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HueRay flashing bicycle grips

HueRay flashing bicycle grips have built-in LED lights that help cyclists stand out in traffic. Emitting most of their light to the side, HueRay flashing bicycle grips aim to address the unfortunate habit that some car driver have of overtaking cyclists only to suddenly make a left turn. Available in a range of vibrant colours, the light components can be…

Destroy your driving licence says DVLA

The DVLA recommends that motorists destroy the paper counterpart of their British driving licence when it is scrapped in a little over a week. Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed. The paper counterpart always seemed superfluous, and yet needed to be presented when hiring cars, so few…

Invisible bodywork for cars

Car makers seem preoccupied by the idea of invisible bodywork as a way to make our roads safer. Unfortunately, this doesn’t involve swapping four wheels for two, but rather using cameras and virtual reality software to project a view of the outside world inside the cabin. As cars have become bigger and heavier, the increased size of roof pillars has…

Cat-shaped bicycle light for kids of every age

A cat-shaped bicycle light is the ultimate antidote to bike accessories that take themselves too seriously. In the arms race that has seen bike lights become brighter and feature ever more complex blinking patterns, the Zoonimal Cat Headlight for bicycles is sure to bring a smile to all but the most world weary road user. Longer days makes summer an ideal time for novelty lights and…

Europe by motorcycle: Buy. Tour. Sell.

Why go to the expense of hiring a bike for a European motorcycle tour when you can buy for the trip and sell at a profit on your return? The range of hire bikes now on offer from dealers and specialist companies caters to every taste – and the thought of enjoying 1,000 miles on a nearly-new Ducati Panigale or BMW S1000RR on fresh…

SmartRim to protect alloy rims from scuffs

A new app promises to protect alloy rims from scuffs and scrapes. Breakdown Recovery from less than £30 Get your quote Your car’s in safe hands: 5,000+ qualified mechanics nationwide on call 24/7, 365 days a year We have all done it. Maneuvering into a tight parking space, one wheel scrapes against the kerb – making the sound that only comes from…

The world’s most magical tree house

Even the most humble tree houses are magical – they can be built cheaply almost anywhere and provide a powerful connection with childhood and nature. A tree house provides escape without travel. Comprehensive Travel Insurance Get your quote Your trip’s in safe hands: FREE Winter Sports, £2m Personal Liability and £25k Personal Accident cover Joel Allen inadvertently became a champion for…

Synthetic diesel made from air and water

A synthetic diesel produced using only water, CO2 and renewable power is being pioneered by car makers Audi. Breakdown Recovery from less than £30 Get your quote Your car’s in safe hands: 5,000+ qualified mechanics nationwide on call 24/7, 365 days a year The first batches of high‑quality diesel fuel were produced earlier this month and used to power an unmodified…

GoPro lite: The Polaroid Cube action camera

The Polaroid Cube action camera uses built-in magnets to mount itself quickly and easily to bicycle handlebars. GoPro might have revolutionised the action sports camera market, making its designer a billionaire in the process, but unless you throw yourself down mountainside tracks for a living you might be better suited and better suited with something smaller, and cheaper. The Polaroid Cube…

Motorbike sat nav that finds twisty roads in 45 countries

There is little more frustrating when motorcycling abroad than ending up on a motorway trudge, when what you wanted was twisty roads. The TomTom Rider 400 motorbike sat nav promises to find twisty or hilly roads in 45 European countries at the press of a button. Your best routes can be shared easily with friends. Motorbike sat nav The screen is designed…