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Celebrating female cyclists in London with the Women’s Tour

Something kind of awesome happens when women come together, especially in London. Like when the Women’s March echoed a chorus of ‘love trumps hate’ and ‘girls just wanna have fundamental rights’ around the world, just a few months ago. We are a strong unit, paving a powerful path of positivity in a world that can […]

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London Cycle Cafés – who? where? what?

Originally published 12/07/2010, updated 22/05/2017 The number of cyclists in London is rising and these happy pedal pushers need fuel. More specifically, they need to find this fuel at a caffeine and sugar tainted watering hole. This helps explain the simultaneous rise of cycling cafes, something that Time Magazine recognised soon after the popular Look […]

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London’s favourite urban and road cycling event is back

Europe’s fastest-growing bike event Spin Cycling Festival returns to London for its fifth edition from the 12th – 14th May! Having grown from a small cycling event established in 2013 to filling its new home at Olympia London, tickets are selling like hot cakes. Whether you’re a road cyclist, weekend warrior, super commuter, fixie fanatic, […]

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Vulpine Hoy Beacon Waterproof Jacket Review

We have thus far reviewed two items from the new Vulpine autumn/winter range, the Commuter jeans and the Waxed British Harrington. Both items have been great and we have been really impressed by the attention to detail, fit and workmanship of the products. The final piece we asked to try out is one from the Hoy […]

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Knog Blinder Mini Review: Small Bike Lights That Pack a Punch

We got our hands on the regular Knog Blinders last year and generally liked them. They are handy, easy to charge and bright enough to be seen on busy London streets. So, when we were offered the chance to check out the new Blinder Mini we thought, why the heck not?! What are they? The Blinder range […]

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Love trumps hate – 5 things cyclists should learn to love

With a subtle reference to the U.S. election, I bring you 5 things cyclists should learn to love. 1. Electric Bikes “Cheater!” is my gut reaction when I see someone riding an electric bike. Perhaps I’m a purist or maybe I’m just jealous. However, whenever I’ve been the one riding an electric bike, I’ve thought “wow this […]

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DZR H2O Review: Urban SPD Shoes

Last week we brought you a run down of some city worthy SPD shoes I have good experience with. I promised you an in-depth review of one of these pairs, the DZR H2O’s, so here it is. What are they? They are regular looking trainers but with stiffer soles and an attachment for cleats. This […]

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Vulpine Urban Cycling Jeans Reviewed: The Perfect Commuting Jeans?

In the city you want to cycling around in things you are comfortable in. However, you don’t always want to wear lycra. You want to be able to go to the pub or a restaurant and not feel like people can see your pants. Both myself and Andreas have reviewed cycling jeans in the past. […]

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Thule Panniers review – urban carrying solutions for all?

We have reviewed a few pannier options in the past. I myself use panniers in the city on occasion and do enjoy not carrying things on my back. My main problem with panniers for day-to-day use however has always been off bike portage and usability. I generally like my Ortlieb panniers and they each fit […]

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Decisions, Decisions – What to consider when choosing a road bike.

It may seem like an odd time of year to be talking about getting into road riding, but if you are a savvy shopper, now is a great time for a new road bike purchase. Most bike companies have just released their shiny new 2017 bikes. This means all the obviously obsolete 2016 models can […]

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Go West! My first cycle tour – part 2 – the gear and kit

I have told you where we cycled last week on our first ever bike tour, now here is a run down of the gear we carried with us. This is not an extensive list, that would be dull. Rather this is a list of the main things that made the riding comfortable and possible. The Bikes I used […]

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Here’s a lovely weekend bike ride to try

Parts of London make you forget you are in a major city. We’ve all got our favourite spots – from Hampstead Heath to The Lea Valley. Today, we’ll cover a nice easy to follow cycling route around the Hackney, Wathamstow and Tottenham Marshes. This area is perfect for cyclists. If you’re looking for more suggestions, then our 35 London Cycle […]

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