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What to consider when buying a child bike seat

Kids get excited about cycling from a young age. Why not fit a child seat and take them on your own adventures?…

Everything you wanted to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask

We are bringing you a blog that reveals 12 of the things you might want to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask.…

Beginner’s guide to road bikes

Although you might never know it if you’ve ever seen a novice bike buyer in action, picking a road bike should involve a lot more than just deciding on your favourite colour. This machine will be your companion during moments of ecstasy, delight, glory, and even moments of worry and despair. To say it should fit you like a glove is right in one respect, but it should do more than that — it should provide you with the confidence to ride in any situation and the inspiration to keep hopping aboard. From how it fits, to frame material, choice of gears, brakes and even wheels, Matt Lamy explains how to choose the right first road bike for you.…

Different car bike racks explained

The time will come when you need to get your bike further afield. So here are the pros and cons of different bike racks.…

Helmets for different cycling disciplines explained

Take a look around your cycling friends, or pop along to a bike store, and you will see a wide variety of bike helmets. There are helmets that are designed for each different cycling sport and even a variety of helmets suited to one discipline, such as road or mountain biking. We look at the main differences..…

Cycling equipment: the kit you need

Any new hobby or leisure pursuit can seem a little intimidating, especially these days, when starting something new tends to involve spending a bit of money. To help explain what you really need to enjoy cycling, we’ve put together a guide to cycling kit basics, starting with essentials and comfort-focused products that all cyclists would benefit from, before moving onto discipline-specific items.…

How to beat the big, bad bike thief – outside, shed or indoors

We all know the story about the three little pigs and the big, bad wolf. One pig built his house out of straw and the wolf huffed and puffed and blew it down. One built his home out of sticks, and the wolf blew it down. But the last one, who built his out of bricks, was safe from the now breathless sharp-toothed baddy. What’s this got to do with bike security? As cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains, probably more than you’d think.…

17 of the Most Popular Cycling Apps for iPhone and Android

There are more apps on the market than ever before and with smartphone technology constantly improving, it won’t be long before that mini-computer in your pocket will be coordinating your routines more effectively than the most  organised PA. When it comes to cycling, there are apps for pretty much everything, besides actually pedalling your bike for you. (Give it ten years, and they’ll be most likely be an app for that too.) But with so many apps out there, which ones are worth your time and money? We’ve done the hard work for you and came up with 17 of the best apps for every cyclist.…

Things to do with your bike – Bikepacking

Bikepacking might be the adventure cycle touring trend of the moment but it’s not actually quite as new a pastime as you might think. Matt Lamy looks at the details behind the buzzword and reveals that bikepacking is an experience that many cyclists can enjoy relatively easily and inexpensively.…

Maximise Indoor Training

Turbo trainers and ‘bodywork’ should both be part of your autumn and winter cycling training. Here’s why and we’ve even got a dedicated playlist for you to stay motivated……