Bike Culture

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

Breaking the Cycle

Polly Neate | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK
Polly Neate

The level of culture change that's needed for cyclists to feel safe all the time is dauntingly huge. At best, motorists are telling cyclists, "Yes this is our game, our bat, our ball, our rules - but you can play if you want. We own the road but you can use it. What more do you want?" What needs to happen is a new game, new rules. Power has to change hands. That's still a long way off.

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Duke | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

Cycle Training: My Longest Ride So Far

Nicola Davenport | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Davenport

Living in SW London, with Surrey in easy cycling distance, I am already familiar with the southern - hilly - section of the route I'll be riding for RideLondon-Surrey 100 on August 4, 2013. By car, that is. So when the the dad of one of my daughter's friends, who is training for the same event, invites me to ride this killer section of the route with him, I jump at the chance.

Weekend Shopping: Bike Bags

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This weekend I've compiled a couple of my fav bike bag styles so far and if anyone has any other options they can recommend, or - in case the Christmas List plan doesn't work out - knows where I can buy a wicked cool BMX without having to sell a kidney, please do let me know!

On Yer Bike: Plymouth Named As Most Cycle-Friendly Location

PA | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Cyclists seeking the UK's most bike-friendly location should plump for Plymouth, according to a survey. The Devon city came top on a range of crite...

Don't Write Off the Big Ideas

Jake Richards | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jake Richards

The Big Society and Blue Labour are movements in crisis. Unable to inspire their relative political parties or the public, they are now seen more as the outlandish, often inflammatory, musings of academics from their ivory towers.