A cyclist  wearing a cycling helmet mending his bicycle on Regents Canal path near Camden Lock London England UK KATHY DEWITT. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

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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Who flies the best first class?

What do you expect from a first-class flight these days? Is it a private booth, designer pyjamas or the finest champagne that would make you upgrade? We compare the best first-class cabins across seven airlines

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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

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Making the kitchen the focal point of your home

Whether it’s the place where you share the day’s events during an evening meal or catch up with friends over a glass of wine, kitchens are now the most important room in the house. Here are five ways to help transform your kitchen into a modern hub of family activity