Mark's work is heavily influenced by the Art Deco period and draws inspiration from the graphic poster art of the era, particularly those relating to sport and travel of the first half of the 20th century. Cycling lends itself perfectly to this graphic and distinctive style and married with his…Continue
Added by Wheelsuckers on May 16, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
After 4-months of parliamentary inquiry into how to encourage more, and safer, cycling in the UK, a set of recommendations was published last week.
The "Get Britain Cycling" inquiry was led by the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group (APPCG) which was tasked with examining the barriers that are preventing more people from cycling in the UK.
The percentage of journeys by bike in the UK is one of the lowest in Europe: just 2% compared to 27% in the Netherlands and 18%…Continue
Team Sky today confirmed their line-up for the Giro d’Italia, with Sir Bradley Wiggins heading up a strong nine-man team.
Starting in Naples, the first Grand Tour of the season is staged from Saturday 4 to Sunday 26 May with 21 stages in the contest for the famous maglia rosa, the pink winner’s jersey. Wiggins has made no secret of his desire to win the title and though Sky have assembled a strong team to support the Tour de France…Continue
Added by Wheelsuckers on April 24, 2013 at 19:37 — No Comments
Rapha announced last week the unveiling of their collection of Team Sky replica kit - a more affordable version of the threads worn by the likes of Chris Froome and Sir Wiggins, but faithful reproductions nevertheless. With price tags of £75 for the jersey and £100 for the bibs the replica range does offer those who shy away from Rapha's heavy prices to grab some quality gear whilst at the same time demonstrating ones allegiance to the British team.
But are UK cyclists ready to…Continue
If the abysmal weather means you’re still spending more time tinkering with your bike than actually riding it, a great way to while away those "maintenance" hours is to settle down with your bike and your preferred digital player then listen to a nice, warm cycling podcast.
We love podcasts: always on tap, lots of quality ones to choose from and, best of all, free to listen to. So, here we present our favourite cycling podcasts in no particular…Continue
The story behind Gerard Ciolek, the surprise winner of Milan - San Remo on Sunday, has to be one of the feel good stories of the sporting year so far.
The first Monument of 2013 ended in a sprint finish that saw the young German deliver a devastating blow to the ego of pre-race favourite Peter Sagan and as the lead group crossed the line, the Slovakian wunderkind looked across at his…Continue
We're pleased to welcome back a favourite blogger of ours, Rebecca Love: mother and long suffering partner to a road-cycling obsessive known only as The Cyclist.
Rebecca's blog is the wonderfully titled…Continue
1980s. Marty McFly is dodging bullets in a parking lot. The Doc is firing up the flux capacitor in the Delorean. I am watching on in child-like amazement, wishing I could do the same thing. Never did I imagine that it was actually possible until now…
Having lived in China for a couple of months now, my eyes have been opened to some strange things. Backwards walking, arse-less tracksuits, face whitener, and various supermarket related horrors, to mention but a few things. All I can say…Continue
Added by Simon Mitchell on March 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments
In the same week that Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne was cancelled due to snow and freezing temperatures in Flanders, it doesn't seem right that we should be looking forward to the start of 'The Race for the Sun' this weekend, or as it is more commonly know, Paris-Nice.
The riders will contest the time trial prologue this Sunday in a race that marks, a little prematurely in our book, the beginning of…Continue
Added by Wheelsuckers on February 27, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments
Sometimes it’s hard to get back on the bike. You spend a week riding every day and the weekend derails you due to social obligations or you just need a rest day. Sometimes a blizzard hits and you spend a few days digging out and you just can’t look at the bike on the trainer. Sometimes you just can’t stand to look at the bike. You butt hurts or you just run out of motivation. A few days pass. Sometimes more than a few days pass and you finally look at the bike. You get dressed up in…Continue
Bernard Hinault would testify that a decent pair of winter gloves are an essential piece of kit for the cyclist undaunted by sub zero temperatures. Competing in the 1980 edition of the Spring Classic, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, in conditions so harsh that only 21 of the 174 starters managed to finish the race, Hinault rode to victory, but to this day the 5 times winner of the Tour de France still suffers from…Continue
If you're based in New Zealand you may of heard of TeamTalk. Apparently they're committed to being "the best little telecommunications company in New Zealand".
Cue lots of nice marketing messages and cutesy photos of dogs (?) and "we're mad, we are!" photos of senior management.
Well, TeamTalk's Managing Director, David Ware (right, in roadkill pose), has undone all that marketing/PR goodness by becoming the Kiwi equivalent of …Continue
It is no surprise that the vulnerability of cyclists is a subject that continually crops up on Wheelsuckers forums and blogs. It may not be the open warfare that some over excited BBC producers would have us believe, but for many of us, cycling on British roads, especially in urban areas, can be intimidating and dangerous.
Increasingly, cyclists are using helmet cams to record their journey. In short, these technologically advanced, compact pieces of kit provide a personal black box…Continue
I was at my wits end in January. Besides the normal aches and pains that come with being 108 years old and trying to keep fit I had developed a lower leg over use injury. I know the acronym...RICE. For anyone that's ever tried that. It takes a lot of time and in the end, you have to either train through…Continue
Added by Simon Mitchell on February 6, 2013 at 13:02 — No Comments
Maylarch supported the C4S bike ride from Oxford to Paris
Due to the numbers of vehicles we have on the road and the numbers of staff who use a bicycle, even if it’s just to go to the pub, after work, we felt we should play our part in improving cycle safety for everybody.
'The Cycling Boom'. 'The 'Wiggo Effect'. Call it what you like, 2012 was the year that Britain finally woke up and started to embrace the sport of road cycling with the same enthusiasm as our Continental cousins.…Continue
OneLife's range of QR code identity products first caught my attention at a sportive in Dorking, where I had the chance to see the products in action and chat with a couple of the reps. The idea of having your details linked to a webpage, rather than on the ID product seemed novel at first, but the more I thought about it the more it made perfect sense. When I found out OneLife were offering Wheelsuckers members a discount, I knew it…Continue
With so many cycling related apps to chose from, it's not easy deciding which ones to download and which to ignore. The Wheelsuckers team have put their heads together to select 5 FREE apps that we think could really enhance your road cycling experience.
We would love to hear your recommendations too - but also the bad and the downright ugly! Which apps do you use on a regular basis and which to you think we download at our peril!…