FOX AW18 Q&A

As the UCI MTB world championships get underway in Switzerland here, at Evans Cycles were celebrating all things MTB in conjunction with FOX as they launch their AW18 clothing range. From rugged and waterproof shorts and pants, through super breathable jackets, to some great looking new helmet colourways the range is stunning. We recently sat down with FOX clothing merchandiser Robert Robinson to discuss the new range in full.…

What it’s like to be a RAAM mechanic

In his normal daily life, Toby Hockley runs the workshop in the Norwich branch of Evans Cycles and also helps to train new Evans mechanics and bike builders. However, earlier this summer, Toby took on a unique role: he acted as mechanic for a team from charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer, taking on the Race Across America or RAAM. Although the four-rider CFC team failed to complete the 3,100-mile coast-to-coast challenge, Toby’s experience as a vital member of the support crew was fascinating. We caught up with him and found out what it’s like to be involved in an event that has the potential to push both man and machine to breaking point.…

The Tour de France trip of a lifetime – courtesy of Bike Weekender

Back in June we gave one lucky reader the chance to win an unforgettable Watch and Ride Tour de France cycling holiday courtesy of Bike Weekender. Here our winner Patsy tells us all about her trip of a lifetime, getting to ride on some of the most beautiful routes in Europe, and getting to watch from within touching distance as the best riders in the world battled it out for the Yellow Jersey.…

Giro release new Aether road helmet with Spherical MIPS

Giro have been at the forefront of championing the use of MIPS, implementing it across most of their range. Now they’ve bettered themselves with the release of the new Aether road helmet with proprietary Spherical MIPS technology, improving comfort whilst retaining and improving functionality.…

Back to school – how to continue your summer cycling

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your cycling for the year. Of course the nights will draw in eventually, and the warmer weather will make way for, er, ‘fresher’ climes. But if you get the cycle commuting bug now, you may just want to invest in lights and a good cycling jacket in a couple of months’ time. So let’s look at why it’s really worth committing to cycling to work or school right now.…

HSBC UK Go-Ride holiday camps help kids get active this summer

HSBC UK Go-Ride, with the support of Evans Cycles and a fleet of HOY bikes, is helping kids get active across the country this summer with a range of holiday camps. This session recently had a couple of very special visitors...…

Wahoo launch new products for 2018

Exciting new developments from Wahoo promise to enhance your indoor riding experience; a redevelopment of the classic KICKR, a new KICKR CORE and KICKR HEADWIND, a cycling specific fan to keep you cool however hard you pedal.…

The Italian Job – BMC 2019 Product Launch

Each year, the members of our buying team jet off somewhere nice and warm to see all the new bikes for next year. Invited by the brands, the idea is to sign off final orders and ride full production bikes.  This year though we thought 'wouldn't it be great to get a few store colleagues along?', not only to thank them for their hard work but to get their input on next years bikes as well as providing direct customer feedback to the brands themselves. Mike from our Canary Wharf store and Chris from our Milton Keynes store, get your passports at the ready, were off to Italy! Over to you Chris..…

Trek Powerfly — the ultimate e-MTB range?

With models suitable for everybody from mud-plugging weekend warriors to ultra-experienced downhill lunatics, Trek’s new Powerfly range is one of the most advanced and complete electric mountain bike line-ups from a big-name brand. We spoke to Trek’s mountain bike brand manager, Travis Ott, to discover more about Powerfly technology and find out why these e-MTBs are so exciting.…

Five narrowest Tour de France victories

After weeks of intensive cycling through France; along the longest flattest drags; up the biggest, steepest mountains; in the bunch, as part of a team and alone, you would think an obvious strongest rider would stake a definite claim to the yellow jersey. Yet, since 1964, there have been eight occasions where the eventual Tour de France winner has seized victory by less than a minute. With only days until the 2016 reaches its conclusion, and everything still to play for, cycling journalist Matt Lamy recalls the closest Tour de France finishes of all time.…