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By Lawrence Bywater 8 March 2019 No comments
A sit down with Morvélo co-founder Oli

A sit down with Morvélo co-founder Oli

It’s an unseasonably warm February afternoon and we’re in the bustling seaside city of Brighton. Morvélo co-founder Oli greets us as seagulls circle overhead, their calls piercing the relative stillness of a quiet backstreet setting.

By Lawrence Bywater 6 March 2019 2 comments
Ten UK sportives you should ride in 2019

Ten UK sportives you should ride in 2019

Bored of the same old loops? Struggling for riding motivation? If you’re stuck in a cycling rut, entering a cycling sportive is a great way to reinvigorate your riding. 

By Lawrence Bywater 4 March 2019 No comments
Sportive essentials: kit you’ll need to tackle an event in 2019

Sportive essentials: kit you’ll need to tackle an event in 2019

Irrespective of experience or ability, entering a sportive for the first time is a seminal moment for any road cyclist. If you’re a sportive first-timer, our guide to getting sportive ready is a good starting point, but in this article, we give you a run down of the key items that’ll help you complete a sportive this year. 

By Lawrence Bywater 6 February 2019 No comments
Unboxing the Hövding airbag helmet

Unboxing the Hövding airbag helmet

Every now and again a product heaves into view that makes us sit up and take notice. This was the case when the team at Hövding showed us their airbag helmet, a genuine alternative to the traditional cycle helmet.

By Lawrence Bywater 31 January 2019
A guide to winter road bikes

A guide to winter road bikes

Substance over style. Function over form. Winter road bikes are like your favourite dog-eared blanket or grandma’s old microwave that still heats your leftovers through.

By Lawrence Bywater 28 January 2019 No comments
Riding the Festive 500 on the Boardman SLR 9.4 disc

Riding the Festive 500 on the Boardman SLR 9.4 disc

Despite owning more than one Festive 500 badge already, intrepid rider Paul couldn’t resist giving the Christmas riding challenge another go in 2018. Here’s his diary from the road…. 

By Lawrence Bywater 25 January 2019 No comments
Cycling at night: Top tips

Cycling at night: Top tips

Riding your bike at night can seem daunting at first, but with the right preparation and our titbits of advice, it can be a fun, exhilarating experience. 

By Lawrence Bywater 15 January 2019 No comments
Booking a winter cycling holiday

Booking a winter cycling holiday

The rain batters your window pane. The wind whistles. Another cup of tea and maybe then you’ll head out for a ride. A good old British winter can be enough to quell even the most hardened rider’s urge to ride.