Master of the Offroad Image

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Steve Behr is a legend in his own lifetime, one of the greats of cycling photography. Steve has kindly given us access to some of his favourite images, and talks us through them.

Whether you’re an MTB fan or not, these are a delight. Enjoy. Continue reading Master of the Offroad Image

GUEST BLOG, LOUISE MCCALL, AKA PATISSERIE CYCLISME. CYCLING & DEPRESSION.

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I came across Lou on Twitter about a year ago and liked her immediately. Very witty, sweet, and evidently adoring cycling. I also spotted that she rides in the area that my wife is from, the Trough of Bowland . Lou set up a lovely, heartfelt blog called Patisserie Cyclisme, providing a fun resource for lovers of CAKE! The most vital of cycling pit-stops. Continue reading GUEST BLOG, LOUISE MCCALL, AKA PATISSERIE CYCLISME. CYCLING & DEPRESSION.

FAVOURITE PLACES TO RIDE, PART I: TROUGH OF BOWLAND

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The Forest of Bowland is very close to my heart. It lies between Lancaster and Clitheroe in Northern Lancs, and puts paid to the stereotype of Lancashire as a grim industrial county. Bowland is beautiful, both barren and lush, timeless and quiet. It’s an ideal alternative to the often manic tourism of The Lakes, which lie no more than an hour’s drive North. Continue reading FAVOURITE PLACES TO RIDE, PART I: TROUGH OF BOWLAND

IT’S AT TIMES LIKE THIS MY THOUGHTS TURN TO ARGENTINA

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If you’re in the UK right now, you’ll be finding it hard to get out onto icy rides. Hell, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere most of you will struggle (Floridians & Egyptians exempted). So our thoughts turn to riding up Alpine passes in Summer and through humid sun-dappled forests. My thoughts often turn to Argentina…
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CREATIVITY IN CYCLING AND THE ART OF FREESTYLE

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I used to run a film production company. What never failed to amaze me was how many cyclists there are in that industry, and how much film, photography and indeed music they were creating and mixed up in. What also amazes me is how much money you can spend shooting something and how little you can spend shooting almost exactly the same thing. But that’s for later…. Continue reading CREATIVITY IN CYCLING AND THE ART OF FREESTYLE

RICHMOND PARK, CIRCUIT OF DREAMS

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Richmond Park (RP), is London’s cycling mecca. It’s a handy microcosm of road terrains and therefore an ideal training ground for cyclists learning their craft, training, or merely taking in the deer. If you hammer it hard enough you forget you’re even in a city. It’s a bit duff for technical MTB, as the orbital path is just dirt, but great for a hybrid or X bike. Continue reading RICHMOND PARK, CIRCUIT OF DREAMS