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BIKE Magazine December 2021

BIKE Magazine news and stories


Cycling in the Dark: Top Tips

Cycling in the Dark Has Its Own Additional Risks Winter time  means shorter days and increasingly dark mornings and evenings which leaves…
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Flanders Gravel set to captivate streets of Belgium

The inaugural Flanders Gravel is set to take place this weekend, from Friday 15th – Sunday 17th 2021.  The event, which has been assembled by Flanders Classics in collaboration with Ltd. Gravel Rides, will see cyclists take on the scenery of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, departing from and travelling the…
Ronde van Vlaanderen 2020. © Lars

October Inspiration: Cycling from Marseille to Barcelona

Cycling the Stunning Eastern Coasts of France and Spain With autumn knocking at the door we’ve racked our brains to provide some inspiration for those looking to get away this October. Starting on the French Riviera in the ancient Greek port city of Marseille and finishing in the cosmopolitan metropolis of…

Autumn 2021: 6 of the Best Cycle Destinations

Quell Those Autumn Blues With a Trip As the days turn colder and darker as we approach autumn, there is still much to cheer about. The gold and crimson hues from the leaves lighting up the ground beneath our feet. Warm drinks in hand, preparing for another season of celebration.…

Looking Further Afield: Chile is a Cyclists Dream

Chile Offers Cyclists an Array of Splendours Chile is certainly an under-appreciated gem amongst the natural crown that is South America. Unique in its culture and customs, Chile boasts an equally unique geography – a long spit of land, grappling to the entirety of West Argentina. It is 25 times…


Health and fitness

Back the Bike: Reasons Why Cycling is Great for the Body and Mind

Some of the Reasons Why Cycling Should be Your New Favourite Hobby Whether you’re new to the world of cycling, or are looking to rekindle your relationship with that bike gathering dust in your garage, this is your point of call. There are few things that boost your mood more…

Ian Jenner’s Ask The Coach…

Ian Jenner’s Ask The Coach… So, I’m a novice and have been cycling for 12 months. I mostly split my time between MTB and road as I want to lose weight. I did my first ever 100 miles on Sunday and loved it, and for the next year, I want…
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Ian Jenner: Ask The Coach…

Ask Ian Jenner The Coach… Q: We are taking a cycling trip around the French Alps (near Bourg D’Oisans). Do you recommend any epic port or pass around that area?  Ian Jenner: Well, you have certainly picked a great place to cycle! Of course, the big monster looming over you…
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How Cycling Made Me Feel Free

How Cycling Made Me Feel Free Back in 2009, I had a clumsy climb out of my kayak, landing on the deck on my left hip, which left me in staggering amounts of pain. This led to constant leg/hip pain and backache. Several doctor’s appointments, consultant visits, 2 x-rays, and…
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Bikes and eBikes

Affordable Avial Commuter e-Bike with a non-welding frame

Avial Commuter e-Bike with a non-welding frame Today, along with the growing popularity of environmentally friendly and easy-to-use electric vehicles, there is a growing interest among consumers in the multi-purpose Commuter e-Bikes class. This type of bicycle can be used both on city streets and on country trips, and over…
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Is it an e-bike, is it an e-car? No, it’s a bio-hybrid

Damian Carrington tests a concept vehicle touted as a ‘solution for future urban transport’ in a rapidly urbanising world. I’m sitting in a cross between an electric-assisted bicycle and an electric car that looks like a cool golf buggy. The model I am in is also the only one in…
Japan- A Secret Cycling Paradise
Japan is a country known for its advanced technology, neon lights, and bustling cities.  For many, a trip to Japan is a bucket list destination. Authentic sushi and noodle dishes,…