Archive | August, 2016

dhb Slice 30

What is the Best Cycling Backpack? Commuter Rucksack Guide

*This is a 2016 update to a 2014 guide* Backpacks and rucksacks for cycling come in all shapes and sizes. Whilst it is more than possible to use any kind of backpack while cycling, there are benefits of having a travel backpack designed with the bike rider in mind. Cycling backpacks will usually have adjustable straps […]

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Quad Lock case

Quad Lock bike mount for iPhone and Android phones – Review

Whilst riding around London, it’s likely you’ve developed your own internal GPS for getting around. But what happens when you want to venture further? Or try completely new routes? In September I’m planning on riding to Taunton. Following the route will be a lot easier if I have the bike equivalent of a TomTom in […]

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Bar-ista

Cycling bottles and cages for cold water and hot coffee while on the bike

Squash, water, smoothie, coffee, tea, whisky – whatever your preference is for on the bike drinking, having a decent bottle will keep your drink cool or warm. A good cage to keep it in is important too. Here are some of our favourite bottles and bike bottle cages. CamelBack Podium Chill – 610ml – £13.99 […]

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Barcelona

10 of the most cycling friendly cities around the world

How do you determine a cycle friendly city? The scientific way is the Copenhagenize Index. It looks at a number of variables including commitment to infrastructure, modal share and gender split. Another is to go from personal experience. We’ve listed some of our favourites below that are leading the way with the cycling experience and taking […]

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Walthamstow resevoirs

Here’s a lovely weekend bike ride to try

Parts of London make you forget you are in a major city. We’ve all got our favourite spots – from Hampstead Heath to The Lea Valley. Today, we’ll cover a nice easy to follow cycling route around the Hackney, Wathamstow and Tottenham Marshes. This area is perfect for cyclists. If you’re looking for more suggestions, then our 35 London Cycle […]

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Blue bags

The Cycling Store and Goodordering profile

This week we bring you a profile of two companies who have joined forces in an effort to help people cycle in style: Goodordering and The Cycling Store. I met with Naomi, of Hackney St Cloud, and Jacqui of Goodordering at their lovely pop-up shop in Hackney. The current shop is open for the rest […]

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kryptonite wheelnutz

Kryptonite Wheelnutz review – theft proof your bike wheels

Whilst you may lock your frame and rear wheel with a reliable D-Lock, what about your front wheel? If someone can simply undo a quick release or remove a bolt, they can run off with your wheel. This is not only a pain but also expensive. Enter the Gravity WheelNutz. At a touch under £25, they […]

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PDW the bird bottle cage

Road cycling items for everyday cycle commuters

I am very much an advocate of ‘wear what you want, ride what you want’. Yes, we review a lot of products designed for cycling and a lot of bikes which have features that make life a little easier in the city. But essentially, I strongly believe that people should do whatever gets them on […]

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