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28th January 2020

Endura Sustainability: One Million Trees

One Million Trees From 2020 onwards, Endura commit to planting one million trees annually to help reduce the quantity of carbon in the atmosphere. As a business who operate globally, Endura are taking a number of steps to reduce their carbon footprint, one of which is to plant one million trees annually. They will be… Read more »

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21st January 2020

Muc-Off Project Green

Project Green is the latest initiative from Muc-Off. We stock a wide range of Muc-Off products – and have done since 1994! As well as making decent products, they’ve always been keen on minimising their environmental impact by developing biodegradable products but with Project Green, they aim to take this mission further. For 2020 and… Read more »

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20th January 2020

Kids and Family Cycling Events in Scotland

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 on their… Read more »

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15th January 2020

Alternative Cycling Events to Look out for in 2020

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 »

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14th January 2020

Cycle Routes in Aberdeen ideal for Electric Bikes

Scott from our Aberdeen store has a few cycle routes in Aberdeen and surrounding areas that he recommends for all cyclists, but especially for electric bikes. Deeside Way Distance: 10-11 miles Description: Starting from Duthie park in Aberdeen the Deeside way can be followed all the way out to Ballater, Largly offroad on the old railway line… Read more »

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10th January 2020

Cycle Routes around Edinburgh ideal for Electric Bikes

Euan from our Canonmills shop has come up with a few cycle routes in Edinburgh and surrounding areas for all cyclists, but especially good for electric bikes. Forth road bridge & North Queensferry Distance: 24 miles (2-3 hours) Description: The national cycle network route 1 (NCN1) can be picked up from just West of Haymarket Station, initially utilising… Read more »

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10th January 2020

Buying a Bike Through a Cycle to Work Scheme

Does your employer offer a Cycle to Work scheme to help you make valuable tax savings on the purchase of a bike and cycling equipment? If so, one of our customers, Omar, runs through the process of how easy it is to shop with us and still take advantage of a cycle to work scheme.… Read more »

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8th January 2020

Tern HSD

The HSD is the latest bike by Tern. What could be described as a younger sibling to the GSD, the HSD is slightly shorter, has a lower price but is still a practical and adaptable electric bike.   Shop Tern Electric Bikes Key Features of the Tern HSD: Low step frame that adjusts quickly and… Read more »

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7th January 2020

Cycle Routes in Leeds ideal for Electric Bikes

Paul from our Leeds shop has come up with a few cycle routes in Leeds and surrounding areas for all cyclists, but especially good for electric bikes. Roundhay to Temple Newsam Distance: 10 miles Description: An easy ride of approx 10 miles. Quite flat and on quiet roads or cycle lanes for the vast majority of it.… Read more »

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6th January 2020

Extra £700,000 for Scottish Electric Bike loan funding scheme

If you are considering purchasing an electric bike there is additional funding available through the Energy Saving Trust. Additional funding of £700,000 is available as interest-free loans for people in Scotland looking to buy an electric bike. A total of £700,000 has been allocated by the Scottish Government from its low carbon vehicle loan budget… Read more »

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26th December 2019

Best Sale Mountain Bikes

Here we round up our top mountain bikes in our sale. This is your chance to pick up one of the best mountain bikes on the market at a staggeringly good price. But stocks are limited so be quick! Shop online or head to your local shop before it’s too late! Remember, we have at… Read more »

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26th December 2019

Best Sale Road Bikes

Have a look at our best sale road bikes and treat yourself to a new bike! If you’re not sure what type of road bike you need, have a read of our Road Bike Guide and then find out what size you need with our Sizing Guide. Remember, we have at least 15% off 2020 bikes… Read more »

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6th December 2019

Five Reasons to Shop Local

While it’s easy to shop online with companies based around the world, or even head to a big out of town shopping centre, there are some real benefits to shopping local too.   Shop Local Reason One To expand on the graphic above, imagine a high street or local shopping area with only empty shops.… Read more »

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2nd December 2019

Christmas Orders

   Christmas Orders  For delivery by Christmas, please place your order by 6pm on Tuesday 17 December for bikes and 6pm on Thursday 19 December for accessories and clothing.  If you’re outside of the UK or ordering something that isn’t currently in stock, you should get your order in ASAP to give us the best chance of getting… Read more »

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18th November 2019

Electric Bike Review: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt

Eli who blogs over at Eliapplebydonald borrowed a Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt electric bike for a couple of days. She’s a regular cyclist but had never tried an electric bike before. But first, let’s take a look at the bike she took for a demo: Kalkhoff Image 5.S Belt 2020 Electric Bike Reveiw This is a… Read more »

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