Journal / Cycling

  • The Mam Nick Hill Climb 2018

    It appears the weather is consistently bleak for the Mam Nick climb, this year was no different. 40mph winds and drizzle made for a epic spectacle with the first rider off at 10.01am. A swirling gale looked to occasionally help the riders on the lower slopes, before becoming a hazardous crosswind half-way up and a brick-wall headwind over the top.  61 riders had signed up to tackle the climb including the current record-holder Paddy Clark and a debut for European Champs silver-medalist and cross-country running star Hatti Archer.   On the day it was Andy Nichols (Team B38/Underpin) who took the win...

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  • Barnsley GP 2018

    A night out in Barnsley. All image by Thom Barnett. 

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  • Local Riders Q&A - John Herety

    John Herety is a former British racing cyclists who is currently the manager of the JLT-Condor cycling team. Born in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, John joined Cheshire Road Club as a teenager and had some success as a junior.  He became British Professional Road Race Champion in 1982 after a spell of riding for French amateur team, Athletic Club Boulogne-Billancourt (ACBB) in Paris with fellow british rider Sean Yates before turning Pro in 1982 for the French Coop Mercier team riding alongside Joop Zoetemelk.  Other notable results from an impressive palmares include 1st Manx Trophy (1980), Stage 9 of the Peace Race in East Germany (1980), 16th at...

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  • Sheffield GP 2018

    A night to remember at Sheffield GP.  All images by Thom Barnett.   

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  • Otley GP 2018

    A view of Otley GP with Dave Coulson and the Cycling Sheffield team.  All images by Thom Barnett.   

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  • Local Riders Q&A - Connor Swift

    Connor Swift is a professional cyclist who currently rides for British team Madison Genesis. He recently won the British National Road Race Champion in Stanfordham, Northumberland after a gutsy solo attack with 12km to go, which has put him in the classic blue, white and red of the national jersey for the next twelve months.  We are very proud to have Connor on the Journal and we would like to congratulate him on such an amazing achievement, in what looks set to be a very bright career.    As a racing cyclist, which results are you most proud of and why? I...

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  • Lincoln GP 2018

    A ride to Lincoln to watch the Grand Prix.  All images by Thom Barnett. 

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  • Tour de Packhorse

    5 men, 181.4 miles, 18,307 feet, 4 British county's, 2 days, 1 cheese board. The weekend that will be forever remembered as the Tour de Packhorse.    All photos by Thom Barnett 

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  • The Story of DARK PEAK

    In late 2016 Mamnick and Albion got together to discuss a possible collaboration between the two brands. That collaboration was realised in late-November 2017.  During this time I took my 35mm camera and documented the trip to the factory in Italy and to the final shoot in the Dark Peak with model, Matt Tucker.  All images were made using a Yashica T4 with out-of-date Kodak Ektachrome stock (click on the image to enlarge). 

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  • Yomping and The Independent Mind

    YOMP is a term used by the Royal Marines to describe a long distance march carrying full kit. It is thought to come from the acronym of Your Own Marching Pace. It is in this sense that it reflects the Mamnick ethos to do things your own way. Dressing, bike riding and thinking are Mamnick’s main interests. Here is a brief Yomper's guide to each. Dress your own way “Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Orson Welles Street fashion tribes have been around for a long time. Teddy Boys, Mods, Rockers,...

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