Cycling at 50 is a series of guest blogs written by Alan, a cycling fan who got back into riding his bike at the age of 50. So after leaving nuggets of fashion wisdom liberally sprinkled over the interweb we move from the clothes on your back (and front!) to other stuff. Stuff not to… Read more »
Alan is a keen cyclist and guest blogger writing a series for us called ‘Cycling at 50’. You can see previous blogs in this series here. I’m sure you’ve all heard of MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra), a sometimes derogatory term for a probably overweight middle aged man who’s trying to do something about… Read more »
As a follow on to the ‘Getting back into cycling at 50′ article this one is going to talk about how I think/hope I’ve managed to make cycling ‘stick.’ So cycling was back on the radar and I’m now at the stage where if I don’t get out a couple of times a week I… Read more »
Guest post by returning cyclist and Co-op fan Alan H. I was going to call this article The Grey Haired Cyclist but thought it made me sound too old, I’m only 50! “Only” I hear you young ‘uns snigger! So, I’m a 50 year old office worker who got back into cycling pretty recently in… Read more »
Guest blog by Steven Nick, North Coast veteran and teammate of Chris Taylor who joined the group after having cycled to Inverness from the Lake District. Day Zero And so the time to start preparing the kit had arrived. I’d been putting this off for weeks, as I knew it would only result in the… Read more »
We’re running a little giveaway for one lucky winner to get £50 when they share a cycling route that they’ve enjoyed. All entries will be shared online by us, so stay tuned for inspiration!
Photo courtesy of Hans Vivek on Unsplash Winter Tyres If you’re planning to prepare your bike for wetter and perhaps thorn-strewn autumn and winter roads and trails, we hugely recommend the latest generation of better gripping, more puncture resistant 4-season tyres – instead of specialist winter tyres. The great thing about 4-season tyres is that… Read more »
Why We Chose DexShell DexShell offer an extensive range of functional, waterproof and breathable knitted accessories which are also designed to be comfortable and stylish. Another reason we picked DexShell is because of the materials they use. For example: Natural 100% cotton: these biodegradable carbon neutral natural fibres are ideal for sensitive skin due to… Read more »
Cycling for Everyone It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus of this year’s campaign is Be Body Kind. We hate the idea that anyone feels they can’t go cycling because they are ashamed or embarrassed about their body. Cycling is for everyone. No matter what their shape, size or age. While ads for bikes… Read more »
Updated on 23 August 2019 A hybrid bike is great for all-round riding. If you start looking, you’ll probably not struggle to find a hybrid bike under £500. However, the thing you might struggle with is choosing one which is actually decent. A bike which might seem a bargain might actually prove to be heavy,… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 30 AUGUST 2019 When the nights start drawing in and the mornings are darker which means if you want to cycle, you’re going to need some lights. Not only is this the law in the UK, it’s also just common sense – you need to make sure you’re seen and can see. Here… Read more »
To the uninitiated, cycling pedals and shoes can seem a little complex, but they’re really quite straightforward. Here’s our step-by-step guide.
Ben Smith, a friend of the co-op who went cycling in the Lake District, has kept a diary for us to see what he got up to. This is his second instalment when he faced Helvellyn. Read Part One if you want to know how he got on with Skiddaw. If you think you’d like… Read more »
When Ben Smith, friend of the co-op went cycling in the Lake District, he was kind enough to keep a diary for us to see how he got on. In this first instalment he’s tackling Skiddaw and for the second, Helvellyn. Before you read on, if you think you’d like to take on a Lake… Read more »
The Hebridean Way: add it to your cycling bucket list Since it’s Bike Week this week we have been thinking about epic cycle routes that everyone should go on. And if you’re thinking of taking on a cycling adventure, the Hebridean Way has got to be considered! It could be a solo expedition, a romantic break or… Read more »