New kit day: How much clothing do pro cyclists get?

For most riders, getting a new set of cycling kit is something worth celebrating. You might have had your eye on a particular design for a while, perhaps you needed to update your wardrobe to keep up with the latest trends, or maybe your old kit was simply falling apart. Either way, ‘new kit day’ …


Spice up your ride

Bringing your personal style to cycling doesn’t stop at picking out your bike or helmet. There are tons of ways to spice up your ride and your cycling gear to keep things interesting this season. A dab of colour here, a couple patterns there, and you’ll have a personalised cycling style like no other. Bike accessories …


How to look good on the bike: nine style tips from Brian Holm

To the everyday Joe (or Joanna) with no interest in cycling, we cyclists can be an odd-looking bunch. The lycra, the bright colours and the funny-looking helmets all make us a perfect target for jibes about our style. But if you’re one of us then it all changes. That funny-looking helmet becomes a desired item. …


“What are you wearing?” – Chloe Hosking on dressing for cold rides

Chloe Hosking wrote her debut Ella column on one the questions she fields most frequently – “why do you ride?” Her second column tackles a question that is equally popular – “what are you wearing?” My youngest teammate Anna Christian looked genuinely concerned as she pulled me aside after dinner last Friday, the night before …


TEXmarket: the biggest cycling brand you’ve never heard of

There is an astonishing lack of transparency in cycling. For instance, the equipment and apparel we use as cyclists is seldom made by the companies that put their names on it. Likewise, it is a challenge to find out where and under what environmental or social conditions these products have been manufactured. In the world …


Why Wear A Base Layer In The Heat?

You may wonder why many pro riders wear an undershirt when it’s a scorching 35C outside.  Doesn’t it seem intuitive that a base layer make you feel even warmer? A good base layer is one of the most underrated pieces of kit.  It’s obvious why layering will keep you warm when it’s cold outside, but …


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