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Biodegradable bike cleaning kit for wet summer cycling

This time of year shouldn’t be too hard on the commuter bicycle, but unseasonable rain means wheels are kicking up muck once more. Luckily we’re here to offer a helping hand with this bike cleaning kit from Green Oil. Road grime and mud contribute to the wear and tear of drivetrain and other systems on your bike so cleaning is…

Electric bicycle sales soar during lockdown

Electric bicycle sales have almost doubled during lockdown according to bike retailer Halfords. Lockdown restrictions last year put the brakes on all but essential travel and there’s no doubt the environment benefitted. For example, as the streets emptied of traffic in London, levels of nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and particulates fell to their lowest since records began in 2000, according…

E-scooters hit London streets – legally

A trial for legally hired e-scooters opened this week across a handful of London boroughs. Under the terms of the scheme, E-scooterists will have to park in designated zones enforced by geofencing. Speeds are limited to 12.5 mph and front and rear lights must be switched on at all times. If only such restrictions were applied to all motorised vehicles…

Bicycle bling – gold coloured multitool up for grabs

Whatever your level of skill where bike maintenance is concerned, it pays to have a multi tool close to hand. And if the device in question boasts gold-coloured anodised parts, so much the better. The Crank Brothers 19-function multi tool features a durable and lightweight steel and aluminium construction. And with an overall length of less than 9 cm and…

Will post-pandemic cities continue to ignore the wellbeing of our kids?

We treat kids like pests, but the real plague is our refusal to design cities in favour of people. Here in Britain, there’s a company selling the Mosquito, a device designed to emit an unbearably high-pitched sound only kids can hear. According to the website, the device is aimed at people ‘fed up with groups of kids damaging their property, hanging…