Best of the web – January

Greenwich foot tunnelBest of the web is a London Cyclist monthly series that highlights the best cycling content from around the web. We go out there and find all of the best bits so you don’t have to!

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

Offers, offers and some more offers

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    High on my to buy list are these power straps. Great for making full use of your pedalling motion and easy to slip in and out of with any pair of shoes. Click here to check them out.

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3 Responses to Best of the web – January

  1. omw 29/01/2010 at 7:26 pm #

    How about some more photos like the one at the top? London cycling photos? I see a new feature…

  2. Andreas 31/01/2010 at 11:46 am #

    Ooops I forgot to attribute that picture actually. My bad it’s from Snapshot London You can find Alex on Twitter.

    Yeah I’ve been in contact with a few photographers to see if they wanted to feature their pictures but most haven’t been too keen on the idea. If you know anyone that does good pictures of London and cycling then send them my way!

  3. cbi 31/01/2010 at 3:13 pm #

    @Andreas: I agree with @omw, we should encourage cycle photography on this blog, I’m sure that many of the followers have some great images to share! Unfortunately I wouldn’t be able to contribute myself, as I still don’t have a bike of my own (hoping this blog will help me decide what would be best for me). Hmmm….do I see a flickr group on the way…!

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