12 things I’ve learned since I last rode a bike (in the ’80s)

It's been a long time since I last rode a bike on the road, at least for any length of time. Probably around 30 years. While I like to consider myself a very sporty person, cycling is one thing that I've never really fancied doing in London. It just doesn't seem that much fun with…

Uber announces FREE e-bike ride for London Car Free Day

This Sunday, 22 September, Uber will offer Londoners a free 20 minute trip on its JUMP e-bikes for London Car Free Day.   Uber users can redeem the promotional code ‘LONDONCARFREEDAY19’ to take advantage of one free trip of 20 minutes anywhere in the JUMP service area. More than 500 electric bicycles are now available across North…

Uber and Cycling UK partner on ‘Dutch Reach’ initiative

Uber has partnered with Cycling UK to raise awareness of the Dutch Reach – a simple technique that can help to save cyclists’ lives. The Dutch Reach ensures that you always look over your shoulder to avoid opening doors into the path of cyclists. The idea of the manoeuvre is to open the door with…

The Only Bicycle in the World Built for 550 Pounds

Zize bikes are arguably the best bikes for big guys. Customers who have used these bikes have nothing but praise for them. Zize’s brand strength comes from the passion and commitment of the founder, Joan Denizot.  Joan’s main goal was to make bikes that are safe for big guys. Joan, a plus-size woman, came to realize…

Blubel introduces smart bicycle bell for easy cycling navigation

Navigation on a bike isn't easy. You really don't want to take your eyes off the road to look at the maps on your smart phone in order to get directions. Enter Blubel, an innovative cycling navigation system fitted on a bell.    Using your phone’s sat nav technology, Blubel displays simplified directions using the bell’s…

Livall smart cycle helmet now available in Halfords for £69

Halfords has become the first UK retailer to stock the innovative Livall MTL Bluetooth Enabled Smart Helmet. The helmet uses a motion sensor and, in the event of an accident, will automatically send an SMS text alert to emergency contacts which have been set up previously in the accompanying app. The SMS also contains a GPS…

Peugeot launches folding electric bike/car combination for ‘last mile’ commute

Peugeot has launched an integrated car and electric bike mobility solution, the all-new Peugeot 5008 SUV and the eF01 Electric Bike. The aluminium-framed eF01 electric bike, pictured above, weighs 8.6kg, is fitted with a battery and a motor with enough charge for up to 18-25 miles in range and will propel riders at a top…

Ford develops prototype smart jacket to keep cyclists safe on the road

A group of cycle-enthusiasts at Ford have created a brand new ‘smart jacket’ designed to keep cyclists safer on the road. The jacket has sleeves that light up to show when wearers are turning right or left - or even if they are braking - and can be wirelessly connected to a smartphone for helping…

Blinkers announces smart lighting system for cycling complete with turning indicators

  Swiss start-up Velohub has announced a new smart lighting system for urban cycling. Comprising front, rear and laser lighting it's available to buy from www.blinkers.bike with prices starting from £89/€99/$120. Cycle use has been increasing in the UK with 1.9 million people cycling every day and more people cycling at least once a week. With so many…

Dockless bike system ofo launches in Leeds

The world’s first dockless bike hire scheme, ofo, is to expand into Leeds following its recent roll out in nearby Sheffield. Senior councillors assessed and approved ofo’s scheme at Leeds City Council’s executive board on Wednesday (7 February 2018), following discussions with several other bike share companies. ofo will now begin preparing the grounds for…