Tag Archives: training

Jennifer Lucas // Meet Stolen Goat’s Latest Brand Ambassador

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Hi, I’m Jenny! I’m a swim-bike-run obsessive (and a fig roll enthusiast), so when I’m not cruising around on my bike I can be found hopping into lakes or out for a shuffle. My childhood and teenage years were mainly spent in a dance studio, so when it came to cycling I was already onboard […]

Trans Baviaans // Ashley Oldfield

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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 […]

The Goat Goes To Lanzarote // Brand Ambassador Helen Grosscurth // #8

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The Goat goes to Lanzarote After finishing my 2017 triathlon season with that niggling feeling that I hadn’t achieved my goals – it left me with the pesky decision of choosing another race. Go hard or go home….so Lanzarote Ironman in late May was soon signed up for. This meant a brutal winter of training […]

Stolen Goat X Bioracer Triathlon Suits // SS18

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You asked…. We listened…. They’re here…. We’re proud to introduce our first ever Tri suit collection for Spring/Summer 2018. It has been a long time coming but our Tri suits are here and selling quickly (thank you all). When it comes to releasing new products we’re always super excited to see the reaction from the ‘herd’. As you […]

Luke Taylor // Season Change // #2

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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 […]

Ashley Oldfield // Latest Stolen Goat Ambassador // My Story

Hello! Ashley Oldfield here from Cape Town South Africa. My cycling story has 2 parts to it, the first as a kid, building jumps in my parent’s backyard and learning to fly, whip and tuck and roll out of a bad landing. In the wide open spaces we have access to down south (way down […]

Stolen Goat Best Selling // April 2018

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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 […]

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 […]

Luke Taylor // Our Newest Brand Ambassador For 2018

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Meet Our All New Brand Ambassador // Rudy Testa

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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 […]

A Bio About Nicole // Our latest Brand Ambassador for 2017

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My Journey // Nicole Pugson I was never really ‘sporty’ when I was younger apart from swimming. It was the one thing that I adored as a child, being in the water. My Mum will tell me her horror stories of when I’d swim out to the deep end of the pool, get rid of […]

Meet Sam Farrar // A Brand Ambassador For 2017 // Find Out What He’s About

An opportunity for an opportunist – Sam Farrar When I left college I got a job as a shelf stacker in my local Co-op. 6 years on I’m a Technician working for a well-known family-run business, Atherton Racing, better known as Trek Factory Racing DH team. Yep, that’s right: I travel the world as a […]

The Jonesie Diary // Big climbs & ‘on point’ kit doping // #5

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Big climbs & ‘on point’ kit doping  Easter has finally sprung – the overshoes have been tucked away and the new kit is getting an outing.  I had the chance of squeezing in a week cycling with my race team Athlos – on the sunny island of Mallorca. The hills & mileage were daunting after […]

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

stolen goat Bodyline jersey features

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 […]

The Jonesie Diary // Life after time off // #4 // Getting back to it

Jonesie Diary – Life after time off – Training The rest period has been and gone – I was itching to get back into my training routine, the busy juggle of home & work life, a hyper puppy that never tires – you name it I missed it. Keeping expectations real My first week back […]

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

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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 […]

Top 10 best selling cycling clothing // February // Last months best sellers

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A ‘new year new me’ has spurred a lot more interest in the cycling community the past few months! Let’s keep pace and may it continue throughout the year! #adventuremore #rideanyweather February was a busy month here at SGHQ, there were many orders placed, we cycled in Gran Canaria, lost Andy due to the arrival […]

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

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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 […]

How to start racing – The Jonesie Diary – #2 – Where it all began!

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How to start racing – The Jonesie Diary – Where it all began Where #teamjones began……How to start racing……Let’s start at the beginning…. I get asked these types of questions a lot….. ‘How do you do it?’    ‘I could never compete at that level – how to start racing?’     ‘You must be so strict with […]

Friday adventure – Geocaching take 2 – we found it!

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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 […]

Geocaching – stolen goat Friday adventure – what is Geocaching?

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stolen goat Friday adventure – Geocaching! Everyone loves a Friday! You can feel the freedom of the weekend upon you! Here at stolen goat, we love Fridays more than most. It’s our group activity day, a day when all the team get out and adventure together! So, what did the goats get up to? We […]

A Boxing Day Ride – Brand Ambassador – Helen Jones – Winter Riding

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Winter Blues Winter riding – Short daylight hours, layers of kit, freezing extremities, poor riding conditions, all add up to the reality – I HATE WINTER! I find it a real struggle to get the outside bike miles in once the clocks have changed. I have a little chart: So as you can see, slim […]

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

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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 […]

cycling in the rain – clothing & attitude [video]

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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… As you’ll see […]

Adventure cycling – what is it and what to wear…

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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 […]

A new starters opinion on the stolen goat cycling shorts

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 “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 […]

How to choose the best cycling jersey for you

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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 […]

How to choose the right cycling shorts

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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 […]

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 […]

The art of wearing the right cycling kit

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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 […]

NEW stolen goat Autumn / Winter Cycling Collection

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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 […]

Going Through Hell – Limited Edition Jersey – Just 100 In Existence

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Sometimes we like to break from the norm a little. Running stolen goat – I’m not too sure what the norm is exactly but regardless – every now and then we like to create something a little different. Watching the Tour de France, and of course riding ourselves, it’s quite apparent that cycling is synonymous […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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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 […]

Meet Aled Jones: Sponsored stolen goat Rider & Triathlete

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Aled Jones, who was an existing stolen goat customer and also happens to be the Team Captain for both the Royal Navy Triathlon Team and Royal Marines Triathlon Team. He also represents GBR at the European and World Championships at all distances. Aled is also sponsored by LIOS […]

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 […]

Say OK (not NO) to winter with the Orkaan Head & Ear Protector

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Sometimes a product comes along that is so simple, and yet so incredibly advanced that it changes the way we approach and feel about certain things. Personally, I have no reservation in admitting that I’m what you call a “fair weather cyclist”. Sure we all prefer to cycle in glorious sunshine but I admit to shirking […]

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 […]

Cycling Clothing 2014 Developments – The Future Is Bright…

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Cycling clothing has come along way in the last few years. It wasn’t that long ago that all cyclists had a very limited choice of cycle clothing, most of it was poorly fitting or uncomfortable and not properly suited to all day efforts. And as far as style goes… it seemed that cyclists weren’t aloud […]

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 […]

Introducing our all new Bodyline Jerseys – pro performance at a reasonable price

Last year, whilst searching for new products to add to our collection I looked high and low for a performance jersey that looked great, felt luxurious, actually performed well, had an understated or stylish design and cost less than £100. I failed. I could rarely satisfy 2 of those conditions. So I went to Belgium […]

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 […]

Essential Kit List for Beginner Cyclists & Runners

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Primal Fusion Thermal Jacket Review

Thankfully the last week or so here has been pretty dry. Dry but cold. These are absolutely perfect conditions for the Primal Fusion Thermal Jacket, so I decided to put one through its paces. The jacket is available in black and also high viz. I personally tested the black version but they are the same […]