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From Portreath to Devoran – Coast to Coast Cycle

At just 11 miles long, the Sustrans Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast is one of the shortest coast to coast rides you can do in the UK. Almost the entire route is traffic free. Over the summer holidays, while I was in Cornwall, I took the opportunity to ride the route. As we were close […]

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Choosing the right bike rack

Shock announcement: Many cyclists also own cars! You heard it here first. Many cyclists enjoy using said cars for heading off to far flung places to ride their bikes. Transporting them involves some kind of bike rack. Whether that’s a trailer or an attachable rack that fits on the top or rear of your car. […]

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Altor 560G Bike Lock Review

Kryptonite or Abus? This used to be the extent of your bike locking choices. Now, it’s a little more complicated. Do you want a keyless bike lock? A bike lock with GPS? A bike lock that sits around your hips? Beyond any gimmicks, what a cyclist truly wants is a lock that is both highly secure and […]

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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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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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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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Spin London Cycling Festival

London’s favourite urban and road cycling event is back

Europe’s fastest-growing bike event Spin Cycling Festival returns to London for its fifth edition from the 12th – 14th May! Having grown from a small cycling event established in 2013 to filling its new home at Olympia London, tickets are selling like hot cakes. Whether you’re a road cyclist, weekend warrior, super commuter, fixie fanatic, […]

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Cycling, pollution and London – what you need to know

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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London weekend getaway: From Maidenhead to Windsor

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, […]

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dhb Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket review

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 […]

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3 Additions to Make Google Maps Perfect for Cyclists

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 […]

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HeyGreenGO – A new way to meet fellow cyclists

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 […]

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