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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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Carradice and Victor & Liberty: a cross-Pennine colloboration

Luckily, Lucy’s been here before. We’re weaving through a network of terraced streets in Nelson, Lancashire when she cries, ‘There it is!’ A tiny sign points down a cobbled side road. Here, tucked behind the rows of houses, is the Carradice factory. For some cyclists, a trip to Carradice is a little pilgrimage. Wilf Carradice made himself a cycling bag … Continue reading

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Victor & Liberty – The First Year

It’s our anniversary – a year since Victor & Liberty launched! We thought we’d offer you a virtual slice of cake and a glass of something, and take you with us on a little trip back over the last twelve months. But first, we’ll introduce ourselves properly. We’re Lucy and Paul, passionate cyclists and design fans. Lucy’s the driving force … Continue reading

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The Hills – Hebden Bridge Cycling

You can’t cycle far out of Hebden Bridge without encountering a gradient. When you live in the valley, everywhere is up. Then down, and up again, and up a bit more. The narrow roads twist; the grade increases suddenly when you least expect it. You round a corner, thinking, ‘This must be it. I can see the sky,’ to be … Continue reading

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Best of British

Well it’s very nearly our first birthday and we have seen over the last 12 months just how much cyclists love their British cycling brands. Of course not all of our brands are British, but many of our successes are. ‘Made in Britain’ has always been a short cut to quality but British brands also deliver style, tradition and often … Continue reading

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Up The Buttress Cobbled Hill Climb

This annual event is great fun and is rapidly becoming a ‘must have’ in any keen rider/masochist’s diary! Up The Buttress takes place in Hebden Bridge, home of legendary climbs and with more cobbles than you can shake a stick at.  Paris Roubaix pah! Our cobbles make their pave look like nowt. The 1 in 5 gradient incline is so … Continue reading

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