Author: Kevin Glenton

Are Shimano Gears the Best (and Why Are They So Popular)?

Shimano are a Japanese company, and world-leaders in supplying engineered moving components that are bolted or fixed onto a bicycle. Celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2021, with forecasted sales in 2022 of ¥580billion (£3.5billion/$4.3billion), this company has developed a market-leading...

What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Bicycle?

Wondering where to start to buy a bicycle? It’s not complicated if you have a clear idea of what you want, have a budget, know what size frame suits your measurement, and know that it’s available for you to collect...

Types of Bike Locks (and Which is Best?)

Even the best bike lock cannot guarantee your bicycle will be waiting when you return to it. Over 100,000 were stolen per year in England and Wales from 2002 to 2021. As cycling becomes more popular as a commuting alternative,...

New Bike vs Used Bike: Which is Best Value?

Buying a bicycle, whether used or new, should be a considered decision, with time taken to make the right choices. Whether novice or expert, you want to take time to weigh up the pros and cons. We’ve given some guidance...

Best Bike Helmets with Lights Built-In [Top 5]

There is overwhelming evidence across multiple studies that wearing a helmet is effective in reducing injuries. Trusted bodies such as The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK provide regular analysis and their June 2020 report...

Do Cyclists Have to Obey Speed Limits?

Let’s start a revolution. Let’s move the story and the narrative away from speed. We don’t need to go quickly to commute from the train station to the office. We shouldn’t need to shower when we arrive at the office,...

Why the Bicycle Thrives During a Crisis

The bicycle can be seen as a token of events which dominated most of the civilised world for the past 200 years.  It has facilitated society’s development, has shone as the steed of pioneering racers and new adventurers, advanced feminism,...

Are Bicycle Chains Universal?

Much like there are more than one type of bicycle, there is more than one type of chain. Given the importance of its function of transferring power from the pedals to the drive-wheel at the rear of the bicycle, you...

Are Trek Bikes Worth It? [BRAND ANALYSIS]

Choosing which bicycle brand you wish to follow, if any, will come down to a number of personal choices and factors. Heritage, lifestyle, impact on society, ethics, values, environmental and economic factors are part of the decision-making process in signing...

What is a Bicycle Dynamo (and How Does it Work)?

There are many ways in which you can decipher someone’s age without asking them. Any trip down memory lane that comes with a musical reference. Or how it was to watch a football match. Perhaps one of the most telling...

How Much Should I Spend on a Bike? [GUIDE]

Many factors and decisions are in play when it comes to determining what is a good bicycle. What is it needed for? How long does the discerning cyclist plan to have it? Does a good bicycle mean buying from a...

Do Bicycles Need Lights at Night [Law Explained]

Discerning cyclists are known for their judgement. They dress stylishly on the bicycle. They do their bit for the environment by commuting. If the wind and traffic are with them they might save some time and money. Although this might...

Are Mountain Bikes Good for Commuting? [PROS + CONS]

When all is said and done, any bicycle is good for commuting. We think of the physical health and mental health benefits. We are using sustainable transport to get around. We are part of a growing demographic which is helping...

Bicycles That Hold Their Value [Top 6 Bike Brands]

Many of us make lists of considerations before purchasing a bicycle. Things like comfort, purpose, brand, design standards, durability and maybe even colour might make that list. But one thing that is unlikely to break the top five is the...

Are Single Speed Bikes Good for Commuting? [PROS + CONS]

As a measure of the positivity embodied in commuting by bicycle, we should take pleasure in confirming that the answer is… it depends. Many participate in cycling as a means of sustainable transport, a means of exercise, a means of...

Is Cycle to Work Scheme Worth It? [PROS + CONS]

A transformation is underway in towns and cities. A policy shift by those in positions of power influences the ergonomics of a road layout. Social responsibility is sought via programmes of active travel. Governments are seeking ways to get more...

Are Road Bikes Good for Commuting? [PROS + CONS]

Road bikes are considered the thoroughbred within the cycling stable. Their manufacturers invest considerable resources into researching and developing the technologies and geometry that provide you with a platform to ride fast on smooth roads.  Companies who make road bikes...

TOP 5 FAVOURITES FOR SUMMER RIDES


1. 🩳Rapha Randonnee Shorts
Beautiful shorts for on + off the bike.

2. 🧥Helly Hansen Hooded Rain Jacket
For unexpected downpours.

3. 🧴Muc-Off Ultimate Bicycle Cleaning Kit
Keep your bike feeling brand new.

4. 🪖LIVALL BH60SE Smart Bike Helmet
A helmet with lights that plays music.

5. 🥾Tropicfeel Shoes
Stylish, lightweight and fast-drying.