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How Does Cycling Help Your Body? A Cardio Health Guide

Cardio, or cardiovascular exercise, is any physical activity that gets your heart rate high and increases blood circulation. The main goal of performing cardio is to shed off excess fat since you’re moving your body. Among various forms of cardio,...

How to Ride a Bike: For Adults, Kids and Dogs [TIPS + VIDEOS]

Life can’t half be complicated sometimes. Tax returns. Starting gym memberships. Cancelling gym memberships. Ikea flatpacks. Roadworks. Traffic jams. Car insurance. Urgh. And that’s why riding a bicycle is so special.  Riding a bike requires no forms. There’s no license....

8 Top Tips for Planning a Cycling Holiday

A cycling holiday, whether in the UK or abroad, is a great way to travel and see the countryside at your own pace. But it takes some planning and a good deal of thought to make it into the adventure...

How to Cycle Safely on Roads

Many more people are seeing cycling as a viable form of daily transport rather than just a weekend pastime. Environmental issues, the ever-increasing number of the overweight and obese and the need to take your general well-being seriously are frequently...

Evoc MacAskill Street Backpack – Review

When it comes to bags, there are many options available to urban cyclists: the messenger bag – as popularised by bike couriers, pannier bags and of course, the good old backpack. While many may disagree with me from a style/sweaty...

Get Back on the Trail by Cycling in Poland

If you are planning a European holiday to get back into the saddle, recent upgrades to the biking infrastructure have made Poland a perfect destination. It’s also the birthplace of Rafal Majka and Maja Wloszczowska, two names synonymous with cycling...

B’TWIN 500 Hi Vis Waterproof Urban Cycling Jacket Review

From time-to-time, it’s necessary to make a compromise in either style or functionality, especially if you’re on a budget. Don’t get me wrong, there’s an increasing number of real top-quality jackets that are marrying waterproof, reflective features with smart urban...

John Smedley Lundy Pullover Review

Do you ever come across a piece of clothing that you just love? Well, that’s exactly how I feel about the John Smedley Lundy pullover. To me, it is perfect. Now, I realise that in any good product review you...

How Do You Fancy a Virtual Bike Ride?

Just a few months ago, this site touched on the idea of cycling in autumn, specifically pointing to some outfitting ideas that can keep you comfortable in cooling (or wet) weather. Generally, it’s a good idea for any avid cyclist...

What is Cycling in Liverpool Really Like?

Having done several “Cycling in…” posts over the years on Discerning Cyclist, it came to my attention that I’ve never done one for my hometown: Liverpool. So just how does Liverpool stack up as a cycling city? Is it safe?...

Is This the Best Black Friday Deal for Urban Cyclists?

The world’s gone mad. Shopping mad. But hey, if you want to find a bargain, there’s probably no better day than Black Friday. However, most places use Black Friday as a disguise for flogging off their stock dregs or merely...

Padded Knickers for Lady Cyclists – Bike Nicks Review

There’s nothing worse than uncomfortable underwear on a long bike ride. Some people opt for padded shorts, some go for generic cycling shorts, while others opt for their regular undies. But there’s a real lack of good-looking sporty underwear out...

Behind the Scenes at Rapha’s London Office and Shop

Upon arriving outside Rapha’s headquarters at 18 Imperial Works in north London, I was very surprised to not see a single bicycle parked up outside. Not one. Maybe Rapha’s 120-plus employees weren’t avid cyclists after all? How wrong I was....

Report: The UK’s Pothole Problem

Potholes in the UK are becoming more common on our roads and can sometimes take months until they’re fixed by the council. Potholes are especially problematic for cyclists, and if the results of this new report by the RAC are...