How to get your wardrobe Spring & Summer ready

Here in the UK we’re pretty unfortunate when it comes to the weather and its predictability (or lack thereof).  One minute we have glorious sunshine and the next it’s torrential rain – we’ve all been caught in a downpour wearing sandals, right?  Therefore knowing what to wear isn’t as simple as corresponding outfits with the…

Orla Kiely launches complete bike and outdoor range at Halfords

Think Orla Kiely and what comes to mind is probably her distinctive prints for the kitchen or maybe her handbags and accessories ranges. However, the Ireland born designer has worked with a car manufacturer before (Citroen) and has now partnered with  retailer Halfords on a new bike and leisure range. Called Olive and Orange (Olive…

10 amazing reflective items for cycling in the dark

It's autumn again, and as the leaves turn shades of brown and fall to the ground, the clocks go back, and darkness creeps in earlier and earlier. As cyclists very well know, this time of year can be perilous. If you don't pay attention to the time, you can suddenly find yourself riding home in the early…

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…

Top picks for summer: colourful, functional cycling clothing (part 1/2)

Summer is here! OK, it's been here for a while - and so a round-up of the best clothes, accessories and the occasional gadget for summer cycling is long overdue. (Incidentally, we've got a list for winter, too, if you're in the cold camp.) Sadly, cycling can be very dangerous - especially for women - so…
Travel Journal iPad Mini case

9 best cases for the iPad Mini 3: part two

To head back to part one of our iPad Mini 3 roundup, hit this link. 5. Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal Case for iPad Mini Far more than just an iPad mini case, the BookBook has space for cables, chargers, mouse, headphones, pens, notebook, money and everything else you could possibly need on your intrepid…