Hi All. Just heading off to put out the short road route which is a great 40mile loop ( including  a Long loop extension ) with losds of great views and very little traffic. That’s a theme for most of the Sportive ride, but a word of warning – save some energy for the last 2 […]

I bet you are wondering what you possibly need to know about chamois cream? Most cyclists will, at some point or other, require a liberal application of this special cream but few will imagine there is more to the topic than this. But do you know why it’s even called chamois cream, how it works, […]

This year’s National Bike Week has a special focus on encouraging more people to use their bikes to cycle to work. Part of the campaign includes a three-week National Cycle Challenge, a fun and free competition to see which companies can get most of their staff members riding a bike… While cycling to work is undoubtedly a great […]

  Having just launched our Right Bike Guarantee, we are confident we recognise the unique needs the individual cyclist may have. While bike fits and tech specs play a huge part, we also understand that beneath all the functional, calculated and practical ,there often also lies something more irrational, emotional and even positively impractical. No matter what type of rider you are, with […]

Recently I have been pondering a lot on the ethics of the cycling industry. Us two-wheeled, self-propelled riders regularly get slapped on the back for our pollution-saving ways and we can and should be proud of what we contribute, but when you add it all up, can cycling still claim to be eco-friendly all around?   […]

The ‘Worlds’ may not be scheduled into the elite race calendar until late September and towards the end of the race season but with the 82nd edition of the UCI Road World Championships being held in Richmond, USA and its ‘capital region’ (Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland) this year and with us offering a fantastic trip there to go and watch the event live, […]

Having already spoken about womens-specific bib shorts and, in more detail, about those with ‘easy access’ for comfort breaks in previous blog pieces, looking at the right saddle choice for female cyclists makes the third part to our advice series on how to achieve uncompromised comfort – down below - for longer rides.   by Fiona Outdoors   There was a time when I […]

National Bike Week takes place next week from June 13 to 21. The annual event aims to encourage more people to cycle and to underline that “every day cycling is for everyone”. Bike Week 2015 has a special focus of cycling to work. In celebration of National Bike Week 2015, we suggest 10 reasons to […]

Try a new discipline regardless of your age or riding experience – try MTB Orienteering! Andrew McLennan is the chairman of the Scottish MTB Challenge Series 2015. He said: “Mountain bike orienteering is a sport that combines brain and brawn, so it’s not just about the fittest being the winners or the smartest triumphing. Riders […]

  By Fiona Outdoors   Billie Fleming Ride still going strong after five months   A year-long relay ride that pays tribute to the legendary late cyclist Billie Fleming is now at its half-way mark. Since January 1, 2015, hundreds of women have ridden every day to keep the Billie Fleming Tribute Ride on track. The […]