Mamils Wiggo Cav & more

I sat with my sons last Sunday night and watched engrossed as a man went round in circles for an hour.

Bradley Wiggins broke the UCI hour record with a distance of 54.526KM round the Lee Valley Velodrome in London – it would have been great to be there to see it in person but the tickets sold out in under 7 minutes.

I do know that cycling clubs and fanatics got together to watch and cheer him on. – As well as following on the TV I was watching the Twitter updates

It looked from Twitter  as if there was a large raucous crowd packed into The Velo House at Tunbridge Wells to watch  (If you havent visited it yet well worth it for Kit repairs and especially the food and beer, Olly and the rest of the crew will make you feel very welcome)

I have been back on the bike again lately a lot (hence the mamil) with my 14 yr old son. We found a flat piece of road and tried to cycle it at that pace – maybe for 20 or 30 seconds (with the wind behind and a slight downhill slope) but for 60 minutes – that is incredible. Although new to road cycling my son has learned really quickly to tuck in behind me – use my bulk as a windbreak and then power past me to get up the final part of the hills in front – or to leave me in his dust half a mile from home – clever lad or a sod I am not sure which.

Oakley have just launched some new lenses specifically for Road cycling – Prizm Road – Colour tuned lenses for specific sports & environments to provide greater detail and colour enhancement. They are also available in specific formats for Golf – Trail – Angling & General use (Prizm Daily)

oakley Prizm

Oakley have also been working closely with Mark Cavendish who wanted full frame protection (Racing Jacket)  along with the field of view of a shield (Radar Lock) – they have come up with Jawbreaker – available in 12 colours including Cav’s signature Black & Green with the Cavendish logo etched into the lens. The various Prizm lenses are also available to fit the Jawbreaker


We have Jawbreaker and various frames with the Prizm lens in stock – come in and try them.

on yer bike !

Spring is in the air – the clocks have gone forward – time to get out the lycra and get on the bike (I know that all you diehard cyclists will have been cycling all through the winter)

eyelines have new stocks of sunglasses for both on the bike and also for apres cycle.

We supply  Oakley and Rudy Project shades that can be fitted with prescription lenses or adapted with inserts that will cover the vast majority of prescriptions. Of course if you just need sunnies for protection from the sun wind and rain and to look good in – come and try some on.

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Keeping with the cycling theme there is a new cycling hub that has just opened in Tunbridge Wells – some good friends of ours at eyelines Olly, Sophie & Izzy Stevens have opened The Velo House a cycling Cafe and Shop that includes a workshop and as well as tea coffee and cakes (Cyclists staples) also serves Beer (Beer is very underrated as a post workout recovery drink in my opinion)


Open 7 days per week including late nights on Thursday as well as food drink and shopping you can enjoy watching cycling on the big screen as well as free wifi and it is very family friendly

you can follow The Velo House on twitter   @thevelohouse

The Velo House 5 St Johns Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 9TN