transport
London’s Oxford Street Could Go Car-Free in 2018

London's main shopping and tourist artery could be closed to all traffic in time for the Christmas shopping season of 2018, with the city's mayor revealing a three-stage plan to eventually remove all buses and taxis from the street and turn it over entirely to pedestrians. Even cyclists will have to get off and walk it. Read More >>

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One Leg of This Year’s Tour of Britain is Going to Start in a Town That Has Banned Cyclists

Regardless of whether you curse cyclists on a daily basis, a lycra-wearing red-light skipping two wheeled menace, or just someone who prefers to travel in something other than a car, you have to admit this story is pretty funny. The fourth day of this year's Tour of Britain is set to begin in central Mansfield - a town that ordinarily bans cyclists from its streets. Read More >>

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Hands On With oBike, The Bike Sharing Scheme That’s Taking On London’s Boris Bikes

For several years now, I’ve been a staunch advocate of cycling as a “magic bullet” solution to a number of modern woes: if we cycled more there would be less congestion, less carbon belched out into the atmosphere - and we’d all get healthier too. What’s not to like? Read More >>

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Cyclist Smugness Levels Set to Rocket

People who cycle to work are going to look even more pleased with themselves as they clonk up the stairs in their special shoes tomorrow morning, as analysis of health data covering 250,000 people suggests that commuting via bike nearly halves the risk of heart disease and cancer. Read More >>

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UK Entrepreneur Crowdfunds Safety Handlebars After Almost Knocking Down Cyclist

Bike safety is something everyone gets pretty worked up about, from the cyclists risking their lives on terrifying London junctions to the drivers who have flashbacks of nearly hitting one. Read More >>

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The Best Gifts for Your Cycle-Riding Friends

"Cycling?", you scoff as you sit in the driving seat of your new, petrol-guzzling 4x4. "To hell with that!" You're driving to work, shaking your fist angrily at all those damn cyclists hogging the roads, dodging road taxes, and whatnot. But upon reaching the office, you realise the company bike rack outside is actually full, and reception is filled with sweaty lycra-clad sporty types who all insist on cycling to work. Read More >>

bikes
London Finds £770m to Spend on Becoming More Bike Friendly

London's mayor Sadiq Khan is going all-out to continue the capital's transformation into a bike-friendly commuter heaven for carbon-front-forked racers, with a staggering £770m put aside to speed the city's move to bicycles over the next five years. Read More >>

design
Somebody Make This Playmobil Hair Bike Helmet Real

People that dwell online have suddenly become aware of this design for a Playmobil hair-inspired bike helmet, and it’s in demand. Created by Danish firm Moef back in 2015, it was reportedly created in a bid to get kids interested in bike safety. Read More >>

cities
Dangerous Lorries Could be Banned from London to Protect Cyclists

London's mayor is spearheading a plan to boot some of the less well designed HGVs out of London, launching an idea that will see lorries checked for safety -- and the most dangerous models with poor driver visibility banned from the city by 2020. Read More >>

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Cyclist Goes Full Superman, Beats Everyone

Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill. Read More >>

science
The Science Behind The Horrific Crash That Hospitalised an Olympic Cyclist

Dutch Olympic cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten is recuperating in intensive care after a horrific crash on the cycling track during the women’s road race event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The rider suffered a heavy concussion and three small fractures in her lumbar spine, although she was apparently conscious and able to speak, and there were no signs of internal bleeding. Read More >>

reviews
The Best Bike Multi-Tool For Fixing Your Own Bike 

We spent two months and logged a total of 1,000 miles putting 15 bike tools through dozens of en route and at-home repairs, and found the Topeak Mini 9 to be the best multi-tool for casual cyclists. If you’re willing to pay more for a lighter tool, check out the Specialized EMT Pro Road. If you’re a mountain biker, the Crank Brothers m19 has the additional tools you need. And for you single-speed/fixed-gear folks, the Park Tool MT-30 has a wrench for removing bolted wheels. Read More >>

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Can Recognise Cyclist Hand Signals

Last month, Google focused on teaching its self-driving cars to honk appropriately. Now, it’s taking safety into its own hands and learning how to deal with all those cyclists on the road. Read More >>

bikes
This Bike Is So Smart They Claim It Can’t Be Stolen

Commuting via bicycle can be rough. There are nails and potholes waiting to destroy your tires, cars waiting to smoosh you, and thieves waiting to steal your bike as soon as your back is turned. The last problem is so pernicious it keeps a lot of people from riding, and those that do opt to ride ride £100 junkcycles. That way they don’t lose any sleep when they come out after a night of drinking and find a chain dangling from the stand where their bike used to be. Read More >>

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Acer Unveils ‘First Cycling Computer’ That Automatically Uploads Video Based on Heart Rate

Acer unveiled a fresh bit of kit for avid cyclers at its annual bash in New York yesterday, dubbed “the first cycling computer”. Read More >>