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…

Natural light tops list of ‘dream office’ requirements

Brits dream of an office with free soft drinks, glorious views from the windows - and their very own dog, of course. A study of 2,000 office workers showed the ‘perfect’ office also has eight colleagues working in open-plan harmony, four plants, a fully-stocked kitchen and sleeping pods. Lots of natural light, sofas, large corner…

Halfords unveils world’s first bike with heated handlebars

Now on sale from Halfords is innovative Carrera Subway Winter bike - the world’s first bicycle to feature heated handlebar grips. It means cyclists can say goodbye to cold hands and stay cycling through the colder months. Boasting a temperature of up to 40 degrees, the grips are charged via a micro USB port. To begin heating…

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…