• 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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  • Upcoming Cycle Show 2017

    Posted in on 25th August 2017.

    It’s that time of year again - the Cycle Show 2017 is just around the corner! On the 21st to the 24th September we’ll be exhibiting at the NEC Birmingham on Stand G10, amongst 280+ other cycle companies and manufacturers showcasing hundreds of brands. This follows on from a highly successful show in 2016, with a record number of 29,000+ visitors, and importantly a chance for us to showcase the new BETD brand as part of the KMF Group. Furthe...

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  • Choosing the Right Crank Arms

    Posted in on 25th August 2017.

    Length, durability, strength - choosing the right crank arms is no easy task! Below are some of our recommendations and tips on how to make this process easier, plus details on what our Middleburn collection has to offer. Determining crank arm length A key consideration when upgrading or replacing crank arms or crank sets is crank length. Most cranks for road and MTB use are 175mm long, but riders with legs shorter or longer than the average may...

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  • Tour de France – All you Need to Know

    Posted in on 24th July 2017.

    The 2017 Tour de France has just drawn to a close and what an exciting event it was! In this blog, we’re going to talk about the winners of all the prestigious jerseys and some of the big highlights from the event! Continue reading →...

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  • Being Healthy with BETD – Ride Preparation

    Posted in on 24th July 2017.

    People have different ways to prepare for a bike ride that suit them, but there are a few things that you can do that will absolutely help any rider before they embark on their bike ride. We’re going to talk in this blog about a few things you should absolutely do before a bike ride and a few things you absolutely should not do as well! Continue reading →...

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