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The scariest moment I’ve had cycling in London

Cycling in London is a real pleasure and my favourite way to get around. However, there are close calls that remind you why people are often hesitant to travel by bike. These moments are sometimes my fault and sometimes the driver’s fault, the important thing is to learn from them. With that in mind there’s a incident I […]

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Urban Cycling Shoes: SPD Shoes Suitable for Wearing in London

Keeping your feet attached to the pedals is really awesome but can be a bit scary and inconvenient in a city. Some of the shoes can also be hard to walk in and make you look just a little silly, especially on smooth surfaces. However, it needn’t be that way, and this is where urban […]

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Should I Wear a Cycling Cap? Cycling Caps Guide

Cycling caps are a quintessential part of road cycling but they have their uses in the city too – I have a couple that I like wearing for various reasons outlined below. Often worn alone for racing until the UCI made helmets compulsory in 2003, they’ve been heavily documented perching atop the heads of pro […]

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How to Save a Life – First Aid Training With The British Red Cross

In the past I have read stories of normal people saving lives with first aid on their way to work. Someone collapses on the train you are on, or starts choking on their blueberry breakfast muffin. Or, as a cycle commuter, the worst happens and you witness a fellow cyclist in a crash. I like […]

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Thule Panniers review – urban carrying solutions for all?

We have reviewed a few pannier options in the past. I myself use panniers in the city on occasion and do enjoy not carrying things on my back. My main problem with panniers for day-to-day use however has always been off bike portage and usability. I generally like my Ortlieb panniers and they each fit […]

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How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet – Cycle Helmet Guide

What are the 3 things to look for when buying a bicycle helmet and also which helmet does Lance wear?

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Decisions, Decisions – What to consider when choosing a road bike.

It may seem like an odd time of year to be talking about getting into road riding, but if you are a savvy shopper, now is a great time for a new road bike purchase. Most bike companies have just released their shiny new 2017 bikes. This means all the obviously obsolete 2016 models can […]

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Tyre pressure

Tyre pressure – what’s it all about and should you care about it?

It’s a topic of hot debate among those that consider themselves hard core cyclists. To many tyre pressure is all about marginal gains; the speed improvements between 100psi and 110psi or what suits the specific gravel surface being ridden. Couple this with detailed analysis of tread patterns and things can get picky really quickly and way […]

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Go West! My first cycle tour – part 2 – the gear and kit

I have told you where we cycled last week on our first ever bike tour, now here is a run down of the gear we carried with us. This is not an extensive list, that would be dull. Rather this is a list of the main things that made the riding comfortable and possible. The Bikes I used […]

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Go West! My first cycle tour – part 1 – the route and scenic highlights

So, I finally went on a cycle tour – it only took me a year to get it figured out! I have to say it was well worth the wait, especially as I didn’t have to do it on my own, my new-to-cycling husband brought a touring bike and came with me. I am also […]

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Gone Cycling

Don’t forget it is Cycle to Work Day tomorrow! I hope you all enjoy all the special events on today and encourage lots of your friends to start cycling to work. I however, will not be cycling to work tomorrow – I am cycling on HOLIDAY! By the time you read this I will be well into my mini […]

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Bicycle sizing: How to get the correct size bike and why it matters

There’s a little more to a bike fit than the right frame size. Here are some tips for making sure you buy the right size bike, and get it correctly setup. Side note: We’ve also covered professional bike fitting if that’s of interest. Before buying a bike Bike frame size There are two main ways bicycles are sized, […]

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