Archive | November, 2017

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9 tips to help you cycle faster

One of the joys of cycling is freewheeling down a hill and feeling the wind on your face. Unfortunately, it’s a distant dream in London. Some things you just can’t control, like the heavy  traffic or that insect that’s flown straight into your eye. However, there are a few small tweaks that can help you […]

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Great bike workshops all over London

Aside from saving money, getting to know your bike is a really enjoyable new skill to learn. It feels empowering to be able to spot and solve problems with your bike, without needing to take it to a mechanic. As with everything in London, there’s no shortage of fantastic bike workshops to choose from. We’ve listed […]

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Challenge yourself to cycle 4 of London’s toughest hills

When you think of cycling in London, you don’t tend to imagine killer hills. But if you’re training for an event or you just want to keep fit over the colder months, these short bursts are an easy way to score a high intensity workout. I’ve tried out four such inclines and, as you’d expect, […]

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What is the best waterproof cycling jacket? Rain jacket guide

The best cycling jacket will keep the nasty heavy rain out, will keep you feeling warm on your commute into work and allow your skin to breathe so you won’t be dripping with sweat. But how do you know which one to buy?

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Top tips for anyone looking to keep up the winter cycle training

This is a guest post by John Scripps, Head of Programming and Product Development at Lee Valley VeloPark. 1. Embrace the weather – Winter in the UK can feel like forever so don’t stay cooped up indoors. Our one mile road circuit is open all year round so it’s ideal for notching up your winter miles in […]

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