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Sprintech Bike Mirrors

Sprintech Bike Mirrors: Your eyes on the road – all the time According to research, the majority of cycling accidents happen…
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Touring

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…

Explore West Cornwall With Brand New 150 Mile Cycle Route

New Cycle Route to Explore ‘Lost and Forgotten’ West Cornwall Cycling UK recently launched a brand new cycle route that meanders its way along West Cornwall’s rugged coastline. Opened on September 3rd, the route starts in Penzance and is estimated to take between three to four days to complete. Although…

Cycling in Snowdonia

Croeso is the Welsh word for ‘welcome’, and the Park Authority welcomes all cyclists to Snowdonia. Everyone must see for themselves the splendours and wonders of this amazing National Park. Snowdonia National Park is a special part of the country where people come to relax and enjoy a wide range…

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New GX-1200: Gravel bikes made of steel
Tradition meets modernity with New GX-1200 With the prospect of the brand’s 35th anniversary in 2022, vsf fahrradmanufaktur is expanding its range with a new, sporty product category. The brand is…
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Blubrake ABS G2: the new anti-lock braking system
Blubrake ABS G2 The new anti-lock braking system, improved performance in half the size Small, lightweight and adaptive: Blubrake ABS G2, the second-generation of the e-bike-specific anti-lock braking system by…
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Bamboo Bike
Bamboo bikes are growing in popularity And are currently on display at The Design Museum’s Cycle Revolution Exhibition. Interestingly they appeal to the desire for bespoke and self-built.   The…
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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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