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Bags for cyclists – Trakke Wee Lug Messenger Bag review

Classy commuter bags – part 1. This week we are adding to our reviews of classy commuting bags, here is the first, the second will be out at the end of the week. Enjoy! Trakke Wee Lug messenger bag – £240 Trakke are a small company located in Glasgow, specialising in classy messenger bags and backpacks, […]

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Knog Strongman D-lock review

This is Knog’s high security offering, making it the most suitable product the company produces for London cyclists. The lock has a Gold rating from Sold Secure and is ART three star certified. Further, Knog has its own rating system, classing the Strongman as worthy of ’90-ghetto’ level security, only the second from the top, […]

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Velosock – A sock for your bike reviewed

Unwrapping the Velosock and holding it in your hands feels like you are holding on to a giants brightly coloured boxers. Getting it on the bike is a little fiddly, but not difficult. You’d probably be better off doing it outside your home, because the process is likely to displace some of the dirt you are looking […]

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Discerning Cyclist Style Guide – Summer Edition

Guest post by Pete Reynolds from Discerning Cyclist Just because it’s getting a bit warmer in the summer months, there’s no reason to sacrifice on style when you’re out and about on your bike. There’s plenty of quality cycling clothes out there that combine both great cycling functionality and style. The kind of gear that […]

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5 accessories for a summer of cycling

With long summery days ahead of us, here are 5 accessories we love and recommend at London Cyclist. Smartphone bike mount Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, whatever your poison, you can mount it to your handlebars to follow directions and use as a bike computer. With summer here, it’s the perfect time to ditch the sweaty underground […]

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Hill and Ellis bags – the journey to Made in England

Guest post by Catherine Ellis We always wanted Made in Britain to be stamped on our leather bike bags. Yeah, the Italians know a bit about cycling, and leather for that matter, but us Brits are hard at their heels both in terms of innovative bike products and cycling itself. (We don’t want to go on […]

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The Best Rechargeable Bike Lights

Rechargeable lights come with green credentials and are wallet friendly, saving you from having to keep replacing the batteries. There is a downside though, in testing, they don’t tend to last as long as bike lights that use standard, non-rechargeable batteries. With that in mind, we’ve summed up a handful of our favourites from the low, […]

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The simplest bike storage solution

It’s a well known formula: Bike + Indoor storage = Unhappy coinhabitants  + messy corridor Having recently taken part in the much despised game of “find a new place to rent” one of the things I was looking at, as estate agents showed me around, was where I could potentially store my bike. Would I be […]

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Top 5 Best Bike Storage Solutions

We cyclists do, of course, love our bikes – and there is absolutely no way we want to store them outside unless there is literally no other option. Unless you’ve craftily positioned yourself in a home with other cyclists, housemates, family and spouses can sometimes find this desire to keep the bike inside confusing and […]

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What’s the most versatile style of bike?

I’ll admit, I’m a bit greedy in the bike department (but not as greedy as some people I know!) – I’ve got more than 3, and less than 5. However, I recently found myself wondering: if I could have just one bike, what would it be? Here’s a look at the distinguishing features of the most […]

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Laundrapp review – laundry for busy people

What, you still do your own laundry? You fire up the washing machine, throw in the colours separately, add the powder and then put it in the drier when it’s done? Then you manually fold it? That’s so old school! After all, this is the 21st century that we live in and there’s an app […]

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3 of the best commuter backpacks

Every hardy commuter needs a good backpack – that trusted pack that’s got your back on every commute can become a familiar friend on your daily rides – but it has to be reliable, long lasting and comfortable to receive ‘commuting essential’ status. Here’s a look at 3 of the best we’ve found over the […]

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