DexShell Ultralite Gloves

DexShell’s Ultralite Gloves are a curious concoction. They look like old-school woollen gloves, but they certainly don’t perform like them: they’re waterproof and work with your phone. Good off the bike, they’re not as breathable or comfortable as you might hope for long rides. When I say DexShell’s Ultralite gloves look, on first viewing, like […]

Near Miss of the Day 501: HGV driver said he had to cut corner because of fast oncoming traffic

Today’s breath-taking near miss sees the driver of a builder’s merchants lorry cutting the corner when turning into a side road and almost flattening a cyclist in the process. The manoeuvre itself is only half the story however. The incident occurred on Thursday on Stoke Road in Sonning Common, at the junction with Gravel Hill. […]

Government cycle lane micro-management is "supreme bollocks" according to Reading transport boss

Reading Council’s transport boss has criticised the government for ‘micro-managing’ the roll-out of new cycling infrastructure, branding its approach, “supreme bollocks.” The government announced a £250m emergency active travel fund for the creation of pop-up bike lanes and other measures back in May. The money has been issued in two phases with the second, larger […]

Knog Plug Rear Light

The Knog Plug is a simple and effective rear light, offering a decent selection of modes, good battery life for its price point, and ease of use. Over the years I have used several Knog lights and generally been impressed with them. The Plug is essentially a stripped-back, everyday light, that is cheap but effective. […]

Gloucestershire being ‘punished’ for failing to build segregated cycle lanes as council receives £9m less than it bid for

Gloucestershire County Council has said that a number of proposed cycling schemes are now under review after it received £864,750 in the second tranche of emergency active travel funding, having bid for £10m. Gloucestershire Live reports that the council decided to put in an “ambitious” bid after receiving more money than it bid for in […]

Mother who repeatedly fell cycling her children to nursery was told cycle path didn’t need to be cleared

A woman who twice fell off her bike on “slippy” cycle paths while riding her children to nursery was told that the paths in question didn’t need to be cleared when she reported the problem to Somerset County Council. This Is The West Country reports how Amy Long regularly rides from Highbridge into Burnham-on-Sea to […]

Altura Nightvision Storm Women’s Waterproof Jacket

Altura’s Nightvision Storm Women’s Waterproof Jacket is a great addition to a regular commuter’s wardrobe. It offers good protection against the wind and rain without causing excessive overheating, and the reflective detailing and storage options are well thought out, practical and functional. The Nightvision Storm is a new addition to Altura’s urban commuter range. It’s […]

2021 Tech Trends: Tubeless inserts – the next big advance in road tubeless tech? Here are your options

Tubeless tyre inserts – lengths of foam fitted inside the tyre – are becoming increasingly common for both mountain bike and gravel bike setups, but could they be set to appear on road bike setups too? We’ve already heard about them being used in the pro peloton and here’s how we think roadies might use this […]

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