Kids on bikes

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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Euston Road cut-through

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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Haggerston park cut-through

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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Flyback riding

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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City sunset bikes

Route Planning tips

Cycling in London is great, obviously. There are some great cycle superhighways along with quiet roads and an increasingly large offering of cycling infrastructure. However, sometimes getting from A to B can require some intricate route planning. A route can seem straight-forward along main roads, but not actually be that nice to travel along, or especially […]

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Bike shop profile – The Hackney Peddler

We have interviewed a few London based companies recently, but thought it was time to branch out into lovely local bike shops as well! In the first of our bike shop profiles, we headed to East London favourite, The Hackney Peddler to find out what makes them tick. The Hackney Peddler opened its doors in Hackney […]

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LiteLok in use

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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What a bike thief can teach you about locking your bike

Stolen Ride recently interviewed a reformed bike thief about his old trade in Cycling Weekly. It makes for some scary but not unprecedented reading. We thought it would be useful to pull together some new and old tips for securing your bike that will give you the best chance of returning to it intact at the end […]

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