Author: Matthew Chandler

Do Self-Charging Electric Bikes Exist?

For many cyclists, electric bikes have been the perfect invention: they require less pedal power yet still improve your fitness, are an environmentally friendly alternative to cars or motor vehicles, and generally look pretty slick, too. Which is always important....

How Fast Does Google Maps Assume You Bike?

If you take your bike out for a spin and end up venturing into the unknown, embrace it. Not only because you might find your new favourite cycling route, but because as long as you’ve got signal on your smart...

Is Cycling to Work ‘Enough’ Exercise?

During the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I dusted off my bike and running shoes and lost a good amount of weight, which you can read about here. Of course, when I was cycling...

21 Reasons to Cycle to Work in 2021

Out with the old, in with new – calendar year, that is. The worst of the nightmare that was 2020 is behind us, and it’s time to usher in 2021 with a revitalised, positive attitude. What that in mind, why...

Why is Cycling so Addictive?

There’s a drug-like quality to cycling. For many, myself included, that first spin of the wheels on a long stretch of road can be the gateway to a lifetime addiction. Take my word for it – I upped my cycling...

Why is Cycling Easier Than Running?

Given the coronavirus-enforced lockdown has left me with little else to do for the most part, back in April I thought, what better time to lose a little weight and boost my fitness than when the pubs are closed and...

Is the Bike Boom Going to Continue?

Amid the sea of terrible stories that have emerged during the coronavirus pandemic so far this year, there is at least one positive potentially linked with the crisis: a boom in cycling. Indeed, in the UK alone, 1.3 million people...


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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.