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16th February 2017
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The Benefits of Tubeless Tyres on Road Bikes

In 2017 Giant, upgraded every bike in their £2K-plus Advanced Pro range of road bikes with tubeless tyres. When the world’s biggest bike company takes such a bold step, the case for tubeless tyres on quality road bikes becomes harder to resist. A tubeless tyre has a reinforced bead and is usually kept in place… Read more »

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16th February 2017
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Free Fitting February! Racks, Mudguards, Computers, Bags…

You’re thinking of upgrading your bike with a new gizmo but you can’t be bothered fitting it. Then take advantage of Free Fitting February! For the rest of this month we’ll be waiving our normal fitting on any accessories you buy from us. For instance: Planning an adventure? Check out the range of bags, racks… Read more »

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15th February 2017
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Cycling Route Guides in Northern England: Customer Favourites

We asked our customers to share their favourite rides, and here’s what they said! We hope you gain a bit of inspiration, and if you’d like to add your own ride to the list then drop us a line in the comments below. Cheshire Ride with a Hill (to prove not all of Cheshire is… Read more »

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15th February 2017
Looking up to White Stone crag and a quick pause to admire the view and take a photo before we get down to what outdoor activity is all about - eating cake at a nice cafe!Looking up to White Stone crag and a quick pause to admire the view and take a photo before we get down to what outdoor activity is all about - eating cake at a nice cafe!

Ride of the Month: Yorkshire Dales with Amanda

A huge thank you to Amanda who shared her ride in the Yorkshire Dales with us (and wrote all the captions!) If you’d like to share your own ride and be featured as Ride of the Month, drop us a line in the comments below.   Check out more Rides of the Month Check out… Read more »

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14th February 2017
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Cycling Route Guides in Scotland: Customer Favourites

A big thank you from the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative to all our customers who submitted their favourite routes to this page so that others can be inspired. If you’d like to share your own cycling route guide, please leave it in the comments below. North Scotland Cycling Route Guides Aberdeen to Udny “A lovely route… Read more »

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13th February 2017
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Specialized Bike Highlights: Sirrus and Vita 2017

More than any other company, Specialized have a track record for creating bicycles that defined a whole category. For instance, the 1981 Specialized Stumpjumper was the world’s original production mountain bike. The first endurance road bikes we had the pleasure to offer were the Specialized Roubaix in 2004 and its sister the Ruby a year… Read more »

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9th February 2017
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Vote for your favourite cycling route – winner gets £30!

We recently ran a £50 giveaway for Co-op fans to share their favourite routes, and loved the entries so much that we’ve launched a surprise Runners Up giveaway to win £30! We need you (yes, you) to vote for your favourite of the 6 Runners Up below and whoever gets the most votes by Friday… Read more »

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8th February 2017
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Ride of the Month: The Cairn O’ Mount climb in Kincardineshire, Scotland

Cynthia, aka ‘Sabrina Tuscany’, is a cyclist and Bicycle Co-op fan who was kind enough to share her ride up the Cairn O’ Mount in Aberdeenshire with us. She keeps her friends back in Canada updated with pictorial adventures on Facebook. We hope you enjoy the ride! If you’re interested in sharing yours, let us… Read more »

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8th February 2017
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Our most popular commuter clothing: Altura NightVision

Continuing our focus on good stuff that has been round the block a million times, we bring you Altura NightVision. Altura released their first NightVision Jacket back in 2005. It was waterproof, breathable, reasonably priced, cut for cycling without being too tight, and available in a huge range of sizes for men and women. The… Read more »

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8th February 2017
The Ortlieb Downtown QL2.1 Waterproof PannierThe Ortlieb Downtown QL2.1 Waterproof Pannier

Why Ortlieb cycling bags are modern classics

This blog is the first in a series on tried and tested bicycle equipment that has been around for years and deserves the accolade, Modern Classic. To earn Modern Classic status, we decided that the bike or cycling equipment must have been around for at least 10 years and to have been used, enjoyed and… Read more »

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6th February 2017
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Cycling the Trans America Trail with Martin: Part 1

Martin is a Bicycle Co-op fan and intrepid cyclist who cycled over 4,200 miles from the west coast of America to the east using the Trans America Trail and his trusty bicycle named ‘Lewis & Clark’. He shares the first part of his 70-day journey here. Introduction The plan is to cycle across America mainly… Read more »

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2nd February 2017
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How much is it to take your bike on a plane? Airline comparison infographic

Have you ever started looking at cheap flights for your cycling holiday and been dismayed by the extra cost to take your bicycle… And then opened 12 different tabs on your browser to compare different airlines? Well close those tabs and check this out. The thoughtful people at bike insurers Yellow Jersey Cycle have created… Read more »

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1st February 2017
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Exclusive Leeds Event: The Kalkhoff E-Bike Demo Truck is coming!

Are you electric curious? Join the visiting Kalkhoff truck outside our Leeds shop on Tuesday 7th February 2017 from 10am until 6pm and take up to 16 electric Kalkhoff bikes for a spin! No obligations or hard-sells… We look forward to seeing you. For the uninitiated, Kalkhoff are very highly regarded in their native Germany for… Read more »

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1st February 2017
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Bike Maintenance Class for Kids, New In Aberdeen

Where: Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative in Aberdeen, AB25 3XH When: 5th March 2017, 10am – 2pm How much: £25 per child (parents go free) Our younger customers tell us that they would really like to learn more about their bikes, so we’re really happy to introduce a new child-and-parent bicycle maintenance class in our Aberdeen shop.… Read more »

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31st January 2017
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Free Giveaway: Mog the exclusive Muc Off Mug with Muc Off goodies, courtesy of Bill’s Rescue Centre

This month in Bill’s Rescue Centre we’re looking forward to giving a home to 3 x Mog the Muc Off Mug, who’s eager to please with cups of tea but is also liable to collect pencils on your desk. Enter on the form below.

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