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Canyon Urban Concept

Eurobike has just finished up for another year and by the looks of things, there’ll be some interesting products filtering down through the bicycle market. As with car shows, there were a few innovations that may or may not see the light of day, but Canyon Bicycles GmbH presented their Urban …

Top 10 summer cycling accessories

Summertime madness is here and of course it is the perfect time to see London by bike. Here is a roundup of some fun summer cycling accessories for …

First look: All-new 2014 Marin bikes

Replacing your bicycle tyres for a smoother ride

In the overhauling an old bike series we come up to our latest upgrade. The bicycle tyres – a fairly economic upgrade at £25 per tyre.<p>When do I …

1952 Triumph

1936 Adler 3 Gang

The Bicycle Diaries: one man, one bike, 6,000 miles

Last year, Douglas Whitehead cycled from Belgium to India. Two months on, he reflects on his trip.<p>So this was how it would end. Not just the journey. Everything.<p>My murderer crept up gently until he loomed above in the night-time darkness. In his hand he clasped a hunting knife, its blade about 6in …

Bike Doctor brings bike maintenance to your iPad

Squeaky brakes, slow changing gears and punctures – we’ve all experienced problems with our bikes at some stage. When these things happen we have a …

Mountain bike photography technique

Good sports photography isn’t easy. Many popular sports - football or motor racing, for example - give amateur photographers limited access. To make …

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

I asked some of the world's leading travel bloggers each to select one of their favorite iPhone images, and explain how they took it. Check out the slideshow to see what they chose and why.<p>There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array …

DSLR Cameras

Bike touring Scotland, on road and off

Ask most seasoned cyclists for the attributes of ideal touring country and they will probably tell you quiet roads, plenty of places to camp, spectacular natural scenery and – if your legs are up to it -- a few challenging hills. Add whisky distilleries, the odd ancient castle and some of the …

Juliana Buhring becomes first woman to cycle round the world as she pedals into Naples after 152 days on the road

It has taken Juliana Buhring just 152 days to cycle round the world, becoming the first woman ever to do so. She tells Cole Moreton about the highs and lows of her 18,000 mile solo road trip.<p>When Juliana Buhring rode out of Naples in the summer, saying she was off to cycle around the world, hardly …

Saddle up for the world's best cycling routes

There's no better way to explore a place than by bike. In honour of our favourite two-wheeled travel companion, here are 10 trips around the world that should be on every cyclist's wishlist.<p>1. Isle of Wight, England<p>The Isle of Wight is a cycling paradise that is home to some of the UK’s most varied …

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Comment on How to Clean Your Bike – Our Bike Cleaning Guide by Paul Owens

The only thing I do different, is to actually take off the jockey wheels, to really inspect and maybe put some new grease on them ?

Three simple fixes that will make your bike riding more of a pleasure

Picture this: you are cycling along on your bike and you can hear funny noises coming near the chain. As you are wondering what is going on you come …