The Limited Edition, UK-Made Elephant Bike

The charity refurbishes 5,000 vintage Royal Mail bikes in order give Malawi citizens their own wheels

The classic image of the postman on his bike doesn’t really apply anymore, as internet shopping and email means that we send more parcels and much fewer letters. In the UK, the Royal Mail postal service has decommissioned 25,000 Royal Mail bikes made by Pashley, the longest established bicycle manufacturer in the country. The sturdy, well-designed bikes were destined to just end up in a …

Vintage Bikes, Gravel and Wine in Water Bottles: Eroica California

Experiencing the soul of bike racing by going back in time—and suffering

Leave your Lycra at home, forget about carbon fiber, stop meticulously counting the grams of your new crankset and prepare for a healthy dose of fatigue. At the inaugural Eroica California ride—part of the Italy-based Eroica series of non-competitive rides and festivals with editions in England, Japan, Spain—vintage bikes and apparel are the rules of the day. That means steel and aluminum frames, olive oil …