Be seen in the dark this autumn with Ride Velo's selection of the most innovative reflective and light-up products. Find out about Bike Balls, Proviz, Giro shoes and some ultra cool urban wear for the discerning and style conscious cyclist who likes to be seen.Read More
The long, hot summer is coming to an end - this weekend's Bank Holiday marks the turn towards autumn with glorious mellow weather and shorter days. It's back to work for most of us and time to get organised and be visible on our commutes again.
Ride Velo picked up a the military inspired Bermondsey backpack from Lumo at Spin London back in May. Lumo, of course, is famous for its innovative illuminated cycle wear but its products stand up to scrutiny even without the super effective built-in flashing lights.Read More
It’s amazing how many cyclists (and I include myself in this bracket) refuse to wear garish reflective clothing to make themselves more visible on the bike at night despite numerous close shaves and worse as we battle with London traffic. As someone who cycles to work, to the pub and down the shops I steadfastly refuse to look like a plonker the moment I dismount and become, no longer a cyclist, but a pedestrian, cinema goer, or shopper. But the bright sparks at Lumo have given us the option of both looking stylish and visible to night-time traffic.Read More
What we love about bike shows is that however many we visit, they are always really different to one another. At this year's Spin, held at the Old Truman Brewery in trendy Brick Lane, we saw many of the same friendly faces - but there were also loads of new designers, manufacturers and retailers displaying their wares. And that's aside from the huge variety of guest speakers on offer throughout the three days too. Ride Velo not only heard Chris Boardman's very enlightening talk, but discovered some new brands of bikes to love and lots of clothing and accessories to die for. The only down side, we spent quite a lot of money! Thank goodness we'd cycled to the event or we would've bagged much more.Read More
Ride Velo visited the London Bike Show at the Excel Centre this weekend - not the most cycle-friendly location - but a great show once you'd braved the traffic and the high winds to get to the East London venue. Some of our favourite manufacturers and retailers were there, displaying their latest wares on Valentine's Day, and here Ride Velo shares the Velo Love:Read More