about functionality and durability. Add those two factors and your search becomes a great deal...

Finisterre Malin Merino Crew – Review

Finisterre Malin Merino Crew – Review This week I happened upon a great website called Finisterre, set up by Tom Kay to sell British made outdoor gear. Although primarily aimed at the surf industry they sell merino clothing and we...

Stylish Cycling Jackets for Rainy Days

Stylish Cycling Jackets for Rainy Days This post may seem more relevant now due to the fact that it’s autumn and it’s been raining – and heavily at that, and we all associate autumn with rain (especially if you live...

Smart Cycling Clothes – Cycle Love T-shirt

Smart Cycling Clothes – Cycle Love T-shirt In their own words – Cycle Love is about the stuff that makes cycling great, and celebrating the diversity of cycle culture — bikes *and* people. Well owner of the Cycle Love website,...

Howies Jesse Merino Polo – Review

Howies Jesse Merino Polo – Review It’s getting cold and you still want to hold that little bit of style whilst you cycle, but you don’t want to have to carry a change of gear with you. There are now...

Discerning Bicycles for Discerning Cyclists

Discerning Bicycles for Discerning Cyclists You can be the most stylish and discerning of cyclists but there’s always going to be one important piece of equipment you’ll need to complete the look, and that, is the bicycle. A bicycle is...

Cycling in the Rain — Part 2

Cycling in the Rain — Part 2 Finishing off the Discerning Cyclist’s style ideas (see Part 1 here) for stylish yet functional gear to keep you as dry as possible whilst you’re pedalling about in the pouring rain, we’re going...

Interview with PreOwnedCycles.co.uk owner Jeremy Hammersley

Interview with PreOwnedCycles.co.uk owner Jeremy Hammersley We all must surely remember those days at school where we stood in the playground looking for THAT foil sticker to complete our album. Bartering, negotiating and sometimes pleading with fellow classmates and school...

Vulpine Short Sleeve Merino Polo – Review

Vulpine Short Sleeve Merino Polo – Review “The perfect all-day-anywhere cycling top. Classic and subtly styled, with immense attention to detail and and cycling-specific features. The cut is crisp and long at the back for riding.” And so say Vulpine...

Cycling in the Rain — Part 1

Cycling in the Rain — Part 1 So it turns out you like going on cycle rides that take longer than 30 minutes. Great, happy riding. Oh it looks a beautiful day out, it’s going to be such a good...

Vulpine Storm Cap – Review

Vulpine Storm Cap – Review My most recent cycling attire purchase was the Vulpine Storm Cap, available from Vulpine for £35. I’m not a big lover of helmets (I know, I know – how very cavalier of me, but still),...

Best Cycling Clothes – Casual Ride

Best Cycling Clothes – Casual Ride If you’ve only got a short commute or you’re going out to town for the day and you’re travelling by bike, Discerning Cyclist has put together this little collection of stylish cycling attire that...

Rapha Rain Jacket – Review

Rapha Rain Jacket – Review Wanting to have smart cycling clothes, that are both stylish and highly functional plus look good on and off the bike was something that became keen interest to me when I first began my time...