Adventure is only a state of mind

Adventure is only a state of mind

Adventure is stretching yourself; mentally, physically or culturally. It is about doing what you do not normally do, pushing yourself hard and doing it to the best of your ability.
A new summit

A new summit

Sky running in North Wales
The 2012 Snowdon Race

Autumn Epic

Autumn Epic

100 Miles of mid-wales mountains by bicycle.

  • howies is 18 years old today.

    9:32 AM - 9 Jun
  • Thunder, lightening and rain ended racing an hour early. So the beer flowed. http://t.co/XPfnDQPZDl

    10:14 PM - 8 Jun
  • Rain face. castellicycling http://t.co/PNikkkKit5

    5:24 PM - 8 Jun
  • It's just started to pour, and riders are carrying brollies. castellicycling http://t.co/WqOiPejg5X

    3:54 PM - 8 Jun
  • The day time squad just arrive with fresh legs and humour. castellicycling http://t.co/YE0z0iMCzm

    7:09 AM - 8 Jun
  • 9 hours of riding, 15 hours to go and the night shift team are beginning to show signs of wear and tear. @CastelliCycling

    4:43 AM - 8 Jun
  • It's dawn in feltre and the cocks are crowing.

    3:09 AM - 8 Jun
  • Ruben just broke a speedplay cleat in a pit crash but is struggling on for now. http://t.co/ht6iwBgKsv

    3:08 AM - 8 Jun
  • 5 of our riders have gone to bed. 5 on the night shift with a 19 lap per hour target. @CastelliCycling

    12:22 AM - 8 Jun
  • 24 hour changing room http://t.co/JkG2XX5psU

    10:55 PM - 7 Jun
  • It becomes real when you pin on the number. @castelliclothing http://t.co/v48tUqHJf7

    5:19 PM - 7 Jun
  • Kings of the cafe stop. #feltre24 http://t.co/xl13jNcI8W

    11:25 AM - 7 Jun
  • Off to warm up in the Dolomites. http://t.co/M5309f8Yvq

    10:09 AM - 7 Jun
  • Guess this is the gear problem. #weaklink http://t.co/DmgEoybUwd

    8:56 AM - 7 Jun
  • A late night espresso makes for a late night.

    12:12 AM - 7 Jun
  • Took us a litre of water, two tissues and 15 minutes to get a beetle out of Rubens eye. http://t.co/PnZBv7B2eI

    3:02 PM - 6 Jun
  • Cardigan sky's. http://t.co/JYSifYINsR

    6:47 PM - 5 Jun
  • Words of adventure. #microadventure http://t.co/zltWqMYckC

    4:22 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our women's #microadventure tee. Set up camp, light the fire, dinner then out come the toasting forks. http://t.co/o6SAaGwWxf

    4:10 PM - 5 Jun
  • Packing bikes in boxes to head off to race.

    2:51 PM - 5 Jun
  • Bikes = freedom New tee out this week. http://t.co/SoCnb8lZZn

    12:16 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our Etape shirts is great for work and play. http://t.co/vSXsBi4YAo

    4:21 PM - 4 Jun
  • Resting in retirement out the back of our local bike shop. http://t.co/d4XAuYifvn

    3:29 PM - 4 Jun
  • Planning a journey. Early satnav working perfectly. http://t.co/t4uRPhOka8

    11:48 AM - 4 Jun
  • The office is split over the best salted nut between almonds, peanuts and cashew. And we just had a last minute entry for pistachio.

    11:36 AM - 4 Jun
  • Tidy mike is making the screens to print new tees designs from @rebeccajkaye @AnthonyOram and @eveizaak, and #microadventure tees this week.

    11:32 AM - 4 Jun
  • Just had the most exciting wool meeting since we discovered merino in the late 90's. We're going to have a great new product in autumn

    11:14 AM - 4 Jun
  • Tidy, our tee printer, is back from holiday and crafting new tees. http://t.co/434pzvqHuf

    9:31 AM - 4 Jun
  • Trying to get a brake cable down a top tube and out the little hole in a hurry sure is frustrating.

    5:01 PM - 3 Jun
  • Improve cake cutting. http://t.co/L07RuO1VVI

    9:16 AM - 2 Jun
  • A shirt for all bicycles. http://t.co/q0kil246jn

    4:14 PM - 1 Jun
  • Women's towpath shorts. Get them on and take the bike somewhere filthy. http://t.co/QIqUlLKBp6

    10:38 AM - 1 Jun
  • Towpath trousers cut for activity. http://t.co/VLGlWgQXK8

    10:36 AM - 1 Jun
  • If #google supported @Hughsfishfight.. #illustration http://t.co/rtPED21o0t

    10:30 AM - 1 Jun
  • Fired up on caffeine

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Coffee tastes better outdoors.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Pulling black thorns out of the soles of Nathan's trail shoes.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Our hazel 1/2 way to winning the last round of the BDS series at bike park wales.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Home

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Outsider

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Take the long way to work. Why rush?

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • One of the many iron people racing in west Wales now.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • The new warm jean; 60% Cotton, 40% Wool Denim. So you don’t have to pop your long-johns on the radiator the night before a frost.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Next winter on the bag.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Test flights over West Wales

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Caught out in short sleeves by a cold mist.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Pegs won't hold.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Weekend adventure plans

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Misty morning for cycle to work day

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Autumn. Good for fires.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Build good bridges

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • The harvest is on.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • One of those days here.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Summer is not quite over yet.

    12:00 AM - 1 Jan
  • Just as the leaves begin to fall, the first of our Autumn 2014 range starts to arrive.

    The first drop is online now and new stuff will be going up every week.

    Bye bye summer.

    8:24 AM - 5 Sep
  • Steve Worland was a true original, a writer and a pioneer in the UK MTB scene who sadly passed away from a heart attack while running fast in Ashton Court, Bristol earlier this year.

    He was someone who spent countless hours in the woods either testing bikes and equipment, going out for a run, riding his bike for fun or simply enjoying the quiet and peaceful environment.

    howies have collaborated with the Steve Worland Memorial Fund and we are printing this limited edition memorial tee.

    £5 from the sale of every Remember Steve T-shirt – available until 31st August – will be donated to help pay for a memorial bench and defibrillator at Ashton Court in Bristol.

    Steve loved the countless trails that run through his local woodlands and was an important contributor to the sheer endless network of little tracks running through Leigh Woods, Ashton Court and all the pockets of woodland Bristol has to offer.

    The bench will be open to all and will be carved in tribute to Steve.

    Find out more at: http://steveworland.bike/

    9:30 AM - 25 Jul
  • A few new tees from the howies Printshop for the nice weather.

    9:27 AM - 25 Jul
  • We’ve just printed some new t-shirts for the big bicycle race through France that starts next week.

    Due to the amount of lawyers Le Tour have, we thought we probably shouldn’t refer to these as ‘Tour’ tees, or mention the term ‘Tour De France’ anywhere on them.Besides, ‘French Bike Race’ is way more catchy anyway.

    9:06 AM - 26 Jun
  • This new tee is all about herd mentality.

    We reckon they're all listening to Baa-bra Streisand...

    http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothing/t-shirts/bleats-heather.html?colour=180

    3:39 PM - 13 Jun
  • DYFI ENDURO
    With assistance from of a loyal band of helpers, some great sponsors, and friendly landowners, the Dyfi Enduro has grown to be one of the most popular MTB events in the UK, with entries selling out faster and faster each year.

    This year marked the 13th Enduro – riding on the great network of trails that crisscross the huge Dyfi forest, North of Machynlleth in Mid Wales.

    If you rode the Dyfi Enduro last bank holiday we hope you enjoyed it. (See if you can spot yourself.)

    Filmed & Edited by Will Sanders

    2:48 PM - 23 May
  • AS THE CROW FLIES
    https://vimeo.com/92639728

    Ade from howies and Dom from Wold met up in mid-Wales for a ride to the coast by howies HQ.
    They rode two hand made cyclocross bikes, built to take on the mountain terrain, boggy tracks, winding roads and rocky paths in as straight a line as possible.
    53 miles,
    Mountains to sea,
    As the crow flies.
    Filmed & Edited by Ricky Adam
    Music: Up Through The Night by Juno

    (PS. Dom is now taking orders for a limited edition framset of the the bikes we rode: http://www.howies.co.uk/howies-x-wold-bike.html)

    2:36 PM - 23 May
  • New T-Shirts for the weekend - http://www.howies.co.uk/mens/clothing/t-shirts.html

    4:58 PM - 4 Apr
  • We've put the story of our new font online with a video. howies.co.uk/castan

    12:02 PM - 20 Dec