Cool commutes I am no expert* but I do pedal my bike all year round and understand that sometimes and some days are more challenging than others. As the snow recedes (for the moment) these are my key tips as I pedal through the winter. 1. Go fat. I find a wider tyre provides greater… Read more »
It all seemed so easy in the summer as you sailed airily through the sun-dappled streets. What could possibly destroy this two-wheeled idyll? Well … as this planet turns away from the sun like a jilted lover, cycling becomes a very different proposition. Riding into sideways sleet is not always everyone’s idea of a great time… Read more »
Photo courtesy of Hans Vivek on Unsplash Winter Tyres If you’re planning to prepare your bike for wetter and perhaps thorn-strewn autumn and winter roads and trails, we hugely recommend the latest generation of better gripping, more puncture resistant 4-season tyres – instead of specialist winter tyres. The great thing about 4-season tyres is that… Read more »
Co-op friend, Craig, reviews his new Exposure Helmet Light: “I recently bought an Exposure Diablo Tap light to add a head lamp to my handlebar lamp and I have been very impressed with it! Initially, it presents itself well with and neat looking and sturdily made black hard case that is shaped to allow the… Read more »
Looking for the best like for your commute to and from work? There are a lot of options! Top brands such as CatEye, Lezyne and Exposure might all spring to mind. But don’t forget about Knog. A relative newcomer, founded in 2002, this Australian brand focus on creating modern, design led lights, locks, bells and… Read more »
Fancy going out this evening? Check out our two selected bike lights for cross country night riding.
Welcome to our evolving list of best bike lights under £50. The best budget bike lights in our opinion! When the nights start drawing in and the mornings are darker which means if you want to cycle, you’re going to need some lights. Not only is this the law in the UK, it’s also just… Read more »
Don’t let the weather put you off. The British-designed Genesis bikes we’re featuring this week are especially recommended for all-year-round use, and winter is no exception.
Your bike must be fitted with fully functioning, switched-on front and rear lights when you ride after dark on public roads. This makes sense. It’s also the law. But how to choose?
Written by Simon, Digital Marketer at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative It’s been a year since I started working at Bicycle Coop HQ in the middle of a field outside of Edinburgh, and I’ve survived 1.5 winters of bike commuting. That’s not bad going for someone who doesn’t consider himself “a bike person”. Here’s what I’ve learned.… Read more »