Road to Rouen

  Introducing our guest blogger Gavin Peacock, who shares with us his over-night ride from Dover to Rouen…. ‘As usual I go the wrong way leaving Dieppe. This is somewhat of a tradition. I put it down to an inability to sleep on the ferry and then being kicked off it into France at 4:30am local time. I’m definitely not … Continue reading

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Brand Spotlight on Restrap

From their base in West Yorkshire Restrap produce a range of pedal straps, bags and accessories for cyclists. Founder Nathan Hughes and his small dedicated team design and create their products in Leeds. Like Victor & Liberty they have the most amazing riding countryside right on their doorstep; the legendary Yorkshire Dales, South Pennines and Peak District are all within … Continue reading

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How to show a cyclist you love them

Cyclists can be hard to love. All that mud. All that sweat. All the missing cheese. But cyclists have their good points, too. They’re less likely than train commuters to give you a cold, and they generally have nice legs. This Valentine’s day, remind yourself of all the lovable things about your cyclist, and show them you care. Here are … Continue reading

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Are you a discerning cyclist?

Some of us take the Henry Ford approach to buying cycling clothing: any colour, as long as it doesn’t show the mud. At the other extreme, some of us know our Bianchi blue from our duck egg, are very particular about sock length, and can spot a decent merino across a crowded pub. Where do you fall on the spectrum? … Continue reading

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Brand Spotlight on Svelte Cycling

The newest addition to Victor & Liberty’s stable of British designers is young London-based brand Svelte. The company launched at Spin London in May; after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Svelte are now producing subtle, classy jerseys, shorts and accessories, without the premium price tag. For our brand spotlight, Victor & Liberty chatted to Svelte’s founder, Tom Barber. Tom’s from a … Continue reading

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Are you a fair-weather cyclist?

Some of us react to cold weather by deciding we really need to re-watch all five seasons of Breaking Bad. Some of us reacquaint ourselves with the turbo trainer. And some of us pull on six pairs of socks and revel in the challenge. Are you a fair-weather cyclist? Take our easy quiz and find out. 1. You throw open … Continue reading

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Guide to Autumn Cycling

Mourning the end of summer? Don’t. Autumn riding offers all sorts of excitement, as explained in the delightful map below, sketched by our endlessly talented guest blogger Alison Crutchley. Autumn kit is all about versatility. Here are our suggestions for negotiating the season. You’ll roast in your winter jacket, but the days of riding in a jersey alone are gone. … Continue reading

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Brand spotlight on Morvelo – designing for women

Morvélo’s colourful, distinctive cycling kit has quickly made them one of Victor and Liberty’s most popular brands. We had a chat with the company’s newest recruit, Lois, about the design and testing process. Oli and Dave founded Morvélo to combine their love of cycling in all its forms with their expertise in graphic design. Design drives the brand, but function … Continue reading

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Eroica Britannia – a tale of the ride and the festival.

Victor & Liberty spent a marvellous weekend at the Eroica Britannia festival. Paul – or Victor, as we like to think of him – escaped from work for a few hours to take part in one of the rides. He looked every inch the L’Eroica part in his Creux Director Sportif merino vintage tee and his Walz cap. (He wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Timeless cycling chic: styling it up for L’Eroica Britannia

It might just be the classiest cycling event of the year. L’Eroica Britannia, a weekend celebration of all things vintage and groovy, takes place from 19-21 June in Bakewell, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. Victor & Liberty had a ball last year, and we’re really excited to be taking part in 2015’s bigger and better version. … Continue reading

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