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27th March 2020

Cycling in a time of Coronavirus

We are all being asked to stay indoors while the UK struggles to come to terms with the effects of coronavirus. We should all adhere to government guidelines and do our bit to help our health workers combat the crisis. As a Bicycle and Repair shop, we are exempt from the enforced closure of businesses,… Read more »

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24th March 2020
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An update on our stores – Coronavirus

CUSTOMER NOTICE – 30 March 2020 update Edinburgh Bicycle stores remain open, with changes to regular hours. Repairs and servicing remains available in all our stores Deliveries for online purchases running as normal Click & Collect available in all stores Yesterday, the government has announced that all non-essential retail outlets should close. Bicycle shops have… Read more »

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20th March 2020
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Repairs and collections during Coronavirus

We are all concerned about the spread of Coronavirus, so we are changing the way we are working to protect customers and staff. You can also download this statement. As the Coronavirus situation develops we want to reassure customers and colleagues that we are closely following the recommendations of the Government and World Health Organisation… Read more »

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18th March 2020

A message from our Managing Director

To all Bike Coop customers, partners and friends, These are different, difficult and unsettling times for all of us.We would like you to know that we are monitoring and following all official advice. We are looking after ourselves, our colleagues and our customers. All our shops are open and continuing to trade in very difficult circumstances… Read more »

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10th March 2020
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We are now a certified Shimano Service Centre

Bruntsfield store become authorised Shimano Service Centre. We’ve always been proud of our mechanics. We know they do an excellent job (read the reviews here), but now, our Bruntsfield store is now an authorised Shimano Service Centre. So, what does this mean? Whether you use your bike for sports, commuting or recreation, a reliable bike… Read more »

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4th February 2020

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 »

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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. To view the full range of accessories and load-bearing options available with the Tern HSD, pop into any… 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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