The beauty of hand built

One important thing we do at Rat Race Cycles is hand-build wheels. In fact, we're about to launch a specialised wheel building service - Owen Wheels - at this year's BESPOKED - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show. There’s no dark art to wheel building, but to consistently build strong, durable wheels requires knowledge, skill and…

Changing gear at Rat Race Cycles

If you’ve been in the Nunhead area over the Christmas break, you’ll have noticed that we’ve been making a few changes to the shop. Sure, we’ve reorganised things a bit, added in some more lights and had a tidy up and given the walls a lick of paint, but none of those is the big…

Small Business Saturday

Think of a massive online retailer and chances are you think of a logo; a letter, a colour scheme, a design. Think of a small shop on your high street and you probably think of a face. The owner. The person who took a deep breath, stepped out and turned their passion – their dream…