Archive | April, 2017

Spin London Cycling Festival

London’s favourite urban and road cycling event is back

Europe’s fastest-growing bike event Spin Cycling Festival returns to London for its fifth edition from the 12th – 14th May! Having grown from a small cycling event established in 2013 to filling its new home at Olympia London, tickets are selling like hot cakes. Whether you’re a road cyclist, weekend warrior, super commuter, fixie fanatic, […]

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5 South London parks worth cycling to (for a picnic)

Many Londoners found themselves rubbing in dollops of after sun lotion in the aftermath of April’s freak heatwave. Despite having to nurse red raw skin and deal with dodgy tummies from hastily organised BBQs, the city welcomed the sunshine with open arms. Summer is finally on its way (crossing my fingers right now!). Whether you’re meeting […]

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Our must-have cycling kit for spring 2017

Look! That strange burning orb that’s suddenly appeared in the sky – what is it? Could it be… the sun, heralding the end of winter and the beginning of a season bathed in light? Of course, by the time you read this is will be raining, freezing or blowing a gale. Possibly all three. That’s […]

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Cycling, pollution and London – what you need to know

London’s poor air quality has been in the headlines and, as a cyclist, this invisible danger is a major concern. According to figures from Kings College London, by January 5th of this year, Brixton had already exceeded the annual EU permitted nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels. This is primarily caused by diesel cars, which contribute 90-95% of NO2 emissions. The Royal College […]

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Sitting pretty: smart, stylish cycling kit for the busy, the business-y or the slightly vain

Things I know to be true: One, that cyclists are, for better and for worse, exposed continuously to the elements. Two, that England’s elements are regularly, reliably on the soggy side. And three, that I am not a quitter. This is something I’m proud of; it takes a lot of tenacity to keep sugar, wine […]

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Getting back on the bike after an injury

Earlier this year, I came off my bike after swerving out of the way of a small child on an icy patch of concrete. I managed to cycle away very slowly and shaken up. I had pulled a muscle in my leg pretty badly but nothing was broken and I lived to tell the tale […]

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