In a digital world where we’re constantly on the go, logged in and overwhelmed with information, it can be hard to find the time to sit back and relax with a good book. That’s why audiobooks are fast growing in popularity. With platforms like Audible providing a library of audiobooks to download and listen to, […]
About Hollie RichardsonLeeds-born freelance writer with a damn good-looking bike in London.
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What a year! For London cyclists, 2017 saw warnings of toxic air pollution levels, an Oxford Street transformation that rather rudely excludes bikes and slow progress from the city’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner. But there’s always an abundance of positive stories to be shared about cycling in our incredible capital city. We’ve rounded up […]
Like it or not, Christmas is already on its way. Do you have a cyclist in your life to buy a present for? Are you wondering whether to get them a cycling gift, or just stick to the safe but very predictable scented candle or box of Belgian chocolates? Well, you should use your imagination […]
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?
This week, I went along to a Cycle Speed Dating event at Look Mum No Hands!, with a roped-in supportive friend and my Dutch bicycle Millie in tow. Cyclists looking for love in Lycra came together at Lmnh Kitchen, to follow the usual speed dating format of spending a few minutes chatting with each potential […]
So, you’ve signed up for a triathlon – that’s awesome. If this is your first time doing a triathlon, or if you’ve recently moved to a new area in London, you’ll probably be looking for a club to train with. This comprehensive guide will group triathlon clubs based on where they are located in the […]
We’ve looked at popular London cycing clubs and we’ve shared our guide to finding a cycling buddy. But what if you are looking for love? We take a look at a speed dating event designed for cyclists. Look Mum No Hands! recently teamed up with Cycle Speed Dating to hold a ‘Date & Ride’ event. Single cyclists […]
Brake the Cycle is a cycle touring company with a difference. Organised as a social enterprise, the goal is to explore sustainable living through cycling, adventure and community. London Cyclist interviewed Joe Red, the founder of the organisation, to find out more and to discover what someone can expect from one of their tours. Joe […]
In the London Cyclist Friday newsletter we’ve recently been mentioning some of our favourite reads, including Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling by Carlton Reid and Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World. I thought we should continue the theme and have asked Hollie to roundup some of her favourite books for cyclists… […]
Helmet hair is the worst. This guide isn’t going to promise that you’ll look like a L’Oreal advert after a long ride (here comes the science: perfect hair isn’t going to happen after a cycle, ever). But it will give you some handy tips and tricks to help keep things in control for a day […]
Something kind of awesome happens when women come together, especially in London. Like when the Women’s March echoed a chorus of ‘love trumps hate’ and ‘girls just wanna have fundamental rights’ around the world, just a few months ago. We are a strong unit, paving a powerful path of positivity in a world that can […]
Originally published 12/07/2010, updated 22/05/2017 The number of cyclists in London is rising and these happy pedal pushers need fuel. More specifically, they need to find this fuel at a caffeine and sugar tainted watering hole. This helps explain the simultaneous rise of cycling cafes, something that Time Magazine recognised soon after the popular Look […]
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