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Travel light this summer

As disposable plastic carrier bags edge towards extinction, their place is being taken by a new generation of lightweight reusable bag. Whether you are popping out on your bike or off on holiday further afield, the reflective Notabag is a clever combination of a bag and a backpack made from high visibility reflective material. It’s party trick is quickly transforming from…

The curious, and dangerous, British obsession with high-vis

This was the week we were blocked on Twitter by The RAC. The motoring organisation had been posed the following question by one of their followers. The advice given by The RAC to cyclists is to always wear high-vis clothing and wear a helmet. We joined the conversation to point out that research on the efficacy of high-vis is far…

Cyclists in Ireland are having a hard time of it

Cyclists in Eire and Northern Ireland are having a hard time of it. First came the news this summer that electrically-assisted bicycles in Northern Ireland have no legal classification and as a result are considered in law to be little different from mopeds and as such require insurance, and MOT and VED to be paid. Over the border, the transport…

Bicycle pump paint bomb vs bike thief

Thieves might be becoming evermore brazen, but the last thing they will ever expect to confront is this bicycle paint bomb. Secreted within the tubing of the bike rack is a  compressed canister of  brightly coloured criminal identifier – a spray gel that is sold legally in Britain. While the bicycle is in place, its weight prevents the marker gel…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017

The ETA has been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2017, sharing the title with Naturesave. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society. Beating household-name insurance…