Psycho cyclist

As famous cyclists go, &Bike believes David Byrne of Talking Heads fame is well up there.  Anyone who, not far shy of their 60th birthday, can stand on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall in a tutu gets an automatic pass into the &Bike hall of fame regardless of whether they’ve pulled on a pair of …

T-shirts of a cycling superfan

A summer of cycling excellence has led to some great spinoffs – we look at some of those you can wear.                                                 Ever found yourself shaking your head at a superfan’s shoddy …

When cycling came to Britain – part I: Cash

Money’s coming to the cycling industry in spades. &Bike looks at how the ‘new golf’ is attracting new investment and new fans – and why the results are likely to be positive. “The growth in involvement we’ve witnessed in recent years feels like a sustainable trend for the  first time” – Alexander Grous, London School of …

Steel yourselves for a quiet revival

As the centuries-old British steel industry limps along, in the world of bikes it’s enjoying a quiet revival. &Bike reports on the return of an iconic material. Four decades ago, the UK was the fifth-largest steel maker in the world, responsible for around 5% of global production. The poster child of the country’s manufacturing industry, …