• Best Bike Racks for Cars

    Posted in on 19th July 2018.

    If you're looking to go away this summer, you are probably looking at different bike racks. It’s not as simple as it seems, whether you’re a new or experienced cyclist. Individuals need to make sure other motorists are able to see the registration of the car. As well as deal with other unexpected potential costs such as lighting and maintenance. On top of this, there are many other factors to consider such as how often will you be travellin...

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  • Commuting to Work

    Posted in on 11th July 2018.

    If you’re one for commuting to work by bike, or are thinking of starting to cycle to work, then this blog post is for you. We will be talking about what cyclists need to ensure a safe journey on the road to work. Clothing to Wear If you are commuting to work in the early hours or late evening, wearing reflective clothing is essential. This is so motorists can identify you in the dark. If you are cycling in daylight, then wearing bright colou...

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  • Tour de France 2018

    Posted in on 3rd July 2018.

    Tour de France 2018 is on its way, and so, we have listed all the stages, dates, distances and start/finish lines. As well as teams, bike brands and partners that you need to know to keep yourself in the loop. The 105th Edition of the Tour will take place from Saturday 7th July through to Sunday 29th July 2018.   Stage   Date   Distance   Start to Finish 1 Saturday 7th July 201km Noirmoutier-en-l’ÎLE to Fontenay-le-Com...

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  • Summer Cycling Essentials

    Posted in on 28th June 2018.

    Summer has arrived! And so BETD have rounded up the summer cycling essentials you will need to keep yourself energised and sheltered from the sun. Sun Screen One of our top summer cycling essentials is sun screen, it's a must! SPF protects you from being sun burnt and keeps the overall health of your skin in better condition. It also protects you from any pollution you will stumble across as you cycle. Banana Boat® have a range of affordable sp...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 421

    Posted in on 20th June 2018.

      BETD are excited to announce that the Derailleur Hanger 421 is a new release to the hanger family. ‘What is a derailleur hanger?’ I hear you ask. It is a small piece of metal that is attached to the rear axle of your bike, it is also known as a rear mech or gear hanger. This hanger is designed to absorb any impact and strain that would be focused on the frame of the bike; it will bend or break off to protect the main body of the fram...

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  • Shock Bushings

    Posted in on 31st January 2018.

    You’re probably familiar with the tell-tale signs that your shock bushings need replacing. These rubber or  polyurethane cushions help absorb road shock and to control the amount of movement in the joints of your bike. Similar to bearings, their role reduces both friction and the extent of wear between two materials, so when the bushings finally start to degrade, there are a couple of obvious signs: 1. The rattle of the shock on its mount — ...

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  • Betd's Top Destinations for Europe Cycling Trips

    Posted in on 24th January 2018.

      Christmas has flown by in a hurry and the January blues are settling in, which is why Betd have previewed some top destinations for European cycling trips to help you look forward to the summer. Lake Garda, Italy Combining breathtaking scenery - from olive trees, mountain sides and the dazzling lake - with one thousand kilometres of cycling trails around the breadth for the area, Lake Garda is a dream come true for cycling enthusiasts wh...

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  • COREbike Show 2018

    Posted in on 19th January 2018.

      It’s certainly a busy month for events! The COREbike show 2018 joins the foray from the 21st to the 23rd of January at Whittlebury Hall in Towcester. Well-known for its relaxed environment, it’s the perfect show to attend if you’re interested in meeting suppliers and gaining insights into future products and brands. Over 250 brands will be showcased from 28 of the UK’s leading bike companies. Last year, the COREbike show attracte...

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  • The Bike Place Show 2018

    Posted in on 13th January 2018.

    The Bike Place Show - 14th - 16th Jan Introducing the new year is The Bike Place 2018, The Bike Place’s 8th show hosting a number of visitors, exhibitors and a plethora of bike industry speakers. It’s the perfect show to take your time if you’re in the market for a new bike or a new kit, engaging with the sellers and brands and finding out as much as possible to help with future purchases. Based in Silverstone, Northampton, The Bike Place...

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  • BETD Christmas Opening Hours

    Posted in on 13th December 2017.

      BETD would like to thank all our customers for the support this year and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you need to contact us, please keep in mind that our opening hours during the holidays will be as follows: December 22nd: 8:30 - 13:00 December 23rd: Closed December 24th: Closed December 25th: Closed December 26th: Closed December 27th: 9:00 to 12:00 December 28th: 9:00 to 12:00 December 29th: Cl...

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