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Cycle art up for grabs

Of all the prizes we’ve offered over recent years, this has to be one of our favourites so we’re repeating the giveaway. One lucky reader will win the chance to choose from the range of stunning posters Mark Fairhurst has to offer. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning an A4-sized print from the range…

Best bicycle storage ideas when you’re short on space

Secure bicycle storage is a perennial challenge for urban cyclists and it can be a stumbling block for those wanting to take up cycling in the first place. We became so frustrated at the absence of secure on-street cycle parking in our towns and cities that we designed a flatpack fake skip that could discreetly house half a dozen bikes,…

Has Vision Zero become little more than a cliche?

The term ‘Vision Zero’ has become a cliché. After all, any town, city or organisation can use the buzzword, but how often does it translate into meaningful progress towards zero road deaths? Current attempts by local authorities to introduce low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) have led to vocal opposition and schemes being vandalised. Some councils have backed down and reversed measures…

Can you get breakdown cover for bicycles?

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that even bicycles can break down. Even the shortest journey comes to an abrupt halt in the event of a flat tyre, broken chain or buckled wheel. It’s why over 25 years ago we launched Cycle Rescue  – the first breakdown cover policy for bicycles. How much does bicycle breakdown cost? Cycle Rescue costs…

Win a set of bike lights for winter 2020

With a little over two weeks before the end of British Summer Time, it pays to check and – if necessary – renew your winter bike lights. In honour of the change of season we have a USB-rechargeable Cateye Volt 200XC and Rapid Mini light set worth £50 to give away. To be in with a chance of winning, simply…