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Wiggle moves offline to offer bike repair and servicing at business parks

Online retailer Wiggle is moving into the offline world, partnering with international property group Goodman to offer bike repair and servicing at three of its 21 business parks in the UK. It follows Rapha as an internet-based cycling business to establish a physical presence.

The locations are in Oxford, Reading, and Solent, the latter located halfway between Southampton and Portsmouth, which together house 120 businesses with around 10,000 employees.

Videos: The Little Things: Two more short behind-the-scenes Team Sky films from Rapha

Rapha has released two more films in the series “The Little Things,” which takes a behind-the-scenes look at Team Sky, whose clothing it provides.

The first shows Ben Swift, third at Milan-San Remo last week and winner of the a leg of the split stage of the Settimana Coppi e Barali yesterday, talking us through his Team Sky wet bag.

Rapha update City range

As well as the new spring/summer Training and Racing range that we told you about recently, Rapha have just launched their 2014 City clothing lineup aimed at commuters and other urban riders.

Videos: Rapha's "The Little Things" series goes behind the scenes at Team Sky

Rapha has launched the first four of a series of films called “The Little Things” that it says have helped Team Sky become one of the world’s leading teams and which feature team staff such as a chef and a mechanic, as well as riders.

The London-based-brand, which has been clothing supplier to Sky since the start of 2013, says:

There is no secret at Team Sky, they simply do all the little things better than anyone else — focusing on the details that matter.

Rapha announce Women's 100 event for July 20

Today is International Women’s Day, and to celebrate, Rapha have announced the second edition of their Rapha Women’s 100, which will take place on July 20.

The Women’s 100 is a worldwide event that will take place wherever there are able and willing female cyclists. The aim of the game is for women to get on their bikes, in groups or on their own, and ride 100km.

Rapha launch new Training & Racing range

Rapha have launched their new Spring/Summer 2014 clothing range featuring more colours than we’ve become used to, an extended women’s range, and new trade team jerseys. Here are some of the highlights…

There are three trade team jersey designs in the range, all of which are intended to celebrate the 1974 Giro d’Italia, the year when Eddy Merckx won for the fifth time. The jerseys aren’t replicas of those from the race, but they’re inspired by the style.

Seven days in cycling: Your weekly catch up service of the week's big news stories on road.cc

 

Our top stories of the week included the council that’s given up on its residents walking and cycling, Chris Boardman wading into the helmet debate, M&S going up against the likes of Rapha with a cycle clothing offering and the laughing van man who tried to ram a club run off the road.

Click on any headline to read the story in full and join in our reader debates in the comments section.

 

Rapha Sample Sale returns to Manchester at start of February

It’s been a while coming – around 18 months, in fact, since the last one – but the start of February will see Rapha hold a Sample Sale in Manchester.

The sale is an ideal opportunity to get your hands on what Rapha describes as “unique samples, discontinued items and end-of-season stock,” and from experience we know there’s some great bargains to be had.

Tech Roundup: Rapha, Cinelli, Ritchey, Gaerne and more

It's a double rollover of hot product and kit news this weekend, here's the latest batch of new kit to land in the email inbox over the past two weeks. 

Rapha’s Tour Down Under tee and Blue Pro Team jersey

 

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