Author: Lydia Langford

Front Bike Basket: 11 of the Best Stylish Baskets

Here at Discerning Cyclist, we believe anything a car can do, a bike can do better. Calorie-burning, congestion-dodging, endorphin-giving: perhaps we’re biased, but we’d say a morning spent cycling is better to spewing out fumes in a four-lane traffic jam....

Why Cyclists Wear Lycra [+Why You Don’t Need to]

It’s like a game of cyclist cliché bingo: a pricey road bike, a Strava subscription and an interest in speciality flat-whites. Add top-to-toe Lycra, and you’ve basically got a full card. The Middle-Aged Man in Lycra stereotype was invented in 2010,...

How Much Does it Cost to Charge an Electric Bike?

There’s little doubt that an e-battery is a climate-friendly alternative to the dirty petrol engine. One passenger vehicle spews out four metric tons of CO2 per year. When installed in a e-bike, a battery produces only a fraction of this....

Smallest Folding Bikes (When Folded): Top 5 Most Compact

Cyclists aren’t typically renowned for being streamlined. Garages full of bikes, drawers full of spare innertubes, cans of WD-40 lined up alongside the shampoo bottles: it’s a messy affair. There is, however, one alternative. Super-compact folding bikes offer all the...

Can Cycling Really Make You Taller? [ANALYSIS]

Whether it’s a lazy weekend ride with friends, or feeling those first rays of sun on your morning commute, there’s nothing like cycling to put a grin on your face and make you stand taller. But can a bike ride...


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