As our recent bike lights review pointed out, the change of seasons requires preparations from the prudent cyclist. The most important thing is to sort out visibility but it’s also important to make your bike ready for winter so you can carry on commuting to work. People often put away their bikes for the winter, […]

Ever increasing costs and journey times to commute to work leave more and more of us searching for alternative modes of transport. Cycling often features high on the list as a free and healthy method that is also great for the environment but is then dismissed due to a lack of confidence to ride on the busy […]

One of the most obivous signs that the summer is soon to be over is that it gets dark sooner and sooner and it means that you are less and less visible to other participants of the traffic. We all tend to underestimate the importance of being seen, assuming that drivers can see us, even […]

After hearing Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s transport advisor, declare on BBC Radio last week, there had been “no major accidents” so far, “just a few bumps and bruises” on London’s ‘Boris Bikes’, I was impressed. Not bad going, when you think that 20,000 people are now making journeys on this new, two-wheeled transport […]

You’ve probably heard about changes to the Cycle to Work scheme recently announced by HMRC (that’s the tax man) at the end of August. Mark Brown, our Cycle to Work scheme expert, gives us the lowdown on what’s happening and will answer any questions you have here on the blog. Simply post your question in […]

It’s easy when the tube strike is during the summer – cycling seems to be the obvious substitute for excruciating bus rides. Come October and the cycling becomes less obvious choice – the fears are unfounded. Commuting in autumn is harder than in summer… but not by much. With the right kit you can protect […]

The summer turned into autumn unannounced – one day everything is warm and sunny, next morning, it’s still sunny, but the cold weather makes the usual morning commute a bit trickier. On the other hand, it suddenly gets dark pretty soon and if you are still expecting the light conditions of early August, then you […]

Not long ago, Evans Cycles have started to offer bike maintenance courses at our stores for our customers. Bike maintenance is like base jumping: looks scary at first, but afterwards some practice, you realise that it’s not that bad. As I confessed a couple of months ago on this blog, I myself wasn’t a keen […]

It’s September and I, like most other cyclists hate to admit it but the height of summer is behind us!  The days are getting shorter and the weather cooler, changeable and unpredictable – the ride into work in the morning can be 10 degrees, but the ride home in the evening more like 20 degrees! […]

I was flying back to London yesterday and I thought the appropriate movie choice was Robin Hood, the new version, with Russell Crowe. I don’t know whether Robin Hood and Marion ended up in each other’s arms as the landing abruptly ended the movie, but the Robin Hood statue looked definitely familiar this morning, where […]

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