THE BLOG

Keep updated with latest developments and news from The Orb team
Apr 1
Apr 1

Rob Gardiner – 7 Days 17 Countries

As those of you who have been following his progress will know, (Team Orb’s) Rob Gardiner is currently attempting to break the record for the most countries cycled through in 7 days. I caught up with him just after dinner, as he was settling into a Serbian mountain pass for his pudding. Press play on […]

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Feb 2
Feb 2

Message in a bottle – The Orb in NITP

Here’s a preview of Liam’s review of The Orb in Not in the Peloton. If you want to get to the part where he concludes it’s ugly (but ultimately good) check out the full article at: https://www.notinthepeloton.com/theorb-review Continued at https://www.notinthepeloton.com/theorb-review 

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Jan 1
Jan 1

The Orb hits the Evening Standard – Let There Be Light!

The Orb hit the press in the London Evening Standard after correspondent Katie Strick road-tested it on the dark and wet roads of London. Some highlights for you below, but you can check out the full article at: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/winter-cycling-kit-light-a3984211.html 

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Jan 1
Jan 1

New Year, New You, New Bike?

As the festive period subsides and the threat of gout with it, it’s time to reflect, eat vegetables, and think about organising your life for the New Year. But first off, you’re going to have to purge some of the unnecessary consumer goods which ended up under your tree. The most useless thing anyone has […]

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Nov 2
Nov 2

12 things to get your cyclist this Christmas

First, a couple of disclaimers… Starting with the fact that this list doesn’t contain 12 things. I got to 11 and gave up. Second, this is not really a list of 12 things you should actually buy anyone else. It’s more like 12 things you should buy me (don’t get me another Orb though, I’ve […]

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Aug 2
Aug 2

Espana in the works

I was recently given a copy of the July edition of Procycling magazine which focused, heavily and (with retrospect) hilariously, on predictions for this year’s Tour de France. Of three journalists’ “expert opinions”, two bet on a podium topped by Nairo Quintana and followed by Roman Bardet. Tom Dumoulin wasn’t mentioned at all (how?!), and […]

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Aug 2
Aug 2

Five Nations Bikepacking

With the Transcontinental having just finished, and the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race just begun, bikepacking has never been sexier than it is at the moment. So in order to restore some balance to the force, I had planned to treat you all to a series of really geeky gear reviews of my bikepacking kit. […]

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Aug 3
Aug 3

Tour de Farce

As you probably saw, Wales won at cycling last weekend. Geraint Thomas, one of Team Sky’s GC riders, finished first in the Tour de France to universal acclaim. Only it wasn’t universal. The majority of the French media had spent the entire 23-day race carping about the dominance of Team Sky in the peloton and […]

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Jul 3
Jul 3

Eurobike 2018

I’ll admit that I laughed at Jeff (friend and Orb cameraman) when he complained to me that the book he was reading (I, Robot) was a bit heavy on the robots. But as I walked around Eurobike 2018, I started to sympathise. Just as Jeff probably didn’t need to know Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, […]

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