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How to be a mindful cyclist

To many, mindfulness sits in a murky world of levitating, meditative smuggery, #CleanEating and crystal hugging. However, the humble message of mindfulness is simple: it’s about paying more attention to the present; being aware of our thoughts, our bodies and our world. But why should you care? Because if a new book by cycling journalist Nick Moore is to […]

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A cyclist’s first signs of Spring

I somehow survived my first winter as a cyclist. It was a long slog of navigating through icy roads in the darkness and ensuring visibility by dressing like a Christmas tree wrapped in tinsel and fairy-lights. The month of March marks the start of Spring but you probably have the extortionate central heating bills and […]

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London weekend getaway: From Maidenhead to Windsor

The area surrounding Maidenhead ticked a lot of boxes when I was recently looking for a weekend away from London. Great gastropubs, cafes, lots of cycle routes along the river, old manor houses and there were even opportunities to sail, kayak and paddle board for the adventurous at Bray Lake. With it being off season, […]

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dhb Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket review

On a wet, windy and miserable day I shouted to my girlfriend: “Quick! Put your dhb Women’s Flashlight Highline Waterproof Jacket on and run outside! There’s no time to waste”. Such is the life of a cycling bloggers girlfriend. Over the past three weeks, she’s been putting the women’s jacket to the test (there is […]

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3 Additions to Make Google Maps Perfect for Cyclists

Ever since Google Maps added directions for cyclists, I’ve been a very regular user. Google Maps does a fairly good job of choosing a bike friendly route and it’s a pretty good interface. However, as a cyclist and someone who likes to complain about things, there are a few additions I’d love to see. Elevation […]

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HeyGreenGO – A new way to meet fellow cyclists

One of the most common questions I get asked is: “How do I meet fellow cyclists?”. It seems many of us want to socialise beyond our current friendship groups, but we don’t really know exactly how to go about it. Despite feeling a little awkward at first, it’s a worthwhile pursuit as we can find […]

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A French cycling tour inspired by Peter Mayle’s novels

With over 6 million worldwide sales, Peter Mayle’s “A Year in Provence” still captures the imaginations of people across the globe. Provence’s charming cobbled streets, fragrant lavender fields, rolling hills, and sleepy villages also offer much for the keen cyclist. With all of this in mind, here are the best places to see as part […]

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20 Best Instagram Accounts for Cyclists and Cycling Inspiration

If cycling is in your blood and you need a fix, these twenty Instagram accounts are perfect for keeping up to date with cycling. They might also convince you to break out of London, hit a trail or cycle abroad! Follow these twenty accounts and get inspired. @100Copies A photo posted by 100copies Bicycle Art (@100copies) […]

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Delivered in 1 hour: Highlighting London’s local bike shops

As anyone who’s walked down a high street and felt uneasy at the countless chain stores will agree – it’s important to support local shops. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with PocketHighStreet to highlight a couple of the shops on their platform that offer a 1 hour delivery. PocketHighStreet is a way for bike shops […]

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Waterproof Cycling Trousers Guide

Waterproof cycling trousers are a staple for anyone who commutes to work on a regular basis. They offer protection from getting soaked in the rain, which is an uncomfortable way to start your day. There are a few ways to handle this issue, but any solution needs to focus on some additional considerations, which is why […]

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Goodbye Emily: Moving on to New Projects

You may have noticed that we’ve been a little quiet lately here on London Cyclist. There is a reason for that: I am hanging up my blogging shoes for the time being. London Cyclist shall of course continue, but I personally am moving on. To what I hear you cry?! Well, I will continue to work […]

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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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