Month: December 2013

News

My Cafe Roubaix t-shirt arrived

Last month the cycling world went crazy and forced Specialized to backdown over their attempts to stop a small bike shop in Canada using “Roubaix” in its name. As a show of some considerable solidarity with Cafe Roubaix lots of cyclists went online and bought t-shirts from the shop… and today mine has arrived. Since …

Accessories

An essential tool – the Bicycle Riders mug

You’ll spend hours fettling your bicycle this winter, huddled over a bottom bracket or chasing ball bearings around a work bench, so make sure you stay warm with a good supply of tea. Any old mug will do the trick, but my new Bicyle Riders tea mug is just the ticket to keep spirits high …

Maintenance

Bicycle Riders mug – essential tool

You’ll spend hours fettling your bicycle this winter, huddled over a bottom bracket or chasing ball bearings around a work bench, so make sure you stay warm with a good supply of tea. Any old mug will do the trick, but my new Bicyle Riders tea mug is just the ticket to keep spirits high …

Jerseys

Rapha – Kit for cycling

The joy of the winter sales… we’re gradually building a small Rapha collection, starting with Louis’ Rapha Team Sky Long Sleeve supporters jersey. There’s loads of comment & opinion around the Rapha, it’s one of cycling true Marmite brands – you either get the concept of high quality albeit expensive clothes or you’ll question why …

News

Mombee kitchen secrets – Wiggo eats the butter

Wiggo is in disgrace again, not only has he scavenged parsnips from the leftovers dish, been caught carrying Yorkshire puddings upstairs and raided the breadbin overnight for malt loaf, but now he’s taken to stealing the butter. We wouldn’t mind so much, other than he’s a cat and cats in our experience restrict themselves to …