Posts Tagged: cycling heroes

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 …

the off-season

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 …

dushanbe to bishkek

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 …

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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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A New Goat Joins The Herd
// David Law

SG Job Role: Product Manager My qualities: Dogged, honest, tenacious, thorough. A little bit about me: My nickname is The Claw. I started MTB racing in 1993, in the middle of the mountain biking boom. Spectacularly uncoordinated, my results started to improve when I switched to road racing at the end of my last year … 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 …

milan to tirana

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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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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Bruce Karsten
// A Quick Update

So its been a couple months since I last wrote for SG. A lot has happened in many ways I guess. I have made good strides forward in feeling better and seem to be coming to grips with depression and how it manifests itself in my day-to-day. The doc is pleased and thinks I’m ready … 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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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 …

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 …

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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 …

deva triathlon

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 …

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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 …

top 10 pro cyclists to follow on instagram

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 …

stolen goat Bodyline jersey features

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 …

india-edition

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 …

friday-adventure

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 …

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 …

how to choose the best cycling jersey

How to choose the best cycling jersey for you

Choosing the best cycling jersey for you Selecting the correct apparel is very important, not just in cycling, in every sport. Wear a thin Summer jersey in Winter and you’ll freeze; wear a thick Winter jersey in Summer and you’ll boil. You need to get the right balance. You also have to consider the type of fit. Do you want … Read more …

cycling bib shorts for men and women

How to choose the right cycling shorts

A guide to cycling shorts Choosing the right set of shorts is definitely one of the most important things to get right Picture this, when on a bike, you are connected to it at 3 points. 1. Your feet – where the power is transferred from your legs to the bike’s gear system. 2. Your … 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 …

Eddy Merckx drawing

Heroes – The Making Of Special Edition Tees

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 … Read more …