Sommet: Above and beyond

  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. […]

Canigó or Canigou is a mountain, just, in the South of France. To Catalan’s and Catalan culture it has a powerful sense of their being. We have ridden in the shadow of her many times, it’s one of Fred and I’s favourite places to go riding. Often we have ridden from inside Catalan Spain into […]

August. It was hot, windy and humid. There were coffee, cowbells and beers. A steamy Saturday with spicy girls and boys on fixies, and in the crowd. That’s Red Hook Crit in Barcelona. It never fails to deliver. Oh, and the racing is frenzied and gripping. We’re winding down our regular season of trips as October ends and […]

We like people who take risks as you know. Calculated risks, seeking to improve on an existing way of life, or existing product. Look at our friends at La Fabrica Girona, Amber and Christian who didn’t just use Girona as a pro season base, they moved to Girona and made it home, and their future. […]

  On the way to the Dolomites cycling trip in July (our long read here) we made the most of our time in Italy by visiting Rocket Espresso, on the edge of Milan. Our hosts, Nicky and Andrew Meo – the driving forces and owners of Rocket – opened their factory doors, showed us around and […]

A long read diary of a recent Sommet Fully Supported Custom journey. This will be on our 2017 calendar, get in while you can. Contact us for more information Calcium magnesium carbonate. CaMg(CO3)2.  This is the foundation of dreams. Dreams in the high mountains for all those who love a challenge, beauty and cultural complexity. Cycling paradise. An epic […]