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Category: Commuting by bicycle

Guide To Protecting Your Bike Against Bike Theft

bike theft

Bike theft is, unfortunately, all too common. According to crime data, there are over 376,000 reported incidents of bike theft in the UK each year. What’s more, it’s likely to be even higher than that with estimating that only 29% people report their bike as stolen to the police. Luckily, there are plenty of…

Cycling Safety: Your thoughts

Cycling safety

The tension between cyclists and drivers has long been no secret. Every cyclist has a story about a bad driver, and every driver has a story about a cyclist getting in the way. While the chronic tension between drivers and cyclists is widely acknowledged, little has been done to ease this frustration by implementing better cycling…

The Best Cycling Navigation Apps

Cycling navigation

Smartphones have become increasingly popular in all walks of life, so it’s perhaps inevitable that cycling enthusiasts have found a use for them while pedalling. One of the most popular uses for a phone when cycling is navigating and route planning – that’s why we’ve done our research to bring you the best cycling navigation…

Cycling Bags for your Christmas List

Cycling bags

Not many activities test a bag like cycling. Cycling bags have to distribute weight evenly, protect your gear from weather and road grit, and stay comfortable while you’re moving. The growing number of cyclists on the road means that more and more cycling bags are being thoughtfully-designed. We’ve picked out our favourites that are on…

5 Cycling Must-Haves to Brighten up your Winter


With winter drawing in and the darkness falling earlier each day, it’s easy to lose a little bit of the love you have for your bicycle. Of course, a solid winter bike, warm clothing, and bike lights can all help to improve your winter riding experience. However, sometimes you need a little extra boost to…

Becoming Bike Handy: How to fix a puncture

Excited to take advantage of the crisp winter air with a bike ride? Before taking on the roads, make sure you’re prepared in case something doesn’t go to plan. For inexperienced cyclists, fixing a puncture can be a daunting prospect. So, here’s Cycleplan’s simple guide to fixing a puncture – saving you both time and…

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