Bike Heroes

Best place for a cocktail in Chelsea?

Best place for a cocktail in Chelsea?
29/09/2011

The gorgeous Mina Zaher is behind the terrific blog www.kingsroadrocks.com.  She also writes for The Notebook magazine and, most happily for us, is one of our bike heroes.  She chose a gorgeous pink and turquoise Brompton, which we at Bikeminded HQ have been rather jealous of.  Mina grew up in Chelsea and has an incredible...

Could you do an Ikea shop by bike?

Could you do an Ikea shop by bike?
27/09/2011

Our guest post today comes from Bike Hero Lee Mannion, who you can read about here.  We were rather inspired by his journey, and love your quote at the end Lee!     Going by bike can make the most ordinary of journeys more interesting.  When I started cycling in London, it opened the city up for...

How to prevent injury

How to prevent injury
23/09/2011

We’re super lucky this Friday as we hear back from Cheyne Voss, our bike hero and expert physio from Ten Physio, about how to prevent cycling injuries. Thanks for the advice Cheyne!   I am a big fan of the bike both as a Physiotherapist and a keen cyclist. There are extensive benefits of cycling...

A hero tries out not one, but two Electras!

A hero tries out not one, but two Electras!
22/09/2011

We managed to find ourselves a Bikehero, who really is called Hero. She spent a bit of time testing Electras before deciding which one to get. We can assure you they’re all easy to ride and they look amazing. But its definitely best to take your time to figure out which one is perfect for...

Guest post: riding through the road works

Guest post: riding through the road works
21/09/2011

This week Jonathan Newby lets us know how it’s been dodging the road works near his office…   “Having survived another week on the roads, I’m trying to make sense of why some days the traffic on roads is relatively quiet and benign and on others it’s like riding through a war-zone.  There are obvious...

Meet the hero: Dez O'Neill

Meet the hero: Dez O’Neill
08/09/2011

Signing up to be a ‘Bike Hero’ involves having a brand new bicycle for two months and reporting the cycling experiences. An imaginative idea to encourage cycling from Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council.     I collected my ‘on loan’ bike from Council offices last week. It came complete with lock, lights, bell,...

Being Bikeminded with Nielsen Cerbolles

Being Bikeminded with Nielsen Cerbolles
06/09/2011

Nielsen Cerbolles just got his hands on a gorgeous new Brompton and has been testing it out around the borough.  He’s our latest bike hero, and he’s been documenting his journey so far over at his blog and on tumblr. We caught up with him to ask about a few of his favourite things  ...

Best place to eat in Notting Hill... Gordon Peters divulges his secrets

Best place to eat in Notting Hill… Gordon Peters divulges his secrets
03/09/2011

Meet Gordon Peters, a bike hero and owner of some very successful clothing shops, including a t-shirt shop and hair salon at 47 Pembridge Road in Notting Hill. Today he shares his top tips.   You’ve got a fantastic shop on Pembridge Road, what inspired you to open it? I sold a few t-shirts from...