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Albion’s Autumn/Winter 2018 range is inspired by colours found in the great British outdoors, and the performance demanded of cycling clothing and equipment designed for long days in the saddle during the cold British winter.

Earlier in the summer British riders Jess Duffy and Josh Greet headed to Slovenia in Central Europe for a week of unsupported gravel riding and exploring.

On August 16th British riders Will Dunk and Tim France will fly to Kyrgyzstan to take part in the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race, a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage 1700km cycling race through the mountains of Kyrgyzstan.

When you think of mountains, Great Britain might not be the first place that comes to mind.

Collaboration between Albion and data visualisation artist Owen Powell on a unique print of the Isle of Arran, rendered using 3D Lidar data.

Heading out when it’s dark and damp is something any cyclist can relate to in winter, particularly here in Britain.

The Lake District in the North of England is one of Britain’s 15 National Parks, and is the spiritual home of the outdoor community in the UK. 

In November 2017 Albion collaborated with Rouleur on a limited edition run of our waterproof rider’s pouch, inspired by the colours of their CEC.I Collection.

A short film by Albion which tells the story of one man’s attempt to ride over 650 kilometres from London to Edinburgh in 24 hours.

Albion’s third season is inspired by the great British outdoors; by gear and equipment for exploration and adventure, and by the demanding nature of Britain’s weather and terrain.

The Monsal Hill Climb started as a couple of mates timing each other in a race up an unpaved hill at the end of the track season. 

“We’re cycling from Turin to Nice” I try to explain in broken Italian and hand gestures to Sergio, who runs a bike rental shop at the bottom of the Col de Tende…

The Galibier is a mythical mountain in cycling folklore.

At 2,642m above sea level, it was for a long time the undisputed highest point of the Tour de France.

There’s a bike shop that sits near the top of East Hill in Wandsworth called Stratton Cycles.

It’s been there for nearly 100 years.

You might not have heard of British photographer Gerry Cranham, and that wouldn’t bother him one bit. As it happens, he might be the most important sports photographer to ever pick up a camera.

It is said that to live on Skye you need to be resilient, inventive, humorous, tough, self-sufficient, waterproof, patient and lucky.

You could say the same of being a cyclist in Britain.

At Albion we make cycling gear for all sorts of weather.

For our first spring/summer range, we set out to create a small collection of versatile clothing and accessories to suit the changing British seasons, whilst also steadily evolving our colour palette.

Angus Morton is a professional bike racer for US Continental team Jelly Belly-Maxxis. He’s also one half of Thereabouts with his brother Lachlan, himself a professional bike racer for World Tour team Dimension Data.

Owen Powell is a data visualisation artist using open source mapping data to create beautifully detailed images and 3D terrain models.

We’ve collaborated with Owen on an original image and 3D terrain model of the Irfon Valley in Wales, a location that features prominently in the photography of Albion season 1.

Britain has a long and distinguished history of producing technical outdoor gear for the harshest environments.

Iconic brands like Berghaus, Rab, Rohan and Karrimor have been at the forefront of technical innovation in outdoor adventuring for many decades.

There is a red phone box on the mountain between Tregaron and Llanwrtyd at Nantymaen, where the Tregaron-Abergwesyn mountain road crosses the Camddwr valley.

A buoy of brilliant red in a vast ocean of muddy green and brown, this now defunct phone box is the only distinctive landmark for miles around.

Every year on a Sunday in October, the British cycling community turns its gaze towards two short, steep hills a few kilometres apart in the farmlands on the borders of Surrey and Kent.

At Albion we make cycling gear for all sorts of weather.

For our first collection, we’ve launched with a small range of four products – a long sleeve jersey, a neck warmer, a waterproof rider’s pouch, and a cycling cap – for autumn and winter riding.