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Travel the world by bike: 7 of the best books for international cycle trips

Travelling by bike is arguably one of the best ways to see the world. You’re much more connected with your senses: smelling the bakery as you pass, feeling the breeze on your face and watching the waddle of some adorable dogs. It’s all the better when you’re somewhere new, but where on earth (literally) do […]

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Cycling routes around the UK and Ireland: 10 books to help you plan your next ride

All cyclists have their regular routes – the one to work, the one to your mate’s house, the one to the bike shop. But these can become tiresome day after day as you mentally move away from your surroundings and set your body to autopilot. An adventure on unfamiliar terrain will fix the problem, even […]

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New Year, New Bike: 2018’s most promising looking bike kit

Last year we saw a number of advancements in bike lights and bike alarms, as innovative upstarts and established brands look for new ways to keep us safe while riding and to keep our bikes safe when we leave them locked up. Here’s a look at some of the innovations coming our way over the […]

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Best cycling events in London in February

I always find the time after the Christmas break until March or April when the flowers start coming out as a strange kind of limbo. No one really knows what to do with themselves. Some don’t drink, some remove meat from their diets, some just hunker down and get through. What we miss, really are two […]

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7 of the best audiobooks for cyclists

In a digital world where we’re constantly on the go, logged in and overwhelmed with information, it can be hard to find the time to sit back and relax with a good book. That’s why audiobooks are fast growing in popularity. With platforms like Audible providing a library of audiobooks to download and listen to, […]

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Winter cycling: how do I find the right shoes for flat pedals?

If you do a web search, cycling enthusiasts will praise the virtues of cycling shoes. They keep your feet in place on the pedals, the stiff soles give you more support and put less strain on your muscles. But what if you’re riding a Santander Cycle and it’s not practical to have cycling shoes (not […]

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London Cyclist highlights of 2017

What a year! For London cyclists, 2017 saw warnings of toxic air pollution levels, an Oxford Street transformation that rather rudely excludes bikes and slow progress from the city’s first Walking and Cycling Commissioner. But there’s always an abundance of positive stories to be shared about cycling in our incredible capital city. We’ve rounded up […]

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15 thoughts every London cyclist has

Every cyclist is different, from the bike they ride right down to their choice of socks. However, there are common experiences that bring us together – the kind that make you nod with an excitement that you get when you’re sharing stories with another cyclist. Here are some of our favourites. What’s that noise? Let’s […]

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Goodordering: a new cycling accessories shop for commuters

A new cycling accessories shop has opened in Hackney, specialising in bags for style-conscious commuters and families. The Goodordering range was created by Aussie expat Jacqui Ma, who has designed bags for Puma, Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft and Debenhams. But east London is already a haven for cyclists, with the likes of Look Mum No Hands!, Hackney […]

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Christmas gift guide for cyclists 2017

Like it or not, Christmas is already on its way. Do you have a cyclist in your life to buy a present for? Are you wondering whether to get them a cycling gift, or just stick to the safe but very predictable scented candle or box of Belgian chocolates? Well, you should use your imagination […]

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9 tips to help you cycle faster

One of the joys of cycling is freewheeling down a hill and feeling the wind on your face. Unfortunately, it’s a distant dream in London. Some things you just can’t control, like the heavy  traffic or that insect that’s flown straight into your eye. However, there are a few small tweaks that can help you […]

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Great bike workshops all over London

Aside from saving money, getting to know your bike is a really enjoyable new skill to learn. It feels empowering to be able to spot and solve problems with your bike, without needing to take it to a mechanic. As with everything in London, there’s no shortage of fantastic bike workshops to choose from. We’ve listed […]

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