News Archives - Cycling

The curious, and dangerous, British obsession with high-vis

This was the week we were blocked on Twitter by The RAC. The motoring organisation had been posed the following question by one of their followers. The advice given by The RAC to cyclists is to always wear high-vis clothing and wear a helmet. We joined the conversation to point out that research on the efficacy of high-vis is far…

High-tech zebra crossing misses the point

Perhaps it’s because so many of us pay more attention to screens than anything else or perhaps because large flashing spheres and huge bands of black and white road paint are seemingly so hard to spot, but a group of engineers has devised a stretch of road that’s effectively a TV screen. The interactive pedestrian crossing responds dynamically in an…

Our favourite bicycle lights up for grabs

With little over a week before the clocks go back, it’s time to check your lights are up to the job ahead. The advent of LED technology has  revolutionised cycle lighting. Cheap, robust and bright, the lights are being used in ever-more creative ways. LEDs can now be found incorporated into gloves, jackets and now embedded into bicycle wheel rims.…

New tech targets dooring

Award winning comprehensive Breakdown Cover from just £39 Our policy covers cars, vans and motorcycles. Get your quote Car passengers are being promised a new gizmo that promises to reduce the risk of them ‘dooring’ a passing cyclist. Doors opened into the road by drivers and passengers who have failed to look behind them have potentially fatal consequences for cyclists,…

Bag yourself a bicycle whistle

The Bookman bicycle whistle might be based on nineteenth century technology, but its benefits for urban cyclists are current. Established in Birmingham in 1870, Acme Whistles has teamed up with Swedish bicycle accessory supremo, Bookman, to create a new design of whistle for today’s rider. According to Bookman’s Johan Lidehall: “Most of our customers probably wouldn’t like the look of a big…