fly12 cycliq cycling camera

Best bike cameras for on and off road cycling – 2017 edition

Whether you want a camera for safety, for video making, or to just have fun with – there’s plenty out there to choose from. We’ve hand picked a few that we recommend and added in some notes about what mounts you’ll need to make these cameras bike friendly. GoPro Hero5 GoPro has always been the […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
mde

Why I went on a night cycle across London

Cycling at any time of the day is wonderful, but in London a serene night ride tops peak-hour pedalling for me. And as the days are getting shorter and our cycle shorts are getting longer, this seems like a fitting opportunity to write about it. I travelled from Putney Bridge to Turnpike Lane last week, […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Vulpine Men's Harrington Jacket worn by Andreas near Kings Cross

Best cycling routes in London when you’re learning to ride (or new to London)

Cycling in London for the first time can be quite a dramatic change from what you might previously be used to. There are more cars, cyclists, pedestrians and generally a lot going on around you. It takes a bit of time to get used to riding in the city. With this in mind, we’ve listed […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }
dominik-martin-100802

London’s triathlon clubs – A quick guide

So, you’ve signed up for a triathlon – that’s awesome. If this is your first time doing a triathlon, or if you’ve recently moved to a new area in London, you’ll probably be looking for a club to train with. This comprehensive guide will group triathlon clubs based on where they are located in the […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 17.18.13

Dating for cyclists in London – what to look for?

We’ve looked at popular London cycing clubs and we’ve shared our guide to finding a cycling buddy. But what if you are looking for love? We take a look at a speed dating event designed for cyclists. Look Mum No Hands! recently teamed up with Cycle Speed Dating to hold a ‘Date & Ride’ event. Single cyclists […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
norway inn burger

From Portreath to Devoran – Coast to Coast Cycle

At just 11 miles long, the Sustrans Mineral Tramways Coast to Coast is one of the shortest coast to coast rides you can do in the UK. Almost the entire route is traffic free. Over the summer holidays, while I was in Cornwall, I took the opportunity to ride the route. As we were close […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Brake the Cycle

Getting social and sustainable with Brake the Cycle

Brake the Cycle is a cycle touring company with a difference. Organised as a social enterprise, the goal is to explore sustainable living through cycling, adventure and community. London Cyclist interviewed Joe Red, the founder of the organisation, to find out more and to discover what someone can expect from one of their tours. Joe […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }
Cycling books for holidays

7 Summer Holiday Books for Cyclists

In the London Cyclist Friday newsletter we’ve recently been mentioning some of our favourite reads, including Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling by Carlton Reid and Bike Nation: How Cycling Can Save the World. I thought we should continue the theme and have asked Hollie to roundup some of her favourite books for cyclists… […]

Read full story Comments { 8 }
Man stood next to car with a bike rack on the back near a cottage

Choosing the right bike rack

Shock announcement: Many cyclists also own cars! You heard it here first. Many cyclists enjoy using said cars for heading off to far flung places to ride their bikes. Transporting them involves some kind of bike rack. Whether that’s a trailer or an attachable rack that fits on the top or rear of your car. […]

Read full story Comments { 12 }
Farrah's fringe

How to deal with bike helmet hair if you have long locks

Helmet hair is the worst. This guide isn’t going to promise that you’ll look like a L’Oreal advert after a long ride (here comes the science: perfect hair isn’t going to happen after a cycle, ever). But it will give you some handy tips and tricks to help keep things in control for a day […]

Read full story Comments { 6 }
pink ribbon race

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 4 }
Provz 360+ jacket worn at night

Light fantastic: bright lights and hi-vis cycling accessories to make yourself seen

Cyclists – like Victorian children – are better seen than heard. We know this, despite my first foul-mouthed instinct when faced with a reckless driver. When it comes to making themselves seen, many – London Cyclist ed Andreas included – hold the perfectly sensible view that you don’t need to go overboard on the high-vis […]

Read full story Comments { 14 }