• Cycling with the Kids this Summer

    Posted in on 13th August 2018.

    It’s a few weeks into the summer holidays and the kids are getting bored. What’s to do? Well, we’ve listed a few places to go cycling with the kids. Not only will this keep the kids active, but it’ll get you out of the house too! These places are great for long weekends away or even a day out. But in case of any unexpected situations, we recommend that you always carry a spare hanger, because the last thing you want is to be on a cycling ...

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  • Derailleur Hanger 424

    Posted in on 7th August 2018.

    BETD are excited to announce a new release to the hanger family, the derailleur hanger 424. ‘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 frame. BETD’S Hang...

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  • Maintaining your Bike

    Posted in on 31st July 2018.

    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 on money all year round, as well as extending the life of your bike. Cleaning Products Cleaning products are the first essential you will need, this helps your bike ride better as well as last longer. Investing in some good products such as degreasers, water repel...

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  • The Pros and Cons of Electric Bikes

    Posted in on 23rd July 2018.

    Electric bikes have become a huge trend. There are different models, all with different features, some electric bikes have throttles and others are pedal assisted. Electric bikes will give you the push you need, but with most bikes, once you hit 15mph the motor stops and the manpower comes from the cyclist. At BETD, we have closely examined the pros and cons of having an electric bike. Alongside this, we have created a list of bikes that are suit...

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  • 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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