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By Lawrence Bywater 25 January 2019 No comments
Cycling at night: Top tips

Cycling at night: Top tips

Riding your bike at night can seem daunting at first, but with the right preparation and our titbits of advice, it can be a fun, exhilarating experience. 

By Lawrence Bywater 15 January 2019 No comments
Booking a winter cycling holiday

Booking a winter cycling holiday

The rain batters your window pane. The wind whistles. Another cup of tea and maybe then you’ll head out for a ride. A good old British winter can be enough to quell even the most hardened rider’s urge to ride.

By Lawrence Bywater 10 October 2018 No comments
Smart turbo training: A how to

Smart turbo training: A how to

Smart turbos have transformed mind numbing training sessions into a fun, interactive riding experience. If you’re not sure what all the clamour is, this guide highlights what makes these turbos 'smart' and the things you should consider if you're looking to purchase one for yourself. 

By Lawrence Bywater 8 August 2018 No comments
How to go bikepacking

How to go bikepacking

Packing some essentials, throwing your leg over a top tube and heading out for an adventure isn’t exactly a new concept, and yet whether it’s a single day ride, a weekend, a week or longer, bikepacking is growing in popularity. But what is it? Do you need a specific bike? What gear should you take? Load up and read on.

By Lawrence Bywater 18 May 2018 No comments
How to go tubeless

How to go tubeless

As the name implies, a tubeless setup does not require an inner tube. A tubeless specifc tyre and a tubeless specific wheel rim form an airtight seal, keeping the system inflated. 

By Lawrence Bywater 13 March 2018 2 comments
4 steps to get your bike ready for spring

4 steps to get your bike ready for spring

Get your bike ready for spring with our guide to all the necessary checks and preparation, and ensure your bike is set to ride when you are.

By James Gadd 27 November 2017 No comments
How to remove and fit pedals

How to remove and fit pedals

For a lot of cyclists, pedals are a personal thing. There are a few different types to choose from depending on the kind of riding you do and, for this reason, many bikes are sold without pedals. Even if your bike does come with some pedals, they’ll be removed to pack the bike for shipping.

Each pedal axle is threaded at the end, and your crank arms have threaded holes. Simple, right? It’s not an intimidating task, but here’s some advice to make things easier and make sure you avoid damaging your pedals or cranks.

By James Gadd 27 November 2017 1 comment
How to fix a puncture in 8 steps

How to fix a puncture in 8 steps

Punctures are a fact of life. Being able to fix them out on the road means you can get back on your bike and keep riding without worrying. So what are you waiting for? Read this guide to learn how it's done.