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Articles / Tips
The Commuter - What to look for in a good commuter bike
Here a some things to be aware of when looking for what could be your first 'serious' bike - a commuter.
The good, the bad and the ugly of cycling and social media
Social media has opened many possibilities in the cycling world, but there are pitfalls when everyone has a voice.
The 6.8kg weight rule. Why you can ride a lighter bike than a Pro
The UCI has specified 6.8kg as the minimum weight for a race bike. We look at why and how you can buy a bike well under this limit.
10 uses for a wicker basket on your bike
You thought wicker baskets were seriously uncool? Check out these ways to embrace practicality and the joy of the bicycle basket.
UCI Part 2: Radios, swords and saddles - the controversial rules of the UCI
The International Cycling Union (UCI) has set forth a number of controversial regulations over the years. Here are a few eye openers!
UCI Part 1: The history of cycling's unifying body
The history of cycling's governing body is as rich, interesting, varied and full of colorful stories as the history of cycling itself.
The four greatest bicycle cheats in history
We look through the history books for the greatest cheats in the sport's biggest race: The Tour de France
5 destinations for cycling adventures this winter
Winter is coming. Two choices: Wrap yourself up like Michelin man or head to the Southern hemisphere for a summer biking adventure!
International cycling trips - do I pack or do I hire?
To bring, buy or hire? This is the first question when planning an overseas bicycle trip.
Skin tight coffee? Your take on lycra and cafés
Our recent "lycra in the cafe" article caused quite a stir among readers. Here are some of your views in response.
Cafés, coffee, closed roads and cyclists - what does it all mean?
Cyclists support local bike shops, but what is their greater effect on local businesses in the areas they prefer to ride through and the shops they choose to stop at along their way?
Get on ya bike! Mass participation rides coming up in November 2013
Get out and participate in a ride during November before the seasonal extremes are upon us!
5 essentials for a mountain bike touring adventure
Taking to the trails for days on end is one of mountain biking’s greatest thrills.
5 ways to introduce your kids to competitive cycling
There are few thrills that can rival riding in a bike race, and it’s a pleasure that you will most likely want to share with your children. Here are 5 ways how.
Future shock: How do local bike shops handle new bike technology?
Local bike shops are at the front line of the technology revolution that seems to be sweeping through the bicycle world at the moment... How do they cope?
Sports drinks: Electrolyte, carbohydrate...what's wrong with good ol' water?
Nutrition is a hotly debated, and marketed, area of cycling. So do I believe the sport drink hype? Or is a bidon of water enough?
Mountain biking: Is it still just a man's game?
Mountain biking is a sport that used to be thought of as the cycling equivalent to lumber jacking...does it still involve being a manly man's sort of man?
The reality of your first bike commute
A wakeup call? Are you going to arrive at work pumped on adrenalin, because every ride makes you fear for your life? What about the traffic, pedestrians, other cyclists?
10 reasons to get your kids on a bike
Cycling encourages a healthy, involved lifestyle. Start them early and have some fun!
What makes a "good" local bike shop? Your Feedback
Our "good" bike shop story generated a lot of great comments from you, the users, who told us about what makes a local bike store great in your eyes.
Is inflation getting the best of you?
When pumping your bike tires, the results can usually be described as bloated, flat or just right. The way of getting there can be CO2, mini pump or foot pump.
Mass participation rides coming up in September
The September calendar for mass participation bike events - also known as sportifs or Gran Fondo races - is full to bursting point.
What to expect as a commuting cyclist - Part 1: The decision
A commute on bike to and from work instead of using a car or public transport sounds like an easy decision, but what is really involved?
Pitfalls when kitting out the family
Cycling with the family can be a great way of combining fun, quality time and exercise in one activity. However, there are a number of things to think about when buying bike equipment f...
Why are 29ers Booming?
Mountain bikes with 29 inch wheels have come out of nowhere and grabbed a sizable chunk of the market in the span of just a few years, at the expense of the ‘normal’ 26 inch wheels.
The family cyclist: The bikes are just the beginning. What else do I need?
Cycling with the family is a great way of spending time together. Taking to the road or tracks combines quality family time with nature experiences and exercise for everyone.
Join the fun – mass participation events this August
The August '13 calendar for mass participation bike events - also known as sportifs or Gran Fondo races - is full to bursting point.
MTB Communities: Helping you connect
Do you really know who you are when it comes to mountain biking? For many people this question defines how they ride, as well as who they should probably be riding with.
What are the Benefits of Having a Coach? Is It Really Necessary?
Question to ponder if you are considering employing a cycling coach and what benefits you will get out of it.