You’ve been riding your trusty bike for years now and you’ve finally decided you want to upgrade to something a bit racier. The trouble is, you don’t know where to start! Sound familiar? Deciding to move into the more sport-oriented side of cycling is common. What’s also common is the head-scratching confusion you may get when coming to buy your first road bike.
Cycling to work is becoming more and more popular around the country. It’s a healthy way of getting to work that is appealing to many city and rural workers alike. So, what are the benefits of cycling to work that some of us are missing?
We all love a relaxing holiday in the British countryside. There are so many wonderful places to visit with a plethora of fun things to do. If you’re struggling to decide where to go in ol’ Blighty this year, don’t worry! We’re on hand to give you some ideas so that you and the whole family will have an amazing time.
Take a look at our list of some of our favourite British bike rides, as well as some local sights and sounds you can see along the way.
The winter is finally coming to an end. With warmer days on the horizon, it’s time to take your bike out and prepare it for the busy summer months. If, like many of us, you shelf your bike during the winter and take your exercise indoors, it’s important to make sure your bike is safe and in good condition before cruising in the summer sun.
Take a look at our bike maintenance guide, which will take you through some of the simple ways you can ensure your bike is well-maintained!
Choosing a new bike is difficult, especially if it’s your first bike or you’re looking to get into another area of cycling. It can be really daunting coming into one of our stores and seeing hundreds of bikes on show; which one is right for you? We’re here to help! This blog will take you through a rough guide of how to choose the right bike for you, from the type of bike right up to what added extras you should go for. Get started, find out how to choose your perfect bike!
Bike Ride Checklist ✓
Helmets: Safe and comfortable helmets are a priority. Check to see whether you and your children’s helmets fit properly. (We have a handy guide to help you if you aren’t sure about this.) ✓
Bikes: Ensure that all of your bikes are appropriate for your size and your saddles are in the proper position. This will help to make your cycle fun and blister-free. (Sustrans’ short guide on selecting the proper bike for your child is a great resource for newcomers!) ✓
There comes a time when you need to get or replace a helmet for your kids. Helmets are a really important form of protection. They need to be replaced when they’ve been outgrown or involved in a crash or sometimes a hard drop. And not just any helmet will do. Get the wrong size and your kids will be less than comfortable and they won’t be safe either. An ill-fitting helmet won’t provide the same level of protection as one which fits well but how do you know which helmet fits correctly?