Are you looking for waterproof panniers for your bike commute or your bike tours? Ortlieb panniers might be right for you. They are loved by millions of bike commuters and bike tourers because they are completely waterproof and very spacious. In this post we feature and compare three of the best in Ortlieb’s line-up of premium waterproof bike panniers.
The Top 10 reasons to be a bike commuter include losing weight, building lean muscle, getting fitter, reducing stress, felling happy, and saving money. Find out all the great reasons why you should be a bike commuter!
This post provides tips for keeping your feet warm and dry for winter cycling. It’s not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and the right gear. The post includes tips on some nifty gear that will help to keep your feet warm and dry. We also recommend FREE items that will help keep your feet dry – you already have these, but you might not have thought of wearing them on your feet!
Here are 7 ways to prevent cycling knee pain. A few easy, simple, and inexpensive actions will prevent cycling knee pain and keep you on your bike! Includes video that shows you how to strengthen your knees to prevent cycling knee pain.
In this post and comparative chart we compare some of the best headphones for safe cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. The safest leave your ears completely open. And you might even want to consider a smart helmet with integrated stereo speakers! Use this post to figure out which headphones would be the best and safest for your needs.
Flashing lights and bikes are strongly associated together, but flashing bike lights can actually cause problems at times. When should you use flashing bike lights, and when is it not a good idea? Here’s a guide to when to use your bike lights in flashing mode. Post also includes guidance on how to use your bike lights during the day and the night.
In my experience being a woman bike commuter has some extra challenges. I’ve figured out some ways to deal with them – here are my top 9 tips for women bike commuters!
Are you planning to set up a commuter bike? This post has all the information you need to set up a commuter bike to meet your needs, including how to choose a suitable bike, and how to equip it with essential accessories for safe and comfortable bike commuting.
How to Become a Bike Commuter – 7 Tips to plan for Success, especially for women bike commuters. Experience-based tips to ensure you succeed as a bike commuter!
Mark Cramer presents 7 tips to go car-free. These sensible tips will take you a long way towards the dream of being car-free.
Mark Cramer presents 4 reasons to go car-free – see if you agree! The reasons focus on time, health, cost, and net time wasted commuting.
Here is a guest post by Mark Cramer, author of the acclaimed Old Man on a Green Bike: Chronicles of a Self-Serving Environmentalist. Cramer writes about his experiences of bike commuting in Paris, where he has experienced cycling against traffic on one-way streets. He also lets us know how cycling in Paris has changed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We recently road tested a set of Vont Bike lights, and we were delighted with the product. We consider these to be one of the best bike light sets we have tried in our long history, at a surprisingly low price point. This post includes our review, and a video to show how the lights work.
Learn all about how to get your bike ready for safe winter cycling, and how to protect your bike against extreme weather conditions. We include information on choosing the right bike for winter cycling, how to service your bike for extreme weather cycling, and how to choose the right components for your bike for winter cycling.
Here are links to our best and most popular posts about cold weather cycling. Whether you are planning to get your bike ready for winter, wondering if you should buy that super-bright flashing bike light (spoiler … maybe hold off on that one), or wondering how you are going to stay warm and dry on your bike, we have you covered! Our most popular winter cycling posts include advice on how to cycle safely in winter, how to dress for winter cycling, which waterproof panniers to use to protect your stuff, how to use bike lights without annoying other cyclists, and how to get your bike ready for winter.
This post will help you to quickly find the best bike training plan for your needs. Over the years we have published so many posts, it is hard to remember all of them! However, we can see which are our most popular posts. So in this post, for your convenience, we highlight just the most popular and successful cycling training plans.
Here is how to clean your bike chain the easy way! Bike chains need to be kept clean and lubed to keep your gears working smoothly. But the good news is that regular light maintenance will keep your bike in great shape. This post with videos shows the quick and easy way to clean your bike chain, and keep it lubed too.
This post is about some of the main benefits of separated bike lanes for cyclists. Benefit #4 will surprise you!
Many people set out to do bike commuting – and give up because it just does not work out. That’s not because they can’t do it – it’s just because they make some beginner mistakes. Here are the top 7 most common mistakes that people make when they try to become bike commuters.
Here’s news of a great new rear bike light, the Bekan. It’s designed to be almost impossible to steal, plus it performs intelligently, so you can just fit it and forget about it. The Bekan rear bike light is on Indiegogo right now, and we think it is showing the way towards the future of bike lights.