CTC says half of UK commuters live within 5-mile bike ride of work (+ video)

National cyclists’ charity CTC says that nearly half of Great Britain’s commuters live within a five-mile bike ride of their place of work, and is encouraging more of them to switch to two wheels for their journeys.

Research commissioned from YouGov found that common complaints among those not commuting by bicycle include congestion, inconsiderate motorists, buses not arriving at the time shown on the timetable, and overcrowding and high fares on trains.

Speedvagen launches Urban Racer "super commuter" road bike + video

Speedvagen is a Portland-based company that has been producing bikes since 2007 in the Vanilla Workshop, a collaborative community with framebuilder Sacha White at the heart, and its latest creation is this awesome looking Urban Racer.

Sellafield Nuclear Plant becomes England’s cycling Employer of the Year

Sellafield Nuclear Plant has become England’s cycling Employer of the Year thanks to proactive work to get workers on bikes while staying safe.

The plant, one of Cumbria’s biggest employers, was declared the winner by Cyclescheme for its massive take up of the Cycle to Work Scheme.

Buyer's Guide to Cycling Shoes

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You can cycle in a pair of trainers but dedicated cycling shoes will be more efficient, more comfortable and just better all round if you’re riding any significant distance.

Cycling shoes are designed to be light and stiff for efficient pedalling, often with mesh panels to keep your feet cool in the summer and with a sole that’s designed to be compatible with a clipless pedal cleat.

Giro launches clothing line in UK

Giro, the US brand best known for its helmets, has launched its New Road clothing line in the UK, aimed at both male and female riders.

Taipei Cycle: "The world’s first intelligent commuter bike"

Darfon Electronics Corporation and Vanmoof are showing what they’re calling ‘the world’s first intelligent commuter bike’ at Taipei Cycle.

We first reported on this bike last year when it was in the final stages of development, but now we’ve had the chance to see it for ourselves.

dhb summer preview

We've been on our travels again, this time visiting clothing brand dhb who have some bright, distinctive clothing coming for the summer in their Blok range plus high-end Goldline kit that's about as understated as it gets.

The new Blok designs feature neon graphics and are inspired by jockey racing silks. You're probably going to either love them or hate them, we're guessing.

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FS: Olmo 'Giro' winter/training/commuter frameset

Olmo Giro winter/training steel frameset, size 52.
Solid, dependable lugged steel frame made from Deda CroMo tubing.
Horizontal dropouts, twin bottle bosses, braze-on front mech mount, unicrown fork with threaded steerer (got a threadless adapter if you need it), clearance for muddies and up to 28c tyres. Comes with 1'' Shimano Ultegra sealed headset & Oval seatpost. There's an Isis BB fitted but I can be remove it if not needed. Italian thread BB shell. Top tube length is 52.5cm c/c. Seat angle 74°.

Levi’s extend Commuter Series of clothes for cycling

Levi’s are continuing their Commuter Series of clothing for urban cyclists into their Spring 2013 range, proving that cycling is very much part of the mainstream these days.

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