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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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  • Derailleur Hanger 430

    Posted in on 12th December 2018.

    What is the correct name for a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers can also be known as mech hangers, rear mech hangers, dropout hangers, mountain bike hangers, road bike hangers, gear mech hangers, cast hangers… the list is endless. What is a derailleur hanger? Derailleur hangers are small pieces of metal that are designed to bend or snap to protect the frame of a bike and they are usually attached to the rear frame of a bike, near the dera...

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  • 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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