You may be wondering exactly what Cyclorama is. We’ve certainly struggled to sum it up concisely, since there’s just so much to it. The short answer is that it’s a “cycling resource” – but that’s not very informative. A cycle shop is a cycling resource too – you can get bikes from there – but we’re certainly not a bike shop.
No, Cyclorama is best described as an online magazine, (if a magazine can have 1000 pages!) and is made up of four main sections – Bike Culture (cycling articles), Cyclorama Products (a collection of great bikes and cycling products) and Cyclorama Retailers (outstanding shops) and Cyclorama Community, the home of the Cyclorama Team Blog and planned forum.
Cyclorama Products features hundreds of interesting (uni-, bi-, tri- and quadri-) cycles, parts and accessories which we have specially selected for inclusion. The people and companies which manufacture all these things come from all over the world but are united in wanting to get more people pedalling. But cycling isn’t just about the technology – we wanted the human story behind these special bikes, and so we invited each manufacturer to devote a page to telling their story. Their history, their people, their motivation and inspiration. What makes them tick.
Then there’s the newest part – Cyclorama Retailers. As with the Products, we’ve gone to great lengths to pick out only the very best shops around the world. Starting with the UK we are building this component of Cyclorama now. They might be great because of their levels of service or the range of products they stock – but rest assured that any retailer featured on Cyclorama will definitely be worth a visit. They’re linked to the Cyclorama pages of products which they stock too, so it’s easy to find where to get products you want to add to your collection.
Finally, there’s Cyclorama Community, home of this blog, which we try to update a few times each week. We’ve already covered our trip to Spezi 2010, Kona’s Africa Bike and Mick’s thoughts on bicycle chain maintenance, (among other things), and we’ve got lots more planned.
Thanks for visiting. We hope you’ll find something to inspire you in Cyclorama. It’s set to grow so please bookmark us and keep coming back for more! You can subscribe to the blog’s RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or become a fan of our Facebook page. There are “share” buttons on every page, so if you find something you think is particularly cool, spread the word. We’re always happy to hear from you if you’ve got any articles or translations that you want to contribute to Cyclorama, or if you want to send us ideas or feedback, so feel free to get in touch.
Mick and George