Category Archives: Adventure More

Total Bike Forever // Dushanbe To Bishkek // #7

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Dushanbe To Bishkek Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check out our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/ If there’s one word to describe the last month there can only really be one – Mountainous. We had been looking forward to reaching the dizzy heights of Tajikistan and making music on ‘the roof of the world’ as the locals call […]

Thibaut Pinot Strava Art – Goat

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Strava Art x Stolen Goat? Thibaut Pinot, Tour de France stage winner, draws a Goat during his 208km “warm-up” ride. Love it or hate it, eventually, everybody takes a quick look at Strava. If you fall in the latter camp, it’s possibly when you see that somebody has ridden a route that when uploaded to […]

Trans Baviaans // Ashley Oldfield

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Trans Baviaans South Africans are a weird bunch. We have a penchant for the extreme, we only deal in absolutes like longest, furthest, highest. Any less and it isn’t worth the effort. That’s why a race like the Trans Baviaans exists, and has 1 500 riders aiming to ride 230 km, traversing the Baviaanskloof nature […]

Total Bike Forever // Baku To Dushanbe // #6

Baku – Dushanbe Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check out our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/map/ This month we’ve been getting acquainted with Central Asia: A completely new part of the world to us. So buckle up for the ride, here’s what went down… They say patience is a virtue and we put this to the test during the first […]

5 Of Europe’s Best Climbs That Not Many People Know About // Epic Road Rides

Hi, I’m Clare! I’m an avid cyclist, travel-lover and recent founder of Epic Road Rides, the travel website for road cyclists. In May this year, I quit my job as a lawyer to set up a site I’d been dreaming of for years: Epic Road Rides was born! Epic Road Rides is the one-stop shop […]

Adventure Ireland // Luke Taylor

So, the year is over halfway through and I felt the urge to cycle some new roads and #adventuremore. An itch needed scratching! My cycling homie Laurence and I decided to jump ship, well ferry in this case and headed to Ireland. We had a super early start and a long cycle to the ferry […]

Total Bike Forever // Istanbul To Baku // #5

Istanbul to Baku Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check out our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/map/ With the sounds of our festival-set still ringing in our ears, we hot-footed it back to Istanbul, ready to crack on into the heart of Turkey. Having read and heard many great things about this magical land it was time to see what the […]

Tirana To Istanbul // Total Bike Forever // #4

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Tirana to Istanbul Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/map/ If our first two months on the road were all about finding our feet, then month three has seen us wiggling our musical toes in a big way. What a month it’s been! Starting with our first gig in Macedonia to putting out the floor-fillers […]

The Goat Goes To Lanzarote // Brand Ambassador Helen Grosscurth // #8

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The Goat goes to Lanzarote After finishing my 2017 triathlon season with that niggling feeling that I hadn’t achieved my goals – it left me with the pesky decision of choosing another race. Go hard or go home….so Lanzarote Ironman in late May was soon signed up for. This meant a brutal winter of training […]

Riding in Mallorca // Ashley Oldfield // #2

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Riding in Mallorca   I do a fair amount of overseas travel for work every year, but it’s never the type of travel where I can settle in, take in the sights and get a feel for a new place. It’s high-paced. I’ll fly for anywhere from 8 to 16 hours to get to Europe […]

Luke Taylor // Season Change // #2

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Defeating Winter As we all know, Winter SUCKS! Getting through it is the hard part and all we do is look to Summer and hope that all our Winter training will have paid off. From using all of the various training platforms that are out there, to trying different riding genres, to braving the conditions […]

Milan to Tirana // Total Bike Forever // #3

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Milan to Tirana Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/map/ If you haven’t read our previous blog post please read here! They say that it takes 6 weeks to form a habit and after a month of acclimatisation and finding our groove, our second month on the road has all been about putting what we’ve […]

Total Bike Forever // One Month Later // London to Milan

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A Life In Transit – London to Milan Follow us here: http://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Check our progress here: http://totalbikeforever.com/map/ If you haven’t read our first blog post please read it before reading this one. Click here! As we sit in the sunny Piazza del Duomo in Milan, the first day of our adventure in Britain (London to Newhaven ferry […]

Two Musicians’ Journey From London To Tokyo By Bike // 12 New Tracks – 12 Incredible Months // Bear Muda

They say that music makes the world go round. Music you’ve never heard, music you might never hear… the world is full of both – throw in two musicians, two bikes and a year-long expedition from the UK to Japan and you’ve got Total Bike Forever. We’re Adam and Tim, one half of London indie […]

Snow Day – March Madness // The Jonesie Diary // #7

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Snow Day 1st day of spring brought with it Storm Emma – total nightmare! Races were cancelled, best-laid plans came to an abrupt halt. N+1 on the bike front – I dusted off the Fatbike and took the ‘Fatboy’ out. I’m told that fatbikes are designed to be ridden in the snow – but living […]

A Trip To Mallorca // Sa Ruta Verda – Here We Come

Next Tuesday we fly off to (hopefully) sunny, warm Mallorca! Following our newly launched SS18 collection, we’re travelling to Sa Ruta Verda in Caimari, Mallorca for a joint launch of our new range and the season opening of the cafe. If you’re on the island on Thursday 1st March we’ll be heading out for a group ride which […]

Nicole Pugson // Essex On Two Wheels + Cake! // #4

Essex on Two Wheels + Cake! Because of my job and it’s odd hours, I’m able to take advantage of getting out on some solo rides around Essex. We live north of the river, so it’s probably the easiest place to get to, although don’t get me wrong, I do like the Kent hills every […]

Mud, Slides And Gratitude // The Jonesie Diary // #6

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Mud, Slides & Gratitude Winter training is in full tilt. Never has the weather forecast been checked and rechecked so many times. It’s fair to say it’s the hardy cyclists amongst us that brave the bad conditions. The saying ‘no such thing as bad weather – just bad choice of kit’ does indeed come into […]

Cycling Holiday In Spain? // Yes Please! // ALS Cycling

Towards the end of last year we wanted to soak in as much of the Sun as we could before the poor weather set in. So, we escaped to Murcia, here’s what happened. Murcia Trip 2017 The temperature has dropped and loathe to settle for the poor weather we decided to make for the Sunshine…. […]

Festive Bike Rides 2017 // ‘Tis the Season to be Cycling

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When the family are snuggled on the sofa watching Christmas TV, you can be out on the frozen roads, tyres scorching the streets in the cold air, icy snot like crystals on your chin.   Ah, Christmas, the season of sitting around over-eating whilst your bike sits lonely and unloved in the garage….But before cabin […]

British Cyclists Break World Record // The Seven Day Challenge

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Aaron Rolph and Paul Guest make history on two wheels by breaking the World record for the most countries visited by bicycle in seven days On Friday 3rd November at 6.11pm, British amateur adventurers Aaron Rolph and Paul Guest crossed over the border from Bulgaria to Greece on their bicycles – their 14th country in […]

Cyclo-curious? Why Not Try the Cyclo Cross Experience

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The nights are cooling down. the days are getting shorter, and the evening air is crisp and tinged with smoke. For many cyclists, autumn marks a time away from the bike, a welcome lull after an intense summer of training. But while some are slipping into an end of season break, others are gearing up […]

Fed up of Riding the Kerb? Claim Your Space in Scotland’s First Road Cycling Park

The trouble with road biking, is that it happens on the road… A road that is usually full of cars, buses, and unpredictable scaffolding trucks with great big poles jutting dangerously out the back….or is that just my neighbourhood? I’m not bragging about my fitness when I say that the most tiring aspect of my fourteen […]

The Secret Sauce To Centenarian Cyclist Success

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“I did not see the sign warning me I had 10 minutes left. Otherwise I would have gone faster…”   Next time you feel like giving up on a hard ride, remember that this is the fighting talk of a 105 year-old man! If anyone needs a reminder of their limits, or their perceived limits, […]

Isle of Man or Isle of Gods? How Can a Population of Just 80,000 Produce so Many World-class Cyclists?

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June of this year saw the Isle of Man host the the biggest date in the British road race calendar: The British National Road Race Championships. For many, this was a symbolic return to a place that belongs at the forefront of world cycling. But what is it about this tiny self-governed island that forges […]

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 […]

Cycling in Mallorca // stolen goat give it the thumbs up!

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A cycling holiday in Mallorca Sunny Spain…. lucky for some ;) Our first team “business trip” and for some of us, our first experience of road riding in Mallorca. The days leading up to our trip were spent watching videos of the famous island rides, teasing ourselves waiting for the day we experienced them. Bags […]

Friday adventure – Geocaching take 2 – we found it!

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SG Friday adventure After the defeat we experienced from not being able to find our first cache, it didn’t stop us! Gutted and not going to let that happen again, we spent our Thursday lunch break checking/double checking the coordinate, trying to pinpoint the cache on the map and reading comments from people who had previously […]

Geocaching – stolen goat Friday adventure – what is Geocaching?

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stolen goat Friday adventure – Geocaching! Everyone loves a Friday! You can feel the freedom of the weekend upon you! Here at stolen goat, we love Fridays more than most. It’s our group activity day, a day when all the team get out and adventure together! So, what did the goats get up to? We […]

How to prepare for winter cycling – #FOGO? There’s no excuses!

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How to prepare for Winter cycling SG style! ‘FOGO’ – Fear Of Going Out The dark nights and bad weather are drawing in, Winter is here and most of us despise it! But it shouldn’t stop you from getting out on the bike. Don’t let ‘FOGO’ get a hold of you! Below is a guide we’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]