• iceBike* Show 2019

    Posted in on 20th February 2019.

      It’s that time of year again when bike shows make their kick-start for the new year ahead. The iceBike* show 2019 has been designed for leaders in the bike industry to be excited about what they do and how they can successfully take their next steps as a business. iceBike* has been created to ‘inspire, motivate, refresh, stimulate and reinvigorated you and your team.’ What to Expect at the iceBike* Show At the show, it is about mor...

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  • Women in Cycling

    Posted in on 13th February 2019.

    What’s the first thing that comes into mind when you mention the word ‘cycling’? A male dominated sport? Well if so, you’re incorrect. Women cycle too and end up being pretty epic riders, but are too underrated by the public. We’ve chosen our top 5 women cyclists that have achieved phenomenal things during their riding careers. Annie Londonderry Londonderry was an absolute legend. She was an individual on a mission – to destroy stereo...

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  • Derailleur hanger 430 - Boardman MHT 8.8 2018

    Posted in on 6th February 2019.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, gear hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… the list is endless. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike and they are usually attached to the rear or front of the f...

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  • Carrying a Spare Derailleur Hanger

    Posted in on 30th January 2019.

    Carrying a spare derailleur hanger will help you when you’re at a loose end. You wouldn’t think a derailleur hanger would be such a crucial and essential part on a bike. Not many people know how important they actually are, but they help protect your bike frame from being damaged by snapping. Most bikes have a standard cast hanger fitted onto them, but these tend to break easily and quite quickly. Your premium derailleur hangers are usually m...

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  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Posted in on 23rd January 2019.

    Photo Credit: Instagram @collegenutritionist There are many things to look out for when maintaining a healthy lifestyle, regardless of whether you’re a cyclist or not. But if you are a cycling enthusiast, then there are a few things you need to know before you even think of going cold turkey on certain foods. Consuming the right number of calories The average daily calorie intake for men is 2500 kcal and for women, it is 2000 kcal. A good way f...

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  • Maintaining your Bike

    Posted in on 16th January 2019.

    Photo by Paul Hadgett Maintaining your bike can require some effort and manpower, but lucky for you it requires no skill. Buy the right equipment and you can maintain your bike yourself. This means saving some money all year round, as well as extending the life of your bike. Cleaning Products Cleaning products are the first essential you will need. Giving your bike some TLC helps it ride better as well as extend bike life. Investing in some goo...

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  • Best Winter Cycling Routes

    Posted in on 9th January 2019.

    We've hit the peak of cold and dark weather, but it’s not all doom and gloom. We’ve chosen our top 5 places to go cycling this winter if you’re feeling daring! Yorkshire Dales, Barden Moor/Hebden Gill This trail is 23 miles long and has a café based in Bolton Abbey, a tea shop at Linton and Storiths café for a nice winter warmer, which is why this makes it to our list of best winter cycling routes. Yorkshire Dales offers ascents onto fell...

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  • Buying a Used Bicycle

    Posted in on 2nd January 2019.

    If you’re thinking of buying a used bicycle but don’t know where to start and what to look for in a used bike, then don’t sweat, because we have rounded up a few top tips on how to make sure you’re buying the best-used bicycle for yourself. Where to find a used bicycle? Small ads in newspapers and magazines. See if your local bike shop offers used bikes. Use Facebook pages and bike forums such as the Single Track forum. Use the internet ...

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  • Signs that your bike needs servicing

    Posted in on 19th December 2018.

    Some people aren’t aware when their bike needs servicing. Now that winter is dawning on us, it is important to check that everything is in working order, as nobody wants to be stranded on a dark and cold winter’s evening. We’ve helped by putting together some signs to give you a heads up to when your bike will need servicing. Here are some of the signs: The gear shifts are not smooth - It is a relatively intricate system, so as you can ima...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 430

    Posted in on 12th December 2018.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… the list is endless. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike and they are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the dera...

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