Ted Baker & Quella launch beautiful racer bikes

Bike envy has been taken to a new level, with the launch of made-to-order model by Ted Baker and small artisan bicycle firm Quella. The two British companies have teamed up to create the Italian-inspired racer, which is available in "Redfinn, Bluetail or Greengill". The stylishly retro bicycles feature a unique copper-plated design over a fine steel frame, as well…

LIVALL Bling Helmet is the world’s first smart cycling helmet

With danger on the roads being an ever-present issue for cyclists, especially in London, it's about time we turned to technology to make ourselves safer - and the latest innovation comes in the form of LIVALL's Bling Helmet. While it doesn't look particularly special, this is no ordinary cycling helmet. LIVALL, a Chinese company, has integrated some…

9 bright & functional cycling accessories for summer (part 2/2)

Welcome to part two of Shiny Shiny's summer cycling round-up! This time I've tried and tested some fantastic accessories, and again, they're all chosen with safety and style in mind where possible. Click here to read part one, which is a round-up of bright and colourful clothing for female cyclists. 1. Overboard waterproof yellow pannier, £39.99 This…

Swimmo smartwatch launches on Kickstarter. Available to backers later in the year

There are lots of smart watches out there for general fitness as well as for specific sports such as running and cycling. However the appropriately named Swimmo claims to be the first specifically-designed smart watch for both pool and open water swimmers. True, there are watches available from Speedo and from smaller companies like the…

ClassPass London review: a one-stop shop for fitness classes in London

We were pretty happy when ClassPass crossed the pond and launched in London last month, giving us capital-dwellers the opportunity to try out their pick-n-mix approach to fitness classes. So we dived straight in to see how we got on with it - here's our ClassPass review. How does ClassPass work? You pay a monthly fee…