News Archives - Cycling

Road danger film premiere

We’ve done it. Thanks to the generosity of over 200 supporters who helped raise £10,000, we’ve made a documentary about road danger. Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy. The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s…

Lycra shorts for cyclists who don’t like Lycra

Endura describe their Humvee cycling shorts as mountain bike gear, but we think their appeal is broader. The shorts feature an adjustable belted waist and Velcro leg adjustment that allows a custom fit, but best of all, they boast a detachable, padded six-panel Lycra liner. On top of that, the Hummvee features two large map pockets, two front zipped pockets, a side…

The bike lock that eats angle grinders for breakfast

It’s a fact of life that bike locks haven’t kept pace with the tools thieves use. Battery powered angle grinders make a mockery of locks irrespective of their price or security rating. The SAF Lock might be cartoon like in size, but it means business – it’s the first lock designed specifically to defend against portable angle grinders In testing…

Zpurs: A spur to organised footwear

Zpurs is a unique and simple way of transporting your shoes, boots or high heels however you travel. British firm Neatcleats has developed Zpurs as a simple clipping mechanism for just about every type of shoe that allows you to clip your footwear wherever you like. For those who use cleats, they’re a great way to carry alternative shoes for…

Brompton beater: The world’s lightest folding bicycle weighs under 6kg

The world’s lightest folding bicycle has been built by a talented engineer who wanted to take his mind off his health problems. And what a job he’s done. It’s no overstatement to describe Derek Cranage as a guru where folding bicycles are concerned. Not content with modifying a Brompton so that it weighs only 7.1kg, Derek has built his own…