POC unveils solar-powered cycle helmet costing 250 Euros

Solar-powered gadgets seem to come and go but very few seem to really capture the imagination of consumers, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth.  One that might is a “self-powered cycling helmet”, which has just been unveiled by POC.  The Omne Eternal, which will land in Europe in June priced at 250 Euros, incorporates solar power…

6 tips to consider for safe and happy winter cycling

As we make our way through winter, we have the usual variety of seasonal weather, including plummeting temperatures, frost and even snow. Despite inclement conditions, winter can actually be a wonderful time to cycle. It’s crisp and cool, it’s quiet and, without jumping on your bike twice a day, you might miss the season altogether,…

Bianchi E-Omnia range – e-bikes for every taste?

As part of the Bianchi Lif-e Electric Intelligence Program - the electric bike platform powered by Bosch - comes the new E-Omnia family in city, tourer and mountain versions. Designed to meet the needs of every one type of rider, from trekkers, travellers and tourists, to urban explorers, commuters and experienced mountain bike riders, the…

5 reasons why e-bike sales will explode in 2021

Ashley Norris of Transition Earth argues that e-bike sales will explode in 2021 as we seek safer ways to travel... 2020 was always going to be a big year for e-bikes in the UK. Sales of the electronic personal transport systems were expected to increase significantly, bolstered by a series of high-profile launches from both…

London’s E-bike boom continues despite weather, claims Lime

Cycling is on the rise in the capital, despite the colder weather, with Lime reporting a 127% uptake in e-bike rides between March and October 2020. The micro-mobility company has also achieved its 2 million rides milestone in the capital alone.  The number of trips taken in October this year has increased by 24% compared to…

Alternative London tube map encourages exercise

Here's an interesting idea. It's an alternative 'London tube map' that's been reconfigured to show you how many calories you would burn and how much money you would save if you decided to walk, run, cycle or scoot your journey rather than get the tube.  Called the Healthy London Transport Map, it's the brainchild of…

Top 5 UK cycling cities: Cardiff is top

  Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Image: Visit Britain Britain’s top five cycling cities have been named as Cardiff, Newcastle, Plymouth, Birmingham and London. A poll of 2,000 UK adults saw the Welsh city of Cardiff triumph, getting a higher rating than any other city in the country, scoring an average of 3.12…

Cycling Chic: Top 6 Style Hacks

Taking to the saddle to avoid the risk of Covid-19 on public transport or the gridlock of the roads? Great, you are going to love it, trust me. But what to wear? Catherine Ellis picks her favourites when it comes to sartorial elegance for cyclists.... No one can have missed the fact that cycling is…

1.3 million UK consumers have bought bike since COVID-19, says poll

If you think there are lot more bikes on the road - and pavements - since Covid struck, you'd be right. Apparently, almost 5% of UK consumers have bought a bike since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, encouraged by good weather, a desire to get outdoors to exercise as well as the government’s advice…

Skoda Octavia tech to prevent ‘dooring’ cyclists

With cycle-enthusiasts marking Bike Week across the UK this week, Skoda has revealed details about new safety technology included on the Octavia which is designed to prevent drivers dooring cyclists - in other words opening doors into their path. Called Exit Warning, it  will make its debut on the upcoming Octavia, alerting drivers and passengers…