Category: Feature

Plus Bike vs Fat Bike: Differences + Advantages Explained

If you enjoy adventuring into the wilderness and living that #outdoorsisfree life then you’ll have seen the plus bikes and fat bikes rolling around your local outdoor spaces. Unlike the conventional cross country bike that’s been around since the 90’s,...

How to Bike to Work Without Sweating [5 Tips]

Sweating is healthy. We all need to sweat, it’s our body’s way of cooling down. But if we’re cycling to work, the last thing we want is to arrive as a dripping mess, leaving puddles on the floor. Not every...

Do Cyclists Pay ‘Road Tax’? [Truth Revealed]

“Those bloomin’ cyclists, in their silly outfits. They should be paying road tax if they want to use our roads!” It’s a caricature for sure, but it certainly rings familiar. And frustrated motorists have a point, don’t they? After all,...

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...

Can Cycling Help Sciatica? [ANALYSIS]

Sciatica. Sounds unpleasant doesn’t it? Well it won’t surprise you to know that it’s a dispassionate term from the medical world that accurately describes one of life’s many ‘pains in the rear’ (literally!) and sadly, does not relate to the...

Do Bikes Attract Lightning? [SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS]

Every year, the UK and Ireland typically experiences between 200,000 and 300,000 lightning counts, with 10,000 per day quite normal during a particularly bad storm. But despite being a relatively common weather phenomenon, there are plenty of myths surrounding lightning....

Can Cycling Help Running Form? [ANALYSIS]

Runners are always trying to improve their form. Whether it’s eating to enhance endurance, putting in extra hours at the gym, or becoming best friends with the bathtub and a bag of Epsom salts, most runners have tried it all. ...

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....