Author: Pete Reynolds

Osloh Bicycle Traffic Jean – Review

I have never seen a pair of jeans with so many pockets as the Osloh Traffic Trouser. It’s bonkers. There are three pockets on the rear, four on the front and even one on the side. That’s a lot of...

Best Waterproof Cycling Overtrousers Under £50

Winter’s coming… again. Every bloody year, eh? For me, and probably most Brits, winter means rain. Drizzle mostly, but sometimes you get that awful heavy stuff too. And while nice-looking water-resistant cycling trousers may see you through the mild days,...

Louri Bike Straps – Review

If you want to carry small practical things on your ride, such as pumps, inner tubes or even bottles – but hate riding with bags or stuffed pockets – the Louri bike straps may well be a useful addition. Now,...

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?...