Posts Tagged: inspiration

cold weather cycling gear

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 …

winter cycling jacket everyone one

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 …

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cycling in the rain – clothing & attitude [video]

Cycling in the rain comes down to clothing and attitude, simple as that. Riding a bike in the rain can of course be a touch sketchy at times but if you take it easy, wear the right clothing and keep a smile on you face then it can actually be crazy fun… [share title=””] As … Read more …

this months best selling cycle clothing

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 …

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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

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 womens bodyline jersey review

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 …

single tracks stolen goat bodyline jersey review

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 …

outdoor fitness stolen goat bodyline jersey review

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 …

apetogentleman stolen goat aw cycle clothing review

Ape to Gentleman – stolen goat aw cycle clothing review

21 September – Ape to Gentlemen – Orkaan Jersey & Shorts and Climb & Conquer Jacket – ‘ Ride in style’ “Hats off to stolen goat- we were most impressed with the quality, technical innovations and in particular the fit and style of the garments we tested. Ride in style gentlemen.” apetogentleman has just released … Read more …

adventure cycling wear

Adventure cycling – what is it and what to wear…

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 … Read more …

new starters opinion stolen goat cycling shorts

A new starters opinion on the stolen goat cycling shorts

 “Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.” Katharine Whitehorn. As the company newbie, I felt inclined to test the products out for myself. So, last week I ordered my first pair of stolen goat cycling shorts. I chose the ‘Bodyline one’ with the red leg stripe. They arrived … Read more …

choose 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 …

choose right cycling shorts

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 …

week without boss everyones dream

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 …

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#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 …

new goat joins herd

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 …

art wearing right cycling kit

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 …

a day in the life of a cycling business owner

A Day In The Life Of A Cycling Business Owner

When you run a small business, every day has the potential to bring something new to the table. Mostly this is because as the business owner you wear so many hats. It’s fair to say there is never a dull day at stolen goat HQ and the ever growing to-do list represents some fairly exciting … Read more …

new stolen goat autumn winter cycling collection

NEW stolen goat Autumn / Winter Cycling Collection

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 … Read more …

Introducing stolen goat Bundle Kit Deals

When we first decided to create and launch our own cycling kits we set two clear goals to achieve… The kit needed to be without question above and beyond in terms of quality and performance The kit needed to be sensibly priced. To achieve this we needed to alter the business model for the typical route … Read more …

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Aled Jones Smashes Ironman Staffordshire 70.3

A race report from sponsored Triathlete Aled Jones…   After the slight disappointment of Ironman 70.3 Mallorca last month it was time again for Team Jones (The Wife and I) to take on the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire. I won’t go into the logistical nightmare of having T1 and T2 20 miles apart or we would be … Read more …

stolen goat kit spotted at the wiggle dragon ride 2015

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 … Read more …

aled jones tackles ironman 70 3 mallorca

Aled Jones Tackles Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

Training Well, after a good block winter of training, a new coach and four warm weather training camps it was finally time to get the tri-suit out for the first race of the season last weekend. Learning from my first competitive season as a GB age grouper, where I over raced and dipped mid season, … Read more …

all new ibex cycling kit for riders who mean business

All NEW Ibex cycling Kit – for riders who mean business…

The Alpine Ibex, also known as the steinbock or bouquetin, is a species of wild goat that lives in the mountains of the European Alps. Notorious for it’s super strength and ability to climb like, well… a mountain goat! The Ibex range in a nutshell, is for riders looking for speed and comfort through perfectly … Read more …

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2014 – A Year In Review – And A Glimpse of 2015…

It’s around about this time of year that I get all reflective on the year gone past. I like to share these thoughts and experiences, be they good or bad. It is perhaps a little self indulgent but people always ask me – “how is business?” – from which I am expected to give a … Read more …

christmas cycling gifts ideas

Christmas Cycling Gifts Ideas For Him & Her

Looking for some inspiration for Christmas Cycling Gifts for that mad cyclist in your life (or even yourself). Then here is our comprehensive guide to choosing the right cycling present for him or her. Firstly lets talk about the practicality of ordering from stolen goat… Our Christmas Shipping Dates We despatch items on the same business day … Read more …

retro house

Retro In The House

Today is an exciting day, no question about it. Today we have received many large boxes. Today we have taken on UK distribution of Retro Image Apparel cycling jerseys for men & women. This is our first UK distribution partnership. And whilst it was never in our plan to take on distribution agreements – I … Read more …

Bio Racer Pixel Fabric – What is it & How is it Used?

Back in January when I first walked around the Bio Racer factory in Belgium, they showed me their new Pixel fabric technology that they had developed and started using in anger. At the time we were supposed to be discussing summer jerseys but they were planting a seed in my head. It worked. A cycling … Read more …

bib shorts created equal

Not All Bib Shorts Are Created Equal

Everyone makes “the best” bib shorts right? Of course they do – why would they make the worst shorts? “Best” is about opinion in reality. What is it that you’re looking for in a pair of shorts? Personally, I want to stop thinking about my shorts after I put them on. I should only notice them … Read more …

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Insider Secrets: Why does cycling kit cost so much?!

stolen goat is nearly 2 years old now, so it’s fair to say that we’ve done our fair share of buying and selling cycle clothing and accessories. Before I got into this, as a regular cyclist who had to buy everything the typical way, I always wondered why this stuff costs so much. Sure – the … Read more …

Retro Image Apparel 2 – A phoenix rises

Around about this time last year we started stocking Retro Image Apparel jerseys. I decided to stock them quite simply because I liked the look of them and the quality was high. I had no idea how popular they would prove to be. What I didn’t know is that a few months prior, the owner … Read more …

be more goat

Don’t Be More Dog… Be More Goat

If you live in the UK and watch TV, chances are you’ve seen the Be More Dog campaign by O2. It’s a good campaign, good fun – and engaging. The essence of the campaign being that dogs are care free and have a “Carpe Diem” or seize the day attitude. That’s cool. But I’m not … Read more …

5 reasons needs holiday

5 Reasons Why You Need a Holiday

Image: my 2 daughters enjoying a pedal powered roundabout on holiday The Goat is an awesome animal. But it needs food, drink and occasional play & relaxation to keep it performing at it’s best… It’s been over 2 years since I had more than a day off work. In that time a second daughter has … Read more …

essential kit list beginner cyclists runners

Essential Kit List for Beginner Cyclists & Runners

If you’re a beginner cyclist or runner (or both) then you need to avoid some common mistakes including buying the cheapest thing available, and at the other end of the scale becoming the “all the gear, no idea” dude or dudette. Here are some top tips to get you started… Set yourself a budget and … Read more …

choices mean power free uk shipping available

Choices Mean Power… FREE UK SHIPPING AVAILABLE

Life is about choices. Being blinded with options is never a good thing but sometimes we definitely need to be able to make the choice we want. Shipping is expensive for small companies like us, if you saw how much we spend on postage, packaging and fulfilment you would probably have a small heart attack. … Read more …

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How To Survive The Tour Of Flanders

Last weekend was the spectacle that is the Tour of Flanders (or how the locals call it the Ronde van Vlaanderen or just the Ronde). Apparently, the viewing rate of Fabian Cancellara’s third win was 85% and I’d hazard a guess that the remainder were along the course or watched on big screens, just as … Read more …

introducing stolen goat protection programme

Introducing the Stolen Goat Protection Programme

There are certain products in cycling which cost a fair amount and are prone to accidental damage. Bike frames, sunglasses and helmets immediately come to mind. If you have a crash you’ll probably wreck all three. If you’re a donut you might sit on your favourite Italian sunglasses. If you’re anything like my friend Andrew, … Read more …

early spring cycling kit essentials

Early Spring Cycling Kit Essentials

What’s the best cycling kit to buy in early spring? The Sun is shining but there’s still a cold snap in the air and the wind is never far away. One day it may be dry – the next day rain hammers down. So what’s the best cycling kit to buy at this time of … Read more …

climbing out of a black hole

Climbing out of a black hole

No, I’ve not rewritten the laws of Physics. Though, who wouldn’t mind a cheeky Nobel Prize? No, this is about a different sort of black hole. Last weekend, I did an 18 mile trail race. It’s a distance I have never done before. It was a completely new experience and a big challenge and my … Read more …

2014 miles 2014 challenge

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 … Read more …

introducing blacklabel jersey collection

Introducing the BLACK:LABEL Jersey Collection

One thing I love about Primal is that they know how to make high quality gear at an attractive price point. They have cut out many of the distribution costs associated with getting clothing to market so are able to give you the rider an excellent garment at a reasonable price. Their new BLACK:LABEL collection … Read more …

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Great Cycling Gifts For Under £30

With Christmas just around the corner, here is a selection of super cool presents for cyclists that won’t break the bank. All of the following come in at under £30, but you can see the whole list here: cycling gifts for under £30… Cycling T-Shirts starting at just £18 Cycling inspired tees make an excellent … Read more …

10 selfish cycling gifts

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 …