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Revealed: The Hidden Geography of London’s Cycle Hire Scheme

London’s Cycle Hire bikes are one of the best things to happen to London in the 21st century. Since launching in July 2010, they have transformed mobility for millions of people: no more squeezing onto crowded buses or descending into the depths of the tube – you can breeze through central London, and arrive at work with a sense of joy rather than with your spirit crushed. Read More >>

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We’re Still Cycling But Inside Where it’s Safer Now

A survey conducted by Sport England has some good and bad news for the health of the nation, revealing that overall some of us are doing at least the bare minimum of exercise in the neverending war on physical atrophy – but interest in taking up cycling appears to have peaked. Read More >>

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Labour Lord Demands Number Plates for Cyclists

Lord Winston, who we recognise off 1980s telly for some reason, is thinking of launching a one-man war on cyclists, and is already writing letters to newspapers suggesting he may lead a campaign to make number plates on bikes – and maybe even mandatory insurance for cyclists – a thing that happens. Read More >>

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Job of Postman Gets Worse

Imagine, for a minute, being a postman around the fringes of a city. Imagine having to find Flat 4b of 17 Meadowlands Court with some arsehole's internet shopping in your bag. It's upstairs. The stairs smell. And he's not in so you have to do a post card. Not just once, but 200 times. Every day. And guess what? It's about to get worse than that for some poor urban postpeople, as they'll soon be expected to do it all while riding and taking care of a massive bike. Read More >>

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The Seat Minimó is Another Hyperconnected Vehicle With Built-in 5G Technology

Mobile World Congress 2019 made the perfect place to unveil the Seat Minimó. Like most modern cities, Barcelona has too many cars, bikes and scooters, but when the event is on the city is even more gridlocked than normal. It’s a hellish vortex of stationary traffic that centres on Fira, the venue where the tech action happens. Add on industrial action so public transport is patchy at best and Uber drivers being hounded out of town by irate taxi drivers and getting around is a time-consuming and tension-filled experience. Read More >>

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Volt Axis Ebike Review: Luxury Cycling

The bicycle has really come on in the last few years. For the first century that followed its invention, advances in bike tech were slow and modest. A better tyre. A lighter frame. Gears. Exotic handlebar shapes. Metallic paint. The word "Grifter." Someone had the idea of putting a bell on and that idea caught on and so forth. Read More >>

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They’re Putting Alexa in Bikes Now

It's pretty obvious that tech companies are obsessed with voice assistants these days, and seem hell bent on stuffing them into every device that can handle them. You only need to look as far as Amazon's Alexa microwave to see what I'm getting at. But now there's a new Alexa-device in town, and it's got two wheels. Read More >>

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Companies Are Still Launching New Dockless Bikes In London, FFS

They've failed over and over again, but some companies are still doggedly trying to make dockless bikes happen against all the odds. Read More >>

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Lime’s Ebikes Come to Milton Keynes for as Long as They Last

It doesn't seem the least bit long-term financially viable to leave a fleet of expensive electric bikes lying about the street for people to use at £1 a go, but that's what's about to happen in the UK's technological new town of Milton Keynes, where US scooter e-renter Lime is debuting a UK presence by bunging out a few to see how it goes. Read More >>

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Why Don’t We Just Call the Entire Country “Sports Direct”

Mike Ashley, king of the polyester warehouses and hero of the troubled high street brand, has bought up a fresh batch of premises on the cheap, as he's come in at the last minute again to pull another chain out of financial distress. Bike supplier Evans Cycles is now part of Ashley's kingdom of troubled brands. Read More >>

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Shattering the Bike Land Speed Record at 183.9MPH Looks Weirdly Chill

On Sunday, the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah were witness to yet another land speed record being shattered. Extreme cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek hopped on her two-wheeled ride, and with the assistance of a streamlined pace vehicle, hit an average speed of 183.932 miles per hour over a distance of three-and-a-half miles. Read More >>

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Mobike Politely Removes Bikes From Hire in Manchester

Mobike has followed through with its threat to pull its fleet of hire bikes out of Manchester, and is now returning the deposits and account credit of local users and shipping the bikes out to other spots around the UK. Read More >>

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Quebec City’s New, Over-Designed Bike Racks Cost a Staggering £14,000 Each

Making a bustling city more bike-friendly can be a good way to cut down on traffic and congestion. But while introducing dedicated bicycle lanes to existing roads can be an expensive upgrade, adding more bike racks shouldn’t be, which is why cyclists in Quebec City, Quebec, are miffed that the city is adding just seven of them at a cost of $165,000 CDN (£99,000). That comes out to a little over £14,000 each. Read More >>

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Bike-Sharer Could be Hounded Out of Manchester by Vandals

The bike-sharing trend is taking another pounding today, with Mobike — operator of several city cycle hire schemes in the UK — threatening to pull out of Manchester unless the locals start treating its fleet of orange rental bikes with a bit more respect. We suspect saying this publicly may indeed have the opposite effect and more will start making their way up trees and around lamp posts. Read More >>

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Brit Pensioner Thinks He Can Get His Bike up to 93mph

75-year-old cyclist and famed bike designer Mike Burrows has had another dream to outdo his previous achievements in the cycling world. He's up for the challenge of setting the human-powered transport world record this September, in a self-designed bike he'll be smashing around the flat, warm and beautifully tarmacked cycling paradise of Battle Mountain in Nevada. Read More >>