Bikes and cycling kit

When mains electricity isn’t an option, a hub dynamo can keep your electrical devices topped up. Technical editor Richard Hallett explains how.

Bike test: Vitus Dee 29 - 27 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Is it possible to have fun off-road on a budget? Cycle magazine editor Dan Joyce finds out with the Vitus Dee 29

Bike test: Elephant Bike - 27 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Cycle Editor Dan Joyce summons his inner postie to ride a reconditioned Royal Mail Elephant Bike

Bike test: B'Twin Hoprider 300 City - 27 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Going touring on a budget? Cycle Editor Dan Joyce discovers a very capable trekking bike available for just £250

Choose the best mudguards - group test - 26 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Even for road bikes, mudguards are an off-season essential. Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews four pairs

Bike test: Wiggle Road Bike - 26 Jul 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Shop carefully and it’s possible to get a capable road bike for less than £300. Cycle Editor Dan Joyce goes bargain hunting

Bike test: BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Nexus - 6 May 2017 - Cycle Magazine
Technical Editor Richard Hallett reviews the hub-geared version of this Swiss city hybrid

With help from our friends at BikeRadar, who are supporting Bike Week here's a guide to the basics of cycling kit, clothing, technique and more. These cycling tips are aimed at the beginners, those of you who’ve just started out on their great two-wheeled adventure. Think of us as your helpful riding buddy who wants to save you some time and some trouble.

Bike Test: Budget City Bikes - 20 Sep 2015 - Article
Transport cycling can be affordable even when it requires a new bike. Dan Joyce tests the Revolution Courier Race and Vitus Vee 27, both under £400. This review was written by Dan Joyce and first published in Cycle Magazine in August 2014.

Riding a bicycle can aggravate the prostate and cause other health problems in men. The design of the standard bicycle seat can rub against the prostate during the pedalling process. A comforatble saddle is key.

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