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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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How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet – Cycle Helmet Guide

What are the 3 things to look for when buying a bicycle helmet and also which helmet does Lance wear?

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What is the Best Cycling Backpack? Commuter Rucksack Guide

*This is a 2016 update to a 2014 guide* Backpacks and rucksacks for cycling come in all shapes and sizes. Whilst it is more than possible to use any kind of backpack while cycling, there are benefits of having a travel backpack designed with the bike rider in mind. Cycling backpacks will usually have adjustable straps […]

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Quad Lock bike mount for iPhone and Android phones – Review

Whilst riding around London, it’s likely you’ve developed your own internal GPS for getting around. But what happens when you want to venture further? Or try completely new routes? In September I’m planning on riding to Taunton. Following the route will be a lot easier if I have the bike equivalent of a TomTom in […]

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Cycling bottles and cages for cold water and hot coffee while on the bike

Squash, water, smoothie, coffee, tea, whisky – whatever your preference is for on the bike drinking, having a decent bottle will keep your drink cool or warm. A good cage to keep it in is important too. Here are some of our favourite bottles and bike bottle cages. CamelBack Podium Chill – 610ml – £13.99 […]

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Kryptonite Wheelnutz review – theft proof your bike wheels

Whilst you may lock your frame and rear wheel with a reliable D-Lock, what about your front wheel? If someone can simply undo a quick release or remove a bolt, they can run off with your wheel. This is not only a pain but also expensive. Enter the Gravity WheelNutz. At a touch under £25, they […]

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Kryptonite Messenger Mini+ Review

In 2009, I bought a Kryptonite New York Standard bike lock. Since then, I’ve never had my bike stolen. No need to review further bike locks. The end. But wait.. it’s now 2016. Have Kryptonite just been twiddling their thumbs? It turns out the Kryptonite team has been harassing New York bike messengers with probing […]

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How to deal with a sweaty cycle commute

No matter how much I decide I’m going to cycle slowly and take my time on a commute, I end up speeding up. Either because I’m late, because I got delayed along the way, or because traffic conditions mean I feel better cycling faster. Inevitably, I get to my designation all sweaty. That and its been really […]

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GearUp Lean Machine bike stand review

Keeping your bike secure in London is hard. Especially if you leave it locked up outside every night. Factor in the charming British weather and it’s no surprise that many people choose to keep their bike indoors. As we have talked about previously this can raise various issues in small London flats. I recently moved to […]

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Burley Travoy urban trailer review – a bike trailer for those who don’t do bike trailers

Riding with extra cargo around London isn’t for the self conscious. Pedestrians double take and drivers stare. Bike trailers are not a common sight in London. However, if you’re the type that doesn’t particularly care what others think, then you’ll discover there’s a lot to love about the Burley Travoy. Burley are an Oregon based company who specialise in […]

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Portland Design Works Takeout Basket review

I have not had a front basket since the 80’s when I still had a fetching pink bike with handlebar streamers. I had friends at school who had them and they always seemed so unwieldy that I steadfastly stuck to my backpack or rear rack. I love the aesthetic of a front cargo style rack, but never […]

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Multipurpose cycling products round up

We like reviews and gear here at London Cyclist and we tend to review a lot of things that are specifically made for cycling. However, there are many things that can be used whilst riding a bike that do not have that function in mind. Then there are the things that are designed with cycling […]

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