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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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5 upcoming cycling events in London

It’s getting cold, windy, rainy and dark earlier and earlier. It’s only natural to get despondent and gravitate towards the couch, Netflix and a packet of crisps. But there is a lot to get out and explore even as it gets darker and colder. If you grab a warm jacket and some gloves, there are […]

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What kind of cyclist indicator are you?

Cyclists are encouraged to indicate when they’re about to turn or change lanes so that other motorists know what they’re doing and to keep traffic flowing smoothly. However, we generally don’t have lights or blinkers so we have to go with a more rudimentary tool: the arm. Different cyclists have interpreted the indicator in different […]

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Knog PWR lights and portable charger review

The new Knog PWR range – the Commuter and the Rider are bike lights with a built in power bank to allow you to charge your devices. In time, Knog will be releasing additional tech, including a speaker which will plug in directly to the unit. Both the Commuter and the Rider are 450 lumens. The difference […]

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Bike service: should you take your cycle to an independent or chain shop?

Taking your bike for a service is something that many of us put off for a whole raft of reasons. You might not know where to take it, particularly if you’re newer to cycling. In this instance, the first question to ask yourself is what you prioritise: price, convenience, relationship with the shop, or something […]

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