Bike maintenance is an essential part of a rider’s lifestyle, if one wants to avoid day-ruining and potentially harmful instances of mechanical failure. This does not just include your annual check-up, but having a continuously vigilant and pro-active attitude to problems and repairs.
There are advantages to having bike insurance outside of financial protection if the bike is stolen, including accidental damages, injuring someone else or their property. There also many options in what is a competitive market, so insurance coverage is better than ever, with over ninety-five percent of claims being honoured.
With cycling numbers the highest they have been for a long time, there is a desperate need for storage, especially since the responsive rise of bike theft is reaching epidemic proportions. Of the exterior facilities available for bicycles, from sheds to hangars and full enclosures, each has its advantages and disadvantages of safety and practicality.
In late 2020, we reviewed the progress that had been made toward Boris Johnson's projected 'Golden Age of Cycling.' This proposal has already had a spotted track record, we have mentioned the prevalence of bike lash, which has led to councils closing some of the excellent low traffic areas - now the latest furore comes from bike sheds.
From March 29th 2021 in England, another marker on the road out of lockdown was met. After a long wait, being able to do fitness together brings a sigh of relief, and it will be interesting to see how people change their daily exercise regimes with the new freedoms. Cycling, in particular amongst women, has experienced a sharp rise over the past year, with an increase of more than 35% on previous years in London and by almost 50% in the South East.