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PEZ Turns 11!

I knew it was coming, but in all the excitement of the last few weeks – I sort of let the date slip by… “Yeah I gotta tell people about this…”. I speak of the passing of our 11th birthday here at PEZ, and as Spinal Tap might agree, that makes us “one louder”.

Cinelli: The Art and Design of the Bicycle

One does not really expect a book about one of the most storied names in Italian cycling, famous for quill stems and cork handlebar tape, to begin with a discussion featuring a British fashion designer but when that designer is bike-mad Paul Smith and he is chatting with Antonio Colombo of the famous tubing dynasty you know that the way ahead will be eccentric, to say the least. “Cinelli” is an impressive and expensive book but just be prepared for a wild ride.

The Negroni Report 2012

I drank a lot of negronis this year – and what better way to relive the hilights than looking back through an ice filled glass of the capricious cocktail to some of the best moments - a satisfying mix of exotic locales, good friends, and even new tastes. May I present to you, some of my Top Negronis in 2012.

PEZ Goes Racing In France!

Racing in France. These three words bring forward childhood dreams or perhaps adulthood ones to any cycling fan, including the PEZ team! Nothing screams a cycling adventure quite like racing through the French mountains and our very own man in France, Chris Selden lived a racing experience there recently. Here's his story.

PEZ Discovers: The Deaf Cycling Championships

When PEZ fan Tom Staniford contacted us about his friend competing in the Deaf European Cycling Championships we were intrigued. Firstly we didn't know it existed but then when we were impressed by his story and the high level of competition on offer. Here's the story of the UK's Tom Smith took on the big nations with bug funding at the recent Deaf European Cycling Championships!

Roadside PEZ: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Roadside Report: We arrived in Europe the day before the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - the first major classic of the Classics season. Two months later, we were there for one last big day out to draw the Spring Classics season to a close: Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Let's take a look back at the day that was.

Roadside PEZ: Chasing Roubaix

The cobbled classics often get lumped together, and for the two super cobbled classics, Flanders and Roubaix, they're rarely mentioned in separate sentences. It's a shame, because the two races can't be more different. De Ronde is justifiably known as Flanders's Most Beautiful, whilst Roubaix - her nickname is just as appropriate and perfect: the Hell of the North. We were there once again on Sunday, chasing the dust to Roubaix.

PEZ Does The London-Paris

The 2011 version of London-Paris, run by Hot Chillee, is the biggest of its kind in the UK with the 520 KM sportive ride over three days from London to Paris. Ben Goddard was on hand for PEZ to soak up the sights, smells, sounds, and fun.