Accessories

Different car bike racks explained

The time will come when you need to get your bike further afield. So here are the pros and cons of different bike racks.…

Helmets for different cycling disciplines explained

Take a look around your cycling friends, or pop along to a bike store, and you will see a wide variety of bike helmets. There are helmets that are designed for each different cycling sport and even a variety of helmets suited to one discipline, such as road or mountain biking. We look at the main differences..…

Tax-free cycle scheme – how does it work?

If your employer offers tax-free cycling as a benefit, you can save up to 42% on a new bike and accessories. Here is how it all works...…

How to beat the big, bad bike thief – outside, shed or indoors

We all know the story about the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf. One pig built his house out of straw and the wolf huffed and puffed and blew it down. One built his home out of sticks, and the wolf blew it down. But the last one, who built his out of bricks, was safe from the now breathless sharp-toothed baddy. What’s this got to do with bike security? As cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains, probably more than you’d think.…

17 of the Most Popular Cycling Apps for iPhone and Android

There are more apps on the market than ever before and with smartphone technology constantly improving, it won’t be long before that mini-computer in your pocket will be coordinating your routines more effectively than the most  organised PA. When it comes to cycling, there are apps for pretty much everything, besides actually pedalling your bike for you. (Give it ten years, and they’ll be most likely be an app for that too.) But with so many apps out there, which ones are worth your time and money? We’ve done the hard work for you and came up with 17 of the best apps for every cyclist.…

Things to do with your bike – Bikepacking

Bikepacking might be the adventure cycle touring trend of the moment but it’s not actually quite as new a pastime as you might think. Matt Lamy looks at the details behind the buzzword and reveals that bikepacking is an experience that many cyclists can enjoy relatively easily and inexpensively.…

Maximise Indoor Training

Turbo trainers and ‘bodywork’ should both be part of your autumn and winter cycling training. Here’s why and we’ve even got a dedicated playlist for you to stay motivated……

Power Meter Vs Heart Rate Monitor: VERSUS with Sir Chris Hoy

When keen cyclists want to take their training to the next level and go beyond using just miles, speed and ‘feel’ alone, it’s time to turn to technology. Sir Chris Hoy looks at heart rate monitors and power meters and reveals which system he thinks is best.…

Bike lights: Why 3 is the magic number and other interesting tech updates

We look at modern cycle light technology including the benefit of helmet-mounted lights, daylight running modes, dynamos, Garmin Varia Radar and the See.Sense ICON..…

What You Need to Know About Fitness Trackers

Find out how a fitness tracker could help improve your health and fitness, what features to look for and how they compare to smart watches and GPS watches...…