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…

Review: Ofo dockless bicycle system

Chris Price swaps his Harley Davidson for a bright yellow, dockless Ofo bike and is pleasantly surprised In this day and age when middle aged men take to cycling rather than Harley Davidson motorbikes, it’s almost become a bit of an admission to say that you don’t ride a push bike. But I don’t. There…

10 Christmas Gifts for a Cycling Fanatic

Get the cyclist in your life the ideal gift this Christmas from our list of perfect presents for cycling fanatics. We’ve put together some of our favourite picks, from practical accessories to help overall cycling performance, to playful novelty items that will suit their hobby perfectly! 1. BLOC Eyewear - Titan XR630 Sunglasses Lens System…

Women’s Cycling in the Media event: 5 things we learned

On Wednesday, February 3, a bustling Look Mum No Hands! on London's Old Street played host to the first in a series of innovative bike-themed events soon to hit the capital: How Women's Cycling is Represented in the Media. Organised by Women and Gender Variant Nights (WaG) at the über-cool London Bike Kitchen, which also runs free…

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…