We hate bike theft –  but unfortunately it happens, and new statistics show bike theft is most common in Oxford and Cambridge. Research by John Moss, the developer of Check That Bike has shown the highly respected university towns to be key spots for thieves. The Telegraph reported that Oxford’s OX1 topped the list […]

With autumn progressing and daylight hours diminishing it isn’t uncommon for summer cyclists to become less enthusiastic about getting out on their bikes. If you’ve been using your bike to get to and from work, it’s understandable to feel some concerns about continuing to do so if that means riding in the dark, but there […]

National Cycle to Work day took place this week and many first-time-in-a-long-time riders were dusting off their shed dwellers and wheeling them out for a rare ride.  Cycling to work is a great way to get fit, save money, protect the environment and wake yourself up in the morning – and it’s great every day of the […]

Shorter days can sometimes mean less time for cycling – but this doesn’t have to be the case if you pick up a bike light capable of showing you the road even in the pitch black. Drivers don’t stop taking to the roads when the light fades – they just switch the headlights on, and […]

With daylight hours shifting ever so slightly, our thoughts are beginning to turn to lighting and safety –  keeping ourselves and our beloved bikes safe on the road, and being seen. The Blaze Laserlight was created by British designer Emily Brooke. The light uses a laser to display the image of a cyclist on the road, […]

The daylight hours are becoming a little more limited, and if you are riding later into the evening, a set of ‘be seen’ lights will certainly be a good addition to your riding armory. A simple pair of ‘be seen’ lights won’t break the bank, and you can easily get a high quality front for […]

With summer on the way, warmer mornings and sunny evenings, cycling to work is a great way to cut down on ‘dead time’ spent on public transport or behind the wheel of a car. The government Cycle to Work scheme means that provided your employer is signed up to a scheme, you can probably pay […]

The Cycle to Work Scheme was introduced by the Government to help promote cycling through tax incentives. People who cycle often arrive at work happier and healthier – they save money on fuel or public transport, and save themselves the hassle of crammed carriages or traffic jams – so employers are often keen to encourage […]

Most of you will remember the Cycling Scotland advertisement that generated so much debate when the Advertising Standards Authority banned it.  They were opposed to the advert because the cyclist shown was not wearing a helmet, and was cycling “too far away from the curb”. The ASA said: ”We concluded the ad was socially irresponsible and likely […]

Commuting by bike is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to get around, but it often loses its appeal over winter. If you’ve hung up your commuting overshoes for the colder months, there really is no need. Riding to and from work in winter is perfectly easy once you get into a routine – and […]

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