Rapha Lookbook

Rapha have launched their AW11 lookbook online for all to enjoy. Featuring luscious photo and video craftings from Ben Ingham, each of their ranges is presented in the stunning backdrop of the Alps, managing the impossible and further glamourising their products and eking out every last bit of desirability. Think of it as a kind of online carharrt brand book, something I used to absolutely love picking up a copy of. Head on over to http://lookbook.rapha.cc/ to watch the films and see their newly launched products. Lots of new colourways too (a rather cute berry seems to feature this year, complimenting their nice blue teal-coloured material from last year. 
I particularly love the new womens range film featuring their new ladies rider Julie Krasniak. A name to watch for this cross season!

Cahors Challenge

Some good friends of bianchista are undertaking an amazing charity ride, a 500-mile team ride Starting under the historic walls of the maritime city of St Malo, the route will travel Brittany into Normandy and head south over the Loire. Then, following river valleys that climb into the foothills of the Massif Central, , Riding on south towards the headwaters of the Dordogne on day three. The final day of the Challenge is where riders will see the finish line at the 14th century medieval bridge over the river Lot at Cahors, home to the “black wine” revered by Tzars, Popes and Princes.

Laura, Claire, Lisa and Blandine are raising funds for the highly noble cause of research for the Alzheimers Society charity. Swing by the girls’ justgiving page, and donate to help them reach their target of £1000. Allez Allez ladies, may there be an eternal tailwind at your disposal