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Goodbye Emily: Moving on to New Projects

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet lately here on London Cyclist. There is a reason for that: I am hanging up my blogging shoes for the time being. London Cyclist shall of course continue, but I personally am moving on. To what I hear you cry?! Well, I will continue to work […]

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Vulpine Hoy Beacon Waterproof Jacket Review

We have thus far reviewed two items from the new Vulpine autumn/winter range, the Commuter jeans and the Waxed British Harrington. Both items have been great and we have been really impressed by the attention to detail, fit and workmanship of the products. The final piece we asked to try out is one from the Hoy […]

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Knog Blinder Mini Review: Small Bike Lights That Pack a Punch

We got our hands on the regular Knog Blinders last year and generally liked them. They are handy, easy to charge and bright enough to be seen on busy London streets. So, when we were offered the chance to check out the new Blinder Mini we thought, why the heck not?! What are they? The Blinder range […]

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Love trumps hate – 5 things cyclists should learn to love

With a subtle reference to the U.S. election, I bring you 5 things cyclists should learn to love. 1. Electric Bikes “Cheater!” is my gut reaction when I see someone riding an electric bike. Perhaps I’m a purist or maybe I’m just jealous. However, whenever I’ve been the one riding an electric bike, I’ve thought “wow this […]

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Vulpine British Waxed Harrington Jacket Review – Style & Practicality

The goofy grin on my face is because I’m thrilled to be trying out Vulpine’s new British Waxed Harrington Jacket for a review on London Cyclist. If you find yourself wearing this same jacket right now, it’s likely you’ll have the same silly grin. This has become my go to jacket over the autumn and winter. It’s […]

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DZR H2O Review: Urban SPD Shoes

Last week we brought you a run down of some city worthy SPD shoes I have good experience with. I promised you an in-depth review of one of these pairs, the DZR H2O’s, so here it is. What are they? They are regular looking trainers but with stiffer soles and an attachment for cleats. This […]

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Vulpine Urban Cycling Jeans Reviewed: The Perfect Commuting Jeans?

In the city you want to cycling around in things you are comfortable in. However, you don’t always want to wear lycra. You want to be able to go to the pub or a restaurant and not feel like people can see your pants. Both myself and Andreas have reviewed cycling jeans in the past. […]

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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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