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The 5 best bike shops in North London

There are so many great little bike shops in London. Some are specialists in a certain type of bike. Others are more focused on maintenance and repair. Most sell a good range of accessories for impromptu upgrades or planned revamps. North London is our stomping ground (with some North-East thrown in recently) and so we […]

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3 things I can’t understand about fellow cyclists

It’s official, there’s no commuter who is as happy as the cycle commuter. “I can’t wait to get back on the underground” said nobody around the office water cooler ever. Instead the conversation is typically “Riding my bike in to work is sooooo great, I come in feeling awake and refreshed.” We hear you, at London Cyclist […]

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Mudguards for bikes

Mudguards. Those things that the cyclists in front of you never seem to have when it’s raining. If you’ve cycled for long enough you’ll no doubt be aware of all the gunk on the road that you always tell yourself you should one day clean off your bike. Fortunately, a good set of mudguards goes […]

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Mission Workshop Rummy review

I have mostly been using a pannier through the winter as I find it useful in the rain. However, regardless of using it for months now, I still don’t really feel like it works for me for regular trips into and around central London. I love it for longer rides, but start stop travel for me […]

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Windproof cycling jackets

You look on the BBC weather website and it says wind and light rain for the next day. You watch the ITV weather report and they’re suggesting clear skies. Who to trust? Even then, will the weather do the same thing all day? Of course not! Windproof cycling jackets are for moments like this. When […]

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Evidence based bike fit

I have always been intrigued by the idea of a bike fit, but wasn’t sure if I was enough  of a ‘Cyclist’ to warrant one. I was also terrified that someone would tell me a I brought the wrong sized bike! I have tinkered around with the fit of my bike myself. A lot of […]

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An interview with Nick Hussey, founder of Vulpine

Vulpine are one of the quintessential success stories of the London cycling scene. Founded in 2012, Vulpine set out with a goal of functional clothes that look good and off the bike. As Nick says, the litmus test for a Vulpine garment is whether you can walk into a pub, without standing out as a cyclist. With Spring in […]

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Monkey light review

We featured the Monkey Light in our visibility roundup a few weeks ago. I had seen one in action a little while ago and thought it looked awesome so wanted to spread the word. Then of course I wanted one for myself. So here is a full review of the M232 unit! What is it? The […]

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Waterproof Cycling Bags

On several occasions I distinctly remember scrounging a carrier bag to put inside my backpack in a last ditched effort to keep my laptop dry. In all honesty, it worked, but it’s by no means the easiest, least stressful situation to deal with. These days I’ve got something far better suited for the job. Here’s how I […]

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An interview with the founder of London based Svelte

In the first of our ‘London cycling company’ profiles, we sat down and had a chat with Svelte. Svelte is a fairly new, fairly small South London based company, founded in 2015. They currently produce a few of key pieces of cycling attire, notably a merino jersey made in London, a highly functional commuter shirt and some […]

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What Is the Best Waterproof Cycling Jacket? Rain Jacket Guide

The best cycling jacket will keep the nasty heavy rain out, will keep you feeling warm on your commute into work and allow your skin to breathe so you won’t be dripping with sweat. But how do you know which one to buy?

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Polar M400 review

With the London Cyclist 2016 roundup of the best GPS options for cyclists guide just released, now seemed like a good time to provide a through review of one of the options we mentioned. I have had the Polar M400 for a year now and it has replaced my regular watch. I chose this watch as it was […]

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