Bike Blogs


As a new road cycling pantheon is launched, we ask who should be honoured for their efforts to promote cycling for all. Add your suggestions in the comments and we'll select some of the best in a future postThe world of mountain biking has had a hall of fame since [...]
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Close passing and dooring are serious concerns but there is more to be done to make our streets safer and cleaner, from funding boosts to road planningThe announcement of a Highway Code review for walking and cycling is a forward step for active travel and road safety. It may not [...]
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Bicycle Design on Instagram
Hello…is this thing on? It's been quite a while, but some of you may still be subscribed to the old RSS feed (is that still a thing?). If you do somehow find this post, I want to let you know that I just started posting again on the @bicycledesign Instagram [...]
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
Source: Bicycle Design
Here is a little story, that anyone can relate to, John Williams from Penzance, Cornwall just completed a bike ride using his seven year old daughter's bicycle from Bristol to Land's End England on 9/27/2018. His daughter Ellie died three years ago from a brain tumor, so John was [...]
Mon, Oct 01, 2018
Source: Bike Blog NYC
The mayor of London is proud of his work boosting cycling in the capital, but his critics say too little is being doneOn a blustery September day two years into his mayoralty of London, Sadiq Khan appears atop a Santander cycle to open a stretch of kerb-protected bike lane – [...]
Fri, Sep 21, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Tackling a tough, three-day course around Stavanger, Peter Kimpton battles the elements to discover a stunning landscape that involves as much water as land Garlanded with wispy clouds, jagged mountains rise sharply above glassy lakes, reflected to sky with such perfection you are almost dizzy with how upside down it [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
Council's successful legal challenge to Cycle Superhighway 11 follows scrapping of pedestrianisation of Oxford StreetA legal challenge by Westminster city council to block a major cycle route in London has succeeded on a procedural point, in a move that could send Transport for London back to the drawing board and [...]
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
parked bikes on tour
In the UK, we love to go away for the summer. And naturally for cyclists, our favourite travel companions are on two wheels. One of the main perks of cycle touring is that it's cheaper than your standard getaway. It's also a great way to meet new people (cyclists or not) [...]
Fri, Aug 03, 2018
Source: London Cyclist Blog
Hexlox seen inside a seat post clamp
The Hexlox is a tiny little magnetic attachment that sits inside your existing seat post bolt, headset bolts and wheels skewer bolts. With it in place, it makes it a lot harder for a thief to steal your bicycle components. It's a brilliantly simple idea and the brainchild of Marcus Tonndorf, [...]
Wed, Jul 25, 2018
Source: London Cyclist Blog
Photo Credit - Alix Piorun of Bicycling Magazine
On Friday 7/27/2018, the monthly Critical Mass bike ride will be held in Manhattan (and around the world) at Union Square North at 7 PM according to the xup website ( no longer appears to work). Ten years ago to the month, a NYC Critical Mass rider was physically assaulted in [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Source: Bike Blog NYC
London Overground takes bikes at off-peak times
Taking your bike on the coach or train isn't always the easiest of feats. But you might need to use public transport for a number of reasons: you want to do a bike trip that's too far to cycle to, you have a puncture, you don't feel well or you've finished [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Source: London Cyclist Blog
Anti-pollution cycling masks are a fairly common sight in London. It's perfectly understandable – air pollution is a well-documented issue here, causing respiratory problems and preventable deaths. A sizeable 9,500 people die in the capital every year because of long-term exposure to polluted air, according to Kings College London. But as with [...]
Fri, Jun 01, 2018
Source: London Cyclist Blog