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  • How To Winterproof Your Bike

    How To Winterproof Your Bike

    The wet and muddy weather is definitely here and you may have already got to the end of a ride, looked at your bike with despair. It’s easy to just put it back in the shed until the next ride, but getting into the habit of washing your bike down and giving it some TLC over the winter season will... Read more
  • How To Dress for Winter Road Cycling

    How To Dress for Winter Road Cycling

    If you’ve discovered the joy of two wheels during the summer months, the looming winter cold may be a little intimidating and make you want to lock the bike in the shed til spring. Before you reach for the bike lock key, read this blog and you’ll be fully prepared to cycle throughout the winter... Read more
  • Bicycle Light Buying Guide

    Bicycle Light Buying Guide

    If you want to ride throughout the darker months, a great set of bicycle lights should not be underestimated but the exact ones you buy depend on where and how you are riding. There are plenty of options available, from small emergency body lights to high power 1000 lumens+ used to light up dark... Read more
  • Cycling Shorts Buying Guide

    Cycling Shorts Buying Guide

    Why should you wear cycling shorts? Simply put, they can offer vastly more comfort over the course of a ride than riding in casual shorts, trousers, or anything else. But let’s get something out of the way up front: you don’t need to become a MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) to enjoy the benefits... Read more
  • Hybrid Bike Buying Guide

    Hybrid Bike Buying Guide

    As the name suggests, hybrid bikes offer a bit of everything. They're light enough to pedal easily, efficient for riding on tarmac, comfortable enough for rough roads, strong enough for light off-road use, and super practical if you want to carry luggage or shopping. Here we have a look at some... Read more
  • Road Bike Buying Guide

    Road Bike Buying Guide

    Whether you want to ride fast, ride far, or ride off the beaten track, a road bike is the best form of transport for covering ground at pace. However, with so many variations, materials and jargon floating around, how do you find the bike that’s right for you? Here we look at the different styles... Read more
  • Mountain Bike Buying Guide

    Mountain Bike Buying Guide

    Mountain biking is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors. A mountain bike can take you virtually everywhere – uphill, off road, in the forest, in the hills – and more besides. They’re super fun, and great for your physical and mental health. But how do you decide on the bike for you? Have a... Read more
  • Bring The Outdoors In | Top 10 MTB Videos

    Bring The Outdoors In | Top 10 MTB Videos

    In this uncertain time, staying motivated is hard when the trails feel a long way away. To keep your spirits up, we've picked our top 10 MTB film segments and edits for your viewing pleasure. Awesome riding, incredible cinematography and spine-tingling songs - tune in & chill out. Read more
  • Bike Tyres Buying Guide

    Bike Tyres Buying Guide

    Beyond the chassis of your bike, tyres are one of the most important factors in determining how it rides. Do you need maximum grip, or maximum speed? Maybe a combination of both? Or maybe puncture resistance is key? Answering some of these questions will help you roll on the right rubber. Read more
  • Helmets Buying Guide

    Helmets Buying Guide

    If you are riding a bike, you should wear a helmet. It’s a simple device that, if fitted properly, can vastly decrease the chance of injury in the event of a crash. With today’s technology, there’s simply no excuse not to wear one. So, what type of helmet do you need? Read on to get all the details. Read more
  • Ride Hard, Win Big | Competition

    Ride Hard, Win Big | Competition

    It's 2020. One fifth of the way through the 21st century. Time is ticking by, but one fact remains eternally true: riding bikes is AMAZING! It's good for your health, it's good for your mind, it brings smiles & laughter, and anyone can do it. It's (literally) as simple as riding a bike. Read more
  • Trek E-Bike Competition

    Trek E-Bike Competition

    Electric bikes are the transport of the future, allowing you to ride further, ride faster, and in more comfort. Whether for commuting, for exploring, for leisure or any other type of cycling, electric bikes are making cycling more accessible and practical than ever before. This season we've... Read more