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On guard!

“havebike, I love cycling to work in the Summer and every year I promise myself that I’ll carry on commuting over winter. But by rainy October I’m back on the tube and my bike is back in the shed. Have you got any tips to keep me on my bike this winter?”

One word, Mudguards!

We …

Drivetrain TLC

Take a moment after every rainy ride to show your bike a bit of TLC before you put it away. At the very least, wipe clean and dry the chain and cassette before applying some lubricant; wet weather and road salt can wreak havoc. We know it’s another 5 minutes out of your day, …

Zecto Drive Review

Book any Collect & Return service and add your choice of Zecto Drive or Femto Drive. (Prices start from just £12.99). Please use the comments field to let us know which lights you’d like.

Decent lights are a must have for the dark days of winter. Where a cat-eye style reflector can only be seen …

Postcards from RideLondon

Olusegun (49)
Started cycling…to Church in Lagos, Nigeria 30 years ago. I would walk 10k to hire a bike then ride it back.

Love cycling… for the freedom. It gives me a sense of balance and confidence. It’s also lovely to see the environment

Victoria (9, 10 in October)

I love… feeling the breeze in my hair …

Postcards from RideLondon

Herman (52) Yasmin (47)

Been cycling for… two years

We started cycling… to change our routine; it’s better than the gym. We get to keep fit and healthy while we commute…and it’s free!

We love it because… we can do it together

RideLondon is…a great motivator to cycle in the city if you don’t already.

Crunch Time

My bike is making an awful crunching noise when I change gears. It’s a fairly new, top-end set of wheels. What’s going wrong?

When people complain that their gears are noisy we often find they’re ‘crossing the chain’. This is when your chain is in a diagonal line, either sitting on the biggest chainring – …

On the Job: Servicing a police bike

We go on the job with a havebike technician. This month, we service one of the hardest working sets of wheels on the road…the police bike.

Tell us a bit about how the bikes are used.

The bikes can be used regularly for up to 12 hours a day; that’s a lot more than the average …

St. Paul’s Cathedral #DayofAction with The City of London Police

On 23 April 2014, the City of London Police invited us to work together with them to promote bicycle security and safety across the City of London on St. George’s Day.

The public were encouraged to bring their bicycles along to this “Day of Action” for free bicycle safety checks outside St.Paul’s Cathedral as well …

#thinkbikes

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Cycle Task Force run the Exchanging Places initiative regularly throughout London. On 7 March 2014 it was good to see so many road-using stakeholders come together to make the event such a success.

Edmund King, President of the AA chose the Exchanging Places Event in Marble Arch to launch his national …