Going to work every day and staying cool is difficult enough, but how are you supposed to exercise when temperatures are reaching 35°C and humidity is up at 75%? Don’t worry, you don’t have to put a stop to your training. You might have to adapt it, though.
Extreme heat puts a lot of pressure on your body, especially when you’re exercising. You use more energy as your body struggles to maintain your core temperature and you’re exposed to much higher UV levels than normal.
A few weeks ago, we were visited at our Bury St. Edmunds store by a VIP guest, a very important pup! Thakey, who is just 20 weeks old, is currently in training to become a guide dog, all thanks to the outstanding fundraising by Bryan Garnham. 84-year-old Bryan has been helping Guide Dogs for over 50 years, raising around £49,000 since starting and helping 17 guide dogs gain the training needed. We’re proud to have helped Bryan on his journey, supporting him with old bike parts that he has repaired, reinvented and painted for resale. We’ve also helped him by providing services to the bikes prior to their resale.
Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for your Dad this Father’s Day? Well, look no further, our “Cycling Gift Guide: For Him” runs through our top present ideas for the cycling enthusiast in your life. Do you have any gift recommendations for a bike-loving Father? We’d love to hear them, message us on Facebook or Tweet us @CycleKingUK!
The half term comes around and all of a sudden there are two weeks to fill with fun activities for your little ones, we understand. We want to help you make things a little easier, with 10 reasons why we recommend cycling with your kids this half term. If you’re out and about on your bike in the next few weeks, we’d love to see! Send us a photo on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share our favourites.
Whether it’s their first, or one of many, buying your little one a new bike is an exciting experience for both of you. If you’re looking to keep things a surprise, fitting their bike in-store might not be an option. But don’t worry, our handy guide runs through both at home and in-store tips to ensure you can find a great fitting bike for your little one. For more cycling hints and tips, make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook!
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our wonderful customers. To celebrate, we’ve put together a guide to tandem cycling – the perfect cycling activity for you and your partner, a friend or family member.
Have you ever cycled a tandem bike? Head over to our Twitter or Facebook, we’d love to hear all about your experience.
Whether you’ve made them or not, New Year’s resolutions are on everybody’s mind at this time of the year. If you’ve decided to get fit or be a little healthier, then cycling could be a great place to start! In this blog, we’ll run through our top tips for beginner cyclists, whether you’re cycling long distances, to work, or simply around your local park. Are you cycling as part of your new year’s resolution? Let us know how it’s going on Twitter or Facebook.
Christmas is upon us and, for many of you, that’ll mean Christmas shopping! Stressed? Don’t fret, just take a look at the list below with some stocking filler recommendations for the cyclist in your life.
Our comprehensive list ranges from money-saving deals to more expensive options and is suitable for a range of ages and cycling experience. Do you have any stocking filler recommendations for cyclists? Message us on Twitter or Facebook, we’d love to hear them!
With more than one-third of people killed or seriously injured on UK roads when travelling by bike, it’s about time we became a little more bike smart. As discussed in our previous blog post, cycling saves you money and has many health benefits for both the environment and your body, but it’s important to cycle safely and responsibly.
This year, Road Safety Week is recognising this need to be more Bike Smart. Here are our tips on how you can achieve this, whether you’re a cyclist or a driver! Do you have any additional tips? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.