Category: Reviews

Top tips for winter cycling

Cycling in the snow

It all seemed so easy in the summer as you sailed airily through the sun-dappled streets. What could possibly destroy this two-wheeled idyll? Well … as this planet turns away from the sun like a jilted lover, cycling becomes a very different proposition. Riding into sideways sleet is not always everyone’s idea of a great time… Read more »

Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move Electric Bike Review

Rob Greenland runs Leeds-based social enterprise Zero Waste Leeds (or you an find him on Twitter – @TheSocBiz) and took a demo Kalkhoff Endeavour 1.B Move electric bike out for a couple of days. Here are his first impressions: “It’s probably happened to all of us.  You’re quietly minding your business, steadily climbing a hill.  And then out… Read more »

The Four Best Tyres for Winter Cycling

winter cycling frozen bell

Photo courtesy of Hans Vivek on Unsplash Winter Tyres If you’re planning to prepare your bike for wetter and perhaps thorn-strewn autumn and winter roads and trails, we hugely recommend the latest generation of better gripping, more puncture resistant 4-season tyres – instead of specialist winter tyres. The great thing about 4-season tyres is that… Read more »

Ride to the sun on: a review of the Giant Defy Advanced Pro 1

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 »

Whyte Friston Review

Friend of the co-op, Alistair Justice, loves his Whyte Friston (see the bike here). He was kind enough to leave a review: Why Choose a Gravel Bike? I came to biking later in life (after only ever having an old Grifter gathering dust in garages from the age of 7 until 21!) and started out on… Read more »