Traditionally around about this time of the year I update my “Top 50 Cycling Blogs” list but that’s a whole lot of work and I’m working on a big new project for London Cyclist so time is of the essence (all will be revealed soon!). Instead, I wanted to share with you today, 5 cycling blogs that I’ve been following closely this year that make me chuckle or keep me informed (and sometimes both!).
This fantastic blog by Jemma belongs to the former category. Jemma is always making me chuckle with great everyday cycling observations. From punctures to critiques of Evans Cycles magazines – Jemma has a knack for a turning the everyday in to a hilarious story that you’ll nod along to agreeing and not believing you never noticed this yourself. Her writing style is similar to what we aspire to on London Cyclist so I’m hoping one day I’ll be able to court Jemma as one of our regular contributors.
If there’s one blog that has kept me informed about cycling issues in London it has to be Cyclists in the City. I love how this blog is always trying to get behind the TfL press releases and the Mayor’s claims and seeks to explain both what isn’t working so far and what can be done. The author of the blog, Danny Williams, is also a major driving force behind many of the most successful cycling protests that have been held in London.
I had the pleasure of meeting Jools at a BikeMinded ride and of course shortly afterwards I found myself subscribing to her blog. There’s less here for the male cyclist and more appeal for the chic female cyclist. I love the casual writing style of Velo City Girl along with the great pictures that capture the essence of cycling, lycra-free in London.
Written by seven enthusiastic cyclists there’s always something of interest to read on Cycle Seven. More often than not I find myself gawking at beautiful pictures on this blog from rides that I promise myself I have to try one day.
I’m a sucker for stylish photography and film making and the Rapha blog provides plenty of both. More importantly it’s on one of my favourite topics: Cycling.
If you’ve started discovered any new blogs this year that you think others would enjoy then please leave a comment below.