Category: Feature

Win £100 Rapha Voucher: 2017 Cycling Lifestyle Survey

In order to help get a better feel of what you want from Discerning Cyclist, we’re running a special survey until 30th September 2017 – creatively named the ‘2017 Cycling Lifestyle Survey’. And, to show our gratitude to those who complete...

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...

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 also reduce efficiency and put you at risk of...

LUMO reveal 3 new innovations on Kickstarter

Having launched via Kickstarter on 2015, and enjoyed great success with their innovative range of stylish cycling attire (including the a dashing Harrington Jacket which we reviewed), LUMO are back on the lookout for investment for their next range of...

The dos and don’ts of cycling fashion

Whether you are using your bike to commute to and from work, or you’re just hoping to look great when on a relaxing bike ride, these are the dos and don’ts you should follow when it comes to looking stylish...

11 Chic Christmas Present Ideas for Cyclists

It’s here: Xmas 2k15. Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noël, メリークリスマス! But what is the perfect Christmas gift for the cyclist in your life (short of a bicycle, of course)? Well, to help you on your...

Black Friday – Cycling Edition

Love it or loathe it, Black Friday has now been ‘successfully’ adopted in the UK – five years after the Americanism was first introduced the Brits by Amazon. Regardless of the riots in Asda and Tesco, one thing is for...

5 Great Places to Buy Office-Appropriate Cycling Gear

Cyclists often believe there are only two options when it comes to selecting what to wear for their ride. They can either: 1) wear cycling kit and then get changed when they reach their work place, or 2) wear their...

4 (and a half) Superb Merino T-shirts for Cycling

Merino is a wonderful material when it comes to cycling. It wicks sweat. It keeps you warm when you’re cold, yet offers bountiful breathability when you start heating up. And it’s also odour resistant. All of which are fantastic qualities...

The Best Cycling Jeans Around for Men and Women

I’ve found the most unforgiving article of everyday clothing – when it comes to cycling – to be jeans. They’re thick, warm and don’t typically offer enough give or stretch for riding comfortably – making it hard even to get...

Why Your Bike Lock Is about to Look Very Outdated

From navigation, to helmets and bike lights, there’s no part of the cycling gear industry that’s immune to innovation – much of it crowdfunded. However, perhaps the greatest opportunity for innovation is with bike locks. Theft continues to blight the...

Closca Fuga: The Foldable Bike Helmet Revisited

16 months ago I reviewed Closca’s first attempt at a folding bicycle helmet, following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Despite being hopeful of the product bridging a style gap in the helmet market, I was left disappointing with the...