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  • Wiggo – Past, Present and Future.

    So, that’s it for Bradley Wiggins on his bike? After officially retiring from professional road and track cycling on the 28th December 2016, will that be it? Let’s reflect on his stellar cycling career and the […]

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  • London Mayor Plans to Ban Lorries by 2020

    London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to ban up to 35,000 lorries from London’s roads in the name of road safety by 2020 under a new safety scheme designed to tackle the big problem […]

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  • 4 reasons cycle parking is essential in urban areas

    You can’t blame cyclists from the UK for casting envious glances at some of the metropolises on the continent. Capitals like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Budapest have embraced the concept of being peddle-friendly, turning themselves into urban […]

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  • Cycling’s a breeze for women…

    Cycling has long been a male dominated sport with only a few women blazing the trail in the sport. The likes of Beryl Burton frequently had to prove themselves by racing men, and frequently beating them. […]

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  • Riding 1000Km for Heart Research UK

    A couple from Bristol are riding 1000km around the Hebrides this summer to help fundraise to pay for cardiac surgeons to attend a specialist course in spotting and treating a rare heart condition called aortic dissection, […]

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  • Three charity cycle rides to help Alex’s Wish

    The Muscular Dystrophy charity Alex’s Wish is involved with three fundraising rides this summer, all designed to raise money to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne’s is a nasty degenerative disease that […]

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  • Chris Froome Expresses Concern Over Disc Brakes

    Under new rules, professional road cyclists have the choice between disc brakes and vee (calliper) brakes this year. Where this is extremely good for bike manufacturers who can market ever more technically advanced machines to the […]

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  • Our Favourite Cycling Workshops In London

    It’s easier than ever for Londoners to learn new bike skills. With YouTube videos and online manuals a-plenty, DIY cycling-enthusiasts have a wealth of knowledge at their fingertips. But sometimes getting together with others to get […]

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  • Top 4 : London’s Favourite Cycling Cafés

    If there’s a greater match than coffee and cycling, we haven’t found it yet. It’s a chance to rest weary legs, get a well-needed caffeine boost and maybe indulge in a blood-sugar-spiking slab of cake. There’s […]

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  • Get on your bike booster

    One of the off-putting things for potential commuters considering cycling to work every day is the idea of arriving hot and sweaty at work, especially if shower facilities at work are nor great. As discussed in a […]

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  • Does cycling faster reduce risk of collisions?

    A research paper from the University of Westminster published late in 2015 suggests that the faster you go the lower the risk to injury. Does this mean that cycling faster equals less cycling accidents and collisions? […]

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  • Garmin eTrex Touch 35 – The Review

    For my birthday I received a bit of cash and had wanted a nice GPS mapping system for my bike for a while. I had been looking at the Garmin Edge 810 (around £210) that has […]

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  • Top 5 Cycling Christmas Presents

    With only five shopping days left have you managed to find the perfect present for that special cyclists in your life? If not, help is at hand. Our cycling blogger has put together their top 5 […]

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  • 4 Essential Upgrades for Winter Cyclists

    Year round cycling comes with an array of challenges especially during the winter months. So if you plan to cycle no matter what the weather throws at you, here are four crucial winter updates that will […]

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  • Top 5 Winter Cycling Favourites

    The British weather. As well as being the source of all small-talk conversation with old ladies and taxi drivers, it also divides the cycling world into two. Those who hang up their helmets for the winter, […]

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  • How to Setup Your Bike

    Not sure what size bike you need? Our cycling blogger takes you through the essential information you will need to know when choosing your new bike.  BIKE SIZING Finding the correct-sized bike is a minefield. There […]

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  • Easy 10 Step Guide to Changing an Inner Tube

    Remember that ride: the one where the sun was shining, there was a slight tailwind, and even the climbs felt like you were going downhill? Then remember that sudden hissing sound as you unwittingly rolled over […]

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  • A step by step guide to cleaning your bike

    What you need? You will need the following three items: • A cloth, • A brush, • A bucket of (warm) water, • A degreaser, • A water displacer, • A (light) lubricator or chain oil. Dismantling your bike Before you begin […]

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  • The Top 4 Greatest Retro Bikes Of All Time

    Remember whizzing down a huge hill on your favourite bike as a kid? Even though we’re all grown up with boring adult responsibilities like jobs and mortgages, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Join us […]

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  • Could Air bnb Work for Cyclists?

    Air bnb for Cyclist!  Air bnb has pretty much revolutionised the way people travel and has paved the way for many of us to cash in on that spare room when we want and foe how long we want. […]

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  • Video Blog: Chris Boardman Speaks at Cycling Event

    Olympic gold medallist Chris Boardman spoke at an event organised by the Near Miss Project in September 2015. Listen to Chris’s speech during which he spoke about how road users need to separate their emotions toward cyclists and use […]

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  • More than Lycra: The Pick of Cycling Fashion

    In days gone by, clothing for the style-conscious cyclist was few and far between. Thankfully these days, cycling wear doesn’t have to be all about hi-vis and Lycra. With more and more designers realising the pressing […]

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  • The Top 5 Cycle Safety Gadgets

    For the tech-loving cyclist, there are oodles of gadgets to enhance your ride. And there are those that can even increase your safety when you’re out and about on two wheels. Here are our top 5 […]

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  • The Top Three Power Couples of Cycling

    Professional cycling comes with many advantages and using state of the art cycling gear on some of the world’s most breath-taking cycling routes are just a couple of the perks. Cycling may seem like a solitary […]

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  • A Guide to Cycling with your Children

    If you are wondering about the logistics of transporting your child around on a bike, we have put together a comprehensive guide to cycling with your children. Read our tips and tricks for a stress free ride. […]

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  • Buy a Bike and Beat the Congestion!

    With London the most congested city in Europe isn’t it time to get on your bike? Figures released by transport analysts Intrix this week suggest that London is the most congested city in Europe. During rush […]

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  • Your Essential Guide to Autumn Cycling

    Like us you still may have your fingers crossed for an Indian summer, however early indications are that we are hurtling along at full pace towards Autumn.  If you cycle regularly, you will know that your […]

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  • Video Blog: The LCC Awards 2015

    We were one of the sponsors of the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) Awards 2015. Our latest video blog is a short promo of the awards ceremony and includes an interview with the awards presenter, Jeremy Vine and […]

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  • Top Five Most Breath-taking Cycling Routes

    Amateur and professional cyclists may spend a lot of time focusing on their speed and/or endurance but enjoying some of the world’s most breath-taking cycle routes is also something enthusiasts should consider. The world is full of […]

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  • Top Five Cycling Apps

    Technology is playing a part in every part of our lives and this includes when we’re on our bikes. There are apps for almost everything we do and this includes many different aspects of our cycling […]

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  • Why can we keep going following a cycle injury?

    During this year’s Tour de France, Team Sky’s Geriant Thomas amazed spectators by finishing a stage after being knocked off his bike and flying into a ditch, hitting a telegraph pole with his head mid-air. I […]

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  • Can a ‘bike backie’ get you in trouble?

    London’s controversial mayor Boris Johnson has been caught by The Sun newspaper giving his lawyer wife Marina Wheeler a ride or ‘bike backie’ on the back of his bike. The Mayor, who is famous for cycling […]

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  • UCI Women’s Road World Cup

    If you only watch men’s cycling, you are missing out. The recent resurgence in women’s cycling is in part a result of the increased coverage of the UCI Women’s Road World Cup. This brief introduction gives […]

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  • Why the distrust of Froome?

    With Kenya and UK hero Chris Froome storming into the lead in the first mountain stage of the Tour de France, many Brits will be watching to see whether the cycling genius can take the trophy […]

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  • A new day for women’s procycling

    The first week in June was Women’s Sport Week (#WSW2015), and it was closely followed by the most-watched women’s football World Cup in history, so what better time for our cycle blogger to take a closer […]

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  • Tour de France 2015: The Mavericks

    The contenders for the general and the points classifications at the Tour de France 2015 have already been summarised and analysed, so who left to consider but the mavericks. Mavericks The Tour is well-known for its colourful […]

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  • Tour De France 2015: The Sprinters

    Having already looked at the contenders for the general classification at Tour de France 2015, our cycle blogger now turns his attention to the sprinters. Points Classification One of the joys of road cycling is that […]

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  • Tour De France 2015: The GC Contenders

    As the Tour de France 2015 swings into view once again on 4 July, our cycle blogger takes a look at the contenders for the general classification.  General Classification For those unfamiliar with stage racing, a little […]

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  • Do cyclists make safer drivers?

    Cyclists and motorists have all seen it – the impatient driver desperate to go an extra 15 or 20mph on ‘their road’ so overtakes the cyclist dangerously. This might be by giving the cyclist a few […]

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  • Will Wiggo Break the Hour Record?

    Our cycle blogger has already given a brief history of the hour record and, with the scene set, we now look at Bradley Wiggins’s attempt in a little more depth. Wiggins is due to attempt the […]

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  • Beating the Cycling Bonk

    Our cycling blogger re-lives his experience of a ‘cycling bonk’ slap bang in the middle of a Peloton. Read for his tips on where he went wrong in training and how you can beat the bonk. […]

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  • London to Paris Bike Ride (Part Two)

    Join our blogger on part two of his London to Paris bike ride. If you missed out on part one click here to read the first instalment Crossing the Channel Having completed Part One of our journey, we […]

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  • A Brief History of the ‘Hour Record’

    “That’s just one hell of a record. It’s the closest I’ll ever be to death without dying I think. I’m in that much pain, it’s funny. I don’t know what else to do but smile. I […]

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  • London to Paris Bike Ride (part one)

    Our blogger at Osbornes Cycle Injuries has just returned from a London to Paris bike ride. Read part one of the trip which takes us up to the ferry port! When a friend of mine suggested a London to Paris bike […]

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  • Cycle Accident: The Near Miss Project

    One major problem of cycling in the UK is other intolerant road users. This is a large reason for my preference for cross country riding – and even then I have the odd scary incident. A […]

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  • Cycle Training -The Power of Protein

    It is common for cyclists to feel the burn after a long ride or even a short one depending on the intensity. Muscle soreness, general fatigue and mounting pain are part and parcel of being a […]

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  • Cycling Health Benefits – NICE says get on your bike!

    The government agency that advises medical professionals as to the best treatments available, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has just updated its guidance for professionals in addressing Britain’s bulging waistlines. Cycling figures […]

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  • Why are there No Brits in Giro d’Italia?

    No Brits in Giro d’Italia – resting for the Tour de France or not enough good Brits for the Grand Tours? For the first time in 15 years, no Brits will begin the Giro d’Italia. Team […]

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  • The top five cycling gadgets you need in your life

    While cycling’s as old as the hills, for the tech-lover there are a seemingly unending number of cycling gadgets to modernise anyone’s ride. From super-safe helmets to smart lights, here are our five cycling gadgets that […]

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  • Six steps to your best bike ride

    If you’re stuck in a cycling rut, here are six steps to take your bike ride to the next level. 1. Make a Playlist Music can make or break your workout and cycling is no exception. […]

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  • Top 4 Child Bike Seats

    One of the most important things you will ever do with your child is be with them, just doing something together. It doesn’t need to be expensive – it just needs to be fun and stimulating. […]

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  • Essential Commuter Bike Light Guide

    Finding the right bike light can be a bit like choosing a mobile phone tariff: there are just so many options! This commuter bike light guide is aimed at providing a bit of direction amid the […]

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  • Cycle paint to brighten up your night!

    As a driver (and cyclist), if there’s one thing that gives me the heebie jeebies when blasting along A roads on a dark evening, it is seeing a tiny LED rear lamp on the back of […]

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  • Inflatable Hovding Helmet – worth a pop?

    Cycle helmet technology seems to have hit a bit of a rut over the years. Unless you want something extremely aerodynamic, they aren’t dissimilar now to what they were 15 years ago. They are also very […]

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  • Mountain Biking Trails – Biking in the Akamas

    If the daily commute is simply not inspiring, and those rainy weekend rides are no longer holding your enthusiasm, you may already be looking for something to rekindle your cycling gusto. Whether it is a holiday […]

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  • Bike Cam Prosecutions

    Have you ever been cut up by a van turning left? Or been riding along only to find the tarmac narrowing in front of you as a bus pulls in? Or you may have even been […]

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  • Cross Country Cycle – Lulworth Cove

    Lulworth Cove is both one of the most beautiful places in Dorset and one of the most overrun with visitors. While living in Dorset I walked or rode there more often than driving as the sight […]

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  • Off Road Cycling – where can I do it?

    This weekend I cycled a planned route from Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire to the Ashridge Estate in Buckinghamshire on what promised to be a fun, mostly off road cycling route. Part of the route involved a farm […]

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  • Why go to a 29er Mountain Bike?

    I currently ride a 15 year old Scott YZ4 mountain bike, which doesn’t even have disc brakes let alone any of the other technologies that current machines have. Perhaps like you as I look to upgrade, […]

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  • What’s happening with Wiggo?

    Bradley Wiggins has been out of the main sporting limelight for some time. After his stunning year in 2012, some idle watchers of sport (such as myself) may be wondering just what has happened to him? […]

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