A new addition to our calendar for 2014 sees us head to Malton on the edge of the Howardian Hills, and a short drive from York City Centre, for our RIDE IT North Yorkshire Sportive. The routes offer some great varied cycling and stunning views from the rolling countryside of the Howardian Hills, a designated […]

Revolution is back this month bringing with it the buzz of hard and fast racing on the boards and a much anticipated high profile battle between Vos and Trott. The track series which has been filling velodromes since 2003 kicks off in London, on Friday 24 October, and HOY bikes are once again sponsoring the Future […]

The groupset on your mountain bike will make a huge difference to the quality of the ride, but if you’re buying a built bike, also the cost. The groupset comprises of bottom bracket, cranks, hubs, cassette, shifters, chains and derailleurs, and Shimano is one of the most commonly used brands, with SRAM being the other […]

Hi All October the 2nd and I was riding in shorts and a T-shirt today Let’s hope it stays that way for you guys……… The sportive generally starts in the hills, does a stretch on the flat and then returns to the hills . The MTB stays in the hills…… Sportive road conditions – generally […]

  Nobody likes a visit from the puncture fairy – it’s annoying and can slow down your ride. More grit and dirt on the roads over autumn and winter means more punctures, and this is pretty inconvenient when the season stipulates the need for your hands to be wrapped up in warm gloves to keep […]

  We’re into the beginning of the trundle towards winter. Sorry. There is nothing we can do about that – but we can help you prepare. We asked Gore Bike Wear to explain the science behind their outfit seasons, and help you work out what kit will best suit your rides: Opium-fiend Keats called it the […]

Have you got your popcorn ready? Are you sitting comfortably? Every year, a group of Evans Cycles colleagues embark upon the 1,000km ride across Europe to the biggest bike show in the world – Eurobike. It all started because Head Buyer Joel hates EasyJet. But now it’s a tradition, a right of passage, and an […]

Last year, Head Buyer at Evans Cycles Joel Natale decided to dip his toe into the racing scene. An accomplished rider, it wasn’t long before he had his first category license.  There are a lot of riders at Evans Cycles who use Strava dedicatedly, but others who are more cautious with it. Joel falls into […]

It’s almost here. The moment you didn’t know you were waiting for. Every year, a group of Evans Cycles colleagues embark upon a 1000km ride, over 5 days, to the biggest bike show in the world – Eurobike. For some riders, it’s an annual trip they’ve become used to. For others, it’s a big fat […]

On September 7th, 2014 we hosted the HOY 100 – an epic challenge sportive in North Yorkshire. The 100 mile route covers 11,000ft of climbing, and even Sir Chris Hoy himself said he was pleased he’d put the miles in beforehand. We were there with the cameras on the day, filming riders taking part and […]