Commuting

Gym v bike: a one-sided battle?

We look at six fun reasons why cycle commuting is better for your health, cheaper, more interesting, more fun and more practical than going to the gym.…

New Year’s Resolutions: Ride 2019 miles (or more) in 2019

Once the presents have been opened and the mince pies have been eaten, the telly schedule is starting to get a little threadbare and a return to work is on the horizon, there is still once last big event of the holiday season to observe: New Year’s Eve and the making of resolutions. We think we’ve come up with a more interesting and fun way to make sure 2019 is your best year of cycling ever.…

Back to school – how to continue your summer cycling

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your cycling for the year. Of course the nights will draw in eventually, and the warmer weather will make way for, er, ‘fresher’ climes. But if you get the cycle commuting bug now, you may just want to invest in lights and a good cycling jacket in a couple of months’ time. So let’s look at why it’s really worth committing to cycling to work or school right now.…

Heartwork: Behind the Scenes with Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)

Paul Hartnoll is a British writer, producer, and composer of music, widely recognised for his pioneering work with Orbital. Over the span of their 25 year career at the forefront of electronic music, Orbital toured extensively and released eight albums, culminating in a performance at the 2012 London Paralympics Opening Ceremony with Professor Stephen Hawking.…

The Making of Heartwork: Alex Rutterford’s Sleeve Art

Alex Rutterford is a Director, Designer and Artist with over a decade of experience in commercials, music videos and short films. We commisioned him to create a sleeve cover for Paul Hartnoll's (Orbital) 'Heartwork' track. Here, Alex talks us through his process of developing the artwork.…

Heartwork Stories

We visited the North West, to understand more about the area of the UK worst affected by heart disease. It was here, we met a whole host of commuters, that through their bikes, are leading a much healthier life thanks to the power of cycling.…

Why a folding bike will spice up your commute

Convenient, collapsible and increasingly classy, folders are well-suited to most commuters – here's why and which brands to look out for……

Get the Cycling Bug with Millie: 5 Things I’ve Learnt from Commuting in London

In partnership with Evans Cycles & Gore Bike Wear, guest writer Millie Citton continues her blog series with the Coffee Stop. In the second of this series, we find out Millie's top 5 cycle commuting tips and a bonus suggestion for the readers...…

Get the cycling bug with Millie: An Introduction

In partnership with Evans Cycles & Gore Bike Wear, we're pleased to welcome Millie Citton as a guest writer to the Coffee Stop blog. A keen London commuter and road cycling enthusiast, Millie will be sharing her commuting tips, essential winter kit bag and heaps of motivation over the coming months to keep you riding throughout the cold seasons.…

Barbour x Brompton — Exclusive Interview

If you were asked to name a brand of jacket, Barbour would surely be near the front of the list. Likewise, when it comes to folding bikes, Brompton would be on the tip of most people’s tongues. So the idea of Barbour and Brompton collaborating on a range of outerwear and a special edition bike seems like the ultimate pairing of iconic British brands. Journalist Matt Lamy spoke to Barbour’s director of menswear Ian Bergin about the unique collaboration.…