Category: Feature

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,...

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 since you’re moving your body. Among various forms of cardio,...

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....

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?...

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 a disguise for flogging off their stock dregs or merely...

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 weren’t avid cyclists after all? How wrong I was....

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 – the home of Huez Clothing. Finding...

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, when that wind is cold and harsh or the...