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What a bike thief can teach you about locking your bike

Stolen Ride recently interviewed a reformed bike thief about his old trade in Cycling Weekly. It makes for some scary but not unprecedented reading. We thought it would be useful to pull together some new and old tips for securing your bike that will give you the best chance of returning to it intact at the end […]

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Cycling the Italian Lake District

What’s so special about this part of Italy? We take a look at the top 5 places to cycle with the help of cycling holiday specialist, The Mid Life Cyclist who run regular tours in the area for groups, self guided and bespoke holidays. Madonna del Ghisallo   Most visitors arrive at this charming chapel on two […]

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The best bike shops in Central London

We’ve gone from East to West, North to South and finally it’s time for central London! Our choices are all independent bike shops that we know and love. As always, we encourage contributions in our comments – please share your favourite choices to help fellow cyclists! Soho Bikes 26 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 8RG    Tel: 0207 439 9577 […]

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Summer cycling events in London

Summer is a wonderful time to cycle around the city. It is also a great time to check out some excellent cycling and bike-based events. Luckily, as Londoners we are spoilt for choice. Here is but a selection, as always please contribute your own suggestions in the comments (sharing is caring!). London Revolution May 14-15th […]

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The 5 Best bike shops in West London

Completing our local bike shop themed tour of the compass points, this week we go West. Next week we will finish up by going into the centre. West London is a somewhat strange and unfamiliar land to me, I admit to not having spent much time there. I am definitely a North East dweller, although there […]

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alpini Mini Velo review

Minivelos are not common bikes and you don’t often see them on the streets of London, which is a shame. I am a fan of small wheeled bikes, I love my Brompton and it’s acceleration. A minivelo benefits from  fast acceleration but has a larger frame, making it a little more stable. The smaller footprint, thanks to […]

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Eastway Flyback H1 hybrid bike review

Hybrid bikes are a great choice for commuting and general cycling – you get most of the speed and weight benefits of a road bike, with the riding comfort of a city bike. They are great bikes for commuting and leisure riding, as well as light touring and off-roading. We have often suggested that they make […]

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Best bike shops in South London

We are looking due South this week, rounding up 5 of our favourite bike shops in South London. As usual, there are many more great bike shops out there, but here are 5 we, and others, especially like. Seabass Cycles 62 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ     Tel. 020 7703 3470 Unit 2A.2, Copeland Business Park, SE15 3SN […]

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Cosine Saddles Review

We gave you an overview of what to look for in a saddle last week. We also said how hard it was to recommend a specific saddle to people. That said, some ranges have quite a few different shapes. One such range is the Cosine saddles – Wiggle’s own brand. They were kind enough to send […]

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Tannus Solid Tyres Review

Punctures suck. Regardless of how good you are at changing a tube, they still get in the way. They invariably seem to happen to me when it is raining, which just makes the experience so much worse. An added complication is that I have pit-lock locking skewers on my bike so I don’t have to […]

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The 5 best bike shops in East London

Last week we brought you a selection of our 5 favourite bike shops in North London. This week we are working our way around the compass and come to East London. East London has a lot of cyclists – it’s a great place to ride a bike and has loads of lovely canals, parks and […]

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How to choose a saddle

Saddles are a tricky item to buy. What’s great for me, won’t necessarily be the best saddle for you. Simply put, our butts are different (probably). That said, it gets pretty hard and expensive to keep trying saddle after saddle at random until you find your dream perch. For this article, we decided to reach […]

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