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Shoulder bag made from recycled plastic bottles

The Jack Wolfskin Warwick Ave Shoulder Bag is constructed from polyester made from totally from recycled plastic drinks bottles. In total, some 7.7 billion plastic bottles are bought across Britain each year, resulting in substantial amounts of waste. There’s no substitute for eliminating single-use plastic products, but after reducing and re-using comes recycling so we have one of the shoulder…

Car makers need a reboot

Why do some technologies endure beyond their sell-by-date while others yield to progress? The internal combustion engine has done an admirable job at resisting obsolescence – even in the face of climate breakdown, an air pollution crisis and widespread cheating of emissions testing. Part of the reason is that car makers seem reluctant to start with a blank sheet of…

Rapha summer shorts up for grabs

Who says cycling gear can’t be practical and stylish? These Rapha summer shorts are made from a comfortable lightweight fabric and feature tailored front pleats, pockets front and rear and a subtle reflective detail. We have it on good authority that the casual fit gives a flattering fit both on and off the bike. Win a pair of Rapha shorts…

Simple cycle storage up for grabs

With warmer weather due to arrive any time soon, what better time to take control of the way you store your cycling gear? If you’ve ever found yourself in trouble for leaving cycling gear lying around, salvation may be here in the form of Neat Cleats – a small and stylish device to gather up your cycling shoes and hang them…

Zip tie cycle lock to deter opportunist thieves

They say that every bicycle weighs the same; a lightweight (and by extension, expensive) bike requires a heavy lock whereas its cheap and cheerful cousin (which weighs more) can make do with a lighter version. If you own a lightweight road bike it’s likely that you often ride without any lock at all, but what to do when you stop…