Cycling author and respected journalist, William Fotheringham, has spent the past two years, researching, interviewing and writing his latest cycling classic. Sunday in Hell: Behind the lens of the greatest cycling film of all time, tracks the story behind an epic, featuring a class act of talent from the heyday of cycling hard men. The film is a classic of its genre, and as the title of the books suggests, an epoch defining tale of racing, rouleurs, cobbles and class.
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.
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.
Spin Shed co-founder, Jules, jumped at the chance to put some of our best-loved products through their paces, on a recent training camp in Spain. Here’s his thoughts on how they stood up to the test…
Pave to some, cobbles to others, for some cycling purists there’s nothing quite like the thrill of rough terrain to get the blood flowing. With Northern Europe boasting some of the best sections of cobbled roads in the world, we take a look at a few that are well worth a visit.