Posts Tagged: racing

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 …

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 …

Five Different Ways Cyclists are Using Strava

Before you get into this – did you know you can join us on strava! Maligned by many for encouraging competitive riding on public roads, the fitness tracking app Strava has the ability to turn even the most ordinary ride into a race. But not everyone uses the app in quite the same way, or … 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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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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Cyclo-curious? Why Not Try the Cyclo Cross Experience

The nights are cooling down. the days are getting shorter, and the evening air is crisp and tinged with smoke. For many cyclists, autumn marks a time away from the bike, a welcome lull after an intense summer of training. But while some are slipping into an end of season break, others are gearing up … 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 …

giro stage 16

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 …

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 …

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reflective waterproof cycling jersey? Yep, we can do that…

Looking to buy a reflective waterproof cycling jersey? You’ll find yourself surprisingly limited, choice wise if you want both in one jersey. Luckily we sell the best performing cycle clothing on the planet and we do indeed make a number of reflective, waterproof cycling jerseys! The market offering for waterproof cycling jerseys (or rain jerseys as … 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 …

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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 …

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 …

#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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

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

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 …

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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 …

Changeable Weather Needs Adaptable Kit

When the temperature creeps up into the double digits but it’s still rainy and windy (today is a perfect example of this for me) it’s tough to choose the right outfit for your ride. Or at least, it was tough. Until now. The days of needing a thick heavy jacket and/or carrying around a rain … Read more …

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Orkaan Weatherproof Fabric In Action [VIDEO]

So long as you’re happy to listen to my droning voice you can see the incredible Orkaan fabric in action below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWzgip545O8&feature=youtu.be   This fabric features in the Orkaan Hats (as shown) and indeed the rest of the Orkaan range. Water proof, wind proof and yet breathable.

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 …

Stage 1 Video Preview of the Tour de France 2014

If you didn’t already know, stolen goat will be exhibiting at Harewood House next week. We’re taking part in the hugely anticipated Festival of Cycling which will see the Tour de France Peleton roll up, stop for a few minutes, get a Royal send off and then speed off into the Yorkshire dales. I was … Read more …

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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 …

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 …

Salice Cycling Sunglasses – How to Choose

Salice are making serious waves in the performance sunglasses scene this year. They have received rave reviews from Cycling Plus magazine, Bike Radar and beyond. Knowing this, and armed with the knowledge that pro cycle team Lampre Merida exclusively use Salice shades you’d be forgiven for thinking that they were priced in the same ball park as Oakleys … Read more …

Lance Armstrong – The Marmite of Cycling

Few people have divided the opinions of the cycling world in recent times, and quite possibly ever, as Lance Armstrong has. Where usually a veritable rainbow of opinions emerges, in his case seemingly, there aren’t even 50 shades of grey. It’s black or white, love or hate. Like Marmite. Yet, while I have a very … Read more …

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 …

When things go wrong…

As promised last week, I’ll tackle the first question that was asked. This one came from Victoria on Twitter and she wanted to know: What do you do when things go wrong? The very short answer actually comes from the boy scouts: always be prepared. However, there are different kinds of ‘preparedness’: physical, mental and … Read more …