Category: Bike Coop

Electric Bikes: everything you need to know

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: What I wear

cycling at the kelpies

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 »

Cycling at 50: Getting back into it

Bicycle at the Kelpies in Falkirk

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 »

Spooky Halloween Stories from Near Our Shops

hooded man red background scary

  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 »

Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op voted Britain’s Best Bike Shop

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 »

Complaints about cyclists – and ways to respond

complaints about cyclists - bingo card

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 »