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

  • howies is 18 years old today.

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

    10:14 PM - 8 Jun
  • Rain face. castellicycling

    5:24 PM - 8 Jun
  • It's just started to pour, and riders are carrying brollies. castellicycling

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

    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.

    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

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

    5:19 PM - 7 Jun
  • Kings of the cafe stop. #feltre24

    11:25 AM - 7 Jun
  • Off to warm up in the Dolomites.

    10:09 AM - 7 Jun
  • Guess this is the gear problem. #weaklink

    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.

    3:02 PM - 6 Jun
  • Cardigan sky's.

    6:47 PM - 5 Jun
  • Words of adventure. #microadventure

    4:22 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our women's #microadventure tee. Set up camp, light the fire, dinner then out come the toasting forks.

    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.

    12:16 PM - 5 Jun
  • Our Etape shirts is great for work and play.

    4:21 PM - 4 Jun
  • Resting in retirement out the back of our local bike shop.

    3:29 PM - 4 Jun
  • Planning a journey. Early satnav working perfectly.

    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.

    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.

    9:16 AM - 2 Jun
  • A shirt for all bicycles.

    4:14 PM - 1 Jun
  • Women's towpath shorts. Get them on and take the bike somewhere filthy.

    10:38 AM - 1 Jun
  • Towpath trousers cut for activity.

    10:36 AM - 1 Jun
  • If #google supported @Hughsfishfight.. #illustration

    10:30 AM - 1 Jun
    • 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...

      3:39 PM - 13 Jun
      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

      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:

      2:36 PM - 23 May
    • New T-Shirts for the weekend -

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

      12:02 PM - 20 Dec
    • A few people have been wondering how our new reflective Beemer shirt works. Here's a little demonstration of the 3M in action.

      2:39 PM - 22 Nov