Choosing the right size bike size
Feb25

Choosing the right size bike size

If you are looking at buying a new bike the options can be daunting, which brand, what size, what colour and what else do I need? Fortunately the kind folk over at Road Cycling UK have a great article on choosing the right size bike, and while it applies to road bikes the advice can apply to other bikes too. Searching for a new road bike should be a period of high excitement – but concern about selecting the right size frame can make...

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Skylock the new solar power bike lock
Feb20

Skylock the new solar power bike lock

It was only a matter of time until technology crept into bike locks right? Well perhaps not the first thought that would pop into mind. Cycle locks are pretty low tech in general, but no longer. The Skylock creators say that their new solar powered bike lock can be unlocked with a tap from a phone, will alert you if someone is trying to steal your bike, and even send a text to your family if you’re in an accident. Watch the video to...

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Afghanistan’s women’s cycling team
Feb12

Afghanistan’s women’s cycling team

If you have ever struggled for motivation to get up and go cycling, be it for transportation or for pleasure, spare a thought for the Afghanistan women’s cycling team. David Lyon’s article on the BBC website highlights the lengths that these women, who make up the national women’s cycling team, have to go to just to train. “They set out, carrying their cycles past open sewers, from a private house with a water pump in the yard,...

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Growing cycling investment
Feb02

Growing cycling investment

There is a recognition from councils and government that investment is required to improve facilities that support cycling in cities if it is to grow. The government announced a funding package on Friday 30 January to continue developing cycling infrastructure across the country. The breakdown on how the funds are split can be viewed at CAA’s website. Not resting on their laurels the Generation Zero and the Cycle Action Auckland...

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A cycling question for New Zealand
Jan27

A cycling question for New Zealand

The author of a very relevant blog post from our friends in the US starts with, “So, the $360,000 question is this: can you make car-dependent sprawlcities and suburbs like Oklahoma City bikeable? If so, why bother?” “No, really. If a car-dependent infrastructure has already developed, why try to radically disrupt it for the sake of something that’s foreign to the local way of thinking? Make what arguments you will...

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Seatsleev under seat bag
Jan22

Seatsleev under seat bag

One of the more interesting products that has cropped up on Twitter this week is the Seatsleev, a light and tight fitting saddle pack. The product is not new, but I have yet to see this on New Zealand’s shores. If it is here, please correct me. Like me, you probably have an under seat bag to carry the extras that don’t comfortably fit into your pockets. This is in contravention of the cycling rule number 31 – Spare...

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