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Jennifer Lucas // 2019 Race Planning

2019 race planning

2019 Race Planning So there I was, making my way around the halfway buoy during the swim portion of Ironman Copenhagen with cartoon stars whizzing around my head after a good old-fashioned kick to the face from someone who’d spontaneously started doing breaststroke right in front of me. A sensible, rational human being would probably […]

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 […]

Jennifer Lucas // Meet Stolen Goat’s Latest Brand Ambassador

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Hi, I’m Jenny! I’m a swim-bike-run obsessive (and a fig roll enthusiast), so when I’m not cruising around on my bike I can be found hopping into lakes or out for a shuffle. My childhood and teenage years were mainly spent in a dance studio, so when it came to cycling I was already onboard […]

Trans Baviaans // Ashley Oldfield

Trans Baviaans

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 […]

David Law // A Quick Overview

As one of the longest-running heatwaves in memory slowly starts to draw to a close, it’s time for an update from a recent addition to the herd, the official Stolen Goat product manager, a.k.a The Claw, or me, David Law. As the size of the herd increases annually, my role is to make sure the […]

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 […]

July’s Best Sellers // See What’s Been Popular This Month

Feels like Summer has been and gone with the recent downpours we’ve experienced. However, It doesn’t look like it’s stopped the Herd from getting out on the bikes though. Thank you for tagging us in your photos on Instagram, It’s great to see you all. If you haven’t already followed us, make sure you do – […]

Stolen Goat // The Coffee Collection //

Yep, as the title suggests, stolen goat will be launching has just launched a coffee collection. It’s no surprise really…. cyclists and coffee go hand in hand like jam in doughnuts and French in fries? Maybe the last one wasn’t the best analogy but I’m hungry, anyway, we digress. Everyone at SG HQ loves a good coffee […]

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 […]

June’s Best Sellers // See What’s Hot

The sun is shining, the temperature is bliss, top it all off by treating yourself to this! ;-) Below you will find a list of our best selling garments from this month and remember, most of our jerseys are Limited Editions……Some of which are soon to sell out completely. Make sure you grab your favourites […]

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 […]

World Bicycle Day 3rd June 2018

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“Cycling is a source for social, economic and environmental benefits – and it is bringing people together” –  European Cyclists’ Federation Secretary General Bernhard Ensink What is World Bicycle Day? World Bicycle Day is on Sunday 3rd of June. It’s a day developed by the United Nations as a day of awareness in regards to the multiple societal […]

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 […]

My First Road Race of the 2018 Season // Eliot Ward // #2

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My First Road Race of the 2018 Season – Tour of the Mining Valleys – Aberystwyth, Wales I had my eyes on this race since early last year. I knew it was a race I would love to get stuck into. I didn’t really want/ envisage it to be my first race of the 2018 […]

Ashley Oldfield // Latest Stolen Goat Ambassador // My Story

Hello! Ashley Oldfield here from Cape Town South Africa. My cycling story has 2 parts to it, the first as a kid, building jumps in my parent’s backyard and learning to fly, whip and tuck and roll out of a bad landing. In the wide open spaces we have access to down south (way down […]

Stolen Goat Best Selling // April 2018

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In what feels like a blink of an eye we’re in the 5th month of the year…. almost halfway through!!! The weather has been extremely temperamental over the last four weeks and that has reflected in the types of garments sold. A real mixture of kit has left the SG warehouse, Orkaan jerseys and shorts, new EPIC bib […]

Gearing Up For Race Season // Nicole Pugson // #5

Gearing up for Race Season  And just like that almost four months of the year have disappeared! Race season is fast approaching so I thought I would share some of my experiences, training, tips and tricks before the races kick off. It’s been a long winter and for most of us we’ve been turning down […]

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 […]

Vive le Yorkshire! The Route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

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The Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, 2014. Photo by Bryan Ledgard. Yorkshire, the proudest of English regions, a county that is home to some of the most sublime landscapes England has to offer, and a place that has managed to attract more than a few international events to its humble borders. The 2014 visit […]

Our Best Selling Cycle Clothing in March // 2018

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Best Selling in March 2018 It’s been another great month for us so I wanted to start this post by expressing our gratitude for all your support. We love what we do, we love creating great kit and content that inspires your next adventure. So, thank you! We launched our SS18 collection early Feb and […]

Luke Taylor // Our Newest Brand Ambassador For 2018

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Hey guys!!! Well to start off with, I am Luke Taylor, 33 years old from Ellesmere port in Cheshire and I will have been road cycling for two years on my 34th birthday this June. So I guess you could say I am still a newbie to road cycling, but when it comes to riding […]

Who Wants To RideLondon // Places Available Through RETHINK

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Who wants to RideLondon? Did you miss out on a place for this years event?…. Worry not….. we could help with that! Our partner – Rethink, has 12 places available for SG subscribers, for the event this year in July. Ride London 100 – Special offer for anyone coming through StolenGoat – No reg fee […]

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 […]

Jamie Baigent // A New Goat Joins The Herd

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Jamie is new to the team, young and eager to learn, he has a strong passion for helping others and making sure everyone is happy. This is one of the many reasons we chose him and also why he’ll be looking after the customer service side of the business. Here’s a little about Jamie: My […]

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 […]

Eliot Ward // Our First Brand Ambassador For 2018

Name: Eliot Ward Gender: Male DOB: 21/4/1991 Hometown: Coleshill, Birmingham Years riding bikes: 24 Discipline:  Road, Criterium, MTB Instagram:  @eliotward1 Facebook: e1iotward Bikes, bikes, bikes, I was born at a bike race. My existence has been spent on and around bikes; the hours I have spent with a bike between my legs are countless. It’s […]

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 […]

Time To Talk Day 2018

What is time to talk day? Time to talk is a campaign created by Rethink and Mind – both organisations for Mental Health Illness. It’s a day designed to encourage everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to learn, to change lives. For too long, many people with mental health […]

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…. […]

It’s Time To ‘Rethink’ Blue Monday // Show Your Colours

Last year we published a blog post in which Bruce (one of our brand ambassadors) explained his fight against Mental Health illness. Read here if you missed it. Since then, Bruce has been working very hard on himself and his future. Find out how he’s been getting on and what he’s been up to here. Following […]

Back On The Bike // Nicole Pugson // #3

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It’s that time of year where the weather is bleak, the festive cheer has disappeared, we’ve all eaten and drunk a bit too much and feeling perhaps a little less motivated to get back on the saddle. It probably doesn’t help that when we wake up it’s dark outside and being under the covers, wrapped […]

New Year New You //

New Year New You – A term easier said than done, for some of us it may last a few weeks, for others, longer…. but ultimately we end up going back to our old ways because it’s what we know! Here’s some pointers on pushing on through… Brush The Dust Off The Bike Now is the […]

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 […]

The Day Of The Ninja // 5th December 2017 // Get Your Stealth On

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Today is the day of the Ninja, a day dedicated to remembering and honouring these ancient warriors of Japan. As you may have seen, we recently launched a new ‘ninja’-like range called Kuro, so, what better day to talk about it than on the day of the Ninja? Ninja – An acient Japanese warrior of […]

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Cyclist In Your Life // Stolen Goat

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It’s that time of year again! The lead up to Christmas can get a little stressful for various reasons but finding the perfect gift doesn’t need to be a struggle. If you’re shopping for a cycling fan, look no further! Here are a few gift ideas for the cycling fan in your life! We’ve separated […]

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 […]

The New Orkaan Jerseys For AW17 // Ride Any Weather

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At this time of year, many cyclists feel less inclined to get out on the bike during the season of unpredictable weather. stolen goat can’t do anything about the weather but…. we can offer our fellow cyclists a jersey that has great protection no matter the weather. Welcome to our Orkaan collection….. see the full […]

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 […]

Castelli Gabba vs Stolen Goat Orkaan

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Castelli Gabba vs stolen goat Orkaan Ok, so, we frequently get asked how our Orkaan jersey compares with the Castelli Gabba so we thought we’d give you the low-down and let you decide for yourself. The Castelli Gabba, first to the scene, took the market by storm, it was the first water-resistant cycling jersey that […]

Behind The Kit p/b Stolen Goat: Tim Panagis – Motivation

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Behind the Kit p/b Stolen Goat: Tim Panagis – Motivation Hello Goaters! It’s been a long time since my last post and for that, you have my apologies. I do have a pretty good excuse though because in late August I got married to the love of my life and then soon thereafter headed off on a […]

The Stolen Goat Casual Collection // T-shirts For The Cycling Fan

Calling all cycling/ goat fans, love your SG cycling kit so much you never want to take it off? Well did you know that we do casual t-shirts?……… Enjoy every moment of the day with our stunningly created, ring spun cotton t-shirts. It’s not an ‘off the peg’ standard t-shirt, we manufacture ours from scratch, […]

September’s Best Selling Cycle Clothing // See What’s Hot!

With the launch of our new AW17 collection and the cooler, changeable weather conditions we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the sales of cold weather garments. For AW17 we had a big surprise install for you. We launched our new sub-brand called Kuro We added 3 more jacket designs for the men and 1 for […]

Rudy Testa // Fighting Back To Fitness // #2

Fighting back to fitness – an endurance cyclist’s guide to recovery post operation Chronology of a 13kg weight gain (and loss?): June 2016 I finally came back to Belgium after a one-month bikepacking trip in Italy. 70 kg and well-trained after riding middle to long distances almost every day. A few months before leaving Belgium, […]

Meet Our All New Brand Ambassador // Rudy Testa

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A bio about Rudy I have to admit,  I’ve never been the sportive type. A bit a jogging, played soccer as a boy and always saw bikes as a mean of transport….(apologies to all the bikes reading this). It’s only 3 years ago, at age 29, that I started to dig a bit deeper into […]

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 […]

All New Brand Ambassador // Bruce Karsten // Where There Is A Will……

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It was almost 3 years ago and I was parallel on the sofa after having a knee operation that was a long time in coming. A few weeks previously I had gathered all my bike gear from around the house and garage and started to value it and sell it off on EBay. I was […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]