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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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The Cycling Store and Goodordering profile

This week we bring you a profile of two companies who have joined forces in an effort to help people cycle in style: Goodordering and The Cycling Store. I met with Naomi, of Hackney St Cloud, and Jacqui of Goodordering at their lovely pop-up shop in Hackney. The current shop is open for the rest […]

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Kryptonite Wheelnutz review – theft proof your bike wheels

Whilst you may lock your frame and rear wheel with a reliable D-Lock, what about your front wheel? If someone can simply undo a quick release or remove a bolt, they can run off with your wheel. This is not only a pain but also expensive. Enter the Gravity WheelNutz. At a touch under £25, they […]

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Road cycling items for everyday cycle commuters

I am very much an advocate of ‘wear what you want, ride what you want’. Yes, we review a lot of products designed for cycling and a lot of bikes which have features that make life a little easier in the city. But essentially, I strongly believe that people should do whatever gets them on […]

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RideLondon 2016 – what’s on guide

It is that time of year again – RideLondon is back this weekend for its 4th instalment and this year it is bigger than ever. Here is a run down of what is going on for the 3 days and the things we are really looking forward to. Friday The cycling festival is 3 days […]

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Kryptonite Messenger Mini+ Review

In 2009, I bought a Kryptonite New York Standard bike lock. Since then, I’ve never had my bike stolen. No need to review further bike locks. The end. But wait.. it’s now 2016. Have Kryptonite just been twiddling their thumbs? It turns out the Kryptonite team has been harassing New York bike messengers with probing […]

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Bicycle insurance – small print to consider

My favourite pass time is reading the small print – said nobody ever. As we’ve covered some of the top bicycle insurance providers previously, we thought we’d take a little time to highlight some of the main points to pay attention to. We can’t know the ins and outs of all insurance providers, but hopefully this […]

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How to deal with a sweaty cycle commute

No matter how much I decide I’m going to cycle slowly and take my time on a commute, I end up speeding up. Either because I’m late, because I got delayed along the way, or because traffic conditions mean I feel better cycling faster. Inevitably, I get to my designation all sweaty. That and its been really […]

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GearUp Lean Machine bike stand review

Keeping your bike secure in London is hard. Especially if you leave it locked up outside every night. Factor in the charming British weather and it’s no surprise that many people choose to keep their bike indoors. As we have talked about previously this can raise various issues in small London flats. I recently moved to […]

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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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