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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…

Bike lights are useful for many reasons, not just the obvious ones. Whether you are commuting on the road, training, hitting the trails or just out for a quick spin, there will be a light that will suit your riding requirements. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations, first published in 1989, state that between the hours of sunset and sunrise your bike must have working lights. This is defined as a white front light and a…

New for Autumn/Winter Go Jacket Key Features: Full softshell construction using Gore-Tex Infinium Windstopper fabric which is super stretchy but produces a neutral fit. Three rear pockets and a front zipped pocket provide plenty of storage. A large reflective strip on the lower back offers extra visibility to other road users. Recommended for use between 4 – 14C/39 – 57F view the go jacket here Squadra Stretch Jacket Key Features: It might be their entry-level wind jacket, but the performance is…

New for Autumn/Winter Flexair Pro Fire Alpha Pant Key Features: A popular product now with added Polartec Alpha insulation for those really cold rides. This makes them breathable that eliminates the need to remove clothing when you’re riding. A durable water repellent finish sheds moisture, dirt and debris. Tapered lower leg reduces snag and drag. Proven race ratchet closure allows the rider to ensure a secure fit and on-the-fly adjustments. View the flexair pro fire…

Kids Bike Sizing Guide What about children’s bike sizing? You don’t want to make the mistake of buying a bicycle that is too big so they “grow into it” as it can be quite unsafe! We sell specific children’s bikes such as Frog Bikes that have plenty of adjustment to allow the bike to grow with the rider, but the key thing is that they are in control for safety, and comfortable so they get…

Road bikes as the name implies are for road use. There are a growing number of “gravel” or “adventure” bikes which are based on road bicycles, but feature wider and more versatile tyres and disc brakes, so you can also do light trail riding such as towpaths. They are also more pothole resistant! Sizing is normally in cm, and is a measurement from the centre of the chain-wheel axle (The BB or bottom bracket) and…

Advice on choosing the right one for you Cycling helmets are an important means of protecting your head as the result of a collision or a fall. Developments in helmet technology have resulted in greater protection than ever, with the likes of Koroyd, WaveCel and MIPS technology setting new standards. Whether you are commuting, taking on a major road trip, tackling off-road trails or kitting out your kids, your helmet needs to be comfortable, keep…

Hybrid bikes as the name suggests are a blend of a road bike and a mountain bike. The fit is a little more precise than a mountain bike, and a little less than a road bike, so you do see a mixture of t-shirt style sizing and measurements in CM and INCHES too. The fit will be more relaxed than a classic road bike though, and is designed to be a little more forgiving and…

Mountain Bikes tend to use the T-Shirt sizing of S, M, L etc. or will have the seat tube measurement in INCHES. Why mountain bikes are inches and road bikes are CM who knows, but the part of the frame being measured is the same. As a rule of thumb if you can identify your size as Medium on one brand, you should use that as a starting point on another brand too. If you…