London cyclist blog newsletter launched plus bicycle maintenance eBook giveaway

Today there are two very exciting bits of news I’m pleased to announce. The first is that the London Cyclist blog email newsletter officially starts today. Woo! Secondly, I’m giving away a free bicycle maintenance eBook to celebrate the launch!

Extra content and discounts

I’ll start with the newsletter. This is something I’ve wanted to add to the blog for a while and everyone has been encouraging me to do it. The newsletter will provide a convenient weekly roundup of everything that has been happening on London Cyclist. Additionally there will be some exclusive content that will not be available here.

This will include entirely new articles that will help you get the most out of your cycling, articles that expand on what is being talked about on the blog and other things such as competitions and discounts on cycling gear so you can save money. You will also get a little exclusive information on my cycling and be the first to hear announcements about the blog.

The newsletter is of course free and is available for anyone reading London Cyclist to join. I’ll be keeping to a maximum of two emails per week to make sure I’m never overloading you with information.

I’m very excited to be adding this new dimension to London Cyclist and can’t wait to start sending out some really awesome new stuff to you. If you want to be a part of this all you have to do is enter your first name and email here:








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Bicycle maintenance made ridiculously easy

To celebrate launching the newsletter I’ve created this bicycle maintenance eBook useful to anyone with a bike.

bicycle maintenance made ridiculously easy

The aim of the eBook is to provide you with all the tools necessary to complete the basic bike maintenance that will keep your bike lasting for longer and out of bike shop repairs.

In there I discuss my techniques for staying on top of bike maintenance and provide two very useful checklists. One for a quick 20-second check you should do before every ride and the other with a monthly checklist to keep your bike running smoothly.

bike maintenance made easy ebook screenshotI also discuss how to clean your bike, keep it lubricated, sort out gear changing problems and fitting new brake pads. The section on checking for chain wear is a very useful check to do if you want to save money on expensive parts of the bike.

I even sent the eBook to a few fellow cycling bloggers to get their opinion on this resource:

Bicycle maintenance made ridiculously easy is an excellent resource for beginning cyclists who wish to save money by taking care of their own equipment. More experienced cyclists will likely find some of the maintenance tips, and the excellent monthly checklist, useful as well.

James Thomas, BicycleDesign

This publication takes all of the mystery out of the dark art of bicycle maintenance and shows it to be so everyday and ordinary as to be easy!  Download it now and you need never put up with annoying gears or have to blush in ignorance in your local bike shop again.

Mark Ames, iBikeLondon

Bicycle Maintenance Made Ridiculously Easy is exactly what it claims to be – a simple how-to guide for maintaining the condition of your bike.

If you can learn to make these few common repairs to your bike, you can handle just about any problem you might encounter while out on the road.

With specific sections covering the tools, maintenance schedules, basic repairs, and tweaks that need to be made, it is a simple, down-to-earth handbook for anyone new to bicycle upkeep.

Darren Alff, Bicycle Touring Pro

To get yourself a copy simply head to this page.

If you download the guide and find it useful then you may want to consider subscribing to the newsletter to keep up to date with future such eBooks that I will be releasing.

I look forward to connecting with you in the newsletter and I hope you like the eBook. If you have any comments or any problems accessing either of these resources then please let me know in the comments.

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3 Responses to London cyclist blog newsletter launched plus bicycle maintenance eBook giveaway

  1. Rob Moore 13/01/2010 at 1:05 pm #

    Nice one!

  2. Alex 13/01/2010 at 2:01 pm #

    The ebook is a great idea – I can always print out a few pages and take them with me when I work on my bike, instead of carrying a heavy book!

  3. Andreas 13/01/2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Cheers Rob, thanks Alex.

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