Bike Blogs


Happy Trails
Hi. After a long hiatus, I'm jumping back into blogging again with a statement on why I do what I do here. I started Cyclelicious in July, 2005 as a counter to the mainstream “common sense” belief that cycling is an insanely dangerous way of getting around. I wanted to remind [...]
Mon, Jan 07, 2019
Source: Cyclelicious
I reject the suggestion that the capital's action plan contains nothing newTwo weeks ago, the mayor of London and I spent a morning cycling with the leader of Enfield council looking at their excellent new protected cycleways and secure bike parking hub at Edmonton Green station. Together we unveiled Transport [...]
Mon, Dec 31, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
With no new infrastructure or funding, questions remain on how to genuinely democratise cycling in a big cityLondon has a new official plan for cycling. It's full of bold statements of intent and has some interesting ideas. That's the good news. Here's the drawback: within the 59 glossy pages I [...]
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
The bicycles are given to children in the Turkish border city of Kilis if they also maintain strong grades and promise to ride for an hour a dayStanding on the street in the centre of Kilis, a small Turkish city on the border with Syria, a constant stream of noisy [...]
Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
A new group supported by the Canary Wharf Group property company and lorry, coach and taxi drivers is attacking one of the city's most popular routesEven on a wet, cold November night, London's flagship cycle superhighway along the Embankment is thronged. Across the whole 24 hours, it is used by [...]
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
From speeding and light jumping to parking in bike lanes and passing too close, driver behaviour is one of the main deterrents to widespread cyclingWhat prevents significantly more people in the UK from riding bikes for everyday transport? The primary answer is simple: a lack of safe infrastructure.If cyclists are [...]
Wed, Nov 21, 2018
Source: The Guardian Bike Blog
14 Below Zero - Broken Hand
I haven't been on a bicycle for 7 days. The reason? A couple of cracked ribs. I've tried each and every day to cycle, but it hasn't been possible. When a simple cough is enough to bring tears to your eyes, riding a bicycle is a long shot. A serious [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Source: Copenhagenize
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
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