• 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 Destinations for Winter Cycling

    Posted in on 7th November 2018.

      Summer is over, 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! From Yorkshire Dales to Sarn Helen, Wales, you will be sure to catch some winter sunshine (and good grub!) 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 i...

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  • Taking Your Dog on a Bike Ride

    Posted in on 19th September 2018.

    Why take your dog on a bike ride? Well, cycling is a great way for both you and your dog to get exercise and a healthy dose of fresh air. It improves your dog’s health and gives them more stamina. Preparation for Your Bike Ride Getting your dog ready for exercise - You should have your veterinarian check your dog over before starting a new exercise routine. Get the necessary gear – Non-tangling lead, body harness (attaching the lead to only ...

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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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