Bum steer: how cycling shorts became the height of manner

The clothing item beloved by obsessive pedallers but much maligned by everyone else, has received a high-end makeover from Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Dior Name: Black cycling shorts. Appearance: Black cycling shorts. What are they? Black cycling shorts. Ah, yes. I guess I’ve seen these. Are they the things I get stuck behind whenever […]

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Netherlands considers banning utilize of telephones on bikes

Dutch government said in 2014 that smartphones played a role in one in five bike collisions involving young cyclists Do not text and ride. Thats the message from the Dutch government, which is considering banning the countrys tens of thousands of cyclists from use their mobile phones while on two wheels. Young people cycling while […]

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‘Bike theft is not inevitable’: Vancouver rolls out a cycle crime revolution

Bike theft is the scourge of cyclists around the world, with riders, manufacturers and the law struggling to coordinate a response. That was until city cop Rob Brunt and Xbox pioneer J Allard devised Project 529 The bicycle was nothing impressive- an ageing mountain bike worth only a couple of hundred dollars- but Vancouver police […]

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On your bike: how high fashion adopted cycling sunglasses

Its not often you consider Kim Kardashian, Princess Anne and Bella Hadid wearing the same accessories, but this year oversized performance tints are suddenly everywhere Cycling’s sartorial reinvention is nothing new. Brands such as Rapha, CHPT3, Pas Normal Studios, Isadore and MAAP have offered style-conscious cyclists an alternative to poorly fitted fluro gear for a […]

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The big motorcycle helmet debate: ‘You don’t make it safe by forcing cyclists to garment for urban warfare’

The question of whether cyclists should wear helmets provokes frenzy often from those on four wheels. But which has “the worlds biggest” benefit: increased physical safety, or creating a better environment for people to cycle helmet-free? As a cyclist, I dont object to helmets or to high-visibility garment. Like the majority of people I know […]

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Tour de Farce: cycling from La Manche to Le Med | Martin Love

Riding the length of France dedicates Martin Love and three friends the chance to savour endless rain, empty roads and performance-enhancing croissants Its a misty morning in March. Ive got a stinking hangover and am being dragged round the block by the dog. Abruptly my friend Frank bouncings out of the murk, component human, portion […]

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What would a genuinely walkable city was like?

The obsession with self-driving automobiles and dockless cycles means pedestrians are often overlooked. But if we fail to accommodate those on foot, we dismiss an essential part of what makes a city great Arriving by Greyhound coach in Phoenix, Arizona, one November evening I was faced with either six hours waiting in the terminal or […]

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