We ride events such as the Etape not just to pedal in the tracks of our heroes but to answer the call of the mountains. In this piece from the Mondial Archives, Julian Hoffman explores why mountains occupy such a special place in the human imagination.
Criterium racing is a discipline apart. More intense, more fiery and less formal than road racing, it suits punchier riders who race with flair as well as form. The Crit collection is the kit to match, made for railing corners and turning heads.
This week’s selection from the Mondial archive investigates themes very pertinent to Explore: are we too reliant on GPS navigation and is it changing our brains in ways we don’t yet understand? Science writer and broadcaster Kat Arney investigates.
Years of research and design at the top level of the sport have helped us make cycling’s fastest kit. Now it’s time to up the high-speed stakes with a new collection designed for moving fast. This is Pro Team Aero.
Early flights and long drives. Start lines and warm downs; there are some days that take longer to put to bed. Introducing Pro Team Transfer, the perfect solution to time off the bike, because the hardest efforts demand their rewards.
Jeremy Powers is one of the most inspiring figures in cycling. A four-time US national cyclocross title holder, charismatic leader and champion of talented youngsters, Rapha is incredibly proud to have sponsored his team for the past seven years.
‘Tis the season. Give the gift of riding with the perfect Rapha present designed to keep the cyclist in your life on the bike all year round, whether it’s a pair of our merino socks or a full on-bike ensemble.
Enjoying your ride shouldn’t come down to a game of chance. Plan ahead, check the forecast and make sure you’re ready to ride through the best and the worst of the weather ahead with versatile clothing that allows you to be flexible.
In 2011, track cyclist Azizul Awang’s career almost ended when a ten-inch splinter pierced his leg during a race. Six years later, the Rapha Cycling Club member is an Olympic medalist, world champion and Malaysian hero.