Accessories

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.…

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...…

Choose the right pack for your adventure with Osprey

Summer is here! The sun is shining (mostly) and it’s the perfect time to head out, get active and find adventure. Coffee Stop has been in touch with Osprey, who have pulled together a definitive guide for an active summer.…

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.…

10 alternative treats for cycling dads this Father’s Day

If it really is the thought that counts, then that’s never more true than on Father’s Day. If you want to treat your cycling dad to something loaded with sentimental value, how about these suggestions……

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.…