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7 of the best audiobooks for cyclists

In a digital world where we’re constantly on the go, logged in and overwhelmed with information, it can be hard to find the time to sit back and relax with a good book. That’s why audiobooks are fast growing in popularity. With platforms like Audible providing a library of audiobooks to download and listen to, […]

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Winter cycling: how do I find the right shoes for flat pedals?

If you do a web search, cycling enthusiasts will praise the virtues of cycling shoes. They keep your feet in place on the pedals, the stiff soles give you more support and put less strain on your muscles. But what if you’re riding a Santander Cycle and it’s not practical to have cycling shoes (not […]

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London Cyclist highlights of 2017

What a year! For London cyclists, 2017 saw warnings of toxic air pollution levels, an Oxford Street transformation that rather rudely excludes bikes and slow progress from the city’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner. But there’s always an abundance of positive stories to be shared about cycling in our incredible capital city. We’ve rounded up […]

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15 thoughts every London cyclist has

Every cyclist is different, from the bike they ride right down to their choice of socks. However, there are common experiences that bring us together – the kind that make you nod with an excitement that you get when you’re sharing stories with another cyclist. Here are some of our favourites. What’s that noise? Let’s […]

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Goodordering: a new cycling accessories shop for commuters

A new cycling accessories shop has opened in Hackney, specialising in bags for style-conscious commuters and families. The Goodordering range was created by Aussie expat Jacqui Ma, who has designed bags for Puma, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Debenhams. But east London is already a haven for cyclists, with the likes of Look Mum No Hands!, Hackney […]

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Christmas gift guide for cyclists 2017

Like it or not, Christmas is already on its way. Do you have a cyclist in your life to buy a present for? Are you wondering whether to get them a cycling gift, or just stick to the safe but very predictable scented candle or box of Belgian chocolates? Well, you should use your imagination […]

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9 tips to help you cycle faster

One of the joys of cycling is freewheeling down a hill and feeling the wind on your face. Unfortunately, it’s a distant dream in London. Some things you just can’t control, like the heavy  traffic or that insect that’s flown straight into your eye. However, there are a few small tweaks that can help you […]

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Great bike workshops all over London

Aside from saving money, getting to know your bike is a really enjoyable new skill to learn. It feels empowering to be able to spot and solve problems with your bike, without needing to take it to a mechanic. As with everything in London, there’s no shortage of fantastic bike workshops to choose from. We’ve listed […]

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Challenge yourself to cycle 4 of London’s toughest hills

When you think of cycling in London, you don’t tend to imagine killer hills. But if you’re training for an event or you just want to keep fit over the colder months, these short bursts are an easy way to score a high intensity workout. I’ve tried out four such inclines and, as you’d expect, […]

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What is the best waterproof cycling jacket? Rain jacket guide

The best cycling jacket will keep the nasty heavy rain out, will keep you feeling warm on your commute into work and allow your skin to breathe so you won’t be dripping with sweat. But how do you know which one to buy?

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Top tips for anyone looking to keep up the winter cycle training

This is a guest post by John Scripps, Head of Programming and Product Development at Lee Valley VeloPark. 1. Embrace the weather – Winter in the UK can feel like forever so don’t stay cooped up indoors. Our one mile road circuit is open all year round so it’s ideal for notching up your winter miles in […]

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Beeline Review – Cycling directions with a difference

I remember back in October 2015 seeing Beeline on Kickstarter and thinking “what an odd, interesting looking little device”. Flash forward a couple of years to October 2017 and Kate from Beeline reached out to see if we’d like to test one out for a couple of weeks. As it happens, I was about to move to […]

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