Senior graphic designer, Gary, cosy in his Solo Equipe Jersey on a mid-November ride in the Trossachs.

Why We’re Going Solo.

We introduced Solo this summer and it’s gone down a storm with customers and staff alike. Paul, our clothing buyer, tells us what sold him on Solo.

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£10 to reserve ANY bike!

Whether you’re considering a fabulous Frog for your little one or a cheeky Cervélo for the big yin, £10 will reserve any bike we have in stock for Christmas.

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Relentless 24hr Race Report

“After 12hrs, sleep deprivation kicks in, and you end up having bizarre conversations with strangers you can’t see as you’re both blinded by each other’s lights.”

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Tom Stewart

Dispatches from the Madison Genesis Team Car

Freelance photographer / journo and sometime Bike Co-op guy Stuart Downie enjoyed the best possible view of the Edinburgh-Blyth stage of the Tour of Britain – from the Madison Genesis Team Car. Enjoy Stu’s superb account.

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Viva the Revolution

Mr Burgess from West Yorkshire got an early birthday surprise when he found out he was the winner of his choice of Revolution bike in the prize draw comp we ran with Viva mag.

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Manchester to Wales in One Day

Manchester radio presenter Gareth Cottrell and his two friends took on a one-day ride from Manchester to Wales to raise funds for kids’ cancer charities. Pedalling 125 miles in one day is some achievement, given that Gareth and his mates are self-confessed occasional cyclists, so they’re proud to share this video of their ride.

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Specialized Helmets

As well as being the most frequently spotted bikes at this year’s Tour, Specialized’s are also the headgear of choice of teams Tinkoff Saxo, Astana and Etixx QuickStep’s pro riders.

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Eroica Brittania, 19-21 June 2015

Billed as ‘a three-day family friendly festival set in the heart of the Peak District’, we honestly didn’t know what we were getting into with Eroica. But we absolutely loved it.

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(Our) Great Manchester Cycle, Sunday 28 June 2015

This year we were over the moon to become the Great Manchester Cycle’s official mechanic – a big job for a small company! We pulled in all our mechanics from Leeds and Sheffield, and, of course, Manchester – and a posse of staff came down from Edinburgh to do the ride too.

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Cara’s Belles on Bikes ride report

The Bike Co-op is such a broad church we even employ a few people who don’t cycle. Cara is one such individual. However, when she heard Belles on Bikes were putting on an easy-going all-women ride Cara thought, why not?

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