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Students! Save money and travel by bike

Being a student isn’t just about drinking and nights out dressed as a character from a cartoon you’re too young to remember. Now and then you have to attend lectures and learn some stuff, which means facing the inevitable rush-hour commute. If you’re a bit skint and the novelty of living on packs of 17p noodles starts to wear thin, …

Cycling nutrition guide: Top Tips

There’s nothing worse than getting half way round your favourite trail and suddenly hitting the wall. Filling the tank with the right stuff before you ride is crucial to beating the bonk - we take a look at what to eat and when.

New Year’s Cycling Resolutions

Generic resolutions are easily broken, with only 8% of people actually achieving them. THIS year, it's going to be different. THIS year, we're going to make some cycling resolutions that we can really achieve, and we're going to stick to them!

Top Tips for Turbo Training

Whilst many riders turn to their trusty turbo trainer to keep training during the winter months, they’re also a perfect way to gauge the effectiveness of your training routine throughout the year. These tips will enable you to get the most out of your turbo trainer.

Cold and wet weather commuting, part 2: Taking care of your bike

As identified in ‘Cold and wet weather commuting, part 1‘ it is very important to prepare yourself and your bike for cycling in the Great British weather. Your bike will need some extra TLC over these wetter months as water, mud and salt from the road can cause all sorts of issues if they aren’t …

How to increase your cycling confidence

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a cycling newbie, improving your cycling confidence can help your riding. If you can cycle more confidently you’ll be able to ride safer and if you wish, faster. Commuters may wish to improve their confidence when riding amongst traffic, whilst mountain biking requires the rider to be confident and …

How to ‘Winter-Proof’ your bike

There is no doubt that winter is upon us, but that shouldn’t stop you from going out and riding your bike. Spray is often projected up from the road and is inevitable in the winter conditions, however, if you prepare your bike appropriately then your cycling will hopefully remain comfortable. Once you have equipped your …

A road cycling safety guide

If you don’t take the appropriate steps to stay as safe as possible on your bike then cycling can become risky. Recently six cyclists died whilst cycling in London in the space of just 13 days, prompting many cyclists to reconsider their safety efforts. Over 43% of the UK’s population cycles or has access to …

Top Tips For Cycling At Night

As we are now in winter, many of us will find that we are riding in the dark a lot more than we usually would. Riding your bike at night should never be underestimated as it usually takes more skill than riding in daylight. Cycling can be risky if you don’t know what you’re doing, …

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 …