Archive | May, 2017

Freshwater Bay in the West Wight

Cycling around the Isle of Wight

Guest blog by Robbie from Isle of Wight Guru The Isle of Wight’s Victorian seaside resorts and stretches of fossil-filled coastline feel a long way from London, but it’s only about 90 minutes by train to the ferry so it’s achievable for a weekend away. Not long ago the Island was named as one the […]

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London Cycle Cafés – who? where? what?

Originally published 12/07/2010, updated 22/05/2017 The number of cyclists in London is rising and these happy pedal pushers need fuel. More specifically, they need to find this fuel at a caffeine and sugar tainted watering hole. This helps explain the simultaneous rise of cycling cafes, something that Time Magazine recognised soon after the popular Look […]

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Adequate lock up for London

Bike locks: Which locks do London’s bike shop owners recommend?

This is a guest post by Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride. The site helps cyclists re-unite with their stolen bikes. Hackney Peddler We sell Abus, Kryptonite and Knog. Abus and Kryptonite are the market leaders and have a long proven history in the security business. Knog have the Strongman which is well designed so it’s hard to […]

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Topeak Babyseat II review

One of the things I’ve always loved most about cycling is that pretty unbeatable feeling of happiness as you pedal along with the wind in your hair, regardless of whether the sun is shining or the rain is hammering down. And then my wife told me she was pregnant. It’s been quite a long time […]

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Best cycling routes and climbs in Portugal

I’ve asked Jeff Jones, founder of Flyingeese to share his favourite cycling routes and climbs in Portugal. Cycling was a lifeline for me when I worked in the City. It was as much mental as physical – getting in the saddle was such a necessary release from the rest of the day’s business. Never mind the […]

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Photo of Harri Symes on her bike

Inspiring cyclists: Harri Symes, Thighs of Steel

We meet the first of our ‘heroes on wheels’ – Londoners who use their bikes to do brilliant things – Harri Symes, founder of Thighs of Steel, an epic charity cycle which spans seven weeks, thousands of miles and a LOT of inclines to raise funds for refugee centre Khora. What is Thighs of Steel? […]

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