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5 of Britain’s best bike manufacturers

Here on this little cluster of islands we're quite fortunate to have some of the world's greatest bike trails and cycleways, and thanks to these top British bike manufacturers, we're spoilt for choice when choosing a bike to ride on them. Let's celebrate some of the best cycling brands from dear old Blighty.

Marin Bikes 2017 Range Preview

The latest Marin bikes have earned the Californian brand renewed popularity in the UK in recent years. Judging by their 2017 line-up, this trend looks set to continue!

Why you should buy a Merida bike

Merida are one of the biggest bike manufactures in the world. In 2013 alone they produced and sold 1.6 million bikes from their five factories worldwide. Merida also manufacture bikes for other companies, but focus mainly on designing and producing a wide range of their own bikes. Merida aim "to manufacture only beautiful, high quality bikes enabling anybody to reach their destination as pleasantly as possible".

2016 Giant Rapid road bikes & Giant Escape hybrids – Early Release

2016 Early release: Giant Escape & Giant Rapid ranges We’re almost half-way through 2015 already and with that we’re starting to see the first stirrings of the 2016 model bike announcements. UPDATE: Click here for more info on the complete 2016 Giant bike range Giant Bicycles have made a very early start with their 2016 …

New in: Bobbin Bicycles

2015 Bobbin Bicycles now available Bobbin bicycles have a charming and interesting history. They originally started by opening the world’s first bike boutique in London, selling classic and elegantly styled colourful urban bikes. Their bikes became so popular they closed their boutique in 2012 to focus on designing and developing their bikes and are now …

New in: 2015 Dawes parts & accessories

New Dawes bags, saddles, helmets & more Dawes have a rich cycling history and are well-known for producing long-lasting touring bikes and hybrid bikes. For 2015 Dawes have introduced an impressive new range of elegantly styled parts and accessories to complement their bikes. Check out what’s new for 2015 below. Dawes Rucksack The cleverly designed …

Dawes 2015 bike show

New 2015 Dawes bikes Dawes are a bike brand with a rich heritage who offer a wide range of bikes across the spectrum of riding categories. Although primarily known for their touring bikes, Dawes have an impressive line-up of road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes, tandems and kid’s bikes for 2015. Check out the new …

Buyers guide to mudguards

Bike Mudguard types Mudguards are essential for autumn and winter riding. They prevent the majority of road spray from reaching you, keeping you drier and more comfortable as a result. To help identify which type of mudguard is best suited to your bike, we’ve highlighted three main types of mudguards to fit road bikes, touring …

Buyers guide to commuter bikes

Commuting bike guide Only 2.8% of the working population commute by bike despite various benefits, which include saving money, increasing fitness and lowering stress. Cycling to work is becoming easier as a result of new and improved cycling infrastructure, including the National Cycle Network, consisting of 14,700 miles of traffic-free lanes and quiet on-road routes …

2015 Cannondale bikes

American based Cannondale describe themselves as ‘the bike industry’s leading innovator with game-changing technologies’. As the latest bike manufacture to release their 2015 range, we take a look at the popular 2015 Cannondale road bikes and mountain bikes, along with what’s new for the latest models. Synapse range The 2015 Cannondale Synapse range is designed …