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Using rollers: Expert advice

Riding on rollers

Riding indoors on rollers has many benefits, and isn’t as boring as you might think

Cycle to work scheme: 10 things to know

Cycle to Work

The Cycle to Work scheme has reinvigorated the British cycle market in the last few years. Matt Lamy explains how you can make the most of it

how to: Tyre-some troubles

cycling active how to change a tyre

22nd November 2010

Before it’s too late, let our Derri guide you through the minefield of removing and refitting your own tyres. You’ll thank her when you’re miles from home.

how to: Dress to impress

Nigel Martin

18th November 2010

Sitting in a pool of sweat at your desk is enough to put many people off cycling to work but it doesn’t have to be like that. Follow the example of our three real-life commuting experts and you’ll be happy riding, too.

dig this: Pipe insulation £2.50 for 2 metres

Pipe Lagging

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 your frame.

Challenge your fitness, not your friendship

Challenge Your Fitness Not Your Friendship

Don’t let differences in fitness or strength sour a riding relationship. Rebecca Charlton suggests a few quick tips to create cycling harmony on your Sunday ride

Don’t be shy, be safe


1st May 2010

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, grovelling in the kerb is not the way forward if you want car drivers to take you