Category: Feature

How Does Cycling Help Your Body? A Cardio Health Guide

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...

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

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...

Why Mandatory Bicycle Helmets Laws DON’T Make Cyclists Safer

Why Mandatory Bicycle Helmets Laws DON’T Make Cyclists Safer It may seem counter-intuitive but forcing people to wear a helmet when cycling doesn’t improve the safety of cyclists. But why? Surely extra protection around your most important organ can only...

Best Gifts for Cyclists: The Handy Guide

Best Gifts for Cyclists: The Handy Guide UPDATED GIFT GUIDE: 51 Best Presents for Cyclists (under £40) Each and every one of us has at least one cycle lover in their most intimate circle of people (that is, if you...

Norway Has SOLVED Hills with an Ingenious Bike Escalator

Norway Has SOLVED Hills with an Ingenious Bike Escalator We’ve all been there! The crushing reality that, with your work bag/gym gear in tow, the upcoming, never-ending hill is about to bring your jolly cycle to a halt and replace...

What is Cycling in Liverpool Really Like?

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...

9 Great Stocking-Filler Presents for Cyclists for under £20

9 Great Stocking-Filler Presents for Cyclists for under £20 UPDATED GIFT GUIDE: 51 Best Presents for Cyclists (under £40) Stuck on finding some small Christmas gifts for the cyclist in your life? Need Secret Santa ideas for cyclists? Or maybe...

Is This the Best Black Friday Deal for Urban Cyclists?

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...

Behind the Scenes at Rapha’s London Office and Shop

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...

Behind the Scenes at Huez Clothing

Behind the Scenes at Huez Clothing Nestled between Palace Lambeth Gardens and Royal Street, you’d have no idea that you were just a short walk from the tourist and political hustle and bustle of Westminster in Old Paradise Yard –...

Top Tips for Cycling in Style in Any Season

Top Tips for Cycling in Style in Any Season There is no thing quite like cycling – you get to feel the wind in your hair, the freedom within your reach and work on your fitness, at the same time. Still,...

How to choose the right size bike for you?

How to choose the right size bike for you? It’s easy to underestimate the importance of choosing the right road bike size. If you choose an ill-fitting bike, it can not only negatively affect your comfort during a ride but...