News Archives - Cycling

Cycle Shed T-shirt stocking filler up for grabs

The idea behind the Viz comic ‘cycle shed’ might not be so crazy after all. With an estimated 800 bicycles stolen every day in Britain, how else does the urban cyclist short on space expected to store an expensive bike? We thought we’d cracked it with our flat-pack skip, or as we describe it – an urban clocking device for…

Taking a stand against mobile phone drivers

The threat of a fine of £200 and 6 penalty points does little to dissuade many drivers from using their phones behind the wheel. Motorists know the risk of getting caught is extremely low and ignore the fact they’re putting lives at risk. As a result, the behaviour has become endemic. Our compulsive behaviour around mobile phones was highlighted by…

Get creative to solve cycle storage stress

When you’re short of space, bicycle storage becomes an exercise in creativity. However, if disguising your bike as a loo roll holder seems a step too far, how about using a bit of wall space? The Hiplok Jaw is a compact wall-mounted bike rack for storing bicycles, which works just as well inside or out. The adjustable design fits all…

Cyclists given cameras to report dangerous driving

Cyclists in Devon have been equipped with cameras to capture footage of dangerous driving. The cycle camera trial, which aims to reduce road danger, forms part of Cornwall Police Operation Snap and allows cyclists to upload footage via an an online portal. Devon County Council is collaborating with Ride On, a bike recycling charity in Exeter, Exeter Cycle Campaign, the Met…

E-scooter menace? Wait ’till you hear about cars…

New and disruptive technology has always unsettled the national psyche; Much of the reaction to e-scooters technology echoes the moral panic that convinced folk the first railway passengers would die spontaneously when trains reached 50 mph. However, those horrified by the risks posed by electric scooters, while at the same time overlooking the road danger caused by cars, are guilty…