Having launched our Right Bike Guarantee earlier this week, 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, […]

RIDE INTRO We’re returning to Knutsford for our popular RIDE IT Cheshire Sportive on the 14th June. The event offers a relativley flat course across the Cheshire Plains but for those that fancy a climbing challenge we’ve again included an optional detour that will take riders up the cobbled climb of Swiss Hill as featured in Simon Warren’s 100 […]

  Hi All. Unbelievable. A lovely sunny days cycling today :-) And the good news is it’s supposed to be like that this weekend for you all as well, so come and bask in the beginning of  Summer. Or our entire Summer – it is the UK after all!! On to the details for this weekend […]

Getting out on your bikes as a family is good for your health and a great way to explore new places. But for a successful bike ride – and for encouraging the whole family to look forward to the next outing – it’s worth taking a look at these top 10 tips.   1) Quality […]

As cyclists we sometimes want to just get out there and ride, it’s natural for us; we are born explorers. However life gets in the way sometimes, bills have to be paid, jobs have to be worked and general life must be lived. Like most things, enjoyment gets swept to the side because of time […]

Between June 8 and 28, companies around the country will encourage their staff to take to their bikes to embark on the National Cycle Challenge. The challenge is free to enter and offers a fun way (with the help of the Smartphone GPS App Love to Ride) to have individuals and companies compete against each other for some great prizes, while, […]

by Scott Purchas Typically, I’m a creature of habit. This means that I have a bunch of favourite rides that I ride again and again ….. and again. Even I get bored with that from time to time but I’m not what you’d call a natural explorer. Recently a friend and colleague suggested we take […]

Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumont might have described his latest world record-breaking cycle as his “toughest cycling challenge yet” but he has still smashed the 6,750-mile Africa Solo ride. On May 21, Mark cycled into Cape Town, South Africa, having left Cairo, Egypt, on April 10. It took him just 41 days to ride the length of […]

With multi-thousand-pound bikes brightening the roads every weekend and a national cycling economy that runs into billions, it’s sometimes hard to remember that there was a time when cycling was the sport of peasants and paupers. Not for nothing were French professional cyclists once called the ‘convicts of the road’ — while among the general […]

Having talked about Sportives, Audax/Randonnées and the latest craze of Everesting during recent weeks, it has become very obvious that cyclists are more keen than ever to find their next big challenge and especially when it comes to uphills. We also already looked at some local killer climbs as part of our Kings Of the Downs Challenge, coming up this Sunday, May 31st, here we bring […]