Updated 23 August 2019 Like a sentient cucumber, the human body is made up of two-thirds of water (actually, cucumbers are made of 96% water – Ed.) Proper hydration allows all kinds of great things to happen in the human body, like lubricating your joints, fueling your muscles, and regulating your body temperature. But why… Read more »
Written by Kirsty, Sales Assistant at Edinburgh Bruntsfield and yoga teacher In cycling, the quadriceps, hamstrings, and hips never rest. As a result, riders often have overdeveloped quadriceps and tight hamstrings, which can pull the hips out of alignment. Also, a cyclist’s spine is constantly flexed forward. If proper form isn’t maintained, it can result… Read more »
A bit of yoga for cyclists featuring a lazy dachshund on the left. We teamed up with yogi extraordinaire Tamara of People’s Republic of Yoga for a bit of advice on how to re-balance the body, and the result is two 10-minute yoga for cyclists routines. The routines are designed to be just long enough… Read more »
Welcome to our monthly round-up of viral cycling videos! If you’ve seen any good ones this March, share a link in the comments below. 1. Now that’s windy 2. A spectacular wipeout Nasty crash for @MatveyMamykin #tirreno🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/kqHyXyqKGk — CyclingHub (@CyclingHubTV) March 11, 2017 3. Baggage handlers hating bicycles Hey @easyJet – seriously not cool… Read more »
Our waiting time for bike repairs and servicing is much shorter at this time of year (spring) than it can be in the height of summer. Bike Safety Check Same day or next day repairs turnaround is the norm at every branch at the moment. Better yet, we offer a free safety check for every… Read more »
Written by Ged, Copy Writer at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative “I’ve been riding SPD-style pedals for 20-odd years. From day one (well, day two if I’m honest) the knack of clipping the cleated shoe into the pedal or releasing it became second nature. I realised immediately that SPDs were a big improvement on the toeclips… Read more »
Not only can winter cycling be a psychological challenge for the most stoic of riders, it can also be unkind to your bicycle. Rain, mud, grit and road salt may clog up your drivetrain and start to wear down the components. No matter; we caught up with Gordon the Mechanic in our Edinburgh Bruntsfield shop… Read more »
Even if you’re familiar with the benefits of cycling, it’s easy to restrict yourself to just the occasional specific ride – especially in winter. Here’s 12 things you can try to get you to ride more. Feeling too tired to ride? Just get on the bike and within minutes, you’ll almost always feel energized, happier… Read more »
Ex rugby internationalist turned broadcaster John Beattie hosted an interesting TV programme on 2 January 2017 called The Medal Myth. The show questioned the received wisdom that success at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games had been an incentive for more people in Britain to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It demonstrated that while international sports success… Read more »
Hi Gordon. How long have you been with the Co-op? I’ve been a Bruntsfield shop mechanic since 2002. Favourite book of all time? Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy If money was no object what would your dream transport be? A tricked-out titanium flatbar hybrid If you could have three houses anywhere in the world where… Read more »
Written by Simon, Digital Marketer at Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative It’s been a year since I started working at Bicycle Coop HQ in the middle of a field outside of Edinburgh, and I’ve survived 1.5 winters of bike commuting. That’s not bad going for someone who doesn’t consider himself “a bike person”. Here’s what I’ve learned.… Read more »
When Ricardo Gomez applied for a job in our Bruntsfield Edinburgh workshop in March 2013, we quickly discovered his skill set was exceptional.
Many of us here at the Bike Co-op commute from Edinburgh to Co-op HQ in the middle of nowhere. But we all take a slightly different approach.
Bike versus car versus bus.
Because of the permanence of tattoos, you should always ensure that your tattoo contains a bicycle. That way you won’t regret it.