TOP GIFTS FOR TEENAGE CYCLISTS Written by co-op work experience star, Emma. Forget make-up, hair straighteners and unicorns, this gift guide for teenage girls (or boys – we don’t discriminate!) brings you something a little different from the norm. These gifts will help grow their love for cycling, keeping active and having fun. HELMETS We’ve… Read more »
Garmin Cashback Offer How to claim: Buy a qualifying Garmin Edge 530 or 830 product between 10th July 2019 and 10th September 2019. Make your claim online 30 days after purchase (but no later than 10th October 2019) by entering your details and uploading picture(s) of your receipt. Wait for your prepaid card to arrive!… Read more »
Make the old man happy! Check out our favourite Father’s Day gifts below, and remember we offer free delivery for orders over £20 or you can visit us in real life when you collect your order at your nearest store. Father’s Day Gifts for £20 and under We’ve got some great cheap father’s day gifts… Read more »
There are a range of helmets for kids on the market. But you don’t want any old helmet. You want to buy one that 1) a child or teen actually wants to wear and 2) will do it’s job if it’s ever needed – to protect the head as much as possible in an accident.… Read more »
Our director, Alan Nestor, explains his thoughts on helmets and shares what he wears: “Perhaps only cat memes light up the internet more than a discussion about bike helmets! Well, buckle up – this might light a match! Full disclosure; 1. I wear a helmet. Always have. 2. It is not a legal requirement to… Read more »
Shimano are a Japanese manufacturer of cycling components. They’re not just any manufacturer, they are the leading manufacturer – it is estimated that 70-80% of the global bike component market is made up of Shimano products. They make a lot of components. Here we’re going to look at gears, in particular, the Nexus 7, Nexus… Read more »
EVOC is a new brand that we’re stocking in store and online. Check out our blog to learn more about EVOC or read this review by Hugo from our Leeds store on his latest purchase, the EVOC FR Endura Protector 16L Backpack. “For the last few months I’d been looking for a new backpack. I… Read more »
How do you wrap a bike? After a customer enquiry, we put this out to our Facebook and Twitter followers and got some great ideas which we thought we’d combine into one helpful blog. The Classic A favourite of many – simply display the bike, pride of place in front of the tree and watch the… Read more »
Sealskinz Cold Weather Heated Glove – £130 [SOLD OUT] If you like to cycle in all weathers, you’ve probably suffered from cold hands. If you’re looking to invest in a pair of heated gloves that will ensure your hands stay warm and you can enjoy riding no matter what the weather throws at you, you… Read more »
If you’re looking for secret santa gift ideas you might not have thought about looking at the Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op. But whether you’re looking for funny secret santa gift or a secret santa gift for work, we have some good ideas! And don’t worry, we have secret santa ideas for every budget. Remember, we offer… Read more »
A MIPS helmet enhances the fundamental design function of a bicycle helmet – to protect the brain in the event of an impact. Read how, now.
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 »
Liv’s growing range of clothing achieves a similar trick to their bikes. That is, great fitting, top notch cycling equipment without the top dollar pricing. Liv bicycle clothing and helmets for women is comfortable, stylish and practical.
LAST UPDATED 5TH FEBRUARY 2019 A turbo trainer, also known as a home trainer or an indoor trainer is a great investment if you want to keep up or improve your strength, fitness, stamina and average time if you can’t, or don’t want to, cycle outdoors. Many people start thinking the best turbo trainers around… Read more »
Investing in a set of decent bike lights is a must if you want to cycle after dark – it’s not just for your safety, it’s the law in the UK. There are plenty of bike lights to choose from but knowing which ones will last, have great features and ultimately do what you need… Read more »