It all seemed so easy in the summer as you sailed airily through the sun-dappled streets. What could possibly destroy this two-wheeled idyll? Well … as this planet turns away from the sun like a jilted lover, cycling becomes a very different proposition. Riding into sideways sleet is not always everyone’s idea of a great time… Read more »
Does your employer offer a Cycle to Work scheme to help you make valuable tax savings on the purchase of a bike and cycling equipment? If so, one of our customers, Omar, runs through the process of how easy it is to shop with us and still take advantage of a cycle to work scheme.… Read more »
That’s right – Cycle to Work Day is back on 8 August 2019! Register and you can win prizes. But more importantly, if you don’t normally cycle to work, give it a try. Below we run through the top reasons for not cycling to work.. and come up with a few handy solutions to make… Read more »
When Brompton announced they were developing a new entry level model, we were excited. As you might know, a Brompton doesn’t come cheap, The Brompton M3L costs £1,025 for example. It performs well, lasts well and looks great but regardless of that, it’s out of some people’s price range. This new model costs just £745.… Read more »
What is a Commuter Road Bike? Often, commuter bikes are known as hybrid bikes or city bikes. They’re a little bit of a mix – designed to be ridden on a variety of roads, paths and slightly rough terrain. Their tyres are not chunky mountain bikes but they’re not skinny road bike ones either. They… Read more »
Don’t let the weather put you off. The British-designed Genesis bikes we’re featuring this week are especially recommended for all-year-round use, and winter is no exception.
Being bike lovers ourselves, we want to see more people out there on their bikes. Whether it’s on weekend fun, fitness or on their daily commute… which is why we’re supporting Cycle to Work Day on 15 August 2018. A campaign started in 2012, Wednesday 15 August 2018, is an annual celebration of cycling and the… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 5TH FEBRUARY 2019 Shop All Kalkhoff Bikes People who come from Northern Europe to live in Britain have been known to comment, “You live in a country where rain is not unknown and it’s dark by 4:00pm in winter, yet you sell ‘city bikes’ that don’t come with mudguards or lights!”… Read more »
We see ourselves as a riders’ brand. When we give experienced cyclists a Whyte to try out, they almost always ‘get it’ immediately – Ian Alexander, Chief Designer, Whyte Bikes.
We are extremely proud and chuffed to announce that Brompton have chosen our Canonmills store to be one of the first bike shops in Britain where you can view and try out the all-new Brompton Electric. If you’re interested in being one of the first people to actually own a Brompton Electric, you have an… Read more »
Reason #1: Folding Bikes are super convenient As obvious as it sounds, they fold. Therefore they’re small. They’re designed to be stored in small places like under desks, in cupboards and taken on trains, buses and cars. Reason #2: Folding Bikes are stylish and cool They come in a variety of designs, colours and styles.… Read more »
The Benefits of Cycling There are many benefits of cycling. It’s better for the environment. It’s great for physical fitness. Not to mention the financial big plus if your ride a bike rather than run a car. However, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re talking mental health benefits of cycling. While we’re not… Read more »
Chain cleaning needn’t be challenging. Graham from our Edinburgh shop shows you how to perform this routine bike maintenance drill in 5 minutes on our latest video.
Unlike a ‘traditional’ bicycle where you can see the gears on the outside of the back wheel, the Nexus 8 Hub has all of the gears safely tucked away inside a sort of ‘drum’. We asked our Ged what makes Nexus 8 hub gears so great.
Fast hybrids are also known as flatbar road bikes.
They do a very good job if you’re looking for the light weight and the quick steering performance of a road bike, but you prefer flat or semi-riser bars over drop handlebars.