Author Archives: tim bland

Stolen Goat in 2018 – A Note From Tim

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As we recover from the recent festivities I thought it would be timely to discuss briefly our upcoming plans for the year ahead and also a brief look-back on 2017. 2017 was by all accounts a thoroughly enjoyable year for us at stolen goat. Whilst the economic and industry related conditions are still in a […]

How stolen goat grew 1000% despite tough conditions in the cycling industry

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The last 3 years have been tough for the cycling industry. In 2012 when stolen goat was formed on a laptop from my kitchen table we were in the midst of a cycling boom. The Olympics, Bradley Wiggins etc etc all paved the way for a mini boost in the sport’s popularity. This is a […]

One Jersey – 4 Seasons – The Bodyline LS Jersey Offers Ultimate Versatility

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This year we stopped making the traditional long sleeve thermal cycling jersey. In our opinion, as garment technology has evolved the thermal jersey has almost become redundant. In our view, a great piece of kit should offer maximum versatility to offer genuine value for money. And herein lies the issue with a standard thermal jersey. […]

Born In A Shed – My Thoughts On 5 Years Of Business

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A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. – Henry Ford This week stolen goat turned 5. Despite owning pairs of jeans that are older than this – I realise that 5 years is not an insignificant amount of time to survive in business. The word ‘survive’ is apt here. The first […]

Take The 100km Challenge With La Ridley

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Isabelle wears Hypervelocity Jersey // Bodyline Black Shorts // Coolmax Socks  This season we’ve partnered up with Ridley Bikes, and specifically La Ridley who have a strong focus on pushing the boundaries of womens cycling. Belgium based Ridley share a lot of values with us and know that a lot more can be done with cycling, especially with female […]

100 Limited Edition Pieces For 100 Editions Of Giro d’Italia

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The Giro d’Italia will celebrate its 100th race in 2017. The Giro has such history and passion and carries a massive amount of weight in the Pro Tour Calendar. We couldn’t let 100 years of the Giro d’Italia go by without celebrating the fact! So we have created 2 special, limited edition pieces just for this… Limited […]

Team Dimension Data Kit – Support the Qhubeka Foundation

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We’re super excited today to announce that stolen goat will be one of the very first companies selling the 2017 Team Dimension Data Kit. This is a step away from the norm for us but we’re big fans of Mark Cavendish and the whole of Team Dimension Data and indeed the great work they are […]

stolen goat core range – our Brexit Busting Business model…

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In June 2016 Britain voted on whether or not to remain in the EU. Whilst we are still waiting to see the full medium and long term effects of that vote, the impact on most small businesses in the UK was instantaneous. The cost of importing rose dramatically on that night and has remained high ever since. […]

Tim’s stolen goat review of the year – 2016

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“You can’t take over the world without a good acronym” ― C.S. Woolley What a year it’s been for SG! I’m physically tired and emotionally  worn out but at the same time full of energy and optimism for the future of this growing business. 2016, like every year I have headed up this business since 2012, […]

reflective waterproof cycling jersey? Yep, we can do that…

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Looking to buy a reflective waterproof cycling jersey? You’ll find yourself surprisingly limited, choice wise if you want both in one jersey. Luckily we sell the best performing cycle clothing on the planet and we do indeed make a number of reflective, waterproof cycling jerseys! The market offering for waterproof cycling jerseys (or rain jerseys as […]

cycling in the rain – clothing & attitude [video]

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Cycling in the rain comes down to clothing and attitude, simple as that. Riding a bike in the rain can of course be a touch sketchy at times but if you take it easy, wear the right clothing and keep a smile on you face then it can actually be crazy fun… As you’ll see […]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey

The long sleeve cycling jersey comes in a few guises and these days there are a range of fabrics that can be leveraged to maximise the potential of the garment. This means that there is often a significant price gap between different types, so here’s what to look out for and ultimately how to choose […]

How waterproof cycle shorts are the key to unlocking your adventures

Waterproof cycle shorts are a genuine reality now, and they’re here to stay. Our brand new Orkaan Bibshorts and tights never cease to amaze me every time I wear them. Sure, they are slightly more costly than our regular cycling shorts but in terms of value they pack a real punch. Here’s a few things I […]

The cycle clothing we sell is the best. Here’s why I can say that…

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The cycle clothing we sell is the best. There, I’ve said it. And I’m not talking “probably the best” or any PC term like that. I’m literally saying, pound for pound, if you’re after the best performing cycle clothing on the open market, it’s right here. That’s a pretty bold claim. It’s also incredibly boastful, […]

Adventure cycling – what is it and what to wear…

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Adventure cycling is defined in different ways but the gist is cycling over a long distance, taking in different areas and often camping overnight. The real beauty of adventure cycling is that it is a low cost way of getting some serious adventures into your life. Just you and the open road… As such this […]

How we work 5 hour days and why it’s vital for our survival

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Two office workers are talking. The woman says, “Bet you I can make the boss give me the day off.” The man replies, “And how would you do that?” The woman says, “Just wait and see.” She then hangs upside down from the ceiling. The boss comes in and says, “What are you doing?” The […]

Why I’ve turned off my phone notifications, and 6 reasons you should too…

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“You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.” ~ Tom Kite Here at stolen goat we’re all about working more effectively in order to free up time for fitting more adventures into our life. Whatever your chosen sport – cycling, running, mountain climbing, whatever – I think we can agree that being stuck […]

The art of wearing the right cycling kit

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It took Goldilocks three attempts to get the right porridge, the right sized chair and the perfect bed. For us cyclists, on a ride, we don’t have the luxury of taking three different choices of kit with us! The boffins at stolen goat have crunched the data and created a little table that charts the comprehensive […]

A Day In The Life Of A Cycling Business Owner

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When you run a small business, every day has the potential to bring something new to the table. Mostly this is because as the business owner you wear so many hats. It’s fair to say there is never a dull day at stolen goat HQ and the ever growing to-do list represents some fairly exciting […]

Heroes – The Making Of Special Edition Tees

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Every now and then we like to do something a little bit different here at stolen goat. So a few months ago we set about creating some special edition t-shirts. The brief was simple, we wanted to represent four of our favourite cycling heroes on t-shirts with premium quality fabrics. The Artwork Head of stolen […]

NEW stolen goat Autumn / Winter Cycling Collection

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Launch days are always great fun. Months of designing, sampling, refining, sampling, refining, sampling, testing, photographing etc finally culminates in releasing the products to the World. You never really know what to expect and it’s always such a joy to see people enjoying your creations. But this Autumn we have some exciting new products for […]

Going Through Hell – Limited Edition Jersey – Just 100 In Existence

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Sometimes we like to break from the norm a little. Running stolen goat – I’m not too sure what the norm is exactly but regardless – every now and then we like to create something a little different. Watching the Tour de France, and of course riding ourselves, it’s quite apparent that cycling is synonymous […]

stolen goat acquires cycling souvenirs

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Today I’m very pleased to announce that stolen goat has picked up cycling souvenirs. Late last year we were approached by owner Jerry Greatorex. Jerry is a great chap and started cycling souvenirs with the vision of bringing cycling inspired gifts and souvenirs from around the World to the UK. The business grew nicely for […]

It’s Our Third Birthday!!! Here’s 20% Off To Celebrate…

I bet Nibali wishes he was in a position to wish us happy birthday like this, this year ;-) Yep, this week marks the third full year that stolen goat has been in existence! When we started, Bradley Wiggins was wearing yellow in the Tour de France and about to smash the Olympics too. 2012 […]

JOIN OUR VELOGAMES MINI LEAGUE AND WIN A GOODIE BAG

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The Tour De France is about to kick off!!!! We’re all crazy excited here. So we’ve created a fantasy league on Velogames. It’s free to sign up and enter, all you need to do is… Go to Velogames: http://www.velogames.com/ Register / Login Create your team of riders Go to your team page and click “Join League” […]

FOR SALE – One Of A Kind Custom Steel Donhou #11 – Show Winning Bike…

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Yep, there comes a time in every man’s life when he needs to make room for another project in the shed. For me, that moment is today. I’m selling my utterly beautiful custom steel Donhou. If you don’t know Tom Donhou then go check him out. I met him in 2011, he was a brand new […]

Introducing stolen goat Bundle Kit Deals

When we first decided to create and launch our own cycling kits we set two clear goals to achieve… The kit needed to be without question above and beyond in terms of quality and performance The kit needed to be sensibly priced. To achieve this we needed to alter the business model for the typical route […]

Aled Jones Smashes Ironman Staffordshire 70.3

A race report from sponsored Triathlete Aled Jones…   After the slight disappointment of Ironman 70.3 Mallorca last month it was time again for Team Jones (The Wife and I) to take on the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire. I won’t go into the logistical nightmare of having T1 and T2 20 miles apart or we would be […]

stolen goat Kit Spotted at the Wiggle Dragon Ride 2015

Last weekend saw a few of us and indeed customers take on the epic Wiggle Dragon Ride 2015. 142 miles of glorious Welsh mountains in beautiful sunshine. Here are some snaps of the team and some customers at the ride… Joe Yeates wears Cafe Racer Red Mk2 Jersey and Bib Shorts and a “take my […]

Get Some Speed This Father’s Day with 15% Off New Kit…

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Dad’s are ace. I know because I am one, and I can confirm that as a species – Dad’s are pretty damn cool. So here’s the deal… the summer is well and truly on the way now, Father’s Day is nearly here and frankly you need our new kit on your body for getting some […]

Aled Jones Tackles Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Training Well, after a good block winter of training, a new coach and four warm weather training camps it was finally time to get the tri-suit out for the first race of the season last weekend. Learning from my first competitive season as a GB age grouper, where I over raced and dipped mid season, […]

All NEW Ibex cycling Kit – for riders who mean business…

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The Alpine Ibex, also known as the steinbock or bouquetin, is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. Notorious for it’s super strength and ability to climb like, well… a mountain goat! The Ibex range in a nutshell, is for riders looking for speed and comfort through perfectly […]

Meet Aled Jones: Sponsored stolen goat Rider & Triathlete

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Aled Jones, who was an existing stolen goat customer and also happens to be the Team Captain for both the Royal Navy Triathlon Team and Royal Marines Triathlon Team. He also represents GBR at the European and World Championships at all distances. Aled is also sponsored by LIOS […]

Paris – Roubaix 2015: A Sunday In Hell is A Sunday In Heaven For Fans: #GameOfStones

Paris Roubaix 2015 is upon us this weekend! The legendary Paris Roubaix is the epitome of one day racing, and it rolls around as part of the Spring Classics all of a sudden, then leaves us for another year. I’m a huge fan of the Tour de France but in terms of excitement and sheer […]

Exclusive UK Made Pure Merino Wool Jerseys – £30 Off For First 100…

Depending on how long you’ve been a fan of stolen goat you may or may not remember these beautiful pure merino wool jerseys. They are the result of one man’s sheer determination to manufacture a classically styled merino wool jersey right here in the UK. He succeeded, quite beautifully. The jersey is an absolute masterpiece. […]

Changeable Weather Needs Adaptable Kit

When the temperature creeps up into the double digits but it’s still rainy and windy (today is a perfect example of this for me) it’s tough to choose the right outfit for your ride. Or at least, it was tough. Until now. The days of needing a thick heavy jacket and/or carrying around a rain […]

2014 – A Year In Review – And A Glimpse of 2015…

It’s around about this time of year that I get all reflective on the year gone past. I like to share these thoughts and experiences, be they good or bad. It is perhaps a little self indulgent but people always ask me – “how is business?” – from which I am expected to give a […]

Orkaan Weatherproof Fabric In Action [VIDEO]

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So long as you’re happy to listen to my droning voice you can see the incredible Orkaan fabric in action below…   This fabric features in the Orkaan Hats (as shown) and indeed the rest of the Orkaan range. Water proof, wind proof and yet breathable.

Christmas Cycling Gifts Ideas For Him & Her

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Looking for some inspiration for Christmas Cycling Gifts for that mad cyclist in your life (or even yourself). Then here is our comprehensive guide to choosing the right cycling present for him or her. Firstly lets talk about the practicality of ordering from stolen goat… Our Christmas Shipping Dates We despatch items on the same business day […]

Say OK (not NO) to winter with the Orkaan Head & Ear Protector

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Sometimes a product comes along that is so simple, and yet so incredibly advanced that it changes the way we approach and feel about certain things. Personally, I have no reservation in admitting that I’m what you call a “fair weather cyclist”. Sure we all prefer to cycle in glorious sunshine but I admit to shirking […]

BLACK GOAT – Featuring Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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Black Friday is the Friday after the fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving day in the US) and is highly regarded as the start of the shopping season. Cycber Monday is the following Monday and is focused around e-commerce businesses. Traditionally these two days incorporate some big saving deals in the run up to Christmas. Well […]

Retro In The House

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Today is an exciting day, no question about it. Today we have received many large boxes. Today we have taken on UK distribution of Retro Image Apparel cycling jerseys for men & women. This is our first UK distribution partnership. And whilst it was never in our plan to take on distribution agreements – I […]

Bio Racer Pixel Fabric – What is it & How is it Used?

Back in January when I first walked around the Bio Racer factory in Belgium, they showed me their new Pixel fabric technology that they had developed and started using in anger. At the time we were supposed to be discussing summer jerseys but they were planting a seed in my head. It worked. A cycling […]

Cycling Clothing 2014 Developments – The Future Is Bright…

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Cycling clothing has come along way in the last few years. It wasn’t that long ago that all cyclists had a very limited choice of cycle clothing, most of it was poorly fitting or uncomfortable and not properly suited to all day efforts. And as far as style goes… it seemed that cyclists weren’t aloud […]

Not All Bib Shorts Are Created Equal

Everyone makes “the best” bib shorts right? Of course they do – why would they make the worst shorts? “Best” is about opinion in reality. What is it that you’re looking for in a pair of shorts? Personally, I want to stop thinking about my shorts after I put them on. I should only notice them […]

2 years in – running a cycling business – my personal journey

stolen goat has been running for just over 2 years now. Friends & family are always interested to know what it’s like running my own company, and I think that most people are very curious about what it’s actually like. I know that I was very curious for the 7 years I spent working in a corporate […]

Insider Secrets: Why does cycling kit cost so much?!

stolen goat is nearly 2 years old now, so it’s fair to say that we’ve done our fair share of buying and selling cycle clothing and accessories. Before I got into this, as a regular cyclist who had to buy everything the typical way, I always wondered why this stuff costs so much. Sure – the […]

Introducing our all new Bodyline Jerseys – pro performance at a reasonable price

Last year, whilst searching for new products to add to our collection I looked high and low for a performance jersey that looked great, felt luxurious, actually performed well, had an understated or stylish design and cost less than £100. I failed. I could rarely satisfy 2 of those conditions. So I went to Belgium […]

The Grand Depart at the Festival of Cycling 2014 in Pictures

What a cracking weekend!!! First off, let me give kudos and credit to Tim & Dave Morel – you guys made it a truly enjoyable experience and without a doubt the most fun I’ve ever had at a show before – thank you. Thank you also to Emily for your help and unique understanding of […]

Stage 1 Video Preview of the Tour de France 2014

If you didn’t already know, stolen goat will be exhibiting at Harewood House next week. We’re taking part in the hugely anticipated Festival of Cycling which will see the Tour de France Peleton roll up, stop for a few minutes, get a Royal send off and then speed off into the Yorkshire dales. I was […]

Retro Image Apparel 2 – A phoenix rises

Around about this time last year we started stocking Retro Image Apparel jerseys. I decided to stock them quite simply because I liked the look of them and the quality was high. I had no idea how popular they would prove to be. What I didn’t know is that a few months prior, the owner […]

Don’t Be More Dog… Be More Goat

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If you live in the UK and watch TV, chances are you’ve seen the Be More Dog campaign by O2. It’s a good campaign, good fun – and engaging. The essence of the campaign being that dogs are care free and have a “Carpe Diem” or seize the day attitude. That’s cool. But I’m not […]

5 Reasons Why You Need a Holiday

Image: my 2 daughters enjoying a pedal powered roundabout on holiday The Goat is an awesome animal. But it needs food, drink and occasional play & relaxation to keep it performing at it’s best… It’s been over 2 years since I had more than a day off work. In that time a second daughter has […]

Choices Mean Power… FREE UK SHIPPING AVAILABLE

Life is about choices. Being blinded with options is never a good thing but sometimes we definitely need to be able to make the choice we want. Shipping is expensive for small companies like us, if you saw how much we spend on postage, packaging and fulfilment you would probably have a small heart attack. […]

Salice Cycling Sunglasses – How to Choose

Salice are making serious waves in the performance sunglasses scene this year. They have received rave reviews from Cycling Plus magazine, Bike Radar and beyond. Knowing this, and armed with the knowledge that pro cycle team Lampre Merida exclusively use Salice shades you’d be forgiven for thinking that they were priced in the same ball park as Oakleys […]

Introducing the Stolen Goat Protection Programme

There are certain products in cycling which cost a fair amount and are prone to accidental damage. Bike frames, sunglasses and helmets immediately come to mind. If you have a crash you’ll probably wreck all three. If you’re a donut you might sit on your favourite Italian sunglasses. If you’re anything like my friend Andrew, […]

Win a Stolen Goat Mega Bundle Worth over £100!!!

The Sun has shown his face over the last week. That’s more than enough reason to have a cheeky competition. The Prize The lucky winner will win over £100 worth of Stolen Goat goodies: 2 x Stolen Goat T-Shirts of your choice A Stolen Goat Hoodie A £20 Voucher to spend however you choose on […]

Popular products at The London Bike Show

It’s been a few days now since returning from the hustle and bustle of the London Bike Show. I’m starting to recover from the insanity that is the pack down on the final day. The London Bike Show really isn’t designed to be done by just one man – next year I am definitely taking […]

Caps Not Hats! Spread the cap love with this special offer #CapsNotHats

Over the last year or so – an outrage has slowly risen amongst the cycling community. This outrage comes in the form of baseball caps being worn on the podium instead of the beloved cycling cap. Trivial as this point may seem – the cycling cap is an iconic accessory of our sport. It is […]

Primal Fusion Thermal Jacket Review

Thankfully the last week or so here has been pretty dry. Dry but cold. These are absolutely perfect conditions for the Primal Fusion Thermal Jacket, so I decided to put one through its paces. The jacket is available in black and also high viz. I personally tested the black version but they are the same […]

Festival of Cycling – Tour de France & Entertainment Galore!

Have you booked your place at the Festival of Cycling 2014 yet? There’s no denying it – with the actual Tour de France hurtling right through the grounds of the event it is set to be the biggest cycling festival this decade. Cavendish has got his heart set on wearing the Yellow jersey this year […]

2014 Miles in 2014 – up for the challenge?

I recently received a request from a Stolen Goat Facebook Fan (Mark Doak) to share his facebook page 2014 miles in 2014. I have to say, it’s not often people are so courteous about asking to share a page through your page. Normally people just spam bomb your fb page and hope that you decide […]

We were rated 4/5 instead of 5/5 – time for a shake up!

If you’ve ever bought something from Stolen Goat then you will probably have received a request to review your experience a few days later. It is completely optional of course, some people feel compelled to offer feedback, some don’t. It’s all good. I made the active decision when embarking on the review system that I […]

Stolen Goat Giving To Crisis Homeless Charity This Christmas

This weekend contains Small Business Saturday (7th December). You may or may not have heard of this – it’s a way of getting people behind small business in the UK. Stolen Goat definitely falls into the Small Business slot, we’ve only been going for a year or so and whilst we are growing we are […]

Introducing the BLACK:LABEL Jersey Collection

One thing I love about Primal is that they know how to make high quality gear at an attractive price point. They have cut out many of the distribution costs associated with getting clothing to market so are able to give you the rider an excellent garment at a reasonable price. Their new BLACK:LABEL collection […]

5 Gift Ideas For Retro Racers

Looking for something that little bit special for the retro cyclist in your life? Here’s a few cheeky little numbers that might just fit the bill… Pure Merino Wool Jersey Made Entirely in the UK Have you seen the Alpe Deux jerseys (Navy and Black)? They are made from pure Merino wool and manufactured entirely […]

Great Cycling Gifts For Under £30

With Christmas just around the corner, here is a selection of super cool presents for cyclists that won’t break the bank. All of the following come in at under £30, but you can see the whole list here: cycling gifts for under £30… Cycling T-Shirts starting at just £18 Cycling inspired tees make an excellent […]

10 Selfish Cycling Gifts

Apparently at this time of year – some people start buying each other gifts! Forget that, it’s not Christmas quite yet so lets all focus on ourselves for a bit longer shall we? If the thought of doing the Christmas shopping sends shivers down your spine then have a look at these lovely items which […]

VIDEO: Nisnas Industries Bags & Fenders

Nisnas Industries are a new startup company based in Israel. They make absolutely beautiful wood & leather bags and wooden fenders for Bromptons and road bikes. All made by hand with a meticulous level of detail and superior craftsmanship. This small company first became known to the World via a kickstarter project that took off and […]

Cheer Up Chaps

It’s looking pretty gnarly outside today it has to be said! Here are 4 products to add some fun to the Monday Rain Cloud… Limited Edition Cycling T-Shirt We are uber proud of our On A Mission T-Shirt, over 30% of the stock has already been snapped up happy cyclists. The jewel in the crown […]

Choosing the Right Cycling Jacket for Autumn & Winter

The cold is upon us. As I write the Sun has popped his head out for a few minutes, but the reality is… it isn’t going to be getting any warmer anytime soon. If you want to carry on cycling over the cold period then you have 3 choices: Get some decent clothing Get an […]

New Products for the Autumn and Winter

Normally we announce all the new products via the newsletter but we have had so many arrivals this week that it was too much to squeeze in. So here is a roundup of what has arrived… Thermal Cycling Jackets We have received some first class jackets from Primal. Each with their own set of features but […]

Win an ICEdot Crash Sensor!

Subscribe to the newsletter and be in with a chance of winning your very own ICEdot Crash Sensor! Last week we announced that we have just started stocking the awesome ICEdot crash sensor. This revolutionary piece of kit could literally save your life! The ICEdot crash sensor pairs with your phone via low energy bluetooth. […]

Lightskin Seatpost – Stay Safe, Look Sharp

If you haven’t seen the Lightskin Seatpost yet, well let me show you a quick video… Essentially, the Lightskin is an Aluminium seatpost with 5 very bright L.E.D.s integrated right into it. They are completely flush with the post and the nicest part is that the top L.E.D doubles as the ON/OFF and mode select […]

ICEdot Crash Sensor: All you need to know

The first thing to know about the ICEdot Crash Sensor is that Stolen Goat stocks it… right here :-) What is the ICEdot Crash Sensor? The ICEdot (In Case of Emergency) Crash Sensor is a small lightweight pod that attaches to your helmet (you can stick it or zip tie it). It pairs with an […]

Keeping it simple – when in doubt, choose quality

You may have noticed that we recently stocked a lot of new cycling caps, mostly all from cycling cap specialists Walz. I would like to give you some insight into how we choose our products here on Stolen Goat and why, in this case we went for Walz cycling caps. The Situation We stock various […]

Chrome Industries Merino Cobra Hoodie Review

The Merino Cobra Hoodie by Chrome Industries has instantly become my go-to hoodie/jacket/jumper for times when there is a slight chill in the air. Let’s not beat around the bush, at £149 it is a considered purchase. Nobody is going to tell you it’s cheap. But it is very good value for money. Take a […]

September Riding – 10 Reasons Why It’s Awesome

It’s around about now each year that people start telling you that Autumn is on its way – you need to start wearing warmer clothes and being depressed. To be honest, this message mostly starts because all the retailers have got their Autumn / Winter stock in the shops! But it’s bullshit! Right now is actually […]

You Can’t Buy Happiness – A2 Print by Anthony Oram – Product Spotlight

The You Can’t Buy Happiness Screen Print by Anthony Oram that we just listed is a Stolen Goat exclusive! It is based on the very popular A3 print by Anthony Oram but this time it is supersized to A2 size for a bigger, more valuable impact on your wall. You will only find this for sale […]

Product Spotlight – 1952 Vuelta Cataluna Retro Cycling Jersey

Retro cycling jerseys come in many forms. Some are retro replicas – which bring back memories of great cyclists and teams, Molteni, Merckx and Peugeot spring instantly to mind. Other retro cycling jerseys such as this 1952 Vuelta Catulana jersey by Retro Image Apparel  are more about enhancing a vintage or retro poster featuring a […]

Retro Cycling Jerseys & Tees Galore

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Retro cycling jerseys and retro cycling t-shirts seem to be taking off in a big way. I think it’s because the modern cyclist is looking for something that little bit different. Something with a considered design, perhaps something which reflects their passions and yet still performs on the bike how they want it to. Retro Cycling […]

Stolen Goat Harris Tweed Musettes – Forest Green | River Blue | Rolling Moss

Introducing the first ever Stolen Goat designed Musettes. Created in collaboration with Scottish based, Tweed bag specialist Katherine Emtage, these musettes have undergone several rounds of prototyping to get the final product just right. We wanted to create a musette that was compact but big enough to hold an iPad or even an 11-inch MacBook […]

Brompton Upgrades – Making Great, Greater!

The Brompton Folding Bicycle is a classic piece of British Engineering. The fold is exceptional, and straight out the box – the Brompton is a premium quality product. Over the years, the design has stayed more or less the same, but some parts have been upgraded such as the brakes. But the Brompton, could still […]

Alpe Duex Review – UK Made Merino Cycling Jersey

It’s not often we review a cycling jersey that we stock, or any item that we stock for that matter. But I have been personally riding with the Alpe Deux Merino Wool Jersey for the last few rides and I simply can’t get enough of it. When you first unwrap it, you can feel that […]

Pushing for Efficiency in Life, as a Cyclist and as a Business Owner

It has to be said, I’m an efficiency nut. Whether I’m working, cycling, running, or whatever I’m striving for 100% efficiency. I think it’s why I love cycling so much, particularly road cycling. Cycling races are typically won by the most efficient team or cyclist. Take a look at Team Sky in action over the […]

Competition – WIN a Limited Edition Lightskin Seatpost For Bromptons

We were recently sent this absolutely stunning anodized silver Lightskin Seatpost for Brompton Bikes from the Lightskin manufacturer. As far as I know you simply can’t buy this anywhere in the World right now, certainly not the UK. So “Limited Edition” is probably an understatement! So we have two choices – 1. sell it for an extraordinary amount of money […]

Entries for Orbital Cycling Festival can now be booked

The organisers of the Orbital Cycling Festival are pleased to announce that general entry passes and race entries are now live and available from the Orbital website. An Early Bird discount of 10% is available until 31st March 2013. Further discounts will be offered to British Cycling, CTC and Sustrans members. All races have been […]

Repack Berino Ride Jersey Review

The Repack Berino is a new merino wool & bamboo charcoal blend long sleeve ride jersey created by the new cycling company Repack. Repack designed the Berino with Mountain bikers in mind but we see absolutely no reason why roadies and commuters shouldn’t be donning it too. In fact, we have been using it out on our road […]

Pebble Smartwatch for cyclists?

A few days ago the Pebble Smartwatch (E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android) finally became available for pre-order. If you’ve not heard of the Pebble Smartwatch before then here is a quick run-down. The Pebble Smartwatch (or just Pebble) was pitched on the crowd funding site Kickstarter last year. They wanted to raise $100,000 to develop […]

How Screen Printing is done – by Eliza Southwood

Eliza Southwood is one of our favourite print artists here on Stolen Goat. She produces some fantastic Limited Edition hand pulled, silkscreen art prints, most of which are cycling specific. She recently gave us exclusive rights to sell her limited edition run of her wonderful Cime de la Bonette prints, and I suddenly realised that I had no […]

Stolen Goat found by cyclists at Bike Blenheim Palace

[fblike][/fblike] Two whole days after officially launching Stolen Goat I found myself at Blenheim Palace setting up a 4.5 metre by 3 metre marquee ready for 15,000+ cyclists to roll by and take a look at what we have to offer. Daunting, tiring, exciting. As the inaugural Stolen Goat exhibition I had no idea what to expect. […]