Author Archives: tim bland

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 […]