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The first bicycles arrived in the early nineteenth century and were built largely of wood. Fast-forward to today and entering a bike shop one will be confronted by a [ ... ]

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Mike Burrows works a pillar drill | MadeGood.bikes

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Mike Burrows is considered by many to be the doyen of British bike designers. Key to his success is a willingness to break the mould and challenge tradition in order [ ... ]

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Burrows at work on one of his legendary 8-freight bikes | MadeGood.bikes

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Mike Burrows is a leading cycle builder with a reputation for producing ground-breaking bikes. Burrows takes a thoroughly pragmatic approach to designing, so when [ ... ]

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Mike Burrows Myth Busting: What's The Best Material To Make A Bike From?

Roy Ashman

The first bicycles arrived in the early nineteenth century and were built largely of wood. Fast-forward to today and entering a bike shop one will be confronted by a [ ... ]

Dunwich Dynamo XXII

Patrick Field

Was stage 3 of the 2014 Tour de France, from Cambridge to London, an homage to the Dunwich Dynamo? Of course it was.

Mike Burrows Myth Busting: What's The Best Angle For Bicycle Forks

Roy Ashman

Mike Burrows is considered by many to be the doyen of British bike designers. Key to his success is a willingness to break the mould and challenge tradition in order [ ... ]

Mike Burrows Myth Busting: Do Bicycle Wheels Differ In Ride Comfort?

Roy Ashman

Mike Burrows is a leading cycle builder with a reputation for producing ground-breaking bikes. Burrows takes a thoroughly pragmatic approach to designing, so when [ ... ]

Mike Burrows Myth Busting: Can You Climb Hills On A Recumbent Bike?

Roy Ashman

As the man responsible for such notable machines as the Windcheetah 'Speedy' trike, the Ratcatcher and the Ratracer, Mike Burrows is something of a trailblazer in [ ... ]

Nutter Cycle Multi-Tool - Product Review

Roy Ashman

With its brown leather case, monkey imagery and clever name, the Nutter initially struck me as more of a fashion statement than a bike tool.

Mike Burrows Myth Busting: Do Shaved Legs Make You Go Faster On A Bike?

Roy Ashman

Victory and defeat in cycle sport can be decided by seconds, so even the most minor of adjustments to your setup can give critical marginal gains. Being both a racer [ ... ]

Friday Velovid: Cancellara's Textbook Descent

Duncan Palmer

During Stage 7 of the 2009 Tour de France, Fabian Cancellara - wearing the maillot jaune - demonstrated to the watching world exactly why he is thought of as one of [ ... ]

Grinding Down The Barriers To Cycling

Patrick Field

Sunday April 27th found the junction of Broad Lane and Tottenham High Road bustling with men in fluorescent pyjamas.

Cycling And Hydration

Windyhead

When on your bike I strongly believe it is best to regard thirst as an emergency sign: if you feel thirsty you have left it too late. Your performance will have [ ... ]

A Day At The London Bike Show 2014

Duncan Palmer

Duncan visited the London Bike Show earlier this month at the ExCel where he found some great bits and bikes on show, including some beautiful bikes by Aprire, [ ... ]

London Bike Show 2014 Preview

Duncan Palmer

The London Bike Show returns to the Excel Centre this week, with something for every type of cyclist to get their teeth into. It opens on Thursday 13 February and [ ... ]

Carb Loading For Cyclists

Windyhead

If you partake in any talk about endurance sports the chances are you will not have to wait very long before the phrase ‘carb loading’ rears its head.

Embracing The Fixed Gear

Duncan Palmer

I never thought I would ride a fixed gear bike anywhere but the velodrome. Last month I gave it a go and since then I haven't looked back. I am fixie convert.

"We Are Normal And We Want Our Freedom"

Patrick Field

The most pressing short-term needs are, explaining to people who use motor-vehicles on public roads why people on bicycles need to claim time and space, and [ ... ]

Death On The Pavement

Patrick Field

Moving the furniture, the kerbs and the lines on the highway may mitigate the threat of motor-traffic but if we want to solve - rather than ameliorate - the problem [ ... ]

Friday Velovid: Premium Rush

Duncan Palmer

2012 release Premium Rush stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a risk-taking bike messenger in New York City who one day takes on a job that could kill him.

Is The-new-golf The New Cricket?

Patrick Field

Cycling is the new golf, but is it the new cricket?

Blood And Blue Paint

Patrick Field

Are 'Cycle-Superhighways' a new category of municipal displacement activity? Containment Infrastructure?

Interview With Alice Marsh From Bikeworks

Duncan Palmer

In September Duncan Palmer spent a morning looking round Bikeworks HQ in Bethnal Green, where Marketing Manager Alice Marsh filled him in on what they do. He saw for [ ... ]

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