Posts Tagged: bike love

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 …

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 …

August 2018 Best Sellers
// The Month Of Variable Weather

This month has been a strange one for weather. One day its nice, warm and the Sun is out, the next its cold and chucking it down…. Typical, fickle British weather. But, this shouldn’t stop you from getting out on the bike. Remember, we have a collection called Orkaan, designed especially for the Spring and Autumn…. and its … 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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Last Chance To Order For Christmas
// Don’t Leave It Too Late

For Uk Mainland customers the last chance to order for Christmas is Thursday 21st by 2pm and the only way to hopefully guarantee you receive your order is if you select ‘Next day delivery’. For International customers, we use DHL Air Express, it’s the fastest thing going so you should be good up until Friday 15th … 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

October’s Best Selling Cycle Clothing
// Christmas Gift Ideas….?

With October drawing to a close and the weather being all over the place this month it’s not surprising that most of the best sellers have been from the Orkaan collection. The Orkaan is designed for variable weather conditions, the garments are made from a water-resistant material which is wind-resistant and breathable also. Getting caught … 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 …

Meet Tim Panagis
// One Of Our Brand Ambassadors For 2017

Tim Panagis – A short bio A little about me and how I got to where I am today. I am originally from a small town north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin called Cedarburg, where we are known for expansive cornfields, dairy farms and summer festivals. I attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I earned a … Read more …

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A Race Report By Nicole
// Deva Triathlon // Chester // 2017

Deva Triathlon 2017 Of all the races I have both taken part in or volunteered in, I have never seen an event so seamlessly executed. Chester Triathlon Club truly out did themselves with their organisation, the goody bags and rounding up a stellar amount of support from the locals. I knew this race would exceed … Read more …

Most Popular Last Month
// May’s Best Selling

Most popular items in May The variable weather has seen a steady balance of sales across both hot and cold weather gear. Our Limited Edition summer jerseys and some of our Orkaan range have been the most popular! Summer is arguably the best time of year to be out and about riding….. so I hope … Read more …

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Giro d’Italia
// Stage 16 – The Queen Stage

Giro stage 16 is underway! In this stage, the greatest riders will take on some of the most legendary climbs the world has to offer. The ‘queen stage’ 222km, passes across the Alps and features a double over the Stelvio. The stage starts at Rovetta (a starting stage in 2008) and the course climbs steadily over to Val … Read more …

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Fun Friday
// New T-Shirt Collection Now Available

Hooooray it’s Friday! If you haven’t been on your bike since the weekend then shame on you!…… Wipe off the weekday dust, get the tubes pumped, an M-check done and get out and adventure! We want to see those riding photos plastered all over Instagram, so get tagging #stolengoat! We’ve entered the Little Lumpy – EPIC  on … Read more …

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Top 10 Pro Cyclists To Follow On Instagram
// Get To Know The Pro’s

Top 10 pro cyclists to follow on Instagram, it’s not about the number of followers…. Instagram is one of the best ways to see the goings on of a pro cyclist. Follow them and have an insight into what their busy lives entail: race days, training, travelling, dietary plans, hobbies, time off, messing around, personal things, cool products … Read more …

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stolen goat Bodyline cycling jersey features
// Take a closer look!

Take a closer look at the stolen goat Bodyline cycling jersey features, find out what sets our jersey miles above the others. Our Bodyline cycling jersey is split into two design collections this year, CORE and our all new Limited Editions. The CORE range has been designed to look understated but still provide the highest level … Read more …

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

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 … Read more …

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Limited Edition Waves
// Do not fear more stock on it’s way

By now I hope you’ve seen our Limited Edition’s!? If not, where have you been hiding? Take a look at the collection now! – For men // For women. This year we are doing things a little differently from previous’ we have two jersey collections, a Core range and a Limited Edition Collectors range. Our Core … Read more …

7 uses for a water-resistant pocket

7 uses for a water-resistant pocket

7 uses for a water-resistant pocket Protect your valuables from getting wet Make cereal Save a fish from a dried-up pond Keep your cake dry on rainy days Find a hole in an inner tube Put a fire out Make tea or coffee // FOR MEN // The Orkaan Jersey collection // Shop Now // More … Read more …

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Singletracks.com – Orkaan LS jersey review
// stolen goat reviews

23rd February 2017 // singletracks.com – Orkaan jersey review “Great value because I am able to wear this jacket year-round.” – Colton Lock (reviewer) Singletracks have just released another great review/ video, this time reviewing our Orkaan jersey. Colton (reviewer) reviewed our Bodyline jersey last year and during the video it suddenly began to rain! It caught him off … Read more …

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The Jonesie Diary
// #3 // India Edition

The Jonesie Diary # india edition Greetings from across the waters: I’m currently sat on a beach in North Goa. Most triathlete / athletes take a break from their training schedule post race season – for me this year my rest month was delayed by a few months to incorporate a 5 week trip to India … Read more …

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Limited Edition Womens Collection
// Out Now // Colour By Numbers

New Arrivals – Limited Edition womens jerseys We launched our mens and womens Limited Edition collection last week and it’s selling fast! Have a look at our mens collection here or scroll down for our womens collection! We are offering 11 brand new women’s designs this season. Limited numbers on each design, ranging from 200-300 in total. All … Read more …

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Limited Edition MENS collection
// Out Now // Get it while you can

The demands of mass production are contrary to my temperament…  – Enzo Ferrari Today marks the release of our Limited Edition MEN’S jerseys! We are offering 15 brand new designs this season. Limited numbers on each design, ranging from 100-400 in total. All I can say is…. once they’re gone….. they’re gone! There are two … Read more …

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Friday adventure – Geocaching take 2 – we found it!

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 … Read more …

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Last chance to order for Christmas

Last chance to order for Christmas is Thursday 22nd by 4pm and the only way to hopefully guarantee you receive your order is if you select ‘Next day delivery’. Merry Christmas from the stolen goat team! If you’re stuck for gift ideas we have a range of gift ideas for all! You can be sure that … Read more …

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The best place to find Christmas gifts for cyclists

Finding the perfect present can be stressful at the best of times and especially stressful at this festive time of year. So we thought we’d make it easier for you and create a post with many Christmas gift ideas at different price points. Gift Ideas from ourselves plus our sister companies – Cycling Souvenirs and Cycletribe, there’s … Read more …

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This month’s best-selling cycle clothing

It’s that time of the month again where we update you on this month’s best-selling cycle clothing. We officially say goodbye to the sunny weather here in the UK and start preparing for the unpredictable Autumn weather. We have seen a significant increase in our wet weather cycle clothing, with most of the orders being waterproof … Read more …

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stolen goat long sleeved Orkaan jersey review by cycling weekly

27th October 2016 – Orkaan jersey review by cycling weekly The Orkaan has plenty of tricks up it’s sleeves – Paul Norman (reviewer) – Orkaan jersey review by cycling weekly   The Orkaan long sleeved jersey in blue, was reviewed by Paul Norman of Cycling Weekly and features in this week’s magazine. Make sure to … Read more …

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Cold weather cycling gear – Make sure you’ve got the essentials

Cold Weather Cycling Gear – Preparing for Autumn & beyond As the mornings get bitter, now’s the perfect time to make sure you’ve got the correct cold weather cycling gear for the forthcoming months. As always, we are here to help! Here’s our  Autumn cycle clothing checklist and temptations (if you need anything). Firstly, empty out … Read more …

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winter cycling jacket, why everyone should own one

Keep smiling this winter, stay warm and dry on the bike with a good winter cycling jacket. Why do we cycle?……..Because we enjoy it! So why suffer unnecessarily in winter by not wearing the appropriate cycling clothing? Stubbornly not wearing a jacket doesn’t make you ‘manlier’, just foolish. By getting a cold, you could set your training … Read more …

Robin William’s bike auction

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams Robin Williams still has one last gem to give. It comes in the form of a bike auction. Trawling through the internet (as you do), we came across something that you don’t see every day. We found an extremely unusual bike collection up … Read more …

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This month’s best-selling cycle clothing

We’ve had a great month here at stolen goat, thank you all! Discover this month’s best-selling cycle clothing. The weather has been all over the place these past few weeks so we’ve seen a wide variety of cycle clothing sold. However, there have been a few popular sellers. If you haven’t already got one of these … Read more …

stolen goat – dots and dashes

“If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity” – Samuel FB Morse Ever wondered what the small group of dots and dashes are on your 2016 stolen goat kit? Like farmers mark their prize collection with … Read more …

Road.cc – Stolen Goat Ibex bib-shorts review

13th October ’15 – road.cc – Ibex bib-shorts – 4.5 out of 5 – “Hard to fault. Good quality materials, decent pad and all of the stitching is neat and tidy” “Excellent summer-weight bib shorts with added water-resistance, ideal for damp but warm autumn days” Back in October 2015, road.cc reviewer Jez Ash wrote a … Read more …

Bike Envy – Stolen Goat Women’s Bodyline Jersey review

12th May – bikeenvy.co.uk – Bodyline women’s jersey  – 9 out of 10 –  ” What a pleasure it is to wear” “The stolen goat Bodyline jersey not only looks great, the fit is second to none” Back in May, Bike Envy published a very detailed review about our women’s Bodyline jersey. They scored it … Read more …

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Single Tracks – stolen goat Bodyline jersey review

28th July – Singletracks.com – Bodyline Jersey – “This may be the best fitting jersey I own” Have you seen the review/ video that SingleTracks did about our Bodyline Jersey? It’s a great review and an even better video….. at one point Colton (reviewer) gets caught out in a thunderstorm, do you reckon he should have … Read more …

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Outdoor Fitness – stolen goat Bodyline jersey review

1st July 2016 – Outdoor Fitness Magazine – Bodyline Jersey – “feels like a much more expensive jersey than it’s price tag suggests” A few months ago Outdoor Fitness Mag compared our Bodyline Pro Black jersey against 6 others and we scored the highest out of all reviewed. They scored us a 9 out of a … Read more …

Cycling Weekly – stolen goat Bodyline jersey review

  15th September – Cycling Weekly – Bodyline Jersey – Rated  9 out of 10 Did you guys see the review of our Bodyline jersey in cycling weekly? The jersey got a great write up! Our entry-level-price jersey was compared to many high-end jerseys currently on the market. The review explained how well the jersey fitted … Read more …

A week without the boss, everyone’s dream!?

The boss is away hooray? For the past week, owner of stolen goat Tim has been away on holiday (much deserved) and left us to fend for ourselves. Everyone thought, great, come in, laze around, go out for rides, get away with the bare minimum and go home. Oh we were so wrong….. When the … Read more …

#FunFriday

It’s Friday! Here at stolen goat we take our Friday’s very seriously! so…….. All of the SG herd are preparing to venture off into the wild, for their weekly Friday ride. The weather isn’t too good here, it’s not sure whether to rain or shine. So we’ve all got our Orkaan kit on, ready for any situation! … Read more …

A new goat joins the herd

Introducing stolen goat’s latest recruit We welcomed a new goat to the herd this week and he goes by the name of Rob Simpson. He’s young, creative, thinks outside the box and will be handling the content on our website and social media pages. We might even let him loose with his camera for product … Read more …

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The art of wearing the right cycling kit

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …

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 … Read more …