Bags of Style: Our Guide to Carrying Stuff on Your Bike!
Sep19

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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How to declutter your car
Sep13

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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Tips for driving in the countryside
Sep07

Tips for driving in the countryside

Too Many of us drive too fast on country roads, oblivious to what could be lying just around the corner writes Geraldine Herbert  Slow down and expect the unexpected. You never know when you go round a bend what you might encounter from a cyclist to a broken down vehicle. Tractors & Farm Vehicles When overtaking, leave nothing to chance, take your time and be safe. Don’t start your manoeuvre until you know exactly how you...

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Give Time, Give Space
Sep05

Give Time, Give Space

Motorists are being asked to slow down and give cyclists room on the roads “Give Time, Give Space” is the annual Donna Fox anniversary appeal to motorists to slow down and give cyclists room on our roads. It is also a plea to the Minister for Justice to give teeth to the hard won 2019 Dangerous Overtaking of a Cyclist legislation by enabling robust enforcement in way of a designated national portal for cycling. Donna...

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Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?
Aug28

Heading to Electric Picnic – are you and your car festival-ready?

With Electric Picnic kicking off on Friday we have some tips for safe festival motoring writes Geraldine Herbert   Is your car ready?  Make sure your car is up to the job so check the following check the oil check the tyre pressure check all fluid levels fill up the tank check your spare tyre Before you set off Plan your route and journey time before you set off – if you know where you’re going, you’ll avoid the added stress of...

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 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+
Aug27

 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

Driving the sublime Mercedes-Benz EQS is a joy but with a price tag of up to €180,000 is the maker’s flagship all-electric car really worth it? What is it? Something unusual happens when you drive the new Mercedes Benz EQS: complete strangers want to peer inside it, passers-by swarm you with mobile phones and the curiosity around it is unmatched by anything I have tested lately. The EQS is Mercedes’ new flagship...

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