Tag: bike

Cowboy introduces connected e-Bikes to the UK

We’re still looking around for an eBike company who wants to show us their bike outside of London, but until then, here’s UK launch of Cowboy. They’re introducing their urban commuter bike for £1,790. A lot of money yes, but they tell me that this combines intelligent technology, …

Swytch electric bike swapping kit achieves huge sales

Remember our story on the eBike conversion kit? It’s basically an Indiegogo project which delivers the bits you need to easily switch a normal push bike into an electric one. The guys tell me that the kit will go on general sale in April next year and prices …

Give your bike electric power easily with the Swytch Kit

Available for £799 (with a 50% discount for Indiegogo backers plus a 40% off deal for pre-orders here), this is the first “hand-held” eBike kit which fits on any wheel size and any bike type. As you can see from the pictures here, the main part is the …

I’m on my bike. Watch live!

Each year, in order to stop my belly hanging over my trousers and to help a very worthy cause, I get on my bike for a lengthy and very exhausting ride. It’s all to help a charity called Edwards Trust. They provide bereavement support to parents and children …

It’s that time of year again folks..

Each year, me and a group of other idiots do a “big ride” for charity. It’s also used as a yearly goal to stop us all getting fat. This time it’s the “Way Of The Roses” route on July 27th. This is a 170 mile journey with 8,085 …

Transform your commute. Climb on the Cowboy!

Getting an electric scooter and trying to work out if you’re allowed to use it in various places? Yeah, tricky that. Most people tend to go for an electric bike if they’re wanting to get around without exerting too energy. Trouble is, electric bikes weight a tonne right? …

The Android Bike Computer – On test

A few days ago I used lots of cable-tie to strap the ultra-small Unihertz Atom smartphone to my bike. You can have a look at the rather rudimentary fixings here or get up-close with the Atom in my earlier story. Yes, there’s a proper bike mount for this …

An Android bike computer

Remember my overview of the Unihertz Atom? It’s a tiny Android phone which has all the features of a normal smartphone, just with a smaller screen and a very rugged appearance. Available on Amazon for £219.99, you can also get this bike mount for £12.99 to rig it …

Cycling glasses with a HUD. Meet Raptor.

Over the last few years I’ve become one of those Lycra-clad cyclists. It all started because I was basically getting out of breath running up the stairs and suddenly I figured, “Wait, that can’t be good”. A few weeks later I’d got myself a cheap mountain bike and …

Uni Moke – A classic electric bike with style

It weighs 29kg and it looks a bit like a motorbike, but this is actually a new electric bike from Urban Drivestyle. There’s a kickstand, a big 7″ headlight, hydraulic brakes and you get Shimano 7-speed gears. However, it’ll do up to 25km/h (around 15.53 mph) or more …

Another electric scooter incoming

Last year we took a look at the Zap i300. It’s an all-electric scooter from a British company and prices start at £5,250. The cheapest version has a 5kg battery which charges fast and should see you go for 35 miles. Now another company, Etergo, has secured a …

Unveiled. The Zap i300 fully electric scooter.

Earlier we saw the sneaky peek of the all-electric i300 scooter from British brand Zapp. Ideal for commuting in cities, this has a range of 35 miles and you can fully charge the removable 5kg battery in less than three hours. Prices start at £5,250 prior to the …

Zapp i300 electric scooter to be unveiled later this month

So, this is a British company and they’ve nudged me quite a few times. They’re called Zapp and they’re working to launch the UK’s first electric scooter. We’ve managed to get a teaser video to show you a sneak peek… They tell me that the i300 “re-thinks how …

Smart bike lighting. Get Blinkers

Cycling at any time can be a bit risky. I do tend to bore my family about the charity bike rides I do, but the more you cycle, the more you realise that you have to share the road and everybody should take a bit of time. As …

Mobike stops operating in Manchester due to crime

Remember how this bike-rental was experiencing a crime-wave in Manchester? Well, it’s now hitting their margins enough for them to totally quit to city. Anti-social behaviour, dumped, smashed and lost bikes have now meant that the cycle-sharing firm has pulled out of Manchester. Some 10% of bikes were …

Hey. I’m back and I’m doing another cycling thing.

I’ll give you the short version of this blog post so that you can basically do a “tweet read”. I’ve just been on holiday. I ate too much. I sat around too much. I got all chubby and fat. On Sunday I’m going to squeeze all that blubber …

Exercise at work, whilst you work!

Remember my makeshift office / exercise bike? It was basically a free exercise bike I’d got from Freecycle and an old Chromebook that I strapped to the top. It was a bit naff, but it did the job – I could write articles while I trained for the …

How to use mobile apps to improve fitness

Right you, I’m going to speak right down the camera to you. This weekend I got chatting to my mates’ wife. She’s started running and, because I do the odd bit of cycling, we started discussing Strava. The app, as you’ll know if you’re a runner or cyclist, …

Competition – Wanna win a techy bike helmet?

Did you read my Livall Cycle Helmet Review? Well did you? If not, you probably didn’t get to the bottom, where we’re GIVING AWAY a super-cool and super-gadget-filled bike helmet. It’s got indicators, speakers, Bluetooth and safety features. You can use it in groups to keep in touch, …