Founded in 1955, the Rough-Stuff Fellowship is the world’s oldest off-road cycling club. Its archive contains thousands of stunning images, hand-drawn maps and documents – an unexpected treasure trove of incredible value and beauty that is now being brought to a wider public by Isola Press.
The photos are evocative of a bygone age and a bygone style – a time when you might set off on a bike ride wearing a shirt and tie or a bobble hat, and no ride was complete without a stop to brew up some tea and smoke a pipe.
They are also a record of intrepid adventures. RSF riders explored the Lake District, the Cairngorms, the Alps and further afield, and their exploits were beautifully documented by amateur and professional photographers.
In their own very British way, these men and women were pioneers, pedalling and carrying their bikes where angels feared to tread. Mountain bikes, gravel bikes, adventure bikes all owe them a debt. This book celebrates their style and their spirit. It is a stunning visual resource of cycling heritage that will inspire new adventures.
Cycling - Sports
Bicycle Quarterly, Issue 68 Summer 2019
In 2002 Jan Heine decided to follow his passion and start a low budget black and white zine about the culture, history and technology of cycling. 14 years on and Bicycle Quarterly has become a respected voice in the bicycle industry with an almost cult following. Reading a copy will help you appreciate and understand […]175 SEK
Escape - Travel
The Hidden Tracks: Wanderlust Off the Beaten Path explored by Cam Honan
Embark on a thrilling exploration of the world’s most exciting, magnificent, and varied walking trails and hiking destinations. Besides the better-known paths, The Hidden Tracks will also highlight some of the more out-of-the-way gems–be it an expedition on the other side of the world or a day’s hike just a few hours from your hometown. […]425 SEK
Animation - Escape - Lifestyle - Travel
The New Outsiders: A Creative Life Outdoors
At the heart of this book are those maverick spirits who are striding forward to find creative solutions to protect and preserve the landscapes that have transformed us—ideas deeply inspired by our connection to nature. From pioneers of closed-loop clothing, who continually recycle their materials into new products, to the open-source approach of sustainable outdoor […]425 SEK
Cycling - Design - Lifestyle - Sports
The Brooks Compendium of Cycling Culture
Saddle manufacturer Brooks England have been a British household name and an international cycling icon for 150 years. What continues to motivate and inspire this classic marque? With the help of a variety of writers, artists, journalists, designers, photographers and illustrators, this eclectic compendium of cycling’s joys depicts Brooks’s unique and idiosyncratic view of the […]349 SEK