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22nd July 2019

Whyte Highgate Compact Electric Bike Review

Co-op member Tor from our Leeds store, has taken the Whyte Highgate Compact electric bike out to see what she thinks. This bike, along with many others are available to demo – we also have a half price demo offer running at the moment! “When I tell people tell me that Leeds is a hilly… Read more »

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17th July 2019

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 »

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15th July 2019

Gifts for Teenagers

TOP GIFTS FOR TEENAGE CYCLISTS Written by co-op work experience star, Emma. Forget make-up, hair straighteners and unicorns, this gift guide for teenage girls (or boys – we don’t discriminate!) brings you something a little different from the norm. These gifts will help grow their love for cycling, keeping active and having fun. HELMETS We’ve… Read more »

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12th July 2019

Garmin Cashback Offer

Garmin Cashback Offer How to claim: Buy a qualifying Garmin Edge 530 or 830 product between 10th July 2019 and 10th September 2019. Make your claim online 30 days after purchase (but no later than 10th October 2019) by entering your details and uploading picture(s) of your receipt. Wait for your prepaid card to arrive!… Read more »

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8th July 2019

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 »

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8th July 2019

Giant Electric Bikes

While the ‘E’ in E-bike usually stands for Electric, Giant makes it stand for ‘Extra Fun’. Graeme from our Newcastle store gives us his thoughts on the Giant Fathom E+3 (and the E-2) and whether than E really is for extra fun… Giant Fathom E+3 £1,899 (from £65.69 per month) See more > This was… Read more »

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5th July 2019

Try an Electric Bike

This month we are out and about with a range of demo bikes to try for free! And if a quick spin wets your appetite for a longer rider, we have a special offer running giving your 50% off extended demos: £25 for one day hire (usually £50) £50 for two day hire (usually £100)… Read more »

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4th July 2019

Are Electric Bikes Cheating?

When electric bikes are mentioned, the word “cheating” often follows. But is that fair? First off, lets clarify what exactly is an electric bike: An electric bike is like a regular bicycle – particularly in the fact you have to pedal it if you want to go anywhere. However, an electric bike is fitted with… Read more »

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26th June 2019

Tern GSD S10 Review

Dave from our Bruntsfield Store is no stranger to pedalling with heavy loads. (Loads of touring plus big bones!)  So how would he get on with the new Tern GSD S10?  A bike built specifically for heavy loading. Dave’s Tern GSD S10 Review “In the past I have done a lot of touring so I… Read more »

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24th June 2019

Smoothie Bike

Did you know we have two Smoothie Bikes available to borrow (for free!) for your event? What is a Smoothie Bike? Just like the name suggests, it’s a bike that makes smoothies. With the power of your pedalling, the motor in the blender turns, making deliciously smooth smoothies. We have both a kid’s and an… Read more »

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24th June 2019

Biking Mount Snowdon Part 2

Friend of the coop, Ben Smith, has been on another mountain biking adventure! Here he’ll go through part two of his trip but you might want to read part one first. Having loved riding the Ranger Path a couple of days ago I’m eager to revisit Snowdon but this time I decide to check out the… Read more »

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21st June 2019

Biking Mount Snowdon Part 1

Friend of the coop, Ben Smith, has been on another mountain biking adventure! Here he’ll go through part one of his trip: Having visited the Lake District last year (you can read part one and part two if you’re interested) I fancied taking things up a notch so booked myself a trip to Snowdonia to see… Read more »

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18th June 2019

Specialized Tarmac Review

Here our very own Alan Nestor reviews the Specialized Tarmac Expert.   Shop All Specialized Tarmac Bikes     “As my road bike was recently in the workshop for repair I took away the Specialized Tarmac Expert on a recent cycling trip. Full disclosure; I rode this model previously in the damp Surrey hills &… Read more »

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10th June 2019

Why Consider an Electric Cargo Bike for your Next Business Vehicle

Electric Cargo Bikes. You’ve probably seen one – on TV if not in real life – because they are becoming more and more popular. A combination of advances in technology, environmental reasons and budgetary needs means they are now a viable business option – even for those in the hilliest of cities. What is an… Read more »

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27th May 2019
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Father’s Day Gifts for Cyclists | Our Top Picks

Make the old man happy! Check out our favourite Father’s Day gifts below, and remember we offer free delivery for orders over £20 or you can visit us in real life when you collect your order at your nearest store. Father’s Day Gifts for £20 and under We’ve got some great cheap father’s day gifts… Read more »

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