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Planning Your First Ironman
// Jennifer Lucas // #3

Planning your first Ironman So, you’ve decided you want to do an Ironman. Congratulations! Welcome to the swim-bike-run rabbit hole – feel free to don your favourite bike helmet and dive on in. But seriously, deciding to sign yourself up for an iron distance triathlon is the start of an epic adventure. From hitting the … Read more …

Total Bike Forever
// Mandalay to Bangkok // #10

Mandalay to Bangkok Check out our youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EcBY1poxcE Follow our adventure here: https://instagram.com/totalbikeforever/ Hello and welcome to another edition of Total Bike Forever. Here’s a look at this month’s shenanigans. We kicked off the latest part of our trip with a little boat ride from Mandalay to Bagan with our bikes in tow. … Read more …

Abby Fletcher
// Customer Relations // A New Goat Joins The Herd

JOINING THE HERD ‘Any plans for the weekend?’ ask my work colleagues. ‘Yes, I’m cycling to Cambridge’…jaw drop, confused look… ’From London?’ ‘Yes’ ’You’re crazy.’ I smile, shrug and say ‘It should be fun!’ Then I walk away whilst thinking ‘and back again.’ (but I keep that to myself!) This became a pretty standard exchange … Read more …

New Year
// New Challenges // Ashley Oldfield // #5

New Year, New Challenges Every year gets off to a rocky start, with its own set of challenges to deal with but this year has been something of an ordeal, to say the least. While all the Northern Hemisphere riders are couped up indoors and logging miles on Zwift, the sun cranks up to its … Read more …

November 2018 Best Sellers
// Treat Yourself This Christmas

November 2018 best sellers As I write this blog it’s 24 days 13 hours and 15 minutes until Christmas! Do you think we’re excited?…. maybe…. Whether you enjoy Christmas or not, it’s coming and is right around the corner. If you’re thinking of gift ideas for yourself or for that cyclist in your life, look no further, … Read more …

Stolen Goat Winter Tops
// The Three Golden Qualities

Goodbye summer haze, hello winter breeze As the longest heatwave in recent memory comes to a definite close, attention quickly turns to keeping the rain out and the warmth in. Take note – we are talking about retaining warmth, not retaining humidity and perspiration! It’s no good if rain meets an impenetrable barrier in your … Read more …

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The Off-Season Is Here
// Nicole Pugson

I can’t quite believe that I’m typing the words ‘off season’ already. Where has this year gone? For many of us, our race season started back in May (even earlier in March if you’re into that duathlon malarky…). So for five straight months we have put the pedal down both in training and our chosen … Read more …

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Riding In Africa
// Ashley Oldfield

Riding in Africa Living in Africa, there’s a common misconception that wild animals are free to roam through our gardens and dodging wildlife on the way to work is a daily occurrence. Most seasoned travellers know better by now, but I still get asked those odd questions from time to time. No, the wildlife isn’t … Read more …

2019 race planning

Jennifer Lucas
// 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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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Thibaut Pinot Strava Art – Goat

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 … Read more …

Trans Baviaans

Trans Baviaans
// Ashley Oldfield

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 – … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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Riding in Mallorca
// Ashley Oldfield // #2

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 … Read more …

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World Bicycle Day 3rd June 2018

“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 … Read more …

spring preparation

Luke Taylor
// Season Change // #2

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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Stolen Goat Best Selling
// April 2018

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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Our Best Selling Cycle Clothing in March
// 2018

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 … Read more …

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Luke Taylor
// Our Newest Brand Ambassador For 2018

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 … Read more …

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Who Wants To RideLondon
// Places Available Through RETHINK

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 … Read more …

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Jamie Baigent
// A New Goat Joins The Herd

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 … Read more …

snow day

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

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

winter riding

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

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 … Read more …

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…. … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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Stolen Goat in 2018 – A Note From Tim

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

orkaan jerseys

The New Orkaan Jerseys For AW17
// Ride Any Weather

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 … Read more …

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British Cyclists Break World Record
// The Seven Day Challenge

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 … Read more …

orkaan vs gabba

Castelli Gabba vs Stolen Goat Orkaan

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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, … Read more …

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Meet Our All New Brand Ambassador
// Rudy Testa

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 … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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Take The 100km Challenge With La Ridley

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 … Read more …

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Tim’s stolen goat review of the year – 2016

“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, … Read more …