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By Lawrence Bywater 13 September 2019 No comments
Made to last: Ortlieb waterproof bags

Made to last: Ortlieb waterproof bags

With a revered reputation for longevity, a huge catalogue of spare parts and a five-year warranty it’s fair to say Ortlieb’s cycling luggage is already ticking plenty environmental boxes. But if that wasn’t enough, Ortlieb is now offering a repair service right here in the UK. We went along to their UK headquarters on the edge of the Lake District to see how it works.

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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 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 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.

By Lawrence Bywater 8 March 2019 No comments
A sit down with Morvélo co-founder Oli

A sit down with Morvélo co-founder Oli

It’s an unseasonably warm February afternoon and we’re in the bustling seaside city of Brighton. Morvélo co-founder Oli greets us as seagulls circle overhead, their calls piercing the relative stillness of a quiet backstreet setting.

By Lawrence Bywater 28 January 2019 No comments
Riding the Festive 500 on the Boardman SLR 9.4 disc

Riding the Festive 500 on the Boardman SLR 9.4 disc

Despite owning more than one Festive 500 badge already, intrepid rider Paul couldn’t resist giving the Christmas riding challenge another go in 2018. Here’s his diary from the road…. 

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By Lawrence Bywater 31 December 2018 No comments
Made in Austria: Inside the KTM factory

Made in Austria: Inside the KTM factory

It's not often that you're invited to go behind the scenes at a bicycle factory so when we were given the chance to peek behind the curtain at KTM, we didn't need asking twice!

By Lawrence Bywater 20 December 2018 1 comment
5 reasons to cycle to work

5 reasons to cycle to work

More time in the saddle, improved wellbeing, extra money in your back pocket, guilt free treats and even some more time to do other things – sounds attractive doesn’t it?