• Locations to Ride: The East

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      With our newest instalment in the Locations to Ride series, this month we’re focusing on the cycle trails in the east of England, offering various levels of difficulty whether you’re after something gentle or a long-distance challenge. If you’re a history-lover, you’ll especially like the selection of sights we have for you this October. The Witchfinder's Way Perfect for halloween, the Witchfinder’s Way starts from the historic ...

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  • Cycle Show 2017

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      The Cycle Show 2017 at NEC Birmingham was a fantastic experience with new products being announced and showcased and plenty of special guest appearances. From the 21st to the 24th September, the NEC was packed with cycling enthusiasts and plenty of stores and practice tracks and races including the Bosch EMTB Test Track and the Pirelli Supercrit track. There were exhibitors and products around every corner, resulting in a fun and bustlin...

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  • 5 Tips for Better Mountain Bike Handling

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      Whether you're an expert or a beginner, it's worth having a bit of a refresh to knock you out of a funk or give you some ideas on how to better your riding experience. We've written a brief guide on how to improve your mountain bike handling:  Ride with People You Like Everyday cyclists saddle up and get out there. Some like to go alone, some prefer riding with others and some are those inbetweeners that do both. Each have their be...

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  • Cyclocross Update

    Posted in on 26th October 2017.

      This year’s Three Peaks Cyclocross, considered the toughest event of its kind in the world, featured two previous under 23 winners from the cyclcorssrider.com Race Team: Hannah Saville and Edwyn Oliver-Evans. Both had prepared meticulously for the race, perhaps their best event of the ‘cross calendar but fortunes were very different on the day. Hannah takes up her story: "The dust had definitely settled on this years Three Peaks Cyclo-...

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  • Locations to Ride: The South

    Posted in on 26th September 2017.

    As part of our ongoing ‘Locations to Ride’ series, BETD highlights some recommended cycling routes across the country. This month we’re taking a look towards the opposite end of the country - from the legendary Devil’s Dyke to the olympic challenges of Box Hill Circuit. The Devil's Dyke Quiet roads, a decent challenge of a climb and fantastic views of the Sussex countryside, Devils Dyke is an ideal intermediate trail.  Based near Bright...

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  • BETD Emergency Kit Advice

    Posted in on 26th September 2017.

    It’s always wise to be prepared in the event of a ride gone awry. Here at BETD we’ve tried to offer a helping hand with our tips for creating an emergency cycling kit to take with you while you’re out and about. A lot of these might seem like common sense but it’s better to be overly-cautious than stranded with very little options. What should you bring with you? Pump - It goes without saying that this is probably the most vital bit of k...

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  • BETD and Middleburn

    Posted in on 26th September 2017.

    It’s certainly been a busy year, and BETD are proud to finally have popular Middleburn components in production and available for purchase! A staple of British cycling from the 90s onwards, bicycle component manufacturer Middleburn are known amongst high mileage riders, custom bike builders and enthusiasts, for their chain rings, crank arms and spiders.  Middleburn’s products have a great reputation, early pioneers of the two-by (nine, ba...

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  • BETD's Bike Hubs Buying Guide

    Posted in on 26th September 2017.

    An integral bike component, choosing a bike hub can be a difficult decision to make - something that we at BETD want to make a bit easier in this blog post. Not too sure what bike hubs are? Deliberating over which make and type to choose from? We’ve got your back with some handy tips and advice! What are bike hubs? A central part of your bike’s wheels -- both the front and rear -- the hub connects to the rim of the wheel via the spokes, thr...

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  • Locations to Ride: The North

    Posted in on 25th August 2017.

    From the north to the south, over the next couple of months we will be releasing a series of blog posts based on the best locations to ride in the country, highlighting each point of the compass with different cycle routes we’d like to recommend. With our first post we’re starting with the picturesque heights and valleys of the north. The North Pennine Circular The stunning scenery of the North Pennines are no mystery, which makes it an easy...

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  • Cyclocross Sponsorship

    Posted in on 25th August 2017.

    The 2017 cyclocross season is about to kick off and we've got some exciting news to share about our sponsorship of a small cyclocrossrider.com Racing Team. Our guess is that cyclocross racers probably break more derailleur hangers per head than any other riders, it is rare to see the end of a cyclocross race without someone, somewhere breaking their rear mech. It appears to be an occupational hazard and with BETD manufacturing one of the UK...

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