If you thought you’d seen it all when Danny MacAskill released his latest video, The Ridge, you were wrong. Trials riding just got even more playful. Last week XTreme published this epic StopMotion film, using genuine playmobil characters, and we can’t even begin to count the hours it must have taken to produce this marvelous […]

Sportive cross is the new addition to our RIDE IT series that offers the opportunity to switch between fast flowing road miles and the muddy joys of trails and singletrack. A world of freedom is being opened up by the rise of cyclocross and adventure road bikes, but not everyone who enjoys the variety fancies […]

  Over seventy years after Billie Fleming completed her near 30,000 mile ride to raise awareness for the health benefits of cycling a tribute ride is being organised to continue her goal. Evans Cycles stores will act as start and finish points for as many stages as possible, and organiser Anne Hunt is now looking […]

Your bike takes a hammering over the colder, wetter months – especially if  you use it to get to and from work. Gritted roads, washed up gravel and general grime can build up over time and cause corrosion if you let it – but you don’t have to. There are a number of steps you […]

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 […]

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