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fort william trials
Fort William is perhaps better known for it's downhill events but has always had a Trials presence. The event showcases the skill and technique of bikers who can navigate over rocks, logs, pipes, barrels and vehicles in impressive style.

Local lad and British Championship trials rider, Owen Gawthorpe, dropped us a line after the event to share a few photos from his recent win at the Fort William UCI World Cup.

He's currently in the process of entering the World Championship series in the Czech Republic and Spain this summer and will be riding in a great bundle of howies merino to keep him focused on the bike, not sweating the competition.

Good luck this summer. Keep following that front wheel.

fort william trials

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

The Rider T-ShirtKeeping busy in the printshop again today. We've been printing these tees for
Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

Designed exclusively by the people who produce The Ride Journal, these 100% organic tees
are raising funds to help children and young people affected by cancer.

UPDATE: This limited edition run printed by us was only for Sale through
Cyclists Fighting Cancer and is currently Sold Out.

We've had a lot of questions about getting hold of one and suggest you try contacting
Cyclists Fighting Cancer directly to see if they'll be doing a few more...

Hot off the carousel

Traffic Dodger Printing
The printshop is a hive of activity laying down ink for your tee of the month orders.

While you're waiting for the postman, check out some of this extreme traffic dodging action. Again from NYC.

Not much bike lane in use here...

Traffic Dodger

  • Posted by alex
  • 9 June 2011

‘Traffic Dodger’ is our T-shirt of the Month, celebrating the power of the pedal.

There’s no better way to beat those commuter blues than to make the morning hike by bike.

Take to the urban slalom.
Navigate the traffic maze.
Ride the city to the limits.

You don’t do static.
You’re poetry in motion.

TOTM Traffic Dodger Mens
TOTM Traffic Dodger Womens

Sample Sale is GO

  • Posted by ruben
  • 19 May 2011

Just got this from Ade and Co. down in London. The calm before the storm.

They are opening the doors right now and the sample sale will run until Sunday - so if you are in the area at all over the next few days, make sure you pop down there to see if anything tickles your fancy.

Click Here for Location and Opening Times

The mini welsh adventure

  • Posted by dan
  • 11 May 2011

It's a slight change from the wintery pictures you have been seeing of late but here is my April blog.

Me and beatrice set off on an adventure to explore some of wales on my parent's bikes with plenty of luggage including camping gear, in total nearly 20kg on each bike.

We saw some amazing views, riding from Haverfordwest all along the coast line until Cardigan and stopped there for 3 days on the howies photoshoot then continued on....

Tenby has the best food spots.

Aberaeron has the best fresh fish.

Aberystwyth the most students in drag on friday night.

Elan valley, just lots of ruins and never-ending windy hills on which the time passes faster by wheeleing the bike, looking at rivers and playing games like guessing the number of ruins or trying not to say 'nice' for the duration of the day.

The road before elan valley has the most random post box next to some woods in the middle of nowhere.

Devils bridge, some lovely waterfalls.

Rhaeder has the best quiche lunch!

And home is home :)

We had pretty sore legs and some well tested merino from howies at the end of the last day after riding 50miles on mountainbikes and luggage over the elan valley hills and back home but it was well worth it.

Here are just a few of the pictures we took. hope you enjoy them



It’s All About the Bike

  • Posted by ruben
  • 10 May 2011

For those who missed it last week, this month’s T-shirt of the Month is called ‘All About The Bike’.

To mark the release of his book 'It's All About the Bike' in paperback, author and bikenut Robert Penn has teamed up with howies to produce this one-off  t-shirt print.

Designed by howies, it celebrates the joy and freedom of the bicycle... In other words:

It's all about the bike.

And we also have the book available to buy online here:

The other weekend, we ran a little photo comp called 'Wish You Were There'

We were really happy to see so many of you getting involved and posting photos of what you got up to on the weekend.

It's been pretty hard to pick out just 30 winners - but as promised below are the lucky 30 shots which have won a free t-shirt each. They feature fun, bikes, surf, hills, family, food, sun, adventure, relaxation & freedom.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part - We're hoping to do more stuff like this before too long.

Oh, and you can always check out loads of other great entries on our facebook wall here if you're looking for a little inspiration for your next weekend of adventure.

In no order, here are our winners:

From @MrPowellish

From @jonfresh

From @FastFarrell

From Denise

From Mark

From Brian

From David

From James

From Simon

From Emma K

From Emma P

From Helen

From Nadia

From James

From Mark

From Stephane

From Paul

From Chris

From Huw

From Stuart

From Nerys

From Phil

From Chris

From Jane

From Nick

From @petestuart

From Christine

From @mudandgears

From Beth

From @grafichouse

20% off tops, polos and jumpers

  • Posted by ruben
  • 21 April 2011

The 'Better than a chocolate egg' offer

It's a bank holiday folks.
No work for four days (hopefully)
The weather forecast is looking good too.
Time to head to the beach, go ride,
make a campfire, enjoy good company.
And do all the things that your job stops you doing.

So here's a top offer to top off the bank holiday:
Every top, every polo and every jumper has 20% OFF.
That goes for men's and women's stuff.
We're even throwing in free postage too (just use the code below).

Happy Easter from howies®

Use the code HWBH84 at the checkout or over the phone to get free postage.
You can get this discount in store too, just mention the code to get the discount.

Offer ends at 6pm on Tuesday 26th April 2011.

No freepost returns on sale items. Always read the smallprint.

Men's tops - http://howi.es/mt20
Men's jumpers - http://howi.es/mj20
Women's tops - http://howi.es/wt20
Women's jumpers - http://howi.es/wj20

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