Oman, not somewhere I’d ever thought I’d visit let alone visit to see a cycle race that Milltag was the official racewear partner. However, after two days in Muscat, I can safely say that we will be back.
I’m over here in Colombia (not Columbia) with my good friend Santiago, a native of Bogota and the Milltag agent for the country. Amongst a busy program of meetings with retailers and cycle teams I’m hoping to sample some of the legendary riding to be had in this cycling-mad nation.
The Big Boys Bicycle Club has been to the Pyrenees and brought back some crunchy nuggets of ‘wisdom’. Tom Owen shares what they learned on their first trip to the cruel and brutal mountains that have terrorised Tour de France riders for over a century.
Last week I took part in the 2017 edition of London-Edinburgh-London, a 1440km bike ride through the length of England and into Scotland, and back again. Although not a race, riders have a maximum of 116 hours to complete the course. I first attempted this ride in 2009, it nearly killed me but here I was back for more 8 years later.
As we're sure you know, since we started Milltag we have collaborated with a number of bands to create cycling jerseys inspired by their albums and artwork - from The Wedding Present and Pixies to Ride and Public Image Limited.