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The beginner’s guide to Enduro racing

The name ‘Enduro’ has been circulating for a number of years, but where did it originate from? Did Mountain Bike Enduro races take inspiration from endurance motorbike events? One thing is for certain, Enduro MTB racing is taking the industry by storm!

Why should you take up cycling?

Sometimes there’s nothing better that simply hopping on your bike and heading out for a ride. Approximately 3.1 million of us here in the UK cycle every month, but why do so many of us ride bikes? As we are all different there are many varying reasons for cycling. Some of us ride for fun, …

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 …

Great gift ideas for cyclists this Christmas

It’s that time of year again, the decorations go up, meals turn into feasts and the enjoyment of present buying sets in. There’s no better feeling than discovering the perfect present for someone, so check out our gift guide where you will find lots of great gifts, all in one place. You can easily find …

Your Guide To Bike Mudguards

If by simply adding mudguards, you could stay drier whilst cycling, surely you would? This time of year brings even more rain than usual thanks to the autumn/winter weather which is why a pair of mudguards should be high up on your priority list. Relatively inexpensive, they can be worth their weight in gold as …

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, …

Cycle Fashion Or Cycle Function?

Over the years the fashion of cycling has evolved. Riding bikes can be classed as ‘cool’, but looking stylish on the bike can be a priority for some. The development of fashion for cyclists has excelled, but this fashion can be preferred over functionality, so in the cycling world does fashion beat functionality. Cycling fashion …

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 …

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 …