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Banish the puncture fairy for 6,000 miles

A truly puncture-free tyre that replicates the handling characteristics of a pneumatic tyre is the Holy Grail of cycling. Cyclists who know their history will be wary of any claims made of any new technology. For example, the radical looking ‘Air Free Concept’ touted by Bridgestone four years ago was supposed to go on sale by 2019… For the time…

Frustrated motorist calls police because he’s unable to drive illegally

Some drivers have become so used to breaking the law with impunity, that it appears they now feel entitled to call the police when they’re unable to drive illegally. The image below captures the glorious moment this week when a disgruntled driver called police to complain his route through Oriel Square in Oxford was blocked by members of the Oxford…

Another week, another child on a pavement killed by a driver

This was the week an uninsured hit-and-run driver killed a two-week-old baby as he was being pushed along a pavement by his mother. An unimaginably horrific event were it to be an isolated incident. However, it’s far from that. Over 40 people on pavements and verges in the UK are killed every year by drivers. It’s highly unusual for the…

Summer 2021 staycation special – bag yourself an inflatable sofa

Who knows what summer 2021 will bring, but one thing is certain. For many, this year’s holidays will spell staycation. So what better way to eek all you can from the British summer than with a pop-up sofa that’s ready to use in seconds? The lightweight Lamzac pop-up sofa is the brainchild of Marijn Oomen, who first presented the idea…

Never lose another allen key (fingers crossed)

Why do allen key sets have a habit of always missing the size you’re after (for me, it’s the 5mm). We’re convinced the solution to this bike maintenance irritant is to go colour-coded. This set of allen keys from Sealey is manufactured from hardened and heat-treated chrome vanadium steel and boasts a fully polished finish. The keys range in length…