Archive | March, 2017

Cycling in London

What I learnt from the TFL Urban cycle skills course

Even if you haven’t mounted a bike since you were young enough to non-ironically enjoy listening to Steps or Westlife, you’d probably find it easy enough to rent out a Boris bike and cycle around the local park. But what about when you take the bike from quiet country lanes, to the chaos of the […]

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How to be a mindful cyclist

To many, mindfulness sits in a murky world of levitating, meditative smuggery, #CleanEating and crystal hugging. However, the humble message of mindfulness is simple: it’s about paying more attention to the present; being aware of our thoughts, our bodies and our world. But why should you care? Because if a new book by cycling journalist Nick Moore is to […]

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A cyclist’s first signs of Spring

I somehow survived my first winter as a cyclist. It was a long slog of navigating through icy roads in the darkness and ensuring visibility by dressing like a Christmas tree wrapped in tinsel and fairy-lights. The month of March marks the start of Spring but you probably have the extortionate central heating bills and […]

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London weekend getaway: From Maidenhead to Windsor

The area surrounding Maidenhead ticked a lot of boxes when I was recently looking for a weekend away from London. Great gastropubs, cafes, lots of cycle routes along the river, old manor houses and there were even opportunities to sail, kayak and paddle board for the adventurous at Bray Lake. With it being off season, […]

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dhb Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket review

On a wet, windy and miserable day I shouted to my girlfriend: “Quick! Put your dhb Women’s Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket on and run outside! There’s no time to waste”. Such is the life of a cycling bloggers girlfriend. Over the past three weeks, she’s been putting the women’s jacket to the test (there is […]

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3 Additions to Make Google Maps Perfect for Cyclists

Ever since Google Maps added directions for cyclists, I’ve been a very regular user. Google Maps does a fairly good job of choosing a bike friendly route and it’s a pretty good interface. However, as a cyclist and someone who likes to complain about things, there are a few additions I’d love to see. Elevation […]

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