Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep20

Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!

If you’re going to travel by bicycle, be it to work, to school, to the shop or around the world, chances are you’ll have to bring a thing or two with you writes Ruth O’Connor When I invested in my Surly Long Haul Trucker five years ago, the bag setup was the one of the most important decisions I had to make. Did I want to go for classic panniers or a more compact bikepacking setup? There are benefits and drawbacks to both but in...

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10 driving habits that are costing you money
Sep14

10 driving habits that are costing you money

Habits may be hard to break but if they are costing you money it’s time for a rethink writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Driving in the wrong gear – To drive more efficiently don’t rev the engine and change up into a higher gear as soon as it is possible, correct use of gears can save you up to 15% of your fuel bill. 2) Ignoring warning lights – While many drivers don’t understand the most common dashboard warnings remember they...

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How to declutter your car
Sep10

How to declutter your car

  Is your car disappearing under the weight of all the family clutter? Use our easy hacks to clear and organise writes Geraldine Herbert   Is car clutter driving you round the bend? Steer things around and get on the road to lasting cleanliness with our tips and tricks. Here’s where to start:   Clean First job, clear out all rubbish. Start from the front and work your way to the back, including under the seats. Organise items...

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Car Chat with Sarah McKenzie
Sep07

Car Chat with Sarah McKenzie

We talk role models, music and motorsport with Formula Woman competitor Sarah McKenzie Who taught you to drive? My dad! He had a 2L TDi Mondeo at the time so being keen on cars I was very interested in getting behind the wheel. I think it was good to learn how to drive in a car that had decent power because most cars after that have felt manageable. How did you get involved first in motorsport? My mum introduced me to Formula One at...

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Lexus UX 300e
Sep07

Lexus UX 300e

We get behind the wheel of Lexus’s first all-electric vehicle writes Geraldine Herbert What’s new? The Lexus UX 300e marks a first for the Japanese carmaker, a small crossover that runs entirely on battery power and is a blueprint for what’s to come. Lexus plans to launch 20 all-new or redesigned models over the next five years, including battery-electric, plugin hybrid electric and hybrid. Is it a looker? In a segment...

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Give Time, Give Space
Sep06

Give Time, Give Space

Motorists are being asked to slow down and give cyclists room on the roads  On September 6th 2016 Donna Fox was killed in a collision in Dublin city. Donna was cycling to work when she was knocked down by a delivery lorry and died at the scene. For her fifth anniversary, she is being remembered today by the “Give Time, Give Space” campaign for road safety. As traffic increases and restrictions have eased this appeal is aimed at all...

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