Apple Maps Cycling

Apple Maps adds Cycling

The latest update of Apple’s iOS brings a range of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling alternative that…


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The Bicycle Diaries: Stage 3

Bicycle Diaries: One woman’s solo cycle from London to Tehran: Stage 3 My final stop in France is Chamonix. Rather than the oasis of peace I am hoping for, however, it turns out to be a throbbing Disneyland of designer tourists and overpriced tat. It is also bucketing with rain,…

Is China a great place to cycle? – Part 2

Click here to read Is China a great place to cycle? – Part 1 Chengdu in Sichuan Province (China) was the first mis-conception of the trip (no doubt it won’t be the last) as I was expecting a small provincial city, however the population is 4.5million, that’s four times the size…

Exploring Scotland

So, as I sat on a flight up to the Scotland’s capital on what could only be described as a Cortina with wings (and more worryingly propeller’s) I tentatively approached the topic of cycling in the city with my wife of one day, Sarah.  Ok, I admit not the most…

Lake Balaton – The Hungarian Sea By Bicycle

Lake Balaton is one of the best thing what you can find in Hungary. Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe and the most popular part of Hungary. It is excellent for swimming and cycling. The northern shore has hills and the most beautiful region with meadows, forests and…


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Ford: The Emoji 😃 Cycling Jacket

It has never been easier to get on your bike – with millions of people across Europe choosing to ride into work or cycle for sport and pleasure. But communication…

The Mirror That Can Save Your Life

Jamais Contente (Never Happy): the name of the car that, way back in 1899, was the first to go at 100 km/h. This name could also describe Carlo Dondo (1942):…

Can I recycle my bicycle?

A recycling scheme is encouraging people to donate their old bicycles instead of contributing to landfill and throwing them away now that the new year has arrived. Recycles Blackpool, offers bike repairs…

Health and fitness

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Cycling Advice: Staying Positive and on Track

I started planning and writing an article a few weeks ago, but then the world decided to unfortunately turn on its head with the outbreak of COVID-19. No one could have forecast or understood the global impact this has had so far. Ironically the article I started writing was about…
Staying Positive

Advice for families continuing to cycle during Coronavirus outbreak

Following the latest Government advice announced about the closure of schools to help reduce the further spread of coronavirus Covid-19, Cycling UK has updated its advice to families to let them know with sensible precautions their children can still cycle. Families can still go out on rides if they follow…

How cycling to work improves your health

People who are cycling to work are at greater risk of being seriously injured and taken to hospital, according to a research published yesterday. This contributed to reports reporting that this is 50% more likely than non-cyclists for cyclists. Yet don’t get off the wheel-the study also shows that cycling’s overall…
Cycling to work

Group cycling tips and tricks

Cycling with a group can have many benefits, including slipstreaming, but if you’re struggling to keep up here, there are a few ideas you can try. 1. It is critical to have enough fuel inside the tank. Test training sessions that help you adjust your body to be able to…
how to keep up with the pack

Bikes and eBikes

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Specialized Turbo Vado SL

Turbo Vado SL This eBike is pedal-assisting all the way and Specialized says the custom motor of the ten-speed Turbo Vado SL offers enough power at full tilt to effectively double a rider’s effort at speeds up to 45kph. (You can control the amount of assistance) And if a rider…
Turbo Vado SL

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert

A super-lightweight – about 13kg full carbon electric road eBike, Class 3 speed-pedelec performance offers 28mph (45km/h) assisted speeds, proprietary Future Shock 2.0 steer tube suspension adds comfort while minimising weight and maximising rolling efficiency. Available in six frame sizes, sold through a vast network of dealers with professional fitting…
Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert

Santander Cycles expands its London network

This summer, eight new docking stations will be added with a further six added by the end of the year. Furthermore, Santander Cycles is making available an extra 1,700 bikes,…

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