Monthly Archives: January 2019

  • 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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