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17th January 2019

Whyte Shoreditch: your dream hybrid bike

If you’ve been dreaming about your perfect commuter bike (also known as a city bike), then you need to look at the Whyte Shoreditch hybrid bike. It could be what you’ve been after. For people who want to know the technical bits read on but if you’re not into that, jump down to why we… Read more »

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16th January 2019

Best Electric Bikes: Kalkhoff

Kalkhoff: The best electric bikes around If you’re looking for the best electric bike in 2019, take your pick from these Kalkhoff e-bikes. But why are we such big fans? Here are three reasons: Best quality: German engineering at it’s finest! Kalkhoff bikes are designed and assembled with precision in a high tech facility in… Read more »

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15th January 2019

Making more of your bike

39% of adults in the UK do not meet physical activity recommendations* That’s a shocking statistic. 39% (or up to 46% in some areas) of people don’t do 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week and strength activities on at least two days a week. It’s this sedentary behaviour that The World Health Organization… Read more »

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15th January 2019
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Our Top 5 Step-Through E-bikes for 2019

What are Step Through Electric Bikes? Effortless cycling and German practicality on these Kalkhoff step-through e-bikes Step through electric bikes are the pinnacle of practicality. Not only do you get to enjoy the effortless glee of using a pedal-assist motor, you can also step right onto both pedals without having to lift a leg over.… Read more »

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11th January 2019

Recall Notice: Steerer Tube Collars Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, & Sirrus Bicycles

This is a Safety Recall Notice regarding steerer tube collars on select Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus bicycles (model list below). They were sold between Autumn 2016 and 2018. The steerer tube collar may be susceptible to stress corrosion cracking which may result in a sudden loss of steering control. Please stop riding immediately… Read more »

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3rd January 2019

Best Sale Road Bikes

Have a look at our best sale road bikes and start 2019 on 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. SPECIALIZED TARMAC EXPERT SL6 2018 ROAD BIKE – £2,250… Read more »

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31st December 2018

Best Sale Electric Bikes

Thinking of going electric? At these prices, you really don’t have an excuse to add some power to your pedal. These prices are for a limited time only and stocks are limited! Still not sure? Read Should I buy an Electric Bike and then if the answer is yes, have a read of our guide to electric… Read more »

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28th December 2018

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! Our best sale mountain… Read more »

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27th December 2018

Sale: Kalkhoff Endeavour 5.1 Advance 2019 Women’s Electric Bike

SAVE 15% ON A KALKHOFF ENDEAVOUR 5.1 ADVANCE – NOW ONLY £2,464.15! Key Features: Made by trusted manufactuere Kalkhoff – who have sold over 400,000 electric bikes Enclosed battery (500Wh) Ideal for riding on both smooth roads and rough tracks Need to Know Price: £2,465 [was £2,899] Models: Step-through | Women | Men Size: small… Read more »

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27th December 2018

Sale: Clothing Highlights

With up to 80% off clothing, you’re sure to find something! Remember, we offer free UK delivery on clothing over £20 and faff-free returns. Here are just a few of the bargains you can pick up: Altura Five/40 Waterproof Jacket – now £84.99 (was £169.99) Why it’s such a great buy: Save £85!! Was £169.99 and now… Read more »

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27th December 2018

Sale: Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon

Save 15% on a Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 2019 – now only £4,377.50! Hurry! This price won’t last for long! 15% off 2019 bikes is only 27 – 31 Dec! Key Features: FACT 11m carbon fibre frame is lightweight yet stiff RockShox’s Pike fork with 150mm travel that performs in a wide range of applications SRAM… Read more »

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27th December 2018

Sale: Specialized Allez Sport 2019

Save 15% on a Specialized Allez Sport 2019 – now only £722.50 Hurry! This price won’t last for long! 15% off 2019 bikes is only 27 – 31 Dec! Key Features: E5 alloy frame and full carbon fork making it 450g lighter than previous models Pro-quality Specialized Tarmac-inspired tapered head tube and steerer reinforce the… Read more »

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18th December 2018

How to wrap a bike

How do you wrap a bike? After a customer enquiry, we put this out to our Facebook and Twitter followers and got some great ideas which we thought we’d combine into one helpful blog. The Classic A favourite of many – simply display the bike, pride of place in front of the tree and watch the… Read more »

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17th December 2018

Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 Review

Freya, a friend of the co-op, recently demo’d the Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 29 and here’s what she has to say about it: About me My name is Freya and I took up cycling couple of years ago as a way of getting back into shape and keeping fit.  About ten years ago now, I… Read more »

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11th December 2018

Best Selling Kids Bikes Still Available

Kids bikes still available With the countdown to Christmas very much on, you’ll be glad to hear that we still have kids bikes such as Frog, Giant, Ridgeback and Raleigh in stock and ready for you to buy in store or online. While some shops have started running out, we haven’t! You can either buy… Read more »

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