Category

Advice

Category

When winter hits, the nights have drawn in and it’s cold, wet and miserable the desire to go ride your bike can very quickly wane. Lucky for us, living in this technological era means we can take the fun inside and keep riding through the worst of the winter weather. But what are the benefits of indoor training using a turbo trainer?

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…

When you first begin your love affair with riding bicycles, it can be easy to forget that as well as getting on and riding the thing, it also needs a bit of extra attention every now and then to keep things running sweet. It’s a sad fact of biking life, that the more time you spend together, the faster you’re going to need to replace or maintain your existing components! Below our Maintenance Guru Gilly…

So you’ve done it, you’ve pushed the button and ordered your shiny new bike – exciting! If you’re new to the world of cycling (or this is your first new bike in a while) we thought a few quick tips on how to make the most out of your new bike might be helpful. Check out our top 5 tips below. HelmetsIf you don’t have a helmet already, please consider buying one. If you do,…

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…

Here at Balfe’s Bikes we offer a great range of bikes, clothing and accessories, and on this page you can find any active promotions to make your next purchase even more affordable. Get £10 off £30 online spend when you sign up to our newsletter Details: When you sign-up to our newsletter you will receive a welcome email within a few minutes with a link to your discount code. Please copy the code and make…

Whether you are shopping for a cycling gift or looking for something for yourself, here is all the information you’ll need to enjoy the festive period. Our store colleagues will be happy to help you in person or should you wish to contact us by phone, our Customer Support team will be able to assist. Click here for our last order dates for pre-Christmas delivery. Dates for late December and early January Christmas Eve Christmas…