5 cycling blogs that I’ve started following this year

Traditionally around about this time of the year I update my “Top 50 Cycling Blogs” list but that’s a whole lot of work and I’m working on a big new project for London Cyclist so time is of the essence (all will be revealed soon!). Instead, I wanted to share with you today, 5 cycling blogs that I’ve been following closely this year that make me chuckle or keep me informed (and sometimes both!).

Help My Chain Blog

Help My Chain Came Off

This fantastic blog by Jemma belongs to the former category. Jemma is always making me chuckle with great everyday cycling observations. From punctures to critiques of Evans Cycles magazines – Jemma has a knack for a turning the everyday in to a hilarious story that you’ll nod along to agreeing and not believing you never noticed this yourself. Her writing style is similar to what we aspire to on London Cyclist so I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to court Jemma as one of our regular contributors.

Cyclists in the City

Cyclists in the city blog

If there’s one blog that has kept me informed about cycling issues in London it has to be Cyclists in the City. I love how this blog is always trying to get behind the TfL press releases and the Mayor’s claims and seeks to explain both what isn’t working so far and what can be done. The author of the blog, Danny Williams, is also a major driving force behind many of the most successful cycling protests that have been held in London.

Velo City Girl

Velo City Girl

I had the pleasure of meeting Jools at a BikeMinded ride and of course shortly afterwards I found myself subscribing to her blog. There’s less here for the male cyclist and more appeal for the chic female cyclist. I love the casual writing style of Velo City Girl along with the great pictures that capture the essence of cycling, lycra-free in London.

Cycle Seven

Cycle Seven

Written by seven enthusiastic cyclists there’s always something of interest to read on Cycle Seven. More often than not I find myself gawking at beautiful pictures on this blog from rides that I promise myself I have to try one day.

Rapha Blog


I’m a sucker for stylish photography and film making and the Rapha blog provides plenty of both. More importantly it’s on one of my favourite topics: Cycling.

If you’ve started discovered any new blogs this year that you think others would enjoy then please leave a comment below.

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10 Responses to 5 cycling blogs that I’ve started following this year

  1. Gaz 13/04/2012 at 11:21 am #

    Bikeyface – a comic style blog about cycling which is awesome http://bikeyface.com/

    • Andreas 13/04/2012 at 2:06 pm #

      Thanks Gaz – love their comic strip style posts – have added to my Google Reader!

  2. Steve 13/04/2012 at 4:10 pm #

    http://cycl.st – aggregating cycling blogs from all over the web.

  3. Loren 14/04/2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Two guys are riding from Paris to Shanghai, looking for young visionaries along the way and blogging as they go.

  4. Our Bicycle Lives 14/04/2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi Andreas,

    I’ve just started a blog about cycling as an alternative mode of transport and way of life called Our Bicycle Lives. Not sure if it’s high-profile enough to make it onto your list but you or someone else may find it of interest anyway.


    • Andreas 16/04/2012 at 11:20 am #

      Sounds good Sandrine – thanks for sharing it here – I’m taking a look at it now 🙂

    • Hulya 06/06/2012 at 3:59 pm #

      Well seriously, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it. (All right, alosmt anyone. I realize that people with physical disabilities might not be able to cycle.) But being unfit or fat or frightened should NOT stop someone from getting fit on a bicyle. Especially with bikes that have electric assists. Actually, I wrote on another blog about how

  5. James 16/04/2012 at 11:37 pm #

    I’ve just started http://www.cyclelove.net/, a site celebrating bike culture, mostly London-centric, and whose most recent subject is a certain London cyclist blogger from around these parts 🙂

    PS. All fans of the Rapha blog should also check out http://internationale.teamjva.com/

  6. Roff Smith 17/04/2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Although I am not a racer, i have been enjoying In The GC – http://www.InTheGC.blogspot.com

    Modesty won’t prevent me from mentioning my own blog: http://www.my-bicycle-and-I.co.uk

    I’m a magazine writer and photographer who wanted an outlet for my cycling inspired thoughts; the magazine for which I usually write, National Geographic, has very little scope for cyclin writing!

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