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Cycling Rituals. Pre-ride coffee.

I love the process of making both tea and coffee. The fact that you as an individual can affect what you make by following a process – for good or for bad. The creativity is in creating the process (through talking to experts – Christian!) and then playing with that yourself). Of course you need […]

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La Resistance Gravel Battle Ride

Five months to go until the wonderful La Resistance cycling event and our collaborating trip in Annecy in the Alps. The mixed terrain high mountains adventure we can’t wait for. Part of our DNA is to look for rides and cycling trips that are interesting, challenging, fun, refreshing. On all terrains. So as soon as we […]

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High on Gravel

We have partnered with La Resistance to create an escape in the high mountains (the Alps) taking on mixed terrain for a whole new adventure. Find out more in our Trips area.   It’s not the first time we will go up and get high on gravel. High mountain cycling on gravel is done as oft as […]

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3 Photographers and an Autodrome

It had drifted on the the wind for many a month. Finally we found a day free for the three cycling photographers to spend a day mixed terrain cycle adventuring from the city to the autodrome. A Sommet custom cycling creation. The challenge and beauty of climbs, the smell of the vineyards on a gravel […]

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Sommet for the Weekend. Gumwalls.

Cycling tyres means gumwalls. Love em. This time of year there are more about than normal – aside from Cross season where they are beautifully ubiquitous. I’ll use creative license and include white walls as gumwalls which isn’t really correct, but… Whether it is pure vanity, a nod to history and old style class or […]

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Roubaix Retrospective

A true cycling heartland. An indulgence for a personal retrospective of Paris Roubaix visits. Spanning about 5 years and several rolls, of different types, of 35mm film through Rangefinder cameras, here are some happy memories from Northern France. From an early visit on returning to living in Europe to a 40th birthday last year there […]


Sommet for the Weekend – Fresh Cycling Kit Stock

You probably know this spot is about stuff we like. The weekend is long and even with excitement for Flanders simmering all weekend long, we thought you might want just a little nudge and heads up that we have a new stock of our cycling kit from Italy to our Bike Shop right now. All the way […]