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This month saw the launch of the London Cyclist Blog Newsletter. Some described the event as more emotional than the last ever episode of Friends. Okay, nobody described it as that but there was definitely some emotion there.
There was also the launch of the Bicycle Maintenance Made Ridiculously Easy eBook. The eBook signalled the end of confusion about how to maintain a bike. A couple of people even asked me how much it costs to buy. It’s completely free and done out of nothing but pure hatred for complicated bike maintenance! To date it has been downloaded 675 times.
Of course, these two big launches didn’t impact the regular quality content that people expect from London Cyclist. In the popular buying guides series we took a look at bike locks that will keep your bike safe. We also expressed anger at the grouping of cycling on the pavement with guns and burglary. When we were not venting anger at leaflets from the police we were enjoying a nice bit of cycling in Richmond Park on a route which is courtesy of the Cycling Britain book. We also talked about cycling technique and shared some tips for dreaded uphill cycling.
The one post that got a lot of coverage on other cycling media and was possibly one of the most fun ones to do ever was my race against the London Underground. High on the fun factor was also all the polls we had this week. But it’s not only about London Cyclist it’s also about all the other wonderful cycling blogs out there…
Other wonderful cycling blogs
- Has the economy affected your bike commuting? asks BikeCommuters
- Useful repair tips on Commutebybike
- How to turn your cycling commute into a workout by the Evening Standard
- Copenhagen builds hand rails to allow cyclists to rest and push off at traffic lights and also to make us even more jealous of cycling over there
- We may soon be able to turn at red lights as trial gets the go ahead
- Government says no. To three feet to pass petition. They said cars should already be giving you plenty of space aren’t they? Obviously the person who wrote the response is a non-cyclist.
- Pedestrians footsteps are being converted to energy. If only we could hook up the power all bikes create to the power grid then the energy problem would be solved for at least 10 households.
- Keep the posties on their Pashleys says Mark
- Cyclist accidents mapped reminding us to keep our wits about us on the busy roads
Offers, offers and some more offers
- Advice on the best cycling gear
- A Friday roundup of all the latest London cycling news
- Exclusive content not available on the blog
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