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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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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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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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Cycling the Italian Lake District

What’s so special about this part of Italy? We take a look at the top 5 places to cycle with the help of cycling holiday specialist, The Mid Life Cyclist who run regular tours in the area for groups, self guided and bespoke holidays. Madonna del Ghisallo   Most visitors arrive at this charming chapel on two […]

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The best bike shops in Central London

We’ve gone from East to West, North to South and finally it’s time for central London! Our choices are all independent bike shops that we know and love. As always, we encourage contributions in our comments – please share your favourite choices to help fellow cyclists! Soho Bikes 26 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 8RG    Tel: 0207 439 9577 […]

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Summer cycling events in London

Summer is a wonderful time to cycle around the city. It is also a great time to check out some excellent cycling and bike-based events. Luckily, as Londoners we are spoilt for choice. Here is but a selection, as always please contribute your own suggestions in the comments (sharing is caring!). London Revolution May 14-15th […]

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The 5 Best bike shops in West London

Completing our local bike shop themed tour of the compass points, this week we go West. Next week we will finish up by going into the centre. West London is a somewhat strange and unfamiliar land to me, I admit to not having spent much time there. I am definitely a North East dweller, although there […]

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alpini Mini Velo review

Minivelos are not common bikes and you don’t often see them on the streets of London, which is a shame. I am a fan of small wheeled bikes, I love my Brompton and it’s acceleration. A minivelo benefits from  fast acceleration but has a larger frame, making it a little more stable. The smaller footprint, thanks to […]

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Eastway Flyback H1 hybrid bike review

Hybrid bikes are a great choice for commuting and general cycling – you get most of the speed and weight benefits of a road bike, with the riding comfort of a city bike. They are great bikes for commuting and leisure riding, as well as light touring and off-roading. We have often suggested that they make […]

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