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  1. The Blue Riband Randonnée

    Words: | Photography: Brian Vernor | Date:

    Starting from the French national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, just outside the capital, Paris-Brest-Paris was originally conceived as an event to demonstrate the ‘practicality of the bicycle,’ which was still a…

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  2. Rapha 12 Hills Ride

    Words: Karin Tängermark | Photography: Johan Björklund & Henrik Severed | Date:

    On this perfect late-summer’s day, 42 teams of two arrived in Jönköping with one mission: to gather as many of the 12 stamps as possible and return back to the…

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  3. Southern Cross

    Words: Hamish Fitzsimmons | Photography: Jeff Curtes | Date:

    Cyclocross in Australia is all about the individuals. Those dedicated racers who have created a close knit and competitive community in a sport which is growing year on year in…

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    Survey

    Observations from the city

  1. Eve Izaak

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    From illustration to triathlons, Eve Izaak is a young creative currently enjoying life in London. Survey took a trip to Eve’s flat in Stoke Newington and accompanied her on a ride into town to the Barbican’s conservatory. Eve was wearing pieces from the latest Rapha City collection for women.

  2. Verity Copland

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    Born in Sydney, raised in Melbourne and living in London for the last five years, Verity Copland is part of the very talented Product team at Rapha Racing Ltd. An elegant bike rider and natural in front of a camera lens, she kindly invited us into her apartment in Gospel Oak, northwest London, to find out a little more about her, and also photograph some of the latest Women’s City products.

  3. Franc Strazzeri

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    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.

  4. Nick Offord

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    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.

  5. Oki Tatsuya

    Photography: Lee Basford | Date:

    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.

  6. Sebastian Tarek

    Photography: George Marshall | Date:

    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.

  7. Convict of the Rope – Mark Twight

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    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’.

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