Everything you wanted to know about cycling… but were afraid to ask
Cycling for transport can be as easy as catching the bus or jumping in the car. We’ll show you how.
Which type of bike is best for everyday cycling? Which cycle accessories are useful for commuting? How can you organise your daily routine so that cycling fits in? When you have answers to these questions, cycling for transport becomes much easier.
This site explains the choices you can make about bikes and bike stuff. It also show you how to organise all the bike stuff and how to fit cycling into your daily routine. Everything you read here is genuine independent information, written by people who ride bikes to get around town. We’re not part of the cycling industry; we’re not athletes. We’re people who cycle for transport, come rain or shine. And this is what we’ve learnt.
How to choose a bike
The Bike section of this site discusses the bicycle components that are well suited to commuting by bike, shopping by bike and other kinds of ‘utility cycling’. It also explains which items are important for everyday cycling, such as lights and luggage which the sport-centric cycle industry considers accessories.
- How do you choose a bike?
- What makes a bike suitable for transport?
- Should you get a bike like your husband’s/wife’s/housemate’s?
- What else do you need to buy?
How to fit cycling into everyday life
The section on routine covers practical tips on how to integrate cycling with everyday life. Plenty of people are cycling for transport; the ‘Routine’ section shows how they make life a bit easier for themselves.
- How can you keep a bike reliable for longer?
- What to carry on a cycle commute?
- Which clothes are good for cycling?
- How can you protect a bike from thieves?
- How can you store a bike at home?
What to buy from the bike shop
The reviews evaluate bikes, accessories, clothing and tools. They are written by people who have owned the item and used it for utility cycling.
What the jargon means
Bicycle terms are defined in the glossary.
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