A Conversation: Rapha + Paul Smith

In this exclusive short film, Rapha founder and CEO Simon Mottram talks to Sir Paul Smith about the celebrated designer’s love of cycling. A revealing and engaging portrait of one man’s enduring passion for the sport, Paul Smith recalls his days as a young rider sneaking home copies of the “exotic” newspaper, L’Equipe, the heroes that inspired him, and his father’s bemusement at the very un-English sport of road racing. The discussion includes the changing nature of the sport and the pros and cons of following cycling in the internet age. Sir Paul also reveals the special relationship he enjoys with some of today’s elite riders, as well as the pleasures of watching the Giro d’Italia at his local bike shop in Italy. Enjoy!

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