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4th September 2018
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What bicycle lights do I need?

Your bike must be fitted with fully functioning, switched-on front and rear lights when you ride after dark on public roads. This makes sense. It’s also the law. But how to choose?

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2nd September 2018

The Co-op’s guide to cycling pedals and shoes

To the uninitiated, cycling pedals and shoes can seem a little complex, but they’re really quite straightforward. Here’s our step-by-step guide.

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30th August 2018

Hardtail or Full Suspension: What do I need?

If you’re looking for a mountain bike, chances are you’ll be faced with the decision of getting a hardtail or full suspension. Here’s a quick guide to the merits of the two.

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28th August 2018

Great North Bike Ride 2018

Great North Bike Ride This year’s Great North Bike Ride took place on 26 August from Seahouses to Tynemouth. It’s been going since 2000 and supports the Chris Lucas Trust, a charity set up in memory of Chris Lucas, a teenager from Wallsend who died from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. All monies raised goes towards… Read more »

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27th August 2018

Best Mountain Bikes under £500

  Searching for a mountain bike under £500? With a bit of research, you can find a decent bike that’ll get you off-road and up those trails with speed and confidence. However, there are also a lot of bikes which might seem a great deal… but a few rides down the line and you’ll see the… Read more »

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19th August 2018

Best Road Bikes Under £1,000

Looking for a road bike that won’t break the bank? We’ve come up with a list of the best road bikes that you can get for under £1,000. The good news is that for £1,000 – you can get a lot of road bike for your money. In fact, you might not have to spend… Read more »

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19th August 2018

Best Mountain Bikes under £1,000

Are you looking for a mountain bike under £1,000 that will still get you riding those trails with confidence and speed? We’ve come up with a list of the best mountain bikes under £1,000 to help you choose that best bike for you. Plus, several of the bikes we’ve picked come in at well under… Read more »

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18th August 2018
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Summer Sale: Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert

Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert  Climb trails almost as fast as you descend with the Specialized Turbo Kenevo FSR Expert 2018! BUY NOW   Specialized Established since 1974, Specialized is one of the biggest bike brands around. Specialized is famed for using cutting edge technology and developing leading bikes such as the first ever production mountain… Read more »

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18th August 2018

Summer Sale: Whyte G-170C RS

Whyte g-170c rs 2018 trail mountain bike Grab the stag by the horns and enjoy the thrill of riding the most challenging trails on the Why G-170C RS. BUY NOW Whyte Bikes Did you know the wet, acid soil we have in the UK can wreak havoc on your mountain bike meaning regular part replacements… Read more »

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18th August 2018
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Summer Sale: Kalkhoff Endeavour P9

Kalkhoff Endeavour P9  Perfect for taking for a quick spin to burn off some calories as well as daily commuting and cycling holidays. buy now   Kalkhoff Bikes For over 95 years, Kalkhoff have been pushing forward bike design and technology. Based in Cloppenburg, Germany Kalkhoff are renowned for their exceptional design and manufacturing facilities… Read more »

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18th August 2018

Summer Sale: Cervélo S2 105 2018

Cervélo S2 105 2018 Road Bike  Increase that speed and upgrade to the Cervélo S2 105 aero road bike! BUY NOW   Cervelo Bikes Launched in 1995, this Canadian bike manufacture design and build some of the fastest bikes around for both road cycling and racing. If you’re looking for a bike that performs in road… Read more »

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3rd August 2018
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Demo Bikes for Two Day Test Rides

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop keep a selection of demo bikes specifically for our customers to try out – and not just for the usual test ride around the block. You can arrange to hire a demo bike and take it out for the whole day (or the weekend) in its natural habitat, on road or off.

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2nd August 2018

How Old is YOUR Cycling Kit?

As you’ll know, we don’t sell cheap bikes. We sell decent bikes (and accessories) at decent prices. Why? Because good quality kit will get you further, easier, more comfortably and for longer. We don’t give you the hard sell, we won’t upsell you a bike or piece of kit that you don’t need or can’t… Read more »

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1st August 2018

Tour o The Borders

Cycle either the 88 or the 120km route on Sunday 2 September and be rewarded with miles of spectacular scenery, the famous Talla Wall climb, and some of the best cycling in Scotland. SIGN UP Say Hello Along with all that, we’ll be there too. As the preferred retailer of the event, you can pick… Read more »

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1st August 2018

Cycle To Work Day

Being bike lovers ourselves, we want to see more people out there on their bikes. Whether it’s on weekend fun, fitness or on their daily commute… which is why we’re supporting Cycle to Work Day on 15 August 2018.  A campaign started in 2012, Wednesday 15 August 2018, is an annual celebration of cycling and the… Read more »

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