Biking

  • London Bike Show 2019

    Posted in on 27th March 2019.

    The London Bike Show is back for another year. Taking place between 29th and 31st March at the ExCeL centre, London, the London Bike Show is the UK’s largest cycling exhibition. This year’s show will have: A Subaru Performance Centre where attendees can visit the theatre where there will be special guests and experts giving attendees an insight into some of the best-kept secrets in the biking industry. The bike test track will allow you to ...

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  • Getting your Bike Ready for Spring

    Posted in on 20th March 2019.

    Today marks the first day of spring, so we thought we’d dedicate this week’s blog post on how you can get your bike ready for spring. Whether you’ve been riding during the winter or not, we still suggest you do these few checks to make sure you’re all ready and raring to go. Back to Basics: Rinse off any salts, sand and grime that may be lingering on the bike/tyres with a hose (using low-pressure water). Check your tyres to see if they a...

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  • Nutrition and Hydration in Cycling

    Posted in on 14th March 2019.

    Photo: Foodie Crush. We’ve focused this week’s blog post on how to fuel your body the right way, seen as though it is Nutrition and Hydration week. Hydration Hydration is essential for those who cycle and workout, as you lose certain minerals that the body needs to restore. There are two factors to how readily fluid will be absorbed by the body. The first one is the rate at which the fluid drains from the stomach. The second is the rate of fl...

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  • iceBike* Show 2019

    Posted in on 20th February 2019.

      It’s that time of year again when bike shows make their kick-start for the new year ahead. The iceBike* show 2019 has been designed for leaders in the bike industry to be excited about what they do and how they can successfully take their next steps as a business. iceBike* has been created to ‘inspire, motivate, refresh, stimulate and reinvigorated you and your team.’ What to Expect at the iceBike* Show At the show, it is about mor...

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  • Women in Cycling

    Posted in on 13th February 2019.

    What’s the first thing that comes into mind when you mention the word ‘cycling’? A male dominated sport? Well if so, you’re incorrect. Women cycle too and end up being pretty epic riders, but are too underrated by the public. We’ve chosen our top 5 women cyclists that have achieved phenomenal things during their riding careers. Annie Londonderry Londonderry was an absolute legend. She was an individual on a mission – to destroy stereo...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Signs that your bike needs servicing

    Posted in on 19th December 2018.

    Some people aren’t aware when their bike needs servicing. Now that winter is dawning on us, it is important to check that everything is in working order, as nobody wants to be stranded on a dark and cold winter’s evening. We’ve helped by putting together some signs to give you a heads up to when your bike will need servicing. Here are some of the signs: The gear shifts are not smooth - It is a relatively intricate system, so as you can ima...

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  • How to: change your bike wheels for winter

    Posted in on 5th December 2018.

    Winter is officially here, but so are we with a ‘how to’ on changing bike tyres. Everything you need to know is below. You’re welcome! First, remove your front wheel To do this, you need to open the front brake calliper’s quick release, you can usually allocate this where the cable enters the brake. Follow by flipping the wheel’s quick release lever and unscrew the nut that is at the other end, until the wheel is loose enough to come of...

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