News Archives - Cycling

Exposure Tracer rear light giveaway

There’s a staggering array of excellent rear lights to choose from this winter, and with prices starting at about £7 for a good powerful model there really is little excuse to compromise. At around £40, the Exposure TraceR rear light is by no means the cheapest, but it has a number of attractive features including USB charging, wide angle visibility, 3 levels…

However you travel, this phone case has you covered

It doesn’t matter how you travel, your iPhone is at risk of suffering a cracked screen if dropped. It’s the reason British start-up Mous has devised a seemingly indestructible range of smartphone cases. Mous made a name for itself by dropping phones protected by its cases from 15m cranes and out of helicopters after deciding that slim phones case weren’t…

Review of British hate crime law considers misogyny and ageism, but not prejudice against cyclists

Prejudice against cyclists might not have an officially recognised name, but whether you call it autochauvinism, veloism or manslaughter apologism there’s little denying it exists. And while it may not manifest itself as discrimination against cyclists as a class in quite the same way as other prejudices, discrimination against cycling as an activity is undeniably murderous in its outcome. Social…

Retro cool for autumn rides

Wearing extra layers at this time of year need not be an excuse to compromise on style. This retro Molteni mid-weight jacket harks back to a time when pro riders were given sweaters/track suit tops to wear when off the bike. Back in the day there were no sublimation (printing on fabric) techniques and all the sponsor logos had to…

The terror of the close pass

When a south american bus company wanted to drum home to its trainee drivers the importance of giving cyclists a wide berth, their solution was simple; they sat them on exercise bikes at the side of the road while they overtook them at a distance closer than the recommended 1.5 metres. Close passes by motorists are as much a part…