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…

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…