5 Bike adventures to ride before you die

Why do you ride your bike? What compels you to jump in the saddle, fuel up and pedal off into the distance? Whether you ride your bike to get to work, enjoy the weekend, shred the trails, or to race or tour, one thing’s for sure: our bikes bring us so much more than fitness. To celebrate the true joy of cycle touring (the highs, the lows, and all the ‘oh WOW’s’ in between) we’ve rounded up a few of the incredible adventures some of our staff have experienced. Which one takes your fancy? …

The Joys (and challenges) of autumn cycling

It’s easy to be a cyclist in the summer. The suns on your back, the roads are dry, the scenery is glowing, and there’s no shortage of willing ride partners. But cycling in autumn? Well that requires a lot more effort, right? Actually, not at all. With a few sensible kit choices and a slightly different outlook, becoming an autumn cyclist is as straightforward as the changing of the seasons. And the rewards for continuing to ride are huge. So let’s see why and how you should keep pedalling this autumn.…

5 simple ways to make your bike feel like new

The success of British cycling in recent years can be attributed to the philosophy of marginal gains, and it’s an idea that can be equally as effective in your own personal cycling. You might have the bike of your dreams and you might have the time to go riding, but the clever rider knows it’s the details that count. Matt Lamy reveals five simple steps that will maximise your bike.…

8 tips for keeping your bike safe

Whether you're taking advantage of the last of the Summer weather being (surprisingly) nice or looking forward to the beautiful colours of Autumn, now is the perfect time to go for a ride. Whether you’re cycling through the busy streets of New York City or the quiet lanes of the British countryside, bike theft is something that troubles all riders. Here are some handy tips for how to lock your bike.…

Bike Lights – complete guide to riding at night

Iron Maiden might have sung about ‘Fear of the Dark’ but they obviously weren’t cyclists because, with the correct kit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about when nighttime approaches. In fact, if you are well lit and have the right lights, nighttime riding can be both more fun and potentially even safer than riding during daylight. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy cycling life when the sun goes down.…

See and be seen: Your Bicycle Light Check List

We reveal all you need to know about bike lights and how you can be sure you can see and be seen while riding at night.…

Grand Tour Nutrition Insights from Team Sky and SiS

In the light of the biggest race of the year, Head of Team Sky’s nutrition Dr James Morton provides some insight into what it takes to fuel a Grand Tour...…

Beginner’s guide to Triathlon

In partnership with Zone 3, Coffee Stop have prepared an essential guide to introduce you to the basics of Triathlon. Here, we dive into why you should give Triathlon a shot, top tips for training and during the event, plus kit recommendations...…

Choosing the right triathlon distance with Zone3

Not sure if you’re ready for a triathlon? Coffee Stop and Zone3 have broken down each distance and highlighted the main requirements, discussed useful kit and worldwide events especially for you. So, this year you can reach new limits and get inspired to tackle the distance best suited for you.…

Zone3’s guide to buying the right wetsuit

Triathlon wetsuits are designed with flexibility in mind - providing greater movement, leading to reduced effort in open water. They also contain hydrophobic properties reducing drag to aid performance. Zone3 gives the run-down on finding your perfect wetsuit.…