Sommet: Above and beyond

I started working on trips a few years ago. At first I was attracted to life on the road thinking I would be spending all day, every day riding my bike in some of Europe’s most iconic locations. My first trip was the Maratona dles Dolomites, it doesn’t get more iconic then that. The Dolomites […]

I love stuff. Cool stuff, functional stuff, shiny stuff and nerdy left field stuff but mainly bike related stuff. While I love stuff, every bit of it is carefully considered. I don’t want the same stuff that everyone else has, I don’t want to fit in. Every purchase or partnership is painstakingly researched using all […]

Recently over dinner with friends I was asked what drives me and why I ride. The person in question was clearly motivated by something different, but as valid, to me that’s what makes cycling so great. Their goal was to improve as a cyclist, driven by data and self-analysis, striving to make themselves faster which […]

  The big move Girona. The draw was too strong. After three years of being a visitor and creating trips for guests and friends here in Girona I decided the time was right to make Girona home. Co- Founder, Sommetier, friend and chief snapper Ian Walton along with Amber and Christian Meier have been an […]

Pre-order now for the next shipment from Q36.5 in Italy. Our Sommet Cycling 2017 kit is now available to pre-order. We took the plunge on Nick’s design for the 2017 kit recently. We popped aside the numbers needed for the trips and then went about shooting a few to try and flog some to the […]

  Sommet were recently asked to support and help our friends Conductor find a suitable location to shoot for Chapeau CC Spring Summer 17 clothing collection. Chapeau is a UK clothing brand with centred around quality and inclusivity. Where better to show it off then our favourite town Girona. So we gave them all they […]

Via Girona. In June. Come explore Catalunya with us. You might know we do a lot of single or dual location trips. A few randonnées where the specific need of the location will show that as a better experience (see our Norway FARA trip as a prime example). Our local dual location beauty is our […]

I used the Festive 500, as many do, as a bit of an incentive to get out a bit more on the bike. I honestly wasn’t bothered if I completed the 500, but using that 500km target as a way to frame a set of rides was handy. Just a bloody good excuse to go […]

You missed out. Those of you who didn’t make it onto our collaboration tour, the collaboration with our friends at La Fábrica Girona, you missed out. There will be another chance or two in 2017, but you missed out on the inaugural collab. We had a great week. As ever in Girona. Just with the […]

A while ago I had the idea to ride all day. So I came up with Dawn 2 Dusk. The reason I figured this ride would work was because of the way I go about riding; that it’s not about getting somewhere faster, or doing efforts, or the most direct route. It’s about the journey. […]