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Light fantastic: bright lights and hi-vis cycling accessories to make yourself seen

Cyclists – like Victorian children – are better seen than heard. We know this, despite my first foul-mouthed instinct when faced with a reckless driver. When it comes to making themselves seen, many – London Cyclist ed Andreas included – hold the perfectly sensible view that you don’t need to go overboard on the high-vis […]

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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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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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Topeak Babyseat II review

One of the things I’ve always loved most about cycling is that pretty unbeatable feeling of happiness as you pedal along with the wind in your hair, regardless of whether the sun is shining or the rain is hammering down. And then my wife told me she was pregnant. It’s been quite a long time […]

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Our must-have cycling kit for spring 2017

Look! That strange burning orb that’s suddenly appeared in the sky – what is it? Could it be… the sun, heralding the end of winter and the beginning of a season bathed in light? Of course, by the time you read this is will be raining, freezing or blowing a gale. Possibly all three. That’s […]

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Sitting pretty: smart, stylish cycling kit for the busy, the business-y or the slightly vain

Things I know to be true: One, that cyclists are, for better and for worse, exposed continuously to the elements. Two, that England’s elements are regularly, reliably on the soggy side. And three, that I am not a quitter. This is something I’m proud of; it takes a lot of tenacity to keep sugar, wine […]

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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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Delivered in 1 hour: Highlighting London’s local bike shops

As anyone who’s walked down a high street and felt uneasy at the countless chain stores will agree – it’s important to support local shops. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with PocketHighStreet to highlight a couple of the shops on their platform that offer a 1 hour delivery. PocketHighStreet is a way for bike shops […]

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Waterproof Cycling Trousers

Waterproof Cycling Trousers Guide

Waterproof cycling trousers are a staple for anyone who commutes to work on a regular basis. They offer protection from getting soaked in the rain, which is an uncomfortable way to start your day. There are a few ways to handle this issue, but any solution needs to focus on some additional considerations, which is why […]

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Vulpine Men's Harrington Jacket worn by Andreas near Kings Cross

Vulpine British Waxed Harrington Jacket Review – Style & Practicality

The goofy grin on my face is because I’m thrilled to be trying out Vulpine’s new British Waxed Harrington Jacket for a review on London Cyclist. If you find yourself wearing this same jacket right now, it’s likely you’ll have the same silly grin. This has become my go to jacket over the autumn and winter. It’s […]

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A selection on urban cycling shoes

Urban Cycling Shoes: SPD Shoes Suitable for Wearing in London

Keeping your feet attached to the pedals is really awesome but can be a bit scary and inconvenient in a city. Some of the shoes can also be hard to walk in and make you look just a little silly, especially on smooth surfaces. However, it needn’t be that way, and this is where urban […]

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Should I Wear a Cycling Cap? Cycling Caps Guide

Cycling caps are a quintessential part of road cycling but they have their uses in the city too – I have a couple that I like wearing for various reasons outlined below. Often worn alone for racing until the UCI made helmets compulsory in 2003, they’ve been heavily documented perching atop the heads of pro […]

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