Category: Feature

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...

LUMO reveal 3 new innovations on Kickstarter

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...

The dos and don’ts of cycling fashion

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...

11 Chic Christmas Present Ideas for Cyclists

11 Chic Christmas Present Ideas for Cyclists UPDATED GIFT GUIDE: 51 Best Presents for Cyclists (under £40) 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...

Black Friday – Cycling Edition

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...

Why Your Bike Lock Is about to Look Very Outdated

Why Your Bike Lock Is about to Look Very Outdated From navigation, to helmets and bike lights, there’s no part of the cycling gear industry that’s immune to innovation – much of it crowdfunded.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...

The Ultra-Reflective Cycling Backpack Catching Attention on Kickstarter

The Ultra-Reflective Cycling Backpack Catching Attention on Kickstarter Blending cycling functionality, style and safety in cycling clothes and accessories has become increasingly popular amongst cyclists recently, and one of the most eye-catching projects currently on Kickstarter certainly ticks all three...

Top 10 Stylish Cycling Bargains from the Summer Sales

Top 10 Stylish Cycling Bargains from the Summer Sales One of the regular quips that I hear – and I agree with – regarding stylish cycling clothing, is the high price tags associated with the products. Unfortunately, that puts many...

How to Shower without a Shower

How to Shower without a Shower Not having a shower at their workplace is one of the biggest gripes cyclists tend to have with their employers. Well, things have changed. And it’s nothing to do with your employer. A wet...

Should Bikes, Cars & Pedestrians Be Separated?

Should Bikes, Cars & Pedestrians Be Separated? I’m convinced that separating bikes from cars and pedestrians is the key to reversing an alarming rise in road casualties. New annual figures from the Department of Transport show that casualties rose to...

Kickstarter Cycling Stars: Port Hardy

Kickstarter Cycling Stars: Port Hardy One of the latest Kickstarter projects to really catch my eye is Port Hardy, who have created some of the most discerning and elegant vintage bicycle bags I’ve seen in a long time. The Port...

Get Your Own Ste Illustrates Prints

Get Your Own Ste Illustrates Prints If you’re a fan of the awesome cycling illustrations that you’ll see from time-to-time on Discerning Cyclist, then you have come across the work of the super talented Ste Johnson! Ste and I started...

The Summer Guide to Cycling in Style

The Summer Guide to Cycling in Style Summer’s here. But just because it’s heating up, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style during your ride. Instead, you just need to find the right clothes that fit well and are...

How to Cycle Like a Local in Amsterdam [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Cycle Like a Local in Amsterdam [INFOGRAPHIC] Amsterdam is a cycling inspiration for every city. But not only can city planners and governments learn from the Dutch capital, cyclists can also learn how to ride better thanks to...

Everything You Need to Know to (Re)Start Cycling

Everything You Need to Know to (Re)Start Cycling In 2012, I rode a bike for the first time since I was 16. I didn’t have anything against cycling – I loved it when I was younger – but as you...

Managing the Summer Sweat Problem

Managing the Summer Sweat Problem There’s nothing quite like heading out on a bike ride on a crisp winter day – beautiful scenery, an invigorating ride and, most importantly, you’re as fresh when you arrive home as you were when...

3 Summer Commuting Essentials for Discerning Cyclists

3 Summer Commuting Essentials for Discerning Cyclists The days are lengthening, temperatures are rising, and there’s barely a cloud in the sky. This all means one thing: the season of the cyclist has arrived. As much as we’d all like...

5 Common Cycling Mishaps (and How to Fix Them)

5 Common Cycling Mishaps (and How to Fix Them) Every cyclist has experienced that maddening moment – when your chain comes off as you’re late for work or your gears jam as you’re slogging uphill. From stain removal to avoiding...

What is England’s Best City for Cycling?

What is England’s Best City for Cycling? A new study published by Toothpick has ranked all of the UK’s cities and towns based on how ‘bike friendly’ they are. Toothpick’s study used data collected by the Ministry of Transport and Sport...

Find Cheap Bike Parts in Your Area with Shpock

Find Cheap Bike Parts in Your Area with Shpock One of the big ‘perks’ of cycling that people often mention is just how cheap it is. Which is, for the most, true. There’s no fuel costs, no “road tax” and...