Aprire frames

Aprire bicycles Inverno and Inverno AR review

In the latest instalment of our London bike company profile series, we bring you Aprire, a South London based bike manufacturer. We sat down and chatted with the founder a few weeks ago when we got our hands on a couple of demo bikes to see what they were all about. Aprire are still relatively unknown […]

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Cyclists: Copy and paste this text on your phone

Your smartphone is not only great for playing Angry Birds & Kingdom Rush Frontiers, it’s also a useful tool if you ever find yourself in an emergency while out riding your bike. I recommend, picking up your phone and copy and pasting the below text in to your notes app: ############ ICE / Accident Note My number: […]

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3 great North London cut-throughs

North London can be hilly if you are not careful, so finding a good cut-though can be a little more onerous than in Central or East London. There are also no true cycle superhighways in North London – CS1 is now in place but is certainly more of a quietway than true superhighway as they […]

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Burley Travoy urban trailer review – a bike trailer for those who don’t do bike trailers

Riding with extra cargo around London isn’t for the self conscious. Pedestrians double take and drivers stare. Bike trailers are not a common sight in London. However, if you’re the type that doesn’t particularly care what others think, then you’ll discover there’s a lot to love about the Burley Travoy. Burley are an Oregon based company who specialise in […]

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Cycling with children in London

A few weeks ago we brought you a guide to learning to ride a bike in London as an adult. Now, with the school holidays rapidly approaching (whoop to a quieter commute!) we felt it was a good time to bring together some resources for cycling with children in London. It may seem like the […]

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3 great cut-throughs in Central London

Last week we highlighted some favourite cut-throughs in East London. This was somewhat hard to compile as I use a lot of cut-throughs in my regular route construction so picking 3 in any one area was not easy, but it makes you think about how well they really work for expedience. Now it is the […]

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3 great cycle cut-throughs in East London

We mentioned this in our route planning guide and here it is – the first of our posts on our favourite cut-throughs: East London. I love a good cut through – that feeling that you are getting away from the traffic while at the same time saving a few minutes on a commute home or […]

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How to stop your bike lock from jamming

Of course, it’s important to have a good lock and know how to use it. However, if you’ve ever put your key in your lock and it hasn’t opened as easily as it once did, it’s time for a little TLC. Here’s what you need to know about maintaining your bike lock… Clean and lubricate the mechanism […]

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Portland Design Works Takeout Basket review

I have not had a front basket since the 80’s when I still had a fetching pink bike with handlebar streamers. I had friends at school who had them and they always seemed so unwieldy that I steadfastly stuck to my backpack or rear rack. I love the aesthetic of a front cargo style rack, but never […]

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Multipurpose cycling products round up

We like reviews and gear here at London Cyclist and we tend to review a lot of things that are specifically made for cycling. However, there are many things that can be used whilst riding a bike that do not have that function in mind. Then there are the things that are designed with cycling […]

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Genesis Flyer 2016 – Full review

Ever since trying out some budget single speeds last year, I have been somewhat hooked. I really enjoyed riding the Mango a lot more than I was expecting, but in comparison to my nicer touring bike, I felt the comfort was a little lacking for a regular, go-anywhere commuter bike. So being the gear head […]

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Learning to ride a bike as an adult in London

With summer seemingly here (on and off at least) there have definitely been more people out on the roads on bikes, which is great! The idea of becoming a cyclist as an adult can be daunting at the best of times, and in London it can seem even worse. The problem with being an adult is […]

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