To the uninitiated, cycling pedals and shoes can seem a little complex, but they’re really quite straightforward. Here’s our step-by-step guide.
If you’re looking for a mountain bike, chances are you’ll be faced with the decision of getting a hardtail or full suspension. Here’s a quick guide to the merits of the two.
LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Looking for a road bike that won’t break the bank? We’ve come up with a list of the best road bikes that you can get for under £1,000. The good news is that for £1,000 – you can get a lot of road bike for your money. In fact, you… Read more »
Are you looking for a mountain bike under £1,000 that will still get you riding those trails with confidence and speed? We’ve come up with a list of the best mountain bikes under £1,000 to help you choose that best bike for you. Plus, several of the bikes we’ve picked come in at well under… Read more »
Last updated 30 January 2020 Bike Theft – Lock Thieves Out Investing in a new bike is great. You can get out and about and enjoy smooth, easy riding. But it’s not all good news. It makes you a prime target for bike theft as there are plenty of thieves around who will notice people… Read more »
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 »
Road bikes have come in all sorts of shapes and sizes over the past 100-plus years so finding the best road bike for you might seem overwhelming. Here’s one Cannondale did already, on the right. Today, the design has pretty much settled down, so at least 90% of today’s road bikes come in one of… Read more »
It can be a daunting prospect, but once you’ve got the knack you’ll be able to choose kids’ bikes like a pro. Download our comprehensive guide or get some pointers below. Shop All Kids bikes Weight: Make sure the bike you’re looking at is light in weight. Adults don’t tend to appreciate how heavy, and therefore… Read more »
LAST UPDATED 24 JANUARY 2019 Photo by Josh Nuttall on Unsplash In the time-poor modern age, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) could be the answer to all our fitness problems: A fast-paced full body workout in only 20-30 minutes, where your metabolism can stay in a heightened state for up to 24 hours afterwards, burning… Read more »
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 »
LAST UPDATED 31ST JANUARY 2019 The rear gear hanger lives on the rear wheel of most modern bikes, and is the most vulnerable part of a bicycle frame. If the rear mech (aka ‘derailleur‘, the large oddly-shaped mechanism on your rear wheel) takes a hit, or the bike is knocked over (with or without you… Read more »
Have you ever started looking at cheap flights for your cycling holiday and been dismayed by the extra cost to take your bicycle… And then opened 12 different tabs on your browser to compare different airlines? Well close those tabs and check this out. The thoughtful people at bike insurers Yellow Jersey Cycle have created… Read more »
‘Defensive cycling’ helps prevent other road users from taking advantage of your relatively small size and slow speed, making it safer for bicycles & cars.
With modern tyre technology there’s really no reason why you need to hang up your wheels for winter. Heres our pick of tyres for winter cycling.