Arkel Commuter Pannier Bag

For the last 6 weeks I’ve been trying out a new pannier bag – the Arkel Commuter.

Arkel are a Canadian company that have been making pannier bags for over 25 years, but seemingly aren’t stocked by any retailer in Ireland. I came across the company and their bags when I searching for a new pannier.

How to Cycle Safely in the Bad Weather

The days are growing short, and the weather is definitely getting worse. The summer now seems like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the bike needs to go into hibernation over the winter.

With a bit of planning and forethought you can carry on cycling through whatever the Irish winter throws at you.

Long Way Home

I had cheerfully announced to my wife during the day that tonight I was going to take the “Long Way Home”. She was heading for the gym after work, and in an effort to feel a bit virtuous myself, I was going to extend my usual bike commute.