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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The area surrounding Maidenhead ticked a lot of boxes when I was recently looking for a weekend away from London. Great gastropubs, cafes, lots of cycle routes along the river, old manor houses and there were even opportunities to sail, kayak and paddle board for the adventurous at Bray Lake. With it being off season, […]
On a wet, windy and miserable day I shouted to my girlfriend: “Quick! Put your dhb Women’s Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket on and run outside! There’s no time to waste”. Such is the life of a cycling bloggers girlfriend. Over the past three weeks, she’s been putting the women’s jacket to the test (there is […]
Ever since Google Maps added directions for cyclists, I’ve been a very regular user. Google Maps does a fairly good job of choosing a bike friendly route and it’s a pretty good interface. However, as a cyclist and someone who likes to complain about things, there are a few additions I’d love to see. Elevation […]
One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How do I meet fellow cyclists?”. It seems many of us want to socialise beyond our current friendship groups, but we don’t really know exactly how to go about it. Despite feeling a little awkward at first, it’s a worthwhile pursuit as we can find […]
With over 6 million worldwide sales, Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” still captures the imaginations of people across the globe. Provence’s charming cobbled streets, fragrant lavender fields, rolling hills, and sleepy villages also offer much for the keen cyclist. With all of this in mind, here are the best places to see as part […]
As anyone who’s walked down a high street and felt uneasy at the countless chain stores will agree – it’s important to support local shops. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with PocketHighStreet to highlight a couple of the shops on their platform that offer a 1 hour delivery. PocketHighStreet is a way for bike shops […]
Waterproof cycling trousers are a staple for anyone who commutes to work on a regular basis. They offer protection from getting soaked in the rain, which is an uncomfortable way to start your day. There are a few ways to handle this issue, but any solution needs to focus on some additional considerations, which is why […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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