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Inspiring cyclists: Harri Symes, Thighs of Steel

We meet the first of our ‘heroes on wheels’ – Londoners who use their bikes to do brilliant things – Harri Symes, founder of Thighs of Steel, an epic charity cycle which spans seven weeks, thousands of miles and a LOT of inclines to raise funds for refugee centre Khora. What is Thighs of Steel? […]

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20 Best Instagram Accounts for Cyclists and Cycling Inspiration

If cycling is in your blood and you need a fix, these twenty Instagram accounts are perfect for keeping up to date with cycling. They might also convince you to break out of London, hit a trail or cycle abroad! Follow these twenty accounts and get inspired. @100Copies A photo posted by 100copies Bicycle Art (@100copies) […]

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Discounted bike servicing in 17 local London bike shops – offer ended!

Note: This offer has now expired. Thank you! The last time we did a bike servicing offer with Lunar Cycles in Kentish Town, things got a little crazy and we sold a lot more than we expected. Since then, a lot of people have been asking me when we’re going to do a follow on […]

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8 ways to identify a fellow cycle commuter

One of the most popular London Cyclist posts last year was ‘8 moments all cycle commuters will understand’ – you guys liked it so much, we thought we’d follow it up with 8 ways you can identify other commuters in your work place… Of course, if you’ve got a communal bike rack, and arrive in at […]

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How we started Fixation London

This is a guest post by Alex Bodini, Co-Founder of Fixation London.  We, like many others, have quietly observed the increase in cyclists on the roads of the UK with a big smile on our face over the past 5 years – we are bike people, always have been, always will be, so whether its road bikes, BMXs, mountain […]

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5 bikes you’ll want to ride as soon as you see them

Winter months are tough – icy mornings, windy evenings, and lots of darkness. In fact, this Monday we even had ‘blue Monday’ – reportedly the most depressing day of the year. We’re sure London Cyclist readers won’t be feeling too down – after all, you know the joys of a bike ride – but we’ve […]

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The coolest bike racks ever made

Locking and leaving your bike can sometimes feel a bit like abandoning it in the vague hope it will still be there on your return. Drab, old fashioned style bike racks littered with ‘bits of bike’ often do little to inspire confidence.. Of course, what we’d all love is a modern, attractive but strong looking […]

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15 Tour de France facts that will make people think you’re a TdF expert at the pub

The Tour de France is beginning in Leeds on Saturday 5th July, with stage one travelling over 190k of the Yorkshire Dales. After that, the race will move to York, for a 201km loop to Sheffield, before going from Cambridge to London on Monday 7th July. If you’re around, then there’s a great guide on […]

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5 fun bikes you should try to ride

It’s very easy to get used to the familiarity of your own bike – perhaps you’ve had it for many years, and you’re good friends, or maybe your bike is brand new, and you’re still in the honeymoon period. Regardless what stage of “loved up” you’re in with your own bike (or maybe it’s love/hate?) […]

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RideLondon-Surrey 100: Our top tips and your place in the 2014 event

Max and Nils were two of the lucky cyclists to take part in the first ever Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride last year. Having completed this amazing challenge, they wanted to share some of their top tips, and to let you know how you can still get your place in this event. RideLondon is an […]

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Taking part in the London Nightrider

Guest post by Gemma Hume, Digital Coms Officer for Practical Action. In the early hours of Sunday 8th June, 4,000 cyclists will take to London’s streets for Nightrider, an incredible 100km charity bike ride…and I will be one of them. You could be too! This time last year, I grudgingly agreed to do Nightrider with […]

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Maggie’s Monster Bike + Hike

If you’re looking for a way to challenge yourself physically while also taking up a good cause, you have to check out Maggie’s Monster Bike + Hike. There are tons of ways to give to charity; some of us donate money or goods while the rest of us get off our keisters and ride for […]

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