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Ed Clancy

Before we dive in to the British Cycling editorial of Ed Clancy, we were fortunate enough to spend time with JLT Condor during their kit issue as they prepare for the 2017 season. It was a pleasure to get behind the scenes and the impact that Ed has on the team as a mentor, leader and all-round gentleman is clear to see…read more

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Red Bull Neptune Steps

Red Bull Neptune steps is a swim race like no other founded in 2015 and taking place in Glasgow’s Maryhill Locks. This one of a kind swim obstacle race is a tough event for some of the country’s best swimmers let alone a couple of obstacle racers. Read more 

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KitBrix support Team Sponge

Following the exciting search for 8 amateur triathletes, Team Sponge has now been chosen and is ready to announce its members. The exceptional triathletes will each have the unique aim to give back to the sporting community, raise awareness for triathlon, and ‘tri-harder’ for charity…read more

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KitBrix partner Bike Channel Canyon

KitBrix have joined forces with Britain’s newest professional cycling team BIKE Channel Canyon for the 2017 campaign. Led by Tim Elverson and backed by BIKE Channel, Canyon, Bikesoup and Brother UK, the team will race at UCI Continental level…read more

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Iron bars to Ironman

World record holder and endurance athlete John McAvoy was born into a notorious London crime family, his uncle Micky was one of the key players in the legendary Brinks-Mat gold bullion caper. John bought his first gun at 16 and carved out a lucrative career in armed robbery…read more

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New Beginnings

If the atmosphere that surrounds professional sport can be stultifying, a miasma of prima donna athletes, self-serving officials, betting and doping scandals, then young athletes like Conor Hancock, competing in the fast-evolving discipline of obstacle course racing, are a breath of fresh air….read more

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OCR Kit Packing with Lindsay Webster

“When I first started packing a bag for race day, it seemed like there was so much to remember! After a few years of racing under my belt, though, it’s become fairly second nature. Race day always involves the same list of gear, and of course my trusty KitBrix. The night before the race, I always lay out the following things… Read More

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Ready for Maverick Race Series?

We have teamed up with Maverick Race to explore a little bit more of the UK and we would be remiss not to provide you with a kit list suitable for all the Maverick Race Series that will keep you prepared and ready for your event. Whether you are running the Original Series, X Series or Dark Series, CLICK Here to download our recommended kit list or CLICK Here to read more.

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#FebFit Playlist

The KitBrix #FebFit Playlist! Every month we are bringing the 10 best tunes that we are listening to while training, in the office or on the go. It’s an eclectic mix but fitness focussed designed to save you some search time and get active. Enjoy this months KitBrix Spotify Playlist #FebFit 

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KitBrix hit Toughest with Conor Hancock

For a second year KitBrix will be supporting Toughest as their official bag partner in OCR for both UK races at London South (Pippingford) and Milton Keynes as well as their new race in Amsterdam….read more

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KitBrix will Always Aim High

KitBrix will support Always Aim High as their kit bag provider for their Sportives, Triathlons and Adventure Series in 2017. Always Aim High are passionate about delivering the UK’s ultimate sports challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations…read more

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JLT Condor welcomes KitBrix as equipment partner

British brand, KitBrix will support riders and staff at JLT Condor for the 2017 season. KitBrix is a modular bag system made from military grade materials. The range of bags will help the riders streamline their kit organisation pre-, during and post-race situations….read more

#10kaday Christmas Challenge

Who needs a challenge to wipe away Winter blues and embrace the elements? This challenge is just for you as we are trying to promote a healthier run up to Christmas so you can enjoy the festivities during the festive time and not feel drained before the big day! So, the challenge is #10kaday for 24 days in whatever sport you wish to undertake; walking, running, swimming, rowing, cycling etc….read more

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Green is the new Black

Along with some incredible brands and celebrities we will be taking a different approach to the Black Friday Weekend…we will be working hard to promote GREEN Friday. Help 4 Homeless Veterans is based in the UK and their mission is to source and provide accommodation to Ex Service Personnel…read more

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KitBrix and Maverick Race hit the trails

Maverick Race and KitBrix have announced a 2-year partnership with immediate effect. Maverick Race has enjoyed a successful 2016 and has taken trail runners to 3 National Parks and 7 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)…read more

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Julie Moss – anything is possible

Watching the Brownlee Brothers display similar exhaustion, camaraderie and determination, reminded me of Julie Moss and her incredible story. The Ironman Championships at Kona is now being prepared in Hawaii and the event has become steeped in mystique….read more

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Ryan & Lindsay join KitBrix

As we lead up to the OCR World Championships in Canada and fresh off the back of their Spartan Race US Series win, KitBrix are proud to announce that they have secured a partnership with Ryan Atkins and Lindsay Webster as their lead multi-sport and OCR Ambassadors for 2016/17…read more

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The Cyclo-Cross Season is upon us…

The season is upon us where the road cyclists tend to hibernate or dust off their winter bikes ready to brave the weather and the elements. There are those however who have…read more

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The little team at the top of Mont Ventoux

Our very own Rene Groot records his experience at the Tour Cycliste Feminine International de L’Ardeche. The highs the lows and the moment when this little team made history…read more

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Season end with Seb Mora

We have been supporting Team Raleigh GAC and Seb Mora for 2016 and it has been a pleasure to meet the team on a number occasions. Here is the Team Raleigh end of season chat with one of their stars…read more

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Behind the yellow jersey

Everyone knows of Chris Froome by now; his name has been all over the media this year. Last month he became the first Brit ever to win three Tours de France, but what about the man behind the yellow jersey…read more

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A true man of iron

It was a long but amazing day at The Bastion at Hever Castle yesterday with the competitors starting the swim at 6am on the grounds in inclement weather, which meant a 4am wake up call…read more

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Castles & legends

This week we are travelling to Ireland and we look at one of Ireland’s great castles, home to the first triathlon of The Castle Tri Series, and one of Ireland’s greatest athlete, John Treacy…read more

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Transition Rules explained!

As we start to ramp up the Triathlon season we take an in-depth look, with British Triathlon, at the NEW Transition Rules that KitBrix has fully supported from the British Triathlon team. We spoke to them directly to find out what the rules meant for you and where you can find more info if required….read more

Rudy Ruettiger

The story of Rudy Ruettiger is another one that become very well-known throughout American sports history. Ruettiger was deemed too small to ever play American football, yet he proved his doubters wrong by not only making Notre Dame’s football team, but also getting some playing time as well…read more

The London Marathon – In the beginning…

It all started in the pub, according to John Disley and the late Chris Brasher, co-founders of the London Marathon…and ended in a dead heat! We take a look at what actually happened, some great facial hair and the very first race…read more

The london Marathon – 5 things you need to know!

This Sunday, 38,000 people will run the 36th London Marathon. For many, it’ll be their first time. These are the 5 things which every runner should know from when and where to take a loo break, the highs of the 6 mile point and what to do when you finish!…read more

How is OCR developing?

There are many types now from themed events, mud runs, adventure & puzzle races and so on but one thing that’s for certain is they are all exciting and fun but are there signs that the sport is changing? More competitive? Less about ‘camaraderie’ and more about the time and the ‘win’?…read more

The Flying Scotsman

Graeme Obree is a cyclist perhaps better known as The Flying Scotsman. He broke the world hour record twice (1993/1994), a two-time world 4000m pursuit champion &
first made frames in his own bike shop, but for the hour record, he built his own frame for that too…read more

The story of Captain Matthew Webb - The Channel Swimmer

Captain Webb

Did you know that more people have climbed Everest than have swum the English Channel? The 21-mile stretch of water is still incredibly dangerous and few have completed the swim. The current record for swimming the Channel belongs to the Bulgarian Petar Stoychev, who swam it in August 2007…read more

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Interview / Ness Knight

Ness Knight is the lead athlete starring in the new and exclusive KitBrix Experience video. As the first female to swim the length of the Thames and having completed the longest SUP journey by a female in history, we were delighted when Ness agreed to become our lead ambassador for this project…read more

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Catalogue 2016

Our mission is to develop practical & innovative kit solutions for you, your team & family. In order to do this we must listen, learn, use our military experience to constantly improve everything in order to fulfill the needs of modern sports athletes & adventurers. No fuss, just organised kit…KitBrix Product Catalogue 2016 digital

The Top 5 Outdoor Pools in the World

Calling all swimmers! With Spring rapidly approaching if not already here, we have looked at some of the best outdoor pools to get your fix for outdoor swimming in the UK as well as some incredible destinations around the globe…if you get lucky enough!..read more

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The Experience

Exploring the South Downs with Adventurer Ness Knight and supporting her swim training in Cuckmere River, riding in South Downs Woods, and running the cliffs of Southern England plus the NEW CityBrix taken to town by Oliver Wragg, Urban Cyclist, Graphic Designer, good friend of KitBrix and the Team...view more

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6 Reasons to have a proper rest!

Take a minute…sit down…ask yourself how many rest days/days off you take each week…and when I say off I mean off! Not “I do an hour of aerobics but that doesn’t count.” I mean off. One, maybe two? Probably not as many as you should to prolongue your body, mind….read more

Military 7 steps to OCR packing

Know that feeling after your first day of a trip when all your neatly packed items are now all over the place like some type of kit bomb site!? As the OCR season approaches make sure you get in to good order for all your events from the beginning so you stay ready at all times…read more

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Cycling Tour in the Picos

In this blog post we take a look at a great mini and very accessible cycling tour of the Picos de Europa travelling from the UK in March 2016. The purpose of this ride is to test the very best that the cycling industry has to offer in terms of on-ride luggage – panniers, packs…read more

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Film with Ness

Today we begin our preparations for the KitBrix 2016 video shoot in The South Downs with adventurer and KitBrix friend Ness Knight. Ness is an endurance adventurer based out of the Peak District and London – cycled the USA, SUP’d 1000 miles, & first female in history to swim the length of the Thames River.

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Bob & the CAF

KitBrix had the pleasure of meeting the inspirational Bob Babbitt and his Team last year as we support the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) which Bob co-founded to originally support the incredible, Ironman Jim Mclaren. Bob just received the Ron Smith Award for 30+ years of service to the industry at the TBI..read more.

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Outdoor training

January can be a difficult time to get your mojo back and get out to do any kind of exercise. The weather has turned cold and it is all to easy to lull yourself in to a lazy stretch at home and put off your New Year fitness regime until ‘tomorrow’. Whatever sport you do, whether a Triathlete, Runner, Cyclist or OCR fanatic…read more

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Toughest

Delighted to announce our partnership with Toughest in London 2016!! We will be there with our KitBrix Bag Drop. Come and visit us at The London Outdoor Show in Feb 14-17 (Excel) for our Toughest competition to win a free place! To mark the occasion we will have Toughest Special Edition Icons for this award winning race series.

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Best in test!

Thank you LobeMagasinet for awarding KitBrix ‘Best in Test’ for Triathlon bags! We have only been in Scandinavia for a few months but we have already won a ‘Best in Test’award from an Outdoor and Triathlon Magazine. KitBrix can be used for all different sports due to its versatility and robust construction. Built to last and support you.

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Customer surprise!

We ran a competition to see who would be the lucky recipients of a whole set of KitBrix ex-show bags to organise their kit for a loved one. The plan was to visit some one for Christmas, tidy up their kit! Check out our Facebook feed to see further images but it was a great day travelling the country and ended up organising 4 families kit!

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Simon Lillistone

As a professional cyclist, Simon competed in the Olympic Games in Seoul ‘88 & Barcelona ‘92. Sewn in to the fabric of British Cycling, he went on to build the London 2012 event management team from scratch, developing a vision, which a whole team, country, and its public could be proud of. Continue reading interview – Simon Lillistone

Santa’s new bag!

Undercover operations over the past 4 weeks have led KitBrix to believe that ‘he’ may be gearing up for Imminent departure! Ensure you and your squad get on his list as soon as possible! LIKE & SHARE to ensure this intelligence is spread as wide a possible whether you are at sea, deployed or back at base. Stand-by for further intelligence updates OUT #christmasKitBrix #keepittogether WATCH

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Team Raleigh

KitBrix is the official Kit Bag Sponsor for Team Raleigh in 2016! “Time management and organisation of kit is vital when we are training and competing.  We are delighted to have this innovative company on board for the 2016 season.” Team Raleigh GAC owner Cherie Pridham - look out for Team Raleigh on the road and where we can we will be there to support PLUS rider interviews. Read more here.

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Ride25

Ride25 have teamed up with KitBrix to offer the chance to win a Lim Edition Ride25 KitBrix. The KitBrix CycleBrix is an essential addition to your cycling kit, whether for you personally or as a perfect Christmas present idea for the cyclist who has everything.  All you have to do to enter the prize draw is: 1. ‘Like’ both Ride25 & KitBrix on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter / 2. ‘Share’ competition post / 3. Complete short form.

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Travis Bramley, Junior Triathlete

As the U17 South West Champion and his recent title as the British Elite Youth Champion 2015, we speak to student Travis Bramley as he discusses how me manages his busy training schedule with his education. At the age of 14, Travis achieved silver at the World Biathlete Championships in Cyprus, and this is where it all began for him. read more

KitBrix athlete?

Your physical deployment is finished for this year or has it just begun?! We have devised a test to see what type of military persona you take; are you fully in control of your training (The General) or are you relaxing a little too much (The Sailor)? Use OUR QUIZ to help you figure out how best to approach this time of year and maintain military-like consistency in complete indulgence or marine-like training! Good luck and please report you results.

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Shusanah Pillinger

Having completed several superhuman challenges, including a double Enduroman, winning the Deccan Cliffhanger (400mile race in India), swimming from US to UK (via the Virgin Islands), we talk to the amazing Shusanah (‘Shu’ to her friends) as she attempts the mighty Race Across America (RAAM) for the second time in 2 years. Continue reading our exclusive interview – Shusanah Pillinger

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2016 Ambassador

KitBrix is delighted to announce NEW Ambassador for 2016 Hamish Wilson. Starting in Triathlon only 3 years ago as essentially a beginner cyclist, his first two years were dedicated to building miles and finding some core endurance whilst maintaining swimming and running capability. More important to KitBrix than ‘results’, Hamish is energetic, enthusiastic and will be a great member of the team. We look forward to working with him.

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Castle Tri and Commando Series

KitBrix is delighted to partner and become the official bag supplier for Castle Tri Series (CTS) in 2016/17 and the Commando Series 2015-17. We will be providing support for the team, entrants and volunteers of these great and unique occasions. The brilliant NEW ‘Commando Series’ is the first event we will support on 14th November, more information about the Commando Series can be found HERE

Sort your kit!

By spending a minute of time and a bit of energy sorting your kit and equipment out, you’ll save yourself from a ten-minute hunt and a lot of hassle the next day, not missing the next opportunity when you friend asks you for a spontaneous hour in the saddle. KitBrix has been designed to help and support you by implementing simple kit organisation methods, kit and guidelines. Download your Checklist – 1 day cycle/sportive.

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BoraArgon

The newest entrant into the Tour de France is Bora-Argon 18. We speak to head mechanic, Risto Usin, as he discusses his hectic schedule to ensure the team are fully prepared for the Tour De France. As a former cyclist himself, in his early twenties the Estonian rode for French amateur teams. With Risto’s fluency in French, he has become a handy member to the Tour de France team cars! Continue reading our interview –  Risto Usin

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Mark Kleanthous

With an impressive CV consisting of 36+ IronMan finishes, 2 x Double Ironman, 1 x Triple Ironman, 75+ Marathons including the Marathon des Sables, Mark talks to us about transition training, KitBrix, and how kit and equipment has changed over the last 30 years. An amazing athlete spanning 4 decades, continue to read our interview – Mark Kleanthous