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By Lawrence Bywater 14 June 2019 No comments
Simply the zest? The 2019 Lapierre Zesty

Simply the zest? The 2019 Lapierre Zesty

The Lapierre Zesty is a mid-travel trail bike sitting slap bang between a hulking enduro bike and a sprightly full suspension XC model. We take a closer look. 

By Lawrence Bywater 12 June 2019 No comments
Made in Stratford-Upon-Avon: Inside the Pashley factory

Made in Stratford-Upon-Avon: Inside the Pashley factory

Good old-fashioned British manufacturing is alive and well in Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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By Lawrence Bywater 5 June 2019 2 comments
Gravel and adventure bikes buyer's guide

Gravel and adventure bikes buyer's guide

Offering something for ardent roadies and fervent mountain bikers alike, read our guide to adventure and gravel bikes and find one that’s perfect for you.

By Lawrence Bywater 31 May 2019
The 2019 Orbea Orca

The 2019 Orbea Orca

We’ll let Orbea introduce this article. “Orca is for professionals, hardmen, hardwomen and dedicated weirdos that have never even consider quitting early.” Think you fit the bill? Read on.

By Lawrence Bywater 16 May 2019
The 2019 Basso Diamante

The 2019 Basso Diamante

We first clapped eyes on the 2019 version of the Basso Diamante at Eurobike back in July 2018 and at first glance there was a lot to like – a completely redesigned frame, a new disc brake option and some mouth-watering colours. 

By Lawrence Bywater 14 May 2019
In the mechanics car at Vélo Birmingham & Midlands 2019

In the mechanics car at Vélo Birmingham & Midlands 2019

On Sunday the 12th May 17,000 cyclists took to the roads of Warwickshire to ride Vélo Birmingham & Midlands. In our capacity as official mechanical partner we were tooled up and ready to provide assistance to riders who found themselves in a spot of bother. Hop into the passenger seat and see what the day had in store... 

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By Lawrence Bywater 7 May 2019 No comments
A closer look at the 2019 Haibike sDuro HardSeven 5.0

A closer look at the 2019 Haibike sDuro HardSeven 5.0

A powerful, bang-up-to-date electric motor – tick. A slick, integrated battery – tick. Huge assistance range, sensible gearing, stunning frame colour – tick, tick and tick. 

By Lawrence Bywater 3 April 2019 No comments
Cycle Republic supporting PruGOals

Cycle Republic supporting PruGOals

It was back in 2018 that Cycle Republic first partnered with the Prudential and PruGOals. With assistance from charity partners, we helped build and distribute bikes to over 200 16-18 year olds, supporting them in their ultimate goal of completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46.