New to cycling and don’t know what kind of bike to buy? Don’t fear. Here you’ll find the main kinds of bikes that people tend to speak about, demystified.
What actually is an electric bike? An electric bike which can be known as an ebike, e-bike or motorized bicycle, is essentially a regular (or acoustic) bike: it’s still got the look of a regular bike (breaks, chain, handle bars etc)… and you still need to pedal (but maybe not as hard as you would… Read more »
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 »
Written by Co-op member and proud e-bike owner, Simon (not pictured above – that is a handsome model) I’ve owned an electric bike for the past two years while I’ve been working at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op HQ in the rural outskirts of Edinburgh, and I love it. When I first started here I did cycle… 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 »
The Whyte Highgate e-bike 2018, a much harder workout than driving to the shops. Can you achieve the same fitness levels on an e-bike that you can with an “acoustic” bike? Absolutely not. Can you get fitter than if you did no exercise at all? A thousand times yes. Shop E-Bikes > You still have… Read more »
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I polished, weak and weary, The electric Brompton bicycle entrusted to me just the day before, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my bike shop door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my bike shop… Read more »
We are overjoyed that our Edinburgh Bruntsfield store has been voted the Best Bike Shop in Britain by more than 21,000 people from all over the UK, who cast their vote in Cycling Weekly’s annual poll. The people’s favourite From the lovely Cycling Weekly article about the winning result: “You get the impression speaking to… Read more »
Anyone who’s ever read an article about cycling will know that the comments section quickly descends into a cyclist-hating rampage, which is why we made the Cycling Bingo card above. Why not treat yourself to a game? How to respond (some suggestions) Cyclists don’t pay road tax. Road tax was abolished in 1937, and was… 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.
The minimum and maximum tyre pressure range is embossed on your bike tyre sidewall. Welcome to our guide on everything you need to know about getting the right bike tyre pressure for your bike. Your bicycle rides on a cushion of air, courtesy of its pneumatic tyres – as long as your tyres are properly… Read more »
Alexis is a keen cyclist, business owner and Sales Person in our Edinburgh Canonmills shop It was in the summer of 1998 that I first started working at Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op in Bruntsfield as a sales person in the clothing department. At the time it was my dream job as I was a student, and… Read more »
Guest post written by Adam, Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative fan and proud Genesis Croix de Fer owner Scotland C2C2C – Day 1 Foreword Somehow I got involved with some random people scattered across the country via a forum on the internet. Against my better judgement I met up with these people two years ago and rode… Read more »