Reviews of bikes, accessories, books and cycling accommodation

Cycling B&B review: Chambres d'hôtes les Clematites-en-Cotentin, Normandy

I stayed at Chambres d'hôtes les Clematites-en-Cotentin in Montebourg when I cycled in the Manche department of Normandy. Here's my review. • May 01, 2016

Product review: Ortlieb Panniers

Road-testing the Ortlieb panniers in France, we find they live up to their reputation as the best bike panniers on the market. • May 01, 2016

Cycling hotel review: Le Grand Hard, Utah Beach

I stayed at Le Grand Hard, a hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach, when I was cycling in the Manche department of Normandy. Here's what I thought of it. • May 01, 2016

Product review: Rapha Liberty Essentials Case

Orderly chaos has descended on my back jersey pocket after Santa brought a Rapha Liberty Essentials Case (or a posh cycling wallet) for Christmas. • Apr 27, 2016

Cycling B&B - Chambre d’hôtes Les Epinettes, Mont St-Michel

I stayed at Chambre d’hôtes Les Epinettes when I cycled Mont St-Michel to the D-Day Beaches - here's what I thought of it. • Apr 27, 2016

Product review: Clif Bars and Clif Shot Energy Gels

Richard Peace chews on some Clif bars and throws back some energy shots in the name of research. • Apr 21, 2016

Product review: Topeak RX Beamrack with side frames and RX trunk bag

If your bike can't take normal pannier racks, then this review is for you. We review a Topeak RX Beamrack and trunk bag. • Apr 18, 2016

Cycling accommodation review: Manoir du Coatudual self-catering house, Brittany

Gerry and Janet Wells stayed at the bike-friendly Manoir du Coatudual near both EuroVelo 1 and EuroVelo 4 on recent weekend in Brittany. Here's what they thought of it. • Apr 17, 2016

Product Analysis: Puncture-proof Tyres - Are They Here to Stay?

Richard Peace looks at puncture-proof tyre options following the recent launch of Gecko's cellular rubber tyres. • Apr 11, 2016

Product review: Quad Lock Smartphone Mounting Kit

Richard Peace road-tests Quad Lock's universal kit for mounting smartphones on bikes. • Apr 11, 2016

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