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Are Bicycle Pedals Universal? Know the Facts

Are Bicycle Pedals Universal? Know the Facts

To simply answer: No, bike pedals are not universal. Not only visually or for their different purposes for various cycling disciplines, but also internally. Bicycle pedals mainly have two sizes: 9/16” and ½”. The 9/16” is the more standard version of pedals and covers...

Cycling vs Running: Which Is Better?

Cycling vs Running: Which Is Better?

Cycling causes fewer injuries and lets you explore farther. Running is cheaper and better for burning calories. Which one is better for health and for weight loss? Which one is more fun? What’s the ultimate answer to the cycling vs running question? Does cycling burn...

10 Ideas to Get the Family Cycling More This Summer

10 Ideas to Get the Family Cycling More This Summer

There are so many reasons why cycling is the perfect family activity! From being accessible for riders of all ages to bringing out the kid in all of us — cycling encourages adventure, exploration, and is an ideal way to create lasting memories together. The fresh air...

Can a Man Ride a Women’s Bike?

Can a Man Ride a Women’s Bike?

We tend to talk a lot about the reverse form of this question, detailing why men’s bike might be better for certain women, or complaining about the lack of choices for the ladies — but what if we flip the script and consider the possibility of a man riding a women’s...

Does Cycling Make You Eat More Throughout the Day?

Does Cycling Make You Eat More Throughout the Day?

Physical activity should help you lose weight and maintain it, right? A new study suggests that exercise might not have the desired impact on your eating habits. Researchers from Technical University of Munich and the University of Nebraska investigated how people...

What Actually Happens on a Women’s Group Ride?

What Actually Happens on a Women’s Group Ride?

Women’s cycling clubs aren’t exactly new. Having been on the edge of male cycling clubs as early as the 1870s, female-only clubs began popping up in the 1890s and well, they’re here to stay. Women love hanging out with other women, occasionally to the dismay of their...

How not to use bike lights

How not to use bike lights

Cycling in the dark can be perfectly safe, as long as you ensure that you make it easy for other road users to see you. The Highway code states that all cyclists must have a white front, and red rear light fitted to their bike before dawn and after dusk. It also...

How to wrap bar tape and 5 cool designs

How to wrap bar tape and 5 cool designs

Winter riding: shivers and wet weather gear and ‘how to keep your bike in good condition’ – sometimes it all gets a bit drab and shiny new bar tape is a fantastic way to bring some brightness to your riding. It’s super easy to replace your bar tape – here’s how, and a...

5 accessories for a summer of cycling

5 accessories for a summer of cycling

With long summery days ahead of us, here are 5 accessories we love and recommend at London Cyclist. Smartphone bike mount Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, whatever your poison, you can mount it to your handlebars to follow directions and use as a bike computer. With...

Do you need cycling clothes?

Do you need cycling clothes?

Reading this blog or many other bike blogs, you will have inevitably come across talk of “essential” clothing and accessories for cycling. Is this all just hokum to sell things? Well, that depends. What one person deems essential is going to vary from the next person....

How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet – Cycle Helmet Guide

How to Choose a Bicycle Helmet – Cycle Helmet Guide

I value my head. It’s great for hanging hats. I also value my brain, I spent a long time in university growing it. Therefore, most times I cycle, I wear a bicycle helmet. It’s a personal choice I make, you are free to make your own. If you are new to the cycling scene...

How to transport your bike around London and the UK

How to transport your bike around London and the UK

Taking your bike on the coach or train isn’t always the easiest of feats. But you might need to use public transport for a number of reasons: you want to do a bike trip that’s too far to cycle to, you have a puncture, you don’t feel well or you’ve finished a...

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