Because inspiration doesn’t wait for you to be at your desk.
All The Handmade Cyclist’s designs start life as a sketch in a notebook. A shape, a line, a story. Pen, pencil, or whatever was to hand. Thoughts, ideas, plans. A great notebook is a companion, a colleague and a confidante.
Our beautiful notebooks feel as good as they look, with a luxurious and durable soft-touch cover (don’t be surprised if you can’t stop stroking them) and with 96 pages there’s month's worth of doodling to be done. The ideal size to fit in a jacket pocket or bag, with an elastic closure to keep things tidy. A great gift for the cycling fan if your life, or a perfect treat for you.
The Monuments (Milan-San Remo, Paris-Roubaix, The Tour of Flanders, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy) are five of the oldest, longest and toughest one-day cycle races in the world. Each has its own unique character, landmarks and legends. We’ve created new, wide-screen versions of our designs exclusively for our notebooks, for a beautiful wraparound cover.
'The climber's classic', Liège-Bastogne-Liège is also known as La Doyenne ‘The Oldest’. First run in 1892, the race winds through the rugged beauty of the Belgian Ardennes, full of winding climbs, deep valleys and conifer-clad peaks. At its climax, the riders race up La Côte de la Roche aux Faucons, 'The Rocks with Falcons'.
Always decisive, it's one of the pivotal moments of every race, and it’s celebrated with diving falcons in the image. The road features the names of some of the greats who have conquered the race - Kelly, Argentin, Merckx, Hinault, Gilbert. La Doyenne is perhaps the toughest of all the Monuments, and only the very best can win it - a race for the ages.