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Love trumps hate – 5 things cyclists should learn to love

With a subtle reference to the U.S. election, I bring you 5 things cyclists should learn to love. 1. Electric Bikes “Cheater!” is my gut reaction when I see someone riding an electric bike. Perhaps I’m a purist or maybe I’m just jealous. However, whenever I’ve been the one riding an electric bike, I’ve thought “wow this […]

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Vulpine Men's Harrington Jacket worn by Andreas near Kings Cross

Vulpine British Waxed Harrington Jacket Review – Style & Practicality

The goofy grin on my face is because I’m thrilled to be trying out Vulpine’s new British Waxed Harrington Jacket for a review on London Cyclist. If you find yourself wearing this same jacket right now, it’s likely you’ll have the same silly grin. This has become my go to jacket over the autumn and winter. It’s […]

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The scariest moment I’ve had cycling in London

Cycling in London is a real pleasure and my favourite way to get around. However, there are close calls that remind you why people are often hesitant to travel by bike. These moments are sometimes my fault and sometimes the driver’s fault, the important thing is to learn from them. With that in mind there’s a incident I […]

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How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet – Cycle Helmet Guide

What are the 3 things to look for when buying a bicycle helmet and also which helmet does Lance wear?

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Kryptonite Messenger Mini+ Review

In 2009, I bought a Kryptonite New York Standard bike lock. Since then, I’ve never had my bike stolen. No need to review further bike locks. The end. But wait.. it’s now 2016. Have Kryptonite just been twiddling their thumbs? It turns out the Kryptonite team has been harassing New York bike messengers with probing […]

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Cyclists: Copy and paste this text on your phone

Your smartphone is not only great for playing Angry Birds & Kingdom Rush Frontiers, it’s also a useful tool if you ever find yourself in an emergency while out riding your bike. I recommend, picking up your phone and copy and pasting the below text in to your notes app: ############ ICE / Accident Note My number: […]

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Cycling the Italian Lake District

What’s so special about this part of Italy? We take a look at the top 5 places to cycle with the help of cycling holiday specialist, The Mid Life Cyclist who run regular tours in the area for groups, self guided and bespoke holidays. Madonna del Ghisallo   Most visitors arrive at this charming chapel on two […]

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Mudguards for bikes

Mudguards. Those things that the cyclists in front of you never seem to have when it’s raining. If you’ve cycled for long enough you’ll no doubt be aware of all the gunk on the road that you always tell yourself you should one day clean off your bike. Fortunately, a good set of mudguards goes […]

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Windproof cycling jackets

You look on the BBC weather website and it says wind and light rain for the next day. You watch the ITV weather report and they’re suggesting clear skies. Who to trust? Even then, will the weather do the same thing all day? Of course not! Windproof cycling jackets are for moments like this. When […]

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Waterproof Cycling Bags

On several occasions I distinctly remember scrounging a carrier bag to put inside my backpack in a last ditched effort to keep my laptop dry. In all honesty, it worked, but it’s by no means the easiest, least stressful situation to deal with. These days I’ve got something far better suited for the job. Here’s how I […]

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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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Cycling GPS devices

Here’s our 2016 guide to GPS devices for cyclists. The two main goals of a cycling GPS devices is to be able to track your cycling and to provide turn by turn directions. As with all technology, there are little variations in what each unit will do and record. Therefore, when choosing a GPS, thinking about […]

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