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Cover image: @digidavesphotos Cyclo-cross might not be familiar to everyone. Seen as a mix of road cycling and mountain biking but ridden on a road bike with grippier tyres, oh and takes part on a course with obstacles. For those old enough to remember, it might sound like a round of ‘It’s a Knockout’ but for the first time the British National Cyclo-cross Championships will be held in Sussex this weekend, January 8th & 9th. The Ardingly Showground will…

Christmas festivities are complete, the fridge is looking a little bare and thoughts turn to plans for the New Year. It is estimated that gyms see a 12 per cent increase in membership sign-ups in January (pre-covid). Riding in the New Year can bring plenty of challenges but with planning, you can easily overcome them. The start of the new year sees a significant up-take in people deciding this will be the year they achieve weight loss-loss or pick up the sport they…

Christmas shopping can be a traumatic experience. Lots to do, not enough time and plenty of other people trying to achieve the same goals. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone or perhaps a little something for yourself, we at Balfe’s are here to help. Read our Christmas gift ideas blog to help inspire you or your nearest and dearest If you would rather pop into one of our 12 stores for some friendly advice or…

Christmas is the time to exchange gifts, big or small, expensive or not, even a secret Santa gift but many when faced with buying a gift for a cyclist are overwhelmed by the choices. So what do you get for the person who spends more time on two wheels than two feet, browse our curated pot of cycling gift ideas or read on for more inspiration. view all Cycling Gift Ideas Cleaning Products: If they spend plenty of time on their bike, they might…

Many of us have ridden a bike. Covid restrictions and lockdowns saw a boom in cycling as people took to two wheels to explore their local area and get a dose of fresh air. But how many of us have ridden a penny-farthing? Not your average velocipede, yes, they have two wheels, but the similarities end there. Penny farthings were a symbol of the late Victorian era. The pedals are attached directly to the front wheel. Manufacturers soon realised that…

Given the choice, we would all like to ride around in balmy temperatures, the sun shining down from dawn till dusk but unfortunately, this is the UK. That does not mean to say that your cycling ambitions must be curtailed or put on hold until Spring arrives. In fact, riding during the colder Winter months can be particularly invigorating and refreshing. What it will mean is a look at what clothing choices you make. Riding through Autumn and Winter calls for…

view our current vacancies At Balfe’s, it is all about people. And bikes! It is the passion, energy and enthusiasm of all our colleagues throughout the business which makes Balfe’s a great place to work. At Balfe’s Bikes, we are a small company with big aspirations. Our mission is to continuously up skill our workforce and attract like-minded new starters who want a career within the industry but up until now perhaps have been uncertain quite how to go about it. To…

Christmas this year falls on a weekend, which means festive celebrations aside you might be lucky enough to have Monday and Tuesday off. With the bank holidays falling at the start of the week, you may have the opportunity to get some riding in, to help work off the celebratory food and drink. By the time we reach the bank holidays, the shortest day will have come and gone. That is not to say we will be blessed with longer days just…