The mountains may not seem like the natural habitat for a bike racer who’s six foot eight, and by his own admission, eats more than his fair share of porridge, but then Irish National Champion, Conor Dunne is full of surprises. When he unexpectedly found eight days to fill during the Tour of Britain week, he took the opportunity to re-affirm his love for cycling and the freedom it affords, in its purest form. He chats to Spin Shed about hill, haircuts, haute cuisine and his plans for the Worlds.
Deciding to start cycling can be daunting. Not only do you have a completely new feeling to get used to, you also have to contend with chaffing, traffic, getting sweaty and maybe even low self confidence. Every corner you turn, you’re told which ‘rules’ you need to abide by: sock length, colour ways, the position your pedals must be in when you take a picture… So we’ve put together a guide to help new cyclists decide what they should wear when taking to the saddle.
There’s no better feeling than pulling on that new item of cycling kit you’ve been obsessing about since pay-day, and hopping on a bike to show it off. But do you really want to debut that new jersey on the way to the shops or in the local park? Spin Shed takes a look at five destinations, for the discerning cyclist.
The Spin Shed Rewards programme lets our site users collect points to redeem against their purchases. You really can get something for nothing! In our latest feature, we look at the best ways to save more points, and redeem against our awesome range of stylish cycling products.
We’re stoked to add four new names to the Spin Shed collection: apparel and artwork brands, Victory Chimp and Coborn; insurer, Bikmo; and children’s cycle clothing specialist, Hup. They’ll add depth to the Spin Shed offer, and give customers an even wider choice in independent and stylish wares.