Panache’s Christmas 2013 Gift Guide: Cycling kit

‘Tis the season to shop for that obsessive cyclist in your life and there are no better gifts than stylish apparel that can be worn when riding. Here is my gift guide of cycling kit that I would love to wear – some race-like and some casual gear. All of these companies do both men’s and women’s clothing. So this should get your loved ones riding with panache! Continue reading

Friday Feature: Have a Nice ride with Mec’Azur

Nice is an all-year-round tourist destination but visitor numbers were certainly boosted by having this year’s centenary Tour de France in town. I found myself passing on the email addresses of my friends at Cycle Cote d’Azur and Mec’Azur to visiting cycling-mad tourists.

Okay, so I’ve written about the former but who or what you might wonder is Mec’Azur? All will be revealed in my interview with its owner, Anton Blackie. Continue reading

Riding with Panache: Rapha style

Many VeloVoices readers are avid cyclists themselves and I often get asked about various types of bikes, accessories and apparel so I thought I would write a semi-regular column called Riding with Panache. In it, I will share tips on how to look and feel good when riding and will, from time to time, review cycling products that I have purchased or that have been sent me. (I will always let you know which is which.) These are my opinions and you may disagree. Just know that no matter what you think, I am always right. Today I’m reviewing some kit from Rapha. (All photographs ©Panache.)

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