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Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins
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Keen touring and occasional sportive or audax cyclist. Editor of cycling news site https://spycycle.uk

SMIDSY Explained

SMIDSY - "Sorry mate, I didn't see you" - so common a statement that its acronym is all too well known to huge numbers...

Bad habits to avoid when you ride a bike

Riding a bike is exciting and all sorts of fun. But at the same time it can be very tricky to complete. All you...

Is bicycle security important?

Riding a bicycle is fun and it’s always going to be exciting. But the challenge that comes from this is actively finding a way...

Is it necessary to wear protective gear?

Most bike owners are asking whether it’s necessary to wear protective gear or not. As you know, protective gear does slow you down, and...

Pro MTB skills you can learn right now

Pro MTB skills might seem out of reach for a lot of people. But if you have the right focus and you are committed...

Few Commute by Bike

Despite the government saying they would invest £1.2 billion into cycling, new research has revealed that it is still only a slim few who...

Anti Bike Theft Tech Launch

If you were one of the 209,000 people in the UK who registered having your bike stolen last year, here is an Anti Bike...

Best Balance Bike

Pick a balance bike for children about to learn to ride a bike. They can learn balance first and then add pedaling. I have...

Trip Leaders Needed

Trip leaders, Camp Crew, and Trip Prep Specialists are being sought by Backroads for the 2019 season. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for...

Get Your Bike Clean with Bosch

Bosch Home and Garden have just launched Fontus, a cordless low-pressure washer that is great to get your bike clean. As it works in places...