Archive | October, 2015

M-Check

How to do a bike safety check

Completing a safety check helps diagnose any maintenance issues before they affect you while you are out cycling. Depending on how much time you’ve got you may want to do the 10 second check, or if you’ve got 5 minutes then the M-Check is far more comprehensive. These instructions are taken from the Bike Doctor app […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }
lumo jacket lit up

Lumo Herne Hill Harrington jacket review

Lumo, a new British company on the cycling clothing scene, has two types of jackets out of both men and women. These are no normal jackets though, these are extra snazzy. The company went live on Kickstarter a little while ago and has just had its official launch party, selling online through their website as well as […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Snow on a christiania cargo bike

Joyfully riding a cargo bike in London

Guest post by Sylvia Gauthereau The first time I rode a bicycle on a proper road was liberating – finally I was doing something that only grown up, or bigger kids did. I remember the wind on my face and through my hair, the excitement of riding faster, the fast passing landscape, the country lanes and the […]

Read full story Comments { 28 }
Cyclists queuing

Why can’t we be friends?

Increasing the number of cyclists in London is not solely reliant on better infrastructure. For there to be more cyclists, there needs to be more people that are happy and comfortable on the roads. They need to want to give it a try and then want to do repeatedly. As a hardened urban cyclist, with plenty of experience of […]

Read full story Comments { 35 }
Pub bike

The ultimate guide to bike types

What type of bike do you ride? Do you judge other cyclists riding different bikes (don’t lie, we all do it). How much do you really know about the benefits of other types of bikes? It is easy to get set into a specific riding style, but switching it up can add some excitement to […]

Read full story Comments { 16 }
Arc'teryx A2B jacket

Arc’teryx A2B reviewed

Arc’teryx is well known in climbing and hiking circles for producing very high quality, well fitting clothing. They have had a commuter line for a few years now but it seems to have attracted very little attention in this country. With the opening of a new flagship store, and my general love for pretty jackets […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
CCTV camera

How to obtain CCTV footage after an accident

Accidents happen and we’ve been sharing great tips on how to cycle safely in London and what to do if you are ever in an accident. However, we haven’t previously covered how to get hold of CCTV if you are in an accident. In the UK there is one CCTV camera for every 11 people, according to some […]

Read full story Comments { 6 }
Waterproof utility

Vulpine rain protection reviewed

Its raining, its pouring, but these clothes aren’t boring. In fact, the jacket comes in some pretty snazzy colours. In this review we will look at the waterproof utility jacket and the cotton rain trousers. Vulpine, the well respected purveyor of fine, urban cycling attire and accessories has been offering the waterproof utility jacket and […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
cycling-france

Preparing for your first French cycle tour

There is a certain romance to the idea of a unplanned, no route, ‘devil may care’ cycling tour through France. Simply stuff a tent into your pannier, a packet of jelly babies and a phrasebook in your pocket, jump on a ferry and head in the general direction of ‘‘that one climb I saw on the Tour on […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }