{"id":28641296493,"title":"Chris Houghton Owner Interview","created_at":"2019-01-11T10:49:07+00:00","body_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\n\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat do you do when you're not cycling?\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003eUntil recently, I was CEO of OVO Energy Retail. Currently it's all about riding bikes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat kind of riding do you do?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p2\"\u003eLeisure rider \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow did you find out about WyndyMilla?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003eIn 2014 I signed up to do the London to Paris 24 hour challenge and was immersing myself in all things cycling. I saw some WyndyMilla club riders sporting their pink kit (how could you miss it!) and went straight home to investigate further. Straight away it seemed like something I wanted to be involved with.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Chris_Houghton_1.JPG?v=1547203526\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat made you choose a WyndyMilla bike?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003eI wanted a bike that was unique and 100 percent customised to me. More than that though, I wanted to enjoy the ritual of the design and fitting process; to buy into the ethos of the business and to feel part of a local community of like minded people. Coming in to the shop and talking to the team about their passion for all things \"custom\" was infectious.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\"I wanted something that no one else would have; the paintwork on my Saw Dr Road is a real talking point!\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/ChrisHoughtonOI.png?v=1547203691\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow was your experience of the WyndyMilla journey?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv dir=\"ltr\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p3\"\u003eI enjoyed working with the team - turning my thoughts in to a reality - and the final design blew me away. It very definitely felt like \"my bike\" and that I had been fully involved throughout the process. This \"hand-holding\" by the team continues to this day.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow is your WyndyMilla treating you now?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p3\"\u003eI have 3 WyndyMilla bikes now - a Saw Dr Road, Massive Attack All Road and a Massive Attack Track.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_-1933624774287437024gmail-m_-4331133696113021267gmail-p2\"\u003eI love them all. Currently I'm riding the All Road the most; it's such a versatile and capable bike. However, my pride and joy will always be the Saw Dr - I love everything about owning and riding it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"yj6qo ajU\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Chris_Houghton_2.jpg?v=1547203594\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"My pride and joy will always be the Saw Dr - I love everything about owning and riding it.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"yj6qo ajU\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_2074.jpg?v=1547203993\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2019-01-28T17:00:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-28T20:23:42+00:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"chris-houghton-interview","tags":"Owner Interviews, Testimonials","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-11T10:49:07+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/ChrisHoughtonOI.png?v=1547203747"}}

Chris Houghton Owner Interview

Owner Interviews, Testimonials
{"id":28639035501,"title":"Tom Cornwell Owner Interview","created_at":"2019-01-10T12:04:34+00:00","body_html":"\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat do you do when you're not cycling?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI'm an Auctioneer for British Car Auctions. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat kind of riding do you do?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eLeisure\/Sportive rider \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow did you find out about WyndyMilla?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI accidentally bumped in to Henry at a bike show in London, just as I was getting into road cycling. I’m a strange size and he was able to convince me the benefits of a custom bike. I had an off the shelf bike but it was a compromise. I now have 2 WyndyMilla bikes, a Lightning Seed and Massive Attack.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat made you choose a WyndyMilla bike?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI loved having my input into the build and getting what I wanted. WyndyMilla make the best bike for you and the best fit too!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Tom_cornwell.jpg?v=1547121754\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow was your experience of the WyndyMilla journey?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p3\"\u003eI had a bike fit a week after meeting the owner Henry. We went through the design process, he led me through it and explained all the different elements we could change for my style of riding. I was clueless at the start. All I wanted was something that fitted me perfectly, but through the process I learnt a lot.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow is your WyndyMilla treating you now?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eThey are great! Although I don’t ride them when its horrible weather. They don’t deserve that. I ride a lot with each of my bikes having done around 20,000 miles so far. It was a pain-free experience and what I really like is the individuality of the bikes, no one has one quite like mine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Tom_Cornwell_2.jpg?v=1547121777\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe bikes are great! Although I don’t ride them when its horrible weather. They don’t deserve that.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2019-01-21T17:00:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-21T17:00:00+00:00","summary_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \"WyndyMilla make the best bike for you and the best fit too!\"\u003c\/span\u003e","template_suffix":null,"handle":"tom-cornwell","tags":"Owner Interviews, Testimonials","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-10T13:32:24+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/tomcromwellOI.png?v=1547127144"}}

Tom Cornwell Owner Interview

Owner Interviews, Testimonials
{"id":28655779949,"title":"British Racing Green Massive Attack","created_at":"2019-01-16T13:47:47+00:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen the very rare opportunity to design and paint a WyndyMilla Massive Attack frame as a showpiece came about, as a team we licked our lips and made some magic happen.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJohan Johnston, WyndyMilla’s chief designer wanted to give a nod to classic British racing heritage with a spike of prodigy. He wanted the frame to have that tweak that makes you look twice, the essence of what WyndyMilla is. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe initial design was produced as a creative concept on a Saw Dr frameset. David, WyndyMilla’s bike fitter and frame designer saw that concept and initially triggered a talking point with the WMPaintworks team.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eI wanted to design something that gave a nod to classic British racing heritage with a spike of Prodigy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/WMP_PINK_GREEN_2019.jpg?v=1547646117\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOnce the concept was established, Sam, WyndyMilla’s chief painter had some ideas. From that, the plan to paint the cranks was put forward and all agreed that it was the “X factor” that a show bike really needs. Adding shaped colour accents around the head tube was Sam’s idea too. They are shaped to show that WyndyMilla produce majesty with menace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOnce Sam had applied the finishing coat over the regal racing green frame, it was handed back to David to build and finish. Once David saw the finished frame he knew what he wanted to bring the whole build to life. Sticking to the racing pedigree concept it was decided that a brown saddle and bar tape would create the perfect finished article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/products\/DSC04626-2.jpg?v=1543320733\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’re proud of it. Even rarer, this show piece is now available for sale \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.wyndymilla.com\/collections\/ex-demo-display-and-team-bikes\/products\/british-racing-green-massive-attack-size-small\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehere\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/products\/DSC04666.jpg?v=1543320733\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/products\/DSC04659.jpg?v=1543320733\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/products\/DSC04676.jpg?v=1543320733\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/products\/DSC04637.jpg?v=1543320733\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2019-01-16T13:51:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-16T13:51:53+00:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"british-racing-green-massive-attack","tags":"Article","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-16T13:47:47+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/DSC04626.jpg?v=1547646467"}}

British Racing Green Massive Attack

{"id":28637364333,"title":"James Cornwell Owner Interview","created_at":"2019-01-09T16:57:56+00:00","body_html":"\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat do you do when you're not cycling?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e I'm a director for FOURFRONT group which is an Architecture firm.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003eWhat kind of riding do you do?\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eLeisure\/Sportive rider \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHow did you find out about Wyndymilla?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eMy brother owns 2, a Massive Attack and a Lightning Seed. He really loves them.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_9976_-_Copy.JPG?v=1547053727\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003eWhat made you choose a WyndyMilla bike?\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eMy brother loved the service and experience, and after speaking to Henry the owner I was convinced into buying one of my own.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI like to buy things that are different, exclusive and fit perfectly and it is certain you won’t see another one. That's the same reason why I like WyndyMilla they are individual, very fun and I'm an advocate of brightness on bikes! \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eHenry is an off-the-wall Entrepreneur and I really like what he is doing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_9973.JPG?v=1547052988\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003eHow was your experience of the WyndyMilla journey?\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eExcellent, Henry was able to get me a great deal. I am a very tall guy so custom geometry was great.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_2908.JPG?v=1547053033\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003eHow is your WyndyMilla treating you?\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIt is still a joy to ride and I have had it 3 years now. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI've had no problems with the bike itself. Initially I had too big a gearing which I found out whilst riding Mont Ventoux, but once I came back to WyndyMilla they were very fast to change it to what I needed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eWhen you’re out and about people always get a closer look of my bike, but it is bright pink which helps!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIt's a really cool bike but the main thing that appeals to me is that it is different to anything else.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p2\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Andy Bonsall","user_id":105305290,"published_at":"2019-01-14T14:51:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-15T14:22:54+00:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"james-cornwell-owner-interview","tags":"Owner Interviews, Testimonials","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-10T13:38:25+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/jamescornwellOI.png?v=1547127505"}}

James Cornwell Owner Interview

Owner Interviews, Testimonials
{"id":28637036653,"title":"Des Garrett Owner Interview","created_at":"2019-01-09T14:14:54+00:00","body_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat do you do when you're not cycling?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eI'm a Customer service operative at Cala homes.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat kind of riding do you do?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eRegular club rider\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow did you find out about WyndyMilla?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eI was having a coffee next door to WyndyMilla HQ and someone said about the amazing bike shop next door.\u003cspan class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-Apple-converted-space\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eWhen I came in I saw Melanie Spath’s Irish national champion bike which got me hooked. I now have four WyndyMilla bikes, I wouldn’t buy anything else!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Des_Garrett_bikes.jpg?v=1547042377\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat made you choose a WyndyMilla bike?\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eIt was a combination of going in and seeing the quality of the bikes and the quality of the paintwork. At the time I first visited they had a crazy WW2 Spitfire inspired Foo Fighter.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eI loved what they were doing!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DesBikeEDIT_29.jpg?v=1547042886\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p2\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow was your experience of the WyndyMilla journey?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eFirst of all I decided to have a bike fit with my bike at the time. The fit I had changed my riding completely, it made me think wow! What could WyndyMilla do if the bike was fully custom too.\u003cspan class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-Apple-converted-space\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eWhat WyndyMilla offer is that every bike is built as if it’s the best bike ever.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eThe attention to detail and enthusiasm is unparalleled. They take your ideas and turn it into something special. It is completely your bike, exactly the way you want it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p2\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DesBikeEDIT_2.jpg?v=1547042756\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow is your WyndyMilla treating you now?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eI love them! They’re incredibly beautiful machines. There is nothing about them I don’t like, the service, knowledge, advice and now friendship are all a part of the WyndyMilla package.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eThe experience can’t be faulted, they go the extra mile and provide stuff that dreams are made of.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Des_Garrett_bikes_2.jpg?v=1547042336\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2019-01-09T14:16:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-15T14:22:16+00:00","summary_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003e\"First of all I decided to have a bike fit with my bike at the time. The fit I had changed my riding completely, it made me think wow! What could WyndyMilla do if the bike was fully custom too.\u003cspan class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-Apple-converted-space\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1246870858338618059gmail-p1\"\u003eWhat WyndyMilla offer is that every bike is built as if it’s the best bike ever.\"\u003c\/p\u003e","template_suffix":null,"handle":"des-garrett-testimonial","tags":"Owner Interviews, Testimonials","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-10T13:35:46+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/desgarrettOI.png?v=1547127346"}}

Des Garrett Owner Interview

Owner Interviews, Testimonials
{"id":28623503469,"title":"Massive Attack Disc Case Study","created_at":"2019-01-03T15:24:25+00:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt WyndyMilla our focus on producing made to measure high performance custom frames has always allowed us to build bikes for people of all shapes and sizes and to optimise a bike's performance around each customer's individual needs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe mainstream bike industry tends to cater reasonably well to its core demographic and if you're an average build man you can often take it for granted that you are able to stroll into any bike shop and find frames, clothes and shoes on display in your size. For anyone else though it can be a struggle, blindly ordering in the biggest or smallest sized product and hoping it's going to work for you.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTwo of our favourite custom projects this season illustrate this perfectly, both are Massive Attack Disc bikes but with very different design specifications reflecting the contrast in their owners needs. These are Karen and Stuart’s Massive Attack road bikes.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC03793-2.jpg?v=1546526979\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLike a lot of our customers Karen is not unusually small, just small for a Cyclist. Most stock size ranges stop not far below the average size woman, meaning a lot of women or small riders can be overly stretched out and compromised on a bike which is designed around a rider taller and heavier than they are. Karen's primary focus is on long distance endurance riding and as an \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOsteopath she \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eunderstands the consequence of poor ergonomics better than most.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04296.jpg?v=1546526427\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eStuart, like a lot of riders, has come to cycling after years of other sports and at 6.5ft tall with the build of a heavyweight rower he has to duck under the beams of our Surrey Hq. For big powerful riders like Stuart the key is to give them the stability and support to let them convert their strength and power into forwards motion without their equipment flexing under the strain. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTheir stark difference in size and build mean that Karen and Stuart experience the performance characteristics of a bike in totally different ways - here's how we've manage to cater to their seemingly opposite requirements all within one platform. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne thing is pretty clear from a first glance; Stuart's bike is a lot bigger than Karen's. One is smaller than an xs, the other significantly bigger than an xl. Small riders often suffer with compromised bikes being too long and too stretched out, with geometry that doesn't suit short stems producing nervous handling. At the other end of the spectrum Stuart's previous bike had the seatpost set to it’s limit and the saddle was still too low, Once we set our fit jig to the correct saddle height his previous handlebar position was a long way away and looked incredibly aggressive. By the end of the session we’d achieved a balanced position with a sensible bar drop but which would not be achievable with a stock geometry. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn contrast Karen’s fit coordinates are some of the smallest to come out of our studio in the last few years and makes use of some of the most ‘small bike appropriate’ components we have available for the women's market including a 36cm compact handlebar and 165mm Crank arms.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC03847-2.jpg?v=1546527061\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s almost unheard of for a small rider to complain about any modern carbon bike flexing under their power or feeling soft and inefficient. Because small sizes of bike use shorter tubes and tighter triangles they are inherently stiffer than the larger sizes. This can result in a bike being overly rigid and riders will often complain of it feeling jittery, skittish and not very confidence inspiring or predictable at speed. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKaren's frame is tuned to a light rider weight and uses our lowest stiffness tune to keep the flex dynamics proportionate to the rider. Compared with Stuart’s frame all the main tubes are smaller in diameter and the junctions are not reinforced to the same degree. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen building frames for big riders, sufficient stiffness and stability are absolutely key to performance on the road with excessive torsional frame flex causing the bikes handling to feel vague and unpredictable. That same lack of stiffness also causes the bike to flex under power robbing the feeling of responsiveness and speed. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor years we tested frames under Paris-Roubaix winner Magnus Backstedt, at 6ft4 and over 90kgs race weight there's no better way to test something is strong enough and stiff enough than to get Maggy to pedal the cranks off it. He was instrumental in developing our highest stiffness spec on the original Massive Attack and is all too aware of the challenge of bigger frames, his race frames were our first to feature extra laminations at the headtube and BB to ensure an absolute bare minimum deflection when cornering and sprinting. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/maggy.jpg?v=1546527868\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOn Stuart’s frame the tubes are made larger in diameter, stiffer and stronger with extra laminations at the junctions compared with Karen’s. The seatpost is a larger size as well to reduce the deflection a little and provide a stable pedalling platform. Notably Stuart’s bike does not use our most rigid option - the integrated one piece seatpost that Magnus’ race bike spec has. This is for 2 major reasons, firstly Stuart wanted a comfortable compliant ride for long days on the bike, so a little deflection at the saddle is desirable and secondly he travels regularly with the bike and needs to be able to get it into a box, not easy with a saddle height of almost 88cm and an ISP. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04306_5b7aeda8-321a-41be-a045-a998be1fe8f9.jpg?v=1546526416\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor our biggest bikes like Stuart’s we use an Enve Road 2.0 Fork, this is in part due to the excellent strength and stiffness characteristics but also because they offer a steerer tube 5cm longer than the industry standard allowing us to build longer head tubes for bigger bikes without having to compromise on the aesthetics or adjustability. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOn our smallest frames we often use longer rake fork options and smaller fork tapers to give a better balance of stiffness and comfort as well as to improve handling response with smaller stem lengths. Karen’s uses our standard Disc Road fork with a tapered steerer. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC03833-2.jpg?v=1546527154\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth riders are using electronic groupsets with Hydraulic disc brakes but for quite different reasons. For Stuart’s bike the disc brakes are an essential upgrade as they reliably produce the necessary power to bring the bike under control at high speeds with a higher rider weight. Moving the brake temperature away from the wheel rims means that larger riders can safely use fast, comfortable and lightweight carbon wheels year round regardless of the terrain. The Sram eTap System makes for a super clean build and consistently responsive shifts.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04302_2018598a-239c-42b4-b89b-cec3145e687e.jpg?v=1546526423\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the opposite end of the sizing spectrum the hydraulic brake system is a huge benefit for smaller riders who often have less grip strength with which to apply the brakes. In this application the Disc Brake is a massive improvement in terms of confidence and safety. Karen’s Shimano di2 levers are set up with a short reach for less stretch to the controls to reduce hand fatigue and give confident control. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC03815-2.jpg?v=1546527087\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eStuart’s bike is rolling on a set of Custom handbuilt wheels from Noble which use a high spoke count and stiff 38mm Deep rims, compared to a factory wheelset they are a lot better suited to the higher stresses of a big riders. The rims have a broad 20mm internal profile which stretches the 28mm tyres size up to well over 30mm to improve the cushioning and resistance to pinch flats. The Massive Attack Disc Platform clears this wheel \/ tyre spec comfortably.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04308.jpg?v=1546526406\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eKaren’s bike uses a more conventional 25mm tyre on the Mavic UST Tubeless system, this system is great for smaller riders as it performance is at it’s best at the lower pressures which are suited to lower body weights. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo custom bike is complete without it’s paint, the small frame size and tubing diameter of Karen's bike meant that our Design team at WM Paintworks had a small canvas to work on that couldn’t afford to look busy or cluttered. The gold\/pink aztec pattern they came up with fitted Karen’s design brief and suits the bike proportions perfectly. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC03831-2.jpg?v=1546527244\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor Stuart’s smart Gun Metal Grey \/ Tequila blue paint scheme the downtube logo has been scaled up a little to fit the frames oversize dimensions and his name added subtly to the toptube in a matching logo style. Jonny at Noble matched in custom hub logos for that final detail touch to really set the bike off.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04306_5b7aeda8-321a-41be-a045-a998be1fe8f9.jpg?v=1546526416\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf you’re interesting in a made to measure bike, designed around you and your needs why not get in touch with us as \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"mailto:themob@wyndymilla.com\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ethemob@wyndymilla.com\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e or on 01252 782960.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2019-01-03T15:25:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-07T13:46:02+00:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"massive-attack-disc-case-study","tags":"Tech","image":{"created_at":"2019-01-03T15:24:25+00:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/DSC03793-2.jpg?v=1546529065"}}

Massive Attack Disc Case Study

{"id":28594700397,"title":"Alex Wolny Testimonial","created_at":"2018-12-20T16:09:35+00:00","body_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\n\u003cb\u003eWhat kind of riding do you do?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eLeisure\/Sportive rider \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow did you find out about WyndyMilla?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI found out through a friend who used to go on the weekly Saturday social rides although WyndyMilla has become a well known brand where I live in Surrey.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/P7221318.JPG?v=1545322020\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat made you choose a WyndyMilla bike?\u003c\/b\u003e\n\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI have two WyndyMilla bikes, a Johnny Cake and a custom Massive Attack. (The Johnny Cake is a commuter bike that has since been discontinued.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI wanted something completely bespoke that would suit my riding style. Sitting down and talking to the team at WyndyMilla showed me that I could have something very personalised.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI had really great service starting when I had a bike fit with David. He wanted to make sure that my bike geometry and set up fitted my needs and the type of riding I was doing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\"\u003e\"It really was the whole package, knowledge and understanding, value for money on a custom experience and a one of a kind bicycle.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p2\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/P7201036.JPG?v=1545322008\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow was your experience of the WyndyMilla journey?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI came in for a bike fit in 2013 as I was starting to ride longer distances, including some 24 hour challenges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eAs a result I was experiencing issues from riding the wrong set up - too aggressive and not good for all day riding. The bike fit was money well spent and transformed my enjoyment on a bike.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eI decided to take the plunge on a bespoke bike in 2016 so spoke with David and the team about what I wanted. I was concerned the Massive Attack would be too ‘racer’ oriented and was initially looking for something to emulate the comfort of a titanium frame. David explained to me that he could create a Massive Attack with a more comfortable geometry, emulating some of the characteristics of titanium but also with the benefits of carbon fibre. It was a great experience working with David and the team on the bike and creating something that is one of a kind with a real personality. I particularly like the custom details that have been incorporated into the finish, especially the broken bone logo that reflects some of my less successful outings! In my opinion the brand has a good sense of humour and fun edge, they don’t take themselves too seriously.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\"\u003e\"People always ask me about it.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_4694_large.JPG?v=1545321991\" style=\"float: left; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"p1\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow is your WyndyMilla treating you now?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003e I try to ride about 5 times a week, most of which is on the Johnny Cake for my commute to work.  My pride and joy WyndyMilla Massive Attack is my Sunday best. It comes out when the weather is good and on big ride days, I’m planning on riding a spring classic and another return to the mountains in 2019.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIt’s always a pleasure to get on it.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"p1\"\u003eIt’s a great bit of kit.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/P7221359.jpg?v=1545322031\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"m_1355747053640274011gmail-p1\" style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eAlex's official job title is Director of Property and Procurement for Gallagher. (Insurance Broker).\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2018-12-20T16:10:00+00:00","updated_at":"2019-01-10T15:31:48+00:00","summary_html":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\"It really was the whole package, knowledge and understanding, value for money on a custom experience and a one of a kind bicycle.\"\u003c\/span\u003e","template_suffix":null,"handle":"alex-wolny-testimonial","tags":"Owner Interviews, Testimonials","image":{"created_at":"2018-12-20T16:18:56+00:00","alt":"","width":3151,"height":2100,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/IMG_3111.jpg?v=1545322736"}}

Alex Wolny Testimonial

Owner Interviews, Testimonials
{"id":28579594349,"title":"Keira McVitty's Bike Design WINNER!","created_at":"2018-12-13T11:44:57+00:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003eKeira McVitty announces the winner of her bike design competition with the crew from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.wyndymilla.com\/pages\/wmpaintworks\" title=\"WM Paintworks\"\u003eWM Paintworks\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/QZz2cZaB6wg\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2018-12-13T11:45:00+00:00","updated_at":"2018-12-13T11:53:15+00:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"keira-mcvittys-bike-design-winner","tags":"YouTube","image":{"created_at":"2018-12-13T11:44:57+00:00","alt":"","width":3000,"height":2000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/DW_WyndyMilla_20180601_4980.jpg?v=1544701497"}}

Keira McVitty's Bike Design WINNER!

{"id":28371746925,"title":"Hype Energy WyndyMilla Chase Victory on the Streets of Milan","created_at":"2018-10-19T15:41:59+01:00","body_html":"\u003ch2\u003eThrills and spills on the streets of Milan for the fixed gear cycling team.\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\"\u003eTeam Hype Energy WindyMilla had to face the elements for the Milan round of the 2018 Red Hook Criterium race series. Keira McVitty and Juliet Elliott had shown impressive stamina in Brooklyn for round one and both were hoping for dryer conditions in Italy. The 1,270 metre road circuit was always going to be a challenge and along with the heavy rain, the team would be pushed to the limit. \u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv title=\"Page 1\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe team was fielding two of the biggest names in cycling, Kiera McVitty has been a rising star and a fresh young face in British cycling since she first rode for WindyMilla in 2015. She has now become an established rider in the Red Hook Criteriums. Her cycling partner and close friend Juliet Elliot is a multi-discipline cyclist who competes in road, track and mountain bike races. She was named one of Bike Biz’s ‘Most Influential Women In Cycling' in 2016.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"100%\" height=\"350px\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/doBkyzw0tuc\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe rain had made it tricky at some turns and slippery manhole covers were risky to get over. Heat 1 started off well for McVitty but being under-geared, she fell short while the riders in front continued ahead. Elliot rode the second heat confidently and used these conditions to her advantage. Unfortunately, an unavoidable spill caused her to crash and lose 20 seconds. Her head, arm and thigh had taken a knock but she continued over the line despite showing signs of a concussion.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"100%\" height=\"350px\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/aH2MHfhIGCM\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; encrypted-media\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter a regroup at HQ, Elliot's physical and psychological conditions were assessed. Her bike and gear were also checked to be race ready. She made the decision to ride the final that evening. \"This is my favourite race of the calendar. I'd forever regret not starting this piece of fixed crit history.\" she said.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDespite her crash, Elliot qualified to start the finals at row 15, with McVitty five rows behind at row 20. Both riders got off to a quick start, clipping in fast and each overtaking riders in front. The circuit had dried and this allowed for a more confident approach to the corners, making it easier for them to keep their starting pace. Elliot, in a group of 30 riders, sped through the circuit at a pace of over 40kmph. McVitty was stuck between groups for the early laps, struggling to bridge the gap to Elliot before pushing the pace at the front of a smaller group of 5 riders.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/Red-Hook-Hype-Energy-Windy-Milla-Kiera-McVitty-Juliet-Elliot-Milan-Cycle2.jpg?v=1539960042\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eKiera McVitty qualifies for finals at the Red Hook Criterium circuit in Milan.\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSix laps in, Elliot started to feel the effects of her earlier crash and had to pull out from the group to head into the pits. For her, the race was over. Still pleased to have made it this far, she joined the support crew in cheering on McVitty, who's small group struggled to catch up to the leading group but pushed on before being pulled from the race with only 7 laps to go. The remaining 30 riders continued on in a fierce battle with 21 year old UCI Track World Champion, Rachele Barbieri taking victory.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith Kiera and Juliet taking 38th and 58th place respectively, the result of the race had not been what they expected. Overall, It was an exhilarating experience for the racers and a classic Red Hook Criterium series.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eThis article was originally published by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.hype.com\/news\/hype-energy-wyndymilla-chase-victory-on-the-streets-of-milan\/\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHype here\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2018-10-19T15:43:00+01:00","updated_at":"2018-10-19T15:51:47+01:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"hype-energy-wyndymilla-chase-victory-on-the-streets-of-milan","tags":"Blog, Press","image":{"created_at":"2018-10-19T15:41:59+01:00","alt":"","width":1800,"height":1200,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/WyndyMilla-Red-Hook-Crit-Milan-1800x1200.jpg?v=1539960119"}}

Hype Energy WyndyMilla Chase Victory on the Streets of Milan

Blog, Press
{"id":28361490541,"title":"A Massive Massive Attack","created_at":"2018-10-17T13:33:31+01:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBeing a custom brand, naturally we build bikes for a wide range of shapes and sizes of rider, of which a large number are at the extremes of what is offered by most big brands. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"padding-left: 30px;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe nature of what we do enables us to cater for the very small and the very big riders. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOne of our most recent builds was for a particularly big customer who was not very well served by the global brands in the bike market. One of the limiting factors when it comes to bigger bikes is the steerer tube length, as most fork manufacturers only provide up to 300mm of steerer tube to work with. However, ENVE offer their 2.0 disc fork with a 350mm steerer length, which is perfect for long head tubes on larger frames. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDue to the length of tubing required to build a large frame, maintaining the level of stiffness required to support a heavier rider can be a challenge. All of our Massive Attack's can be built with variable tubing sizing, this along with the specification we can make for the layup of carbon fibre sheets means that the amount of stiffness can be tailored to each individual rider’s requirements, even when building for particularly big customers.\u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04302.jpg?v=1539779064\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04307.jpg?v=1539779097\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04306.jpg?v=1539779125\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04299.jpg?v=1539779162\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/DSC04304.jpg?v=1539779191\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2018-10-17T13:33:00+01:00","updated_at":"2018-10-17T13:34:46+01:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"a-massive-massive-attack","tags":"Blog, Tech","image":{"created_at":"2018-10-17T13:33:32+01:00","alt":"","width":1920,"height":1280,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/DSC04295.jpg?v=1539779612"}}

A Massive Massive Attack

Blog, Tech
{"id":28312436845,"title":"Juliet Elliott's Summer in Brief","created_at":"2018-10-08T11:44:56+01:00","body_html":"\u003cp\u003eOriginally published by \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bikes-n-stuff.com\/\"\u003eJuliet Elliot.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe last few months have been really busy for me as though I’m not a professional cyclist in the traditional sense, I do make a living out of cycling through writing, consultancy, digital marketing and brand partnerships and the summer months are always packed with events, races and trips.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/IMG_8003_1.jpg?v=1538994880\" alt=\"Juliet Elliott\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI attended several events with\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.skoda.co.uk\/\"\u003eSKODA\u003c\/a\u003e, with whom I’ve been working since last year and was delighted to be asked to join their female focused This Is Our Time campaign that aims to shine a light on women’s cycling, boost coverage and encourage participation. Thanks to SKODA I was able to attend Ride London to support four women I’d been mentoring along with Hannah Barnes, helping them go from never having ridden a road bike to riding 100 miles in one day (over the course of five weeks!).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI also\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bikes-n-stuff.com\/tour-de-france-as-a-vip\/\"\u003eflew out to the Tour de France\u003c\/a\u003e, went to the Ovo Energy Women’s to chat to women mechanics, Directeur Sportifs, soigneur and pro cyclists and went to the final stage of the Tour of Britain where my family and I were able to ride the course before settling into the VIP hospitality area to cheer on our favourite racers. And if that wasn’t sweet enough, they also saw fit to lend me a brand new Kodiaq SUV!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBack in Devon, I entered my first road races snagging a 4\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csup\u003eth\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e place at one of the Cotswolds League races (a vast improvement from my first road race at Hatherleigh at the start of the season where I came second to last!) and I continued a pattern of frequently coming \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003esecond\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e at various crits. Happily, I did take the top step on the podium at the Regional Champs so \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eI’m now South West Regional Crit Champion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. I’m looking forward to more road races next year in Mid Devon colours and will definitely be doing more road races. A big thanks to \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.epic-coaching.com\/\"\u003eEpic Coaching\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e for all the help this year.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca class=\"EmbeddedMedia\" href=\"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/Bm9HD6YhBfb\/?utm_source=ig_embed\" data-ios-link=\"media?id=1854669676718856155\u0026amp;utm_source=ig_embed\" data-log-event=\"mediaClick\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e \u003cimg class=\"EmbeddedMediaImage\" src=\"https:\/\/scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com\/vp\/bc103897f17a4d3bc6cc99a8b7edd50d\/5C4EEA38\/t51.2885-15\/sh0.08\/e35\/p640x640\/39364504_297119774206526_2027115909629345792_n.jpg\" srcset=\"https:\/\/scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com\/vp\/bc103897f17a4d3bc6cc99a8b7edd50d\/5C4EEA38\/t51.2885-15\/sh0.08\/e35\/p640x640\/39364504_297119774206526_2027115909629345792_n.jpg 640w,https:\/\/scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com\/vp\/6760c82bc60fbfce734924e3f0f245ef\/5C4B3238\/t51.2885-15\/sh0.08\/e35\/p750x750\/39364504_297119774206526_2027115909629345792_n.jpg 750w,https:\/\/scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com\/vp\/5f57680400bb1cf56051809465d67d7a\/5C46CFCE\/t51.2885-15\/e35\/39364504_297119774206526_2027115909629345792_n.jpg 1080w\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eI actually only really got into road racing as a way of training for fixed gear crits, which is my favourite kind of racing. Raced on track bikes with no brakes these closed-circuit races are fast, furious, incredible fun and require high levels of fitness and skill. Just to give you an idea of how hard the races can be, the last few fixed gear crits have seen National Champions (such as US National Crit Champion Justin Williams), current Pro Tour riders such as Ivan Cortina and Olympic champions such including Dani King on the start line.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/P1020819.jpg?v=1538995073\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis summer \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eI joined a new women’s fixed crit team WyndyMilla Hype Energy Drinks,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003etook delivery of this crazy bike and we set about hitting up as many races as possible. Most recently we raced Brussels City Crit in torrential rain (which I think gave me an advantage!) and got good results – I took home 2\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csup\u003end\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e place and my team mate Keira bagged 4\u003c\/span\u003e\u003csup\u003eth\u003c\/sup\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. I’m currently on my home from the last fixed crit of the year, the legendary Red Hook Crit Milan where, let’s just say, things didn’t exactly go to plan. Stay tuned for the full story!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/brusselscitycrit-270.jpg?v=1538995236\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/brusselscitycrit-179.jpg?v=1538995278\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/brusselscitycrit-222.jpg?v=1538995357\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003ePhotos: David DK\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter being introduced by the guys at\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.wyndymilla.com\/\"\u003eWyndymilla\u003c\/a\u003e, I picked up a couple of dream sponsors this summer –\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.zippspeed.com\/\"\u003eZipp\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eand\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.sram.com\/\"\u003eSRAM\u003c\/a\u003e. In case you don’t know (although I’m sure you only wouldn’t know if you’re not involved in cycling in any way at all), Zipp make innovative, legendarily fast, beautiful wheels and SRAM make (amongst other things) the lightest, most covetable electronic groupsets available. So this summer, when Wyndymilla decided to make me the very bike of my dreams, I was able to kit it out with the finest parts from both brands.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/files\/5D_29001.jpg?v=1538995429\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bikes-n-stuff.com\/i-just-got-the-bike-of-my-dreams\/\"\u003eThe dream bike\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e was delivered whilst I was in London, where I was spending the week after winning a YouTube competition.   Being selected as a ‘Woman To Watch’ by Youtube, is something I can still barely believe. I only started making \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eweekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e YouTube vlogs about my cycling adventures at the end of last year, having previously been quite sporadic with my content and clearly the regularly schedule has helped increase my followers as I’m now edging close to 25,000 subscribers on my channel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe week-long creator camp was a chance to learn new skills, experiment, be inspired and meet other video makers but I think the best thing for me was a feeling that YouTube believe in me. We heard from amazing speakers such as Jess Phillips MP who talked about the importance of female voices and using our platform to connect and inspire, after sharing worrying statistics about the number of storylines in films, column inches in newspapers and overall appearances women make in traditional media. She urged us to continue using new ways of connecting with people and telling our stories, something I fully intend to do.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn between all the events and races I attended over the summer, I did actually manage to spend some time in Devon enjoying the fantastic area where we live. Though the good weather didn’t last as long in the South West as it did, say, in the South East, we did enjoy the incredible heatwave in June\/July and summer 2018 will forever be unforgettable due to what happened in Devon rather than elsewhere.\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.brooksengland.com\/en_uk\/blog\/a-maiden-voyage.html\"\u003eTaking our daughter for her first ride on my bike\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewas an incredible moment for me, one that can’t be beaten by any amount of travel and what I’m most excited about next is more cycling time and more cycling with my beautiful, funny, courageous, inspiring little girl – she is a real blessing.\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":21962588269,"author":"Wyndy Milla","user_id":8923457,"published_at":"2018-10-07T16:30:00+01:00","updated_at":"2018-10-08T11:44:56+01:00","summary_html":"","template_suffix":null,"handle":"juliet-elliotts-summer-in-brief","tags":"Blog","image":{"created_at":"2018-10-08T11:44:56+01:00","alt":"","width":1500,"height":1000,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0848\/4922\/articles\/IMG_8003_1.jpg?v=1538995496"}}

Juliet Elliott's Summer in Brief

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Keira McVitty's Massive Attack Track - Red Hook Ready!