Archive | Features RSS feed for this section

How Does Your Bike Fit?

After much trial and error, testing and advice from all and sundry, I bought my first road bike, a Wilier Mortirolo about eight months ago.  I was like a proud parent when I first brought it home and lavished it with love and attention.  I had spent a lot of time at the bike shop […]

Read full story Comments { 34 }

If you want your iPhone to do more than just play Angry Birds read this..

Sipping on a few beers enjoying a rare sunny day in London my friend asked: “How’s the blog?”. “Yeah, pretty good, I’m writing a new eBook” I replied. “You are writing a new what?” my clearly internet illiterate friend asked.   “A new eBook – you know a downloadable book.” “Oh right, what on?” “Well, how […]

Read full story Comments { 11 }

Creme Caferacer: A classic looking city bike

“Influenced by handbuilt porteur bicycles of the 50s and 60s" says the description of the Caferacer or Cafe Racer (Depending on which site you visit). The bike has the classic features of a Dutch bike: 7sp hub gears, internal cable routing and a chain cover. The Caferacer is all about upright riding and staying classy! […]

Read full story Comments { 9 }

Top 50 bike blogs 2011

Here is 2011’s top cycling blogs list. Enjoy and make sure you add some more great blogs to your RSS or Twitter feeds. The list is based on factors including page rank, Alexa Rank, Google In-links, Twitter and number of comments. Some interesting stats: When I first created the list in 2009 just 24% of […]

Read full story Comments { 75 }

Arch to Arc – the perfect ride for a London Cyclist..

When Andreas asked me to write a guest post for London Cyclist, I immediately said yes – but it’s taken me nine months to put pen to paper. (Well, fingers to keyboard.) Sorry about the delay, Andreas. So what is it that Andreas thought you might be interested in reading about? Is it a London […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }

Fun with the cycle hire Live View

While pedalling a Boris Bike I start to shuffle in my pocket. Where is that damn iPhone. Finally, I find it. The next challenge is to get it out my pocket whilst still navigating the Humvee of the bike world. Eventually, I give up. I pull over and get my iPhone out. I look up […]

Read full story Comments { 9 }

Refreshing smoothie for a cyclist

To drift away just a little from the typical topics discussed on this blog I wanted to mention one of the coolest gifts I got this Christmas. A Kenwood Smoothie To Go smoothie maker! (Amazon have it for just £19.99 here or even cheaper if you pop into a Robert Dyas) Next time you cycle […]

Read full story Comments { 8 }
davina_landing_image

The launch of the Wo(men) Who Cycle But Not In A Club Club

Post by Nicole of Bikethoughtsfromabroad OK, no more (tongue-in-cheek) comments about cycling flouro people (crazy or otherwise). This week….a call to arms, well…bikes.  After speaking to loads of friends and acquaintances who also happen to cycle, a few of us thought that we had something in common.  I love to ride my bike, whenever I […]

Read full story Comments { 72 }

How to start cycling

I know more than one person who’s new year’s resolution is to start cycling. As a regular reader of this blog you’ve probably already made the jump to cyclist but maybe some of your friends haven’t. Send them the link to this post on their Facebook or email because it will help them out with […]

Read full story Comments { 68 }

5 things to expect from cycling in London in 2011

1. Expansion of the Boris Bike Scheme The hugely successful-even-if-plagued-by-more-problems-than-Windows-ME Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme is set for expansion east, in time for the 2012 Olympics. The lucky Londoners in Bethnal Green, Bow, Canary Wharf, Mile End and Poplar will be next to see docking stations popping up. The expanded Boris Bike scheme will eventually cover […]

Read full story Comments { 14 }

5 good new years resolutions for cyclists and the first steps you need to take to achieve them

This is typically the time of the year when we set new goals for ourselves. During January I’ll be posting more about how to keep the resolution to start cycling. Hopefully you guys will be kind enough to forward the articles to your non-cycling buddies! Here are 5 good new years resolutions if you are […]

Read full story Comments { 25 }

Never seen before bikes land in the UK. Here’s why they are of interest

Dutch design bicycles are famed for their low maintenance and high quality. While “Dutch style” bikes are nothing new, certain well known brands have always been missing from the line-up. A new site called And Dutch has just changed that. I caught up with the founder, Gert-Jan Baan (How Dutch does that name sound?), to […]

Read full story Comments { 8 }