SHAVED LEGGED FREAKS

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I first shaved my legs aged 14. Sitting in the bath I spotted my Mum’s razor and began at the easy bit, my quads. Downy fur floated around me as I hacked… Continue reading SHAVED LEGGED FREAKS

REVEALING THE VULPINE FEATHER

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15 minutes before the Vulpine Cycling Fete opened last week, a green bike appeared on the Vulpine stand. I was running around like a loon making sure everyone was fine but I stopped. There are probably scorch marks on the carpet…. Continue reading REVEALING THE VULPINE FEATHER

TOKYO FIXED – WHERE EVERYONE IS CALLED JACOB

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Tokyo Fixed. Our UK retail outlet. Present at the Vulpine Cycling Fete. And reputation as The Coolest Bike Shop in Britain. But are they, like, nice? And WHY IS EVERYONE CALLED JACOB? Continue reading TOKYO FIXED – WHERE EVERYONE IS CALLED JACOB

WE RIDE THE OLYMPIC ROAD RACE ROUTE WITH CYCLING PLUS

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Back in December, RUTH BROOKER and I went on a ride. It was about 2c, dark, and the snow was still lingering. It was great! We rode the olympic road race route up Box Hill, boxhill. Continue reading WE RIDE THE OLYMPIC ROAD RACE ROUTE WITH CYCLING PLUS

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

TO LOST FRIENDS, LONG SOLD ON

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Go to any cycling forum. Walk up to a cyclist and ask. Nobody will say the same thing. There is no one perfect bike. Just a perfect bike for you and that day’s ride.
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