Cycling Active

Basso Reef Xenon 2011

bike we like: Basso Reef Xenon £1,199

2nd November 2010 "This Basso is a real find; not only does it combine an enticing and effective mix of aluminium main frame with carbon seatstays, but it is really,…

Beat the bugs

fitness: Beat the bugs

1st November 2010 If it seems like everyone around you is sneezing and sniffling, why not take some steps to bolster your immune system and avoid catching their colds ?

Vitus Dark Plasma 2011

Grabbed by the Vitus

1st November 2010 Vitus the legendary French bike brand returns with a range of bikes for roadies and urban cyclists alike. We like the look of the Dark Plasma with…

Pipe Lagging

dig this: Pipe insulation £2.50 for 2 metres

30th October 2010 Polyethylene foam pipe insulation is available from most big-name DIY stores. Buy the widest stuff possible then cut to length and wrap it round the tubes of…

7 of the Best Bike Carriers

7 of the best: bike carriers

Load 'em up and roll 'em out. Matt Lamy tests car bike racks to see which you can rely on and them that will drive you crazy

Oyama Manhattan 2011

Oyama over here

27th October 2010 The Taiwanese company Oyama has been making folders since 1966 and now produces 11 small-packaged wonders. Two in particular caught our eye.

Explore Wiltshire Maps

Explore Wiltshire for free

18th October 2010 One of the nicest of the UK's counties to explore now has cycling maps to download for free. Visit Wiltshire launches a range of maps for all…

Scouting For Girls / Matt Lamy

my ride mates: Scouting For Girls

17th October 2010 "We’re not quite sure who came up with the idea of riding from London to Brighton on Chopper-style bikes. Nobody’s done that before, and now we know…

HRH Prince of Wales

Cycling by Royal Command

16th October 2010 Even the heir to the throne is getting on the cycling bandwagon, although in HRH's case the trips between Brompton photo ops were powered by the Royal

Vin Cox Genesis

Vin Cox & Genesis ride into the record books

16th October 2010 Unlike previous record attempts that have tended to use purpose-built touring machines, the steel-framed Genesis Croix de Fer is a standard-spec cyclo-cross bike.