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Man standing on the edge of a cliff holding a bicycle at sunset.

A guide to light bikes

Do you want a bike so pared back that it almost needs tethering in the wind? Richard Peace looks at the pros and cons of light bikes to see whether the benefits stack up.

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How to curate your own art collection

As the Frieze Art Fair gets underway in London, Whitney Hintz, Curator of Hiscox’s art collection, offers tips on how you can best put together a great art collection of your own.

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A guide to hassle-free cycling

Does the thought of fixing a puncture fill you with dread or are you happy to get your hands dirty? Cycling expert Richard Peace explains how to keep your bike in good order

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Super home extensions guide – part 2

After the dust has settled and the builders have packed away their tools, property expert Nicola Venning finds out what words of wisdom homeowners can pass on about their new extensions

Red brick cottage with extension, Ashurstwood, West Sussex, England, UK.. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

Super home extensions guide – part 1

Thinking about transforming your loft into a panoramic leisure lounge or blending the kitchen and garden space? Property expert Nicola Venning guides you through the extension planning process…

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How to cycle on the roads with confidence

Don’t let fear undermine your experience of taking to the open road. Cycle specialist Richard Peace explains how practice, planning and the right kit are key to the perfect ride