I have always been a keen cyclist. Never the fastest, never the slowest, I enjoy it for what it is: Self-propelled travelling, time to be social and to see the world around you. Yes, I ventured into the world of Lycra, of bright colours, figure-hugging garments, and feeling like youContinue Reading

Can cyclists take inspiration from fashion to look chic as they peddle? Catherine Bedford of Dashel Helmetsthinks they can… Over 45 major fashion designers showed cycle shorts in their catwalk collections for S/S19 and A/W 19 including Chanel, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, and Prada. So,Continue Reading

Regular cycling can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers and can boost your mood and keep your weight under control. We all know we should move more. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is contributing to an obesity pandemic. Being overweight increases the risk of heart disease andContinue Reading

Cycling is an excellent way to get fit, lose weight, live longer, improve mental well-being and sleep quality, save time and widen your social circle – all while being kind to the environment. What are you waiting for? In recent years, road cycling has been moving towards wider tyres asContinue Reading

The adventurer Alastair Humphreys shares his secrets on how to cycle 40,000 miles – and his priorities for success will forever change the way you approach your own adventures… I wanted to see the world. I wanted to do something difficult and exciting. I wanted to escape the meaningless dailyContinue Reading

Abisko means lightweight and fast-drying in Fjallraven-speak, so the Abisko range of clothing and equipment is designed for fast cabin-to-cabin hikes and day adventures. The emphasis is on minimal weight and pack size, and so some sacrifices have had to be made in terms of durability and weather resistance toContinue Reading