Looking to get out on the bike with your family? A family friendly bike event could be just the ticket! We’ve listed the top five family bike events around Scotland. Shop All Kids Bikes Wee Jaunt, Falkirk What is it? In the shadow of The Kelpies, the whole family can get out… Read more »
Not just in the UK but through-out the world there are some excellent cycling evens to take part in. From family rides to sportives to time trials and races. However, here we look at some slightly alternative cycling events, cycling events in the UK that could be described as unusual or even whacky – some are… Read more »
Co-op member Ross recently went to The Cycle Show at the NEC, Birmingham. Here’s what he learned: 1. E-bikes are the future From the moment you set foot in the massive hall you couldn’t turn your head without seeing either an E-bike or cargo bike proving that the recent explosion in popularity is set to… Read more »
If you’re on Edinburgh on Sunday 22 September, 11am – 3pm come along and join us at HSBS UK Let’s Ride Edinburgh! Why should I come along to Let’s Ride Edinburgh? It’s a traffic free route through the city centre – see the full route here There will be a whole cycling festival of fun activities… Read more »
Parking a car anywhere during the Edinburgh Festival is physically impossible. You might as well try and land a jumbo jet on top of Arthur’s Seat. Which is why the Festival is the perfect time to get out and about on your bike.
Riding from the sun and back Coop member Alex recently completed Ride to the Sun, a cross border 100 mile event from Carlisle to Cramond through the night. Fancy it? This bike, along with many others, is available to demo for one or two days. Take a look at Alex’s report: “Wow!”… That’s how it… Read more »
We spoke to Omar, a customer of our Newcastle shop to ask him a few questions about an upcoming charity ride from London to Paris. Currently, he’s training for this event while also juggling a busy job as a Stroke Medicine Consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. So first of all, with a busy life, what… Read more »
Cycle either the 88 or the 120km route on Sunday 2 September and be rewarded with miles of spectacular scenery, the famous Talla Wall climb, and some of the best cycling in Scotland. SIGN UP Say Hello Along with all that, we’ll be there too. As the preferred retailer of the event, you can pick… Read more »
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 »
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 day out in the sun at the Tour o the Borders If you’ve never tried your hand at an organised bike ride, you’re missing out. They’re not just for super extreme race whippets – in fact, many of us at the Co-op who only ever ride for fun take part in events and hang… 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 »
The adjective ‘inspirational’ is almost as overused as ‘iconic,’ but that was the word that came to mind when a customer with cerebral palsy, David Reilly, sent us his piece about riding the length of the Hebrides. It was our great pleasure to sponsor David on his epic adventure. The Challenge Earlier this year I… Read more »
If you tune into the Tour highlights at 7:00pm on ITV4 and wonder what Gary Imlach or Chris Boardman are on about when they refer to the ‘GC’ or the ‘polka dot jersey’, here’s a wee primer.