food
Sainsbury’s Tests Delivery by Mini Fleet of Electric Bikes

Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has invented a new category of home delivery – the home delivery by electric cargo bike, for people who can restrain themselves to only ordering slightly less than 125kg of shopping and live within three miles of a branch. Read More >>

bikes
Bike Thefts Are Up Because People Have Nice Ones Now

Reports of the stealing of bicycles are up, with the nationwide average increasing by 17 per cent last year when compared with 2015, and one particular London borough seeing ride-aways grow by a shocking 44 per cent. Read More >>

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Couple to do Land’s End to John o’ Groats on Boris Bikes

A man has had what he thinks is a romantic idea. He's taking his wife on an anniversary bike ride, all the way down the length of the entire country, on really heavy bikes with only three gears. We are no relationship experts, but we suspect there will be tears at some point in the midlands. Read More >>

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London’s Boris Bikes Might be Shut Down [Update: Mayor’s Office Denies]

Update: The London Mayor's office has denied that Boris Bikes will be phased out. Instead it's been in touch to say Comissioner Brown was actually talking about incorporating technology from other bike-sharing schemed to improve them. Read More >>

bicycles
Highways Agency Wants to Ban Cyclists From Popular Bit of Road

The Highways Agency is currently running a consultation with locals about what to do with a complicated road problem. The problem being a 10-mile stretch of the A63, where cyclists come to its smooth surface and gentle undulations to attack time trial records while cars whizz past at 70mph. Read More >>

design
I’d Actually Consider Going to a Spin Class If I Could Ride These Retro-Styled Exercise Bikes

When you think classic American design and cycling, you might think of the Schwinn bike, which looks like it was designed by an aerodynamics-obsessed automotive engineer. Schwinn has long since updated its bike designs, but the company pays homage to its past with an indoor bike that’s oozing with retro charm. Read More >>

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Cycling Doesn’t Knacker Your Knackers

A survey that examined the compressed and squeezed genitals of men who identify as cyclists has found that they're all one hundred per cent fine, with no sexual or urinary deficiencies noticed in people who wear special shorts and take pleasure from rubbing themselves on extremely hard seats. Read More >>

bicycles
Government Raises Spectre of Compulsory Bike Helmet Laws

Comments made by transport minister Jesse Norman have been taken to mean that the government's considering implementing laws that would make helmets compulsory for cyclists, with a review of cycling safety potentially handling the radioactive potato in the future. Read More >>

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Next-Gen Boris Bike Rolls Out Today

Pashley Cycles, the importer and assembler of the bits that make up London's fleet of official hire bicycles, has revealed its latest model, and there are quite a few changes under the saddle. Read More >>

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Brompton Recalls All Bikes Made in the Last Three Years

Bike maker Brompton has been metaphorically knocked into the kerb by the dirty white van of fate, as it's been forced to recall all of the bikes it made over the last three years. Read More >>

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Car Drivers Should Start Doing the Dutch Reacharound

Campaign group Cycling UK is pressuring the UK government to copy another thing the Dutch do, suggesting that changing the Highway Code and driving test to incorporate the Dutch car door opening technique could save lives on the road. Specifically, it could save the lives of pedal and motor cyclists who are hefted off their bikes when car doors are opened by drivers on the traffic side of the vehicle. Read More >>

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Urbo Joins Race to Litter Bikes Around London

The bike sharing social news of the day involves a company called Urbo, which has announced a plan to start leaving its own brand of dockless, GPS-enabled, remote-unlockable bicycles around a part of London. Read More >>

watch this
Watch a Madman Ride a Bike Packed With 1,000 Exploding Rockets

Riding a bike without a helmet or other protective gear is already a risky idea. But climbing aboard a custom-built bike packed with 1,000 rockets while you’re protected by nothing but a fireproof slab of foam strapped to your back is risk on a whole other level—even if you’re a semi-pro mad scientist like Colin Furze. Read More >>

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For Some Reason Mobike is Bringing Yet Another Bike Rental Scheme Coming To London

One might argue that London has enough bikes already, especially those of a rental variety. But Mobike has nonetheless decided to join the fray and will offer hyper-localised bike rentals in Ealing, focusing on Acton. It may, of course, expand to the rest of the capital if demand is significant. The company has already launched in Manchester. Read More >>

transport
Maybe Dockless Bikesharing Was a Bad Idea

On Wednesday Singapore-based bikesharing startup oBike dropped off 400 autolocking, smartphone-connected bicycles onto the streets of London. Two days later, and, uh, things aren’t going so hot. Read More >>