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Autumn & Winter Cycling Essentials

Cycling during the Autumn & Winter months can be challenging - especially if you rely on your bike for your daily commute. With just a little preparation and some sensible clothing & accessories, you'll be pedalling on like nothing's changed at all.

Top picks: Autumn Essentials

Summer has been a bit antisocial this year. It came in for a cup of tea and a chat, didn’t even bother to take its coat off then left without even saying goodbye. Cue the tumbling leaves of autumn and the dark nights & cold mornings that come with it. Here are our top autumn …

5 Of The Best Autumn/Winter Commuter Jackets

I’m pretty sure it’s not just me that has pulled my commuting jacket out of storage recently. After commuting in what felt like near on arctic conditions in recent mornings I realised it wasn’t going to get any warmer (or drier) anytime soon. Now is clearly as good time as any to treat yourself to …

Mountain Bike Short Essentials; A Product Comparison

There is a vast range of different mountain bike shorts out there, but what exactly should you be looking for when purchasing some shorts? Believe it or not, the likes of the pocket positioning, double stitched seams and the materials used are all key points. Most of us (unfortunately) have a budget when it comes …

Cycle Apparel for Commuting.

Having now commuted to work since September of last year (with a few weeks off here and there, I’m not totally hardcore) I have discovered a few things about this commitment. One of the major issues I have come across is what the dickens to wear? I have ended up with perhaps the only system …

What protective gear should you wear on a Down Hill Bike?

It seems that most people when out on their Down Hill (DH) rig wear simply kneepads and maybe a neck brace at the most. There is this end of the spectrum and then there is all the way at the other end when a rider cannot be seen behind layers of reinforced plastic and mesh …

What’s the best packable Waterproof Jacket?

It’s annoying to have to take everything with you on bike rides because the weather’s about as predictable as which of your riding buddies will be available. So some of the top brands out there for cycle clothing have spent some solid time trying to miniaturise and manipulate all the necessities like waterproof jackets so …

Spring and Summer Cycle Clothing, What to wear when winter ends.

It’s here already; it’s that time of the year when you have to consider your spring and summer garb. It may be that like here at Wheelies you’ve probably only just decided on the winter apparel you truly needed in time for the weather to change. Don’t worry, there’s always next year, but in the …