News Archives - Cycling

Magic Magnic Microlights

Bicycles don’t need indicators or brake lights (although on London’s super-busy cycle superhighways, the latter might be useful for cyclists to signal between themselves) but neither of these features are the best thing about the Magnic Microlight. They claim to be the world’s first contactless rim dynamos that work (non-magnetic) aluminium wheels and deliver bright light without any batteries, wheel-contact, cables…

What value a car parking space?

As a driver, it’s easy to feel a sense of entitlement over the road space outside one’s home, but what value should be placed upon it? The pressure on parking space is most acute in large cities, despite these areas housing the highest proportion of people without access to a car. In common with other boroughs in London, Islington is blighted…

It’s a thingumy – a universal mount for bicycle lights

Do you seem to collect bike lights, but lose the brackets? No problem – thingumy is a clever strap made from upcycled inner tubes that allows you to strap front lights of any size to the back of your hand and rear lights to your ankle. thingumy is adjustable so you can strap pretty much any bike light or small torch to the back of…

It’s time for us to stop killing our children

Could television inspire a programme of road danger reduction? We’ve lost count of the number of times David Attenborough’s Blue Planet has been mentioned in parliament since it highlighted catastrophic effects being wreaked upon our oceans by plastic waste. Whatever you make of Theresa May’s speech this week in which she said we should aim for a ban on single-use…

Catclaw: Ultimate pavement protection for people bursts car tyres in seconds

  The threat from pavement parking and terror attacks involving cars could be dramatically reduced by a simple new device installed along kerbs that quickly punctures tyres. Catclaw is the size of half a small orange and is designed to be installed in its thousands along kerbs and pavements. When a car or lorry drives over a CatClaw, its weight…