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Choosing the Perfect Bike for your Ride

Booked a cycling trip and not sure what bike to rent? My 2024 guide to choosing the perfect bike for your planned ride is here! One cool thing about renting a bike for your Eat Sleep Cycle trip is that we have a broad range to choose from - if you’re not sure what bike is right for you, keep reading. Oh, it might help if you have seen the Barbie movie too, you´ll find out why!

5 Reasons Why you should give Eat Sleep Cycle kit a try

I know what you're thinking…”not another kit brand”. There are so many cycling kit brands on the market these days and 3 that dominate the premium end: MAAP, PAS and Rapha. Of course, there are other well respected kit brands like Cafe du Cicliste and Velocio, and hundreds if not thousands of others trying to make it like them.

Colnago C68 Gravel

You’ve seen Colnago’s uncompromisingly stylish C68 road bike create the hype and turn the heads and here it comes all over again.

Turn your Dream Cycling Holiday into a Dream New Bike Day

There is one way to make your dream cycling holiday with Eat Sleep Cycle even better, turn it into a Dream new bike day too!

Save your local bike shop this Winter

Eat Sleep Cycle partner Lee Comerford speaks of the current state of affairs for a local bike shop.


The most wonderful time of year is upon us once again, and in what has become an Eat Sleep Cycle tradition, we bring you the 2023 list of top Christmas gifts for cyclists.

The Eat Sleep Cycle 2024 Bike Rental Fleet

Providing you with the highest-quality riding experience and the best bikes for your cycling discipline, style and preferences is what we’re all about here at Eat Sleep Cycle. We want every day you spend with us to have that “new-bike day” feel.

Only 6 % of sport science research focuses on female athletes

It’s shocking how many female athletes are simply following training plans that are designed for men. Not only can this be seriously detrimental to performance, it can also have serious negative health implications. 

2023 New Arrivals: Basso Bikes

In our 2023 New Arrivals blog series we’ll take a look at the new product launched by our brand partners. We cut through the marketing smoke & mirrors and tell you what we really think. We can do this because we are independent (we work with many brands) and we test ride all of the […]

Best Summer Cycling Jersey’s for Cycling in Girona

Yes. We know it’s hot.  Stinking hot here in Spain. We set our alarms a little earlier, slip out on the bike before the mercury has risen, but still, we need the right equipment to get us through longer days.  Jersey choice is so important to keeping you temperature regulated in the summer weather, and […]

Bikes of the World Tour 2022

We love nothing more than checking out the latest bikes being raced by the pro peleton, especially when they are bikes made by brands we’re proud to partner with. No less than 6 of bike brands we stock & sell in our Girona store are World Tour team sponsors. In this blog we compare the […]

De Rosa Bikes: Evolution & Origins

As we head into Spring (yes, it feels like Spring here in Girona already!) we take a look at the origins & evolution of boutique Italian bike brand, De Rosa.  De Rosa Bikes: Racing Origins Ugo De Rosa was born in Milan, Italy in 1934. He grew up with a strong passion for racing & […]

Eat Sleep Cycle: Introducing Vielo Bike Brand

British brand Vielo are coming on board at Eat Sleep Cycle. Vielo build unique road and gravel bikes, standing out with bold colours and custom 1x chainrings. We interview father & son founders Trevor and Ian to find out more about this bike brand, how it came to be, and about the stunning bikes that […]

Eat Sleep Cycle: Introducing Sarto Frames

As a local bike shop, we’re constantly on the search for unique bikes & brands to offer to our customers. Sarto are custom carbon frame builders, who make and build their frames in Italy. We already work with makers of steel bikes (2-11 Cycles, RS Cycles, Sour) & titatium bikes (Reilly Cycles, Moots, No. 22) […]

Tour de France Bike Round Up

What a Tour de France it was this year! We have loved watching the yellow jersey win on a Colnago once again, and loved seeing so many of our favourite bikes out on the road. We take a look at the star bikes of the Tour de France from Colnago, Cervélo, Ridley & Factor. UAE […]

Factor VAM 02 – Rocket Rawrrs Custom Build

I recently bought a Factor VAM 02 as an upgrade to my S Works SL5. I’ve been on the hunt for a new bike for awhile, patiently waiting until the right bike came at the right time. The Factor VAM 02 was that bike, and I’m happy to say that I fell in love with […]

Factor Ostro VAM – Ciarán O’Grady’s Custom Build

Israel Start-Up Nation’s coach, Ciarán O’Grady, fell in love with the Factor Ostro’s the team were using, so he bought one from Eat Sleep Cycle! He’s customised this stunning bike to fit his personal specifications, see what he has to say about his custom build. Why did you choose the Factor Ostro VAM? I chose […]

Zipp Carbon Wheelset New Product Launch

Zipp have announed 3 new wheelsets at today’s product launch – the road Zipp 454 NSW, the road Zipp 404 Firecrest, and the time-trial Zipp 858 NSW. Zipp are coming to the market with wheels promising more speed & at a seriously reduced price – here we take a look at the tech & how […]

Bre Vine’s Colnago C64

Bre Vine has recently moved from Australia to Girona with her husband and professional cyclist Jay Vine. Upon arriving, Bre found that it was time to upgrade her previous bike for one more suited to the riding style here, and she and Jay bought a stunning Colnago C64 to take on the roads and climbs […]

Made In Girona: Behind the Scenes Creating Our New Cycling Kit

To celebrate the opening of our new café this summer we’re giving our Eat Sleep Cycle kit a makeover & offering it exlusively via our café crowdfunding campaign. Our brief is a simple one – look cool, ride in comfort & reduce our impact on the environment. Eat Sleep Cycle founders Lee & Lou are […]

Sram Rival eTap AXS Launch: Entry Level Goes Wireless

Sram have announced their latest release, a market-leading wireless groupset, cementing their stance that electronic shifting is something they want to make accessible to all riders. Sram Rival eTap AXS: First Reactions We asked the Eat Sleep Cycle team for their first reactions. Bernat from our Sales & Purchasing team says: It’s a game-changer in […]

5 Reason’s Why I Am A Sram Convert

In the days before a big Sram product launch (standby for April 15th!) Eat Sleep Cycle founder Lee explains why he’s a recent convert to Sram.  Sram vs Shimano I confess – I am a SRAM convert. I am a roadie at heart and up until recently had been riding race bikes equipped with Shimano […]

Girona Onyar Collection

Our new Girona Onyar summer collection celebrates the life of the River Onyar & the fresh colours & good vibes of Spring. The kit is a collaboration with Tactic, a local kit manufaturer with a factory just 2 kms from the centre of Girona. We wanted to create a kit with soul, inspired by the […]

Merche Martín Perpiñá’s Basso Venta

Merche grew up in different villages along the Costa Brava. Now she’s a psycologist & lives with her partner Nestor in Girona’s Barri Vell. She currently works as a child and youth psychologist in a health center & is a professor at the University of Girona and the Open University of Catalonia. Basso Venta Basso […]

Oscar’s Ridley Kanzo Adventure

Oscar is from the small village of Esparreguera, nestled in the mountains to the north-west of Barcelona, he’s been ripping up the gravel routes around Vic & will soon be doing the same here in Girona! Oscar came to speak to us last year when he was looking for a gravel bike to help keep […]

Willem Jan’s Basso Astra

Willem Jan is a talented mechanic from Holland, now living in Girona & running the show in the Eat Sleep Cycle workshop. Willem moved to Girona with his partner Annemiek to continue working in the cycling industry & to enjoy perfect conditions for cycling & racing year-round. Willem Jan is a skilled mountain biker but […]

Mick Hoogwerf’s Focus Izalco Max

Mick is the owner of Equipe Girona, a stylish guesthouse here in Girona which he runs with his wife Wilma. After years of working for a big global company Mick wanted to start something not based on excel sheets but run a stay with a heart. After looking at different locations Wilma & Mick found […]

Brent Botha’s Kona Process 134

We thought it would be pretty cool to join our Hub regulars out on a ride & capture them doing what they love most. To kick off our Eat Sleep Cycle Rider series meet Brent Botha & his Kona Process 134.⁠ Brent is a soigneur for Israel Start Up-Nation & a long-time Girona local.  I […]

Meet The Maker: Reyes Soriano – Steel Frames Made By Hand In La Rioja

What is is about a bike? Why do we love to ride? Why invest in working with an artisan to build a one of a kind bicycle, just for you? Reyes Soriano makes custom steel bicycles in his workshop in La Rioja. For him a custom bicycle is more than science, more than a perfect […]

René Herse Tyres: The Pursuit of Comfort & Speed

Eat Sleep Cycle’s Bernat Vilaginés has been keeping himself busy outside of work test riding a set of Steliacoom René Herse tyres. In this blog Bernat introduces the René Herse brand to the uninitiated & shares his insights into the joy of knobbies what makes a tyre great. If you like what you read you […]

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