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London Cycling Awards 2016 – the winners

Last week the winners of the annual London Cycling Awards were announced at the opening night of Spin London. Who were the winners a runners up we hear you ask? Well, without further ado, here are the full results: Best Cycling Project was won by CLOCS, which focuses on improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians […]

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The 5 Best bike shops in West London

Completing our local bike shop themed tour of the compass points, this week we go West. Next week we will finish up by going into the centre. West London is a somewhat strange and unfamiliar land to me, I admit to not having spent much time there. I am definitely a North East dweller, although there […]

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alpini Mini Velo review

Minivelos are not common bikes and you don’t often see them on the streets of London, which is a shame. I am a fan of small wheeled bikes, I love my Brompton and it’s acceleration. A minivelo benefits from  fast acceleration but has a larger frame, making it a little more stable. The smaller footprint, thanks to […]

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Best bike shops in South London

We are looking due South this week, rounding up 5 of our favourite bike shops in South London. As usual, there are many more great bike shops out there, but here are 5 we, and others, especially like. Seabass Cycles 62 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ     Tel. 020 7703 3470 Unit 2A.2, Copeland Business Park, SE15 3SN […]

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The 5 best bike shops in East London

Last week we brought you a selection of our 5 favourite bike shops in North London. This week we are working our way around the compass and come to East London. East London has a lot of cyclists – it’s a great place to ride a bike and has loads of lovely canals, parks and […]

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How to choose a saddle

Saddles are a tricky item to buy. What’s great for me, won’t necessarily be the best saddle for you. Simply put, our butts are different (probably). That said, it gets pretty hard and expensive to keep trying saddle after saddle at random until you find your dream perch. For this article, we decided to reach […]

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The 5 best bike shops in North London

There are so many great little bike shops in London. Some are specialists in a certain type of bike. Others are more focused on maintenance and repair. Most sell a good range of accessories for impromptu upgrades or planned revamps. North London is our stomping ground (with some North-East thrown in recently) and so we […]

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Nick Hussey

An interview with Nick Hussey, founder of Vulpine

Vulpine are one of the quintessential success stories of the London cycling scene. Founded in 2012, Vulpine set out with a goal of functional clothes that look good and off the bike. As Nick says, the litmus test for a Vulpine garment is whether you can walk into a pub, without standing out as a cyclist. With Spring in […]

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Top rated arm and leg warmers

Simple tubes of material might not seem like anything special – but considering we live in a country where the weather changes its mind quicker than a hormonal teenager, they’re pretty useful. Arm and leg warmers pack down smaller than a jacket or pair of trousers, so are great for just keeping in your bag incase […]

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London Cyclist is on IG

10 of the best Instagram bike hashtags

London Cyclist is on Instagram! That’s right people – we’ve grown our social media arsenal. From great cycling gear, to beautiful commutes and the interesting people that work in the cycling industry – we intend to share it and would invite you to join us. To mark this momentous occasion (and because we have spent […]

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How to replace disc brake pads

Our final brake pad replacement guide: disc brakes. Due to their effectiveness in wet conditions disc brakes are finding their way on to more and more bikes, particularly those used for commuting. They are great in London traffic when you have no idea who or what will walk out in front of you next. These […]

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How to replace road bike brake pads

Last week we brought you a guide on replacing pads on cantilever and v-brakes. This week we are providing guidance on the types of rim brakes often found on road bikes. Many road (racing) bikes make use of cartridge based brake calipers in order to make replacing the brake pads very quick and easy. If […]

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