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How to adjust your V-brakes

When your V-brakes start misbehaving and they lack performance, your first thought might be to just take it to the shop to be fixed. In most cases, however, V-brakes are actually very easy to fix and only require a little adjustment to get them working like new again!

Bike Polo and Cycle Ball; Not Your Average Bike Sports.

Road riding, getting out on the mountains and nipping to work are the main uses of my bikes. I imagine your rides are somewhat along the same lines, however, but have any of you thought about alternative activities you can do on your bike? I’m not talking about dirt jumping or any other ‘usual’ cycling …

Handy Tips For A Smooth Running Bike

As most of us know, our beloved bikes can be expensive to repair when something goes wrong. By taking the ‘doing little and often’ approach, you could save yourself money, and essentially a lot of hassle. Through doing little bits (I certainly don’t mean servicing forks, shocks and bearings in the same day, unless you’re …

The Season of the sniffle – How to best cure your cold!

Reaching for the Lemsip? Suffering? It’s the right time of year, so I’ll let you off. It’s colder out and it’s darker earlier in the evening so we’re spending more time huddled indoors. This might keep your extremities warm and you might think it’s best for you, but germs like it too… and you know …

Tips for riding Downhill bikes

Anyone who rides bikes will have at some point ridden one down a hill and will know just how fun it can be! They will also know how easy it is to pick up speed, which makes downhill mountain biking a very dangerous sport. I’m going to go through some tips and techniques that will …

2012 Hafjell Downhill World Cup guide

With all of the excitement of the World Champs over, it’s now time for the final round of the World Cup in Hafjell! But it’s not just the last round; it’s also the first World Cup round to have ever been run in Norway, so here’s the low-down. Hopefully you all know where Norway is, …

Pedal power – a greener future

Pedal power is one of many forms of sustainable energy that is available to us and recently more and more people have been using it to power household appliances reducing energy bills. Not only that but this great way of producing energy gives you some important exercise at the same time. The bike has been …

London 2012: GB tops leaderboard in cycling

After an exiting few days of cycling, Team GB have come out on top securing a medal in all 15 events they entered, five of which were gold. Despite not being as dominant as they were back in the 2008 Olympics where the team won 12 gold’s in 21 events, team GB reached an amazing …

Brazilian inmates cycle for freedom!

In Santa Rita do Sapucai (Brazil) a judge has introduced a sentence-reducing scheme for inmates. Electricity-generating bicycles have been introduced in the prison which are connected to batteries and used in the evening to light up street lamps. The inmates will be awarded with one day off of their sentence for every three days that’s spent cycling. The inmates …

London 2012: Olympic Cycling Overview

The Olympics have come to an end leaving GB placed 3rd in the medal count with a very respective 29 gold medals, eight of which from cycling! The first Olympic cycling event was the men’s road race in which we were favourite to win and the entire way through very dominant! After leading the peloton …