Useful Tips

Cycling with Kids

Cycling with Kids
02/03/2015

Having a baby is certainly a major upheaval for anyone, and for many of us it means our cycling takes the back burner for a bit whilst we grapple with nappies and sleeplessness.  Whenever you’re ready to get back on your bicycle there are plenty of options out there and today we take a look...

Puncture Proof Tyres

Puncture Proof Tyres
21/08/2014

Let’s face it, getting a puncture is a major pain.  Even if you’re handy with an inner tube, punctures always seem to come along when you’re in a rush to get somewhere.  We were therefore intrigued when we read about Tannus tyres.  Tannus is a Korean company who have come up with a polymer tyre that...

The Road Cyclist's Companion

The Road Cyclist’s Companion
11/08/2014

The nice people at Cicada books sent us over a copy of the The Road Cyclist’s Companion, by Peter Drinkell, to review.   One of our colleagues over here at Bikeminded HQ is an avid road cyclist and therefore the perfect person to look through it for us.  Over to you Neil…     All sports...

Common cycling concern#1: slippery pedals

Common cycling concern#1: slippery pedals
16/07/2014

Has anyone else experienced the frustration of your shoe slipping off your pedal?  One of us here at Bikeminded HQ invested in a shiny new bicycle this year, complete with beautiful chrome pedals.  Beautiful but slippery pedals.  It’s therefore a relief to hear that the clever people at Sovrappensiero Design Studio have been worrying about...

How to bike in the city

How to bike in the city
15/04/2014

Well, not this City, but these lessons from LA are pretty relevant to cycling in London too. We came across this film on the ever entertaining site Bird Wheel and were impressed with the fun but practical tips. The film is made by Grist, who make a whole raft of great films about cycling. The...

The Girls' Bicycle Handbook

The Girls’ Bicycle Handbook
07/04/2014

The wonderful Caz Nicklin from Cycle Chic launched her first book on Friday and it’s a fantastic read. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of the book and were suitably impressed. The book has loads of useful information for a new cyclist and interesting sections for the more regular cyclists among us....

Looking After Your Bike

Looking After Your Bike
13/01/2014

Like many things including perhaps ourselves,  if you don’t look after them properly, your bike can get old and tired very quickly and its reactions may not be as quick as they used to be. But how do you keep your bike in tip-top shape? Maybe you want to service it yourself but perhaps you’d like a few pointers… If you live...

Alternative Uses For Bikes (& Their Parts)

Alternative Uses For Bikes (& Their Parts)
13/12/2012

It goes without saying that we love bikes here at Bikeminded Towers and so recently while chatting over coffee, we got talking about alternative uses for bicycles and about other than riding them, what could you use bikes and their parts for? Here are a few things we found:   This lovely bicycle wheel clock from Recycle Chicken not only tells the...