Posts Tagged: training

Stolen Goat Best Sellers
// February 2019

Last month was a crazy month for weather, we saw all the extremes and everything in between, here in the UK. Sometime at the beginning of the month, we witnessed snow storms and then for a week… the complete opposite – highs of 22C with not a cloud in the sky. Am I going too … 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 …

November 2018 Best Sellers
// Treat Yourself This Christmas

November 2018 best sellers As I write this blog it’s 24 days 13 hours and 15 minutes until Christmas! Do you think we’re excited?…. maybe…. Whether you enjoy Christmas or not, it’s coming and is right around the corner. If you’re thinking of gift ideas for yourself or for that cyclist in your life, look no further, … 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 …

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Stolen Goat X Bioracer Triathlon Suits
// SS18

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 … 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 …

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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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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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 …

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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

IBEX aero cycling kit

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 …

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

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 … 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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 … Read more …

The Power of Goal Setting

pic: ©Stefano Sirotti The days of frivolous cycling in the warmth of the Sun are starting to slip away. But we are still cyclists right? We may not cycle as much (although many do) but we still ride our bikes. The thought of going out in the Autumn and Winter is often worse than the … Read more …