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25th February 2021
Best Electric Bikes UKBest Electric Bikes UK

So what are the UK’s Best Electric Bikes?

Thinking of going electric? You’ve come to the right place. The Bike Coop was one of the first UK retailers to supply e-bikes and that means we’ve racked up years of experience and expertise. E-bikes can be a big investment, so it’s important to be confident in your purchase. There are now nearly as many… Read more »

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19th February 2021
Best Hybrid Bikes under £1000Best Hybrid Bikes under £1000

Best Hybrid bikes under £1000

A hybrid bike is what you need if you’re looking for the perfect all-rounder, and hybrid bikes under £1000 are fairly common. However, it’s a decent amount of money, and you want to get the right bike. So, we’ve shortlisted our best hybrids under £1000… and some of them will leave you enough change to… Read more »

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30th January 2021
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Top 5 winter cycling tips from our MD, Alan Nestor

Cool commutes I am no expert* but I do pedal my bike all year round and understand that sometimes and some days are more challenging than others. As the snow recedes (for the moment) these are my key tips as I pedal through the winter. 1. Go fat. I find a wider tyre provides greater… Read more »

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22nd January 2021

Should I Buy an Electric Bike?

Last updated January 2021 Should I Buy an Electric Bike: the most important question you’ll ask yourself today While we might want to sell an electric bike to everyone, we understand it’s not for everyone. Like all ‘new things’, there are some people who will never be persuaded… or certainly not at first. Remember Dick… Read more »

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13th January 2021
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How we are working in Tier 4 (January 2021)

We’ve had some enquiries since Nicola Sturgeon announced tougher restrictions for Tier 4 in Scotland on Wednesday 13 January. We’d like to reassure customers that we are still an essential retailer and therefore will be opening our doors, managing the flow of customers into our stores safely and provide most of our services according to government essential… Read more »

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1st December 2020
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Christmas Orders 2020

CHRISTMAS ORDERS For delivery by Christmas, please place any bike order by the end of the first week in December*. Our absolute deadline for Christmas deliveries is 17th December. If you purchase a product on the 17th please note it is unlikely to reach you by the 25th.  If you’re outside of the UK or ordering… Read more »

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9th October 2020

What is a cooperative anyway?

At the Bike Cooperative, we are proud that we democratically govern our business for our joint benefit. We consider this to be a better way to run a business than being answerable to a select few who run a company for their own benefit. Our timeline: Our Cooperative was founded in 1977 as Recycles, and… Read more »

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8th October 2020
Cycling in the snowCycling in the snow

Top tips for winter cycling

It all seemed so easy in the summer as you sailed airily through the sun-dappled streets. What could possibly destroy this two-wheeled idyll? Well … as this planet turns away from the sun like a jilted lover, cycling becomes a very different proposition. Riding into sideways sleet is not always everyone’s idea of a great time… Read more »

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8th October 2020
Best Bike Lights for your budgetBest Bike Lights for your budget

Best Bike Lights by Budget

You may not know the Highway Code off by heart, but if you’re going to ride your bike after dark it helps if you’re at least a wee bit familiar with Rule 60. For your night-time jaunts, Rule 60 states that you’ll need a white light on the front of your bike and a red… Read more »

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6th September 2020
Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc '16Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc '16

Types of Bikes: The Ultimate Bike Buying Guide

New to cycling and don’t know what kind of bike to buy? Don’t fear. Here you’ll find the main kinds of bikes that people tend to speak about, demystified.

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13th August 2020

Limited edition Tour de France Frog Bikes

The future is … yellow! We are excited to announce that we will be supplying these special Tour de France edition bikes from leading kids bike brand … LE FROG. Available in stunning yellow, you can buy these bikes from the 17th August (12 days before the Tour de France). If you thought that Frog bikes… Read more »

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14th July 2020
The Whyte 2021 rangeThe Whyte 2021 range

Whyte 2021 bikes

Whyte 2021 bikes are coming in, and it’s aaaall good… Those of you who are Whyte bike fans may have already seen the new arrivals on the Whyte site. This page will tell you what Bike Coop has coming in over the next few weeks. In July and August we should have first drops of… Read more »

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9th July 2020

How Covid-19 pandemic could affect your purchase

Our priority is to ensure we operate in a way which protects the health and safety of customers and colleagues. Bike purchases As of 9 July, new bike purchases are taking around two weeks to be home delivered. If your bike is already on order from the supplier, it will take longer to arrive. We… Read more »

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2nd July 2020

Specialized Sirrus and Sirrus X 2019 & 2020 recall – Stop riding

Important riding information for all customers who have bought a Specialized Sirrus or Sirrus X, in 2019 or 2020 from the Bike Coop. We will be updating you all individually by email.

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