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From Portreath to Devoran – Coast to Coast Cycle

At just 11 miles long, the Sustrans Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast is one of the shortest coast to coast rides you can do in the UK. Almost the entire route is traffic free. Over the summer holidays, while I was in Cornwall, I took the opportunity to ride the route. As we were close […]

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Getting social and sustainable with Brake the Cycle

Brake the Cycle is a cycle touring company with a difference. Organised as a social enterprise, the goal is to explore sustainable living through cycling, adventure and community. London Cyclist interviewed Joe Red, the founder of the organisation, to find out more and to discover what someone can expect from one of their tours. Joe […]

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7 Summer Holiday Books for Cyclists

In the London Cyclist Friday newsletter we’ve recently been mentioning some of our favourite reads, including Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling by Carlton Reid and Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World. I thought we should continue the theme and have asked Hollie to roundup some of her favourite books for cyclists… […]

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Choosing the right bike rack

Shock announcement: Many cyclists also own cars! You heard it here first. Many cyclists enjoy using said cars for heading off to far flung places to ride their bikes. Transporting them involves some kind of bike rack. Whether that’s a trailer or an attachable rack that fits on the top or rear of your car. […]

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How to deal with bike helmet hair if you have long locks

Helmet hair is the worst. This guide isn’t going to promise that you’ll look like a L’Oreal advert after a long ride (here comes the science: perfect hair isn’t going to happen after a cycle, ever). But it will give you some handy tips and tricks to help keep things in control for a day […]

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Celebrating female cyclists in London with the Women’s Tour

Something kind of awesome happens when women come together, especially in London. Like when the Women’s March echoed a chorus of ‘love trumps hate’ and ‘girls just wanna have fundamental rights’ around the world, just a few months ago. We are a strong unit, paving a powerful path of positivity in a world that can […]

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Light fantastic: bright lights and hi-vis cycling accessories to make yourself seen

Cyclists – like Victorian children – are better seen than heard. We know this, despite my first foul-mouthed instinct when faced with a reckless driver. When it comes to making themselves seen, many – London Cyclist ed Andreas included – hold the perfectly sensible view that you don’t need to go overboard on the high-vis […]

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Altor 560G Bike Lock Review

Kryptonite or Abus? This used to be the extent of your bike locking choices. Now, it’s a little more complicated. Do you want a keyless bike lock? A bike lock with GPS? A bike lock that sits around your hips? Beyond any gimmicks, what a cyclist truly wants is a lock that is both highly secure and […]

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Cycling around the Isle of Wight

Guest blog by Robbie from Isle of Wight Guru The Isle of Wight’s Victorian seaside resorts and stretches of fossil-filled coastline feel a long way from London, but it’s only about 90 minutes by train to the ferry so it’s achievable for a weekend away. Not long ago the Island was named as one the […]

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London Cycle Cafés – who? where? what?

Originally published 12/07/2010, updated 22/05/2017 The number of cyclists in London is rising and these happy pedal pushers need fuel. More specifically, they need to find this fuel at a caffeine and sugar tainted watering hole. This helps explain the simultaneous rise of cycling cafes, something that Time Magazine recognised soon after the popular Look […]

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Bike locks: Which locks do London’s bike shop owners recommend?

This is a guest post by Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride. The site helps cyclists re-unite with their stolen bikes. Hackney Peddler We sell Abus, Kryptonite and Knog. Abus and Kryptonite are the market leaders and have a long proven history in the security business. Knog have the Strongman which is well designed so it’s hard to […]

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Topeak Babyseat II review

One of the things I’ve always loved most about cycling is that pretty unbeatable feeling of happiness as you pedal along with the wind in your hair, regardless of whether the sun is shining or the rain is hammering down. And then my wife told me she was pregnant. It’s been quite a long time […]

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