***We’ve all heard “rain couldn’t dampen the spirits…” a million times. Journalists have sought far and wide, looking for alternatives to this much overused introduction. In this case, we believe the statement is so true, so worthy- so much sums up the HOYTour so far, that we’re simply going to use it anyway. Here we […]

Hi All. We are busy gearing up for our hardest Sportive of the year, The King of the Downs. Now in it’s 6th year, this is a classic 10 hill Sportive  to challenge even the fittest riders. So far we have booked the drink stations, ordered 2500 bananas, 4000 bits of flapjack, 150 fruitcakes and […]

On the 9th August, one Evans Cycles Race Team member will be riding the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race in Colorado. He’s looking forward to it, and stepping up the training now his nerves are settled. Here’s an introduction to Staff Trainer Nick Coley’s challenge: First : meet Nick (it always helps to put a face […]

The week we’ve seen our Facebook and Twitter wall invaded by clips of the most amusing comedy of errors we’ve seen in a long while. For your viewing pleasure, here’s a look at the best of the worst… FIRST TO THE LAST IN CALIFORNIA   It all started with an overzealous celebration, as an air […]

Last month, in-house bike designer James Olsen returned from 8 1/2 days of bikepacking across Israel. The 1360km Holyland Challenge took him from Golan Heights to Eliat on the Red Sea, taking in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as the Sea of Galilee, the Dead Sea and the southern deserts.  Here’s his story…  After a race […]

This weekend, a group of Evans Cycles riders are planning a 205 mile ride. 205 miles in a day is a fair old ride, and we wanted to make sure they were adequately fueled for the journey, so we spoke to the know-it-alls at High5 to get the low down on what they should eat, […]

We don’t want to be negative – really, we love riding our bikes (to see HOW much, see our Instagram feed). However, there are some moments when the warm glow of love for the bicycle is slightly overshadowed.. Here are our top 10 most hated moments…   1)  When you’re going on holiday with your […]

Hi All. Another stunning ride from our Langholm base today. This year I set out the Short loop ( with the first long extension) so clocked in around 40miles.  There’s loads of quiet roads – I literally saw about 30 cars, views that go on for miles and beautiful countryside. It’s a pretty hilly route out there […]

There is no denying that Strava has made its mark on the cycling community. Roads once called by old fashioned road names are now referred to by segment name – “James Watt Way” (for those of us who visit Evans Cycles HQ often) is called “Bacon Friday Sprint” and the little bit past the pub […]

Last week, we published a blog all about learning to ride with clipless pedals. The post was a popular one, so we thought we’d share some tips on cycling skills that will help you if you’re fairly new to cycling. Riding a bike doesn’t need to be complicated – you can jump on and enjoy […]

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