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With the grand opening of Cycle Club Amsterdam this month and the Tour de France setting off from Utrecht in July, Rapha are proud to introduce a new publication.
Geraint Thomas became the first Briton to win Belgian cobbled Classic E3 Harelbeke on Friday 27th March, with a stunning solo win. Forcing the race up the fearsome Oude Kwarement climb – just as he did last year – the Team Sky Welshman slipped clear at 42km to go with Zdeněk Štybar and Peter Sagan.
This season Rapha was title sponsor for the Wally Gimber Trophy, one of the longest running races in the UK that is organised by an amateur club. Run by Dulwich…
Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist rower Drew Ginn recently participated in The Fleche Opperman ‘The Oppy’, a 24-hour team time trial event held annually by Audax Australia.. Competing with Team Brevet, and wearing Rapha’s long-distance inspired Brevet Jersey and Gilet, the team of five was aiming to help break the 24-hour Audax record commencing from South Australia. The following is his personal account of a day at ‘The Oppy’.
Located at the convergence of the Old River Lea, the ‘Hackney Cut’ and the Hertford Union Canal, Franc Strazzeri and his family reside. Franc is second generation Sicilian, born in Canberra, Australia, but a Londoner for over 18 years.
Bethnal Green is the beating heart of east London. A heart that’s been broken and unbroken many times, it’s an area that contains both contemporary and the contorted faces of the capital’s fashion, art and finance industries.
To call Oki Tatsuya a bicycle messenger doesn’t really do justice to a man who’s been at the heart of Tokyo’s urban bike scene since the end of the nineties. Lee Basford caught up with him late one night in Tokyo.
Sebastian Tarek crafts bespoke shoes that are genuine works of functional art. His workshop and approach to his trade offer a distinct nod towards a bygone era, but prove that time is a precious commodity. We visited his place of work in Arnold Circus, east London.
Mark Twight made his name as a daring and pioneering climber in the 1980s and ‘90s. Part of a new wave of mountaineers who relied on physical fitness and minimal equipment to climb quickly and efficiently, he was part of a movement known as ‘extreme alpinism’.
Rob Saunders was born and raised in London. A road rider living in the heart of the city who worked for the best part of a decade to bring the Olympic Games to town. Here he writes about his love for a city that bleeds with diversity, history and creativity.