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E-Bikes: Are Friends Electric?

E-Bikes: Are Friends Electric?

On paper, sure – it’s just a bicycle with a battery and motor tacked on. Naysayers even call it cheating. In practice, however, it’s a little bit more than just that. Once you’re thinking on the e-bike’s wavelength, doors really start opening. Read More

Shop Rides Unwrapped: What To Expect

Shop Rides Unwrapped: What To Expect

If the last year has been good for anything, it’s been good for getting more people onto bikes. Whether you’re a new convert or you’ve recently returned to two wheels, you may have heard about our shop rides but are yet to take the plunge and join us. Well, here’s why you should – and hopefully the answers to any queries you might have too! Read More

Dreaming up your perfect steed? Here are some tips on speccing your custom bike

Dreaming up your perfect steed? Here are some tips on speccing your custom bike

When it comes to new bike day, it's important to find the right bike for you and your type of riding! This only gets more important when buying a custom built bike as you have much more freedom and control over every little part of the bicycle which accumulates to completely change the way the bike feels and behaves. We are often asked "What is the best bike you sell?" The fact is there is no one bike that is the best for every person, yes some bikes may be higher spec than others but it's all about matching the bike to your own needs. So we caught up with our shop manager Jake to talk about all things custom bikes, what you need to think about and some key questions when thinking about purchasing a new custom bike. Read More

What to think about when buying a gravel bike

What to think about when buying a gravel bike

The rise in gravel culture across the UK and Europe has become ever more tempting to road cyclists over the past years. With brands launching, developing and then re-launching gravel-specific products to ensure they’re ahead of the curve, we truly are spoilt for choice when taking ourselves off the beaten path. Read More

Store Manager Jake's Bikepacking Essentials

Store Manager Jake's Bikepacking Essentials

Bikepacking is becoming increasingly popular, especially this past year where we have been limited somewhat as to where we can travel. More and more people are hoping on their bikes, using pedal power, and exploring what their local areas have to offer! We caught up with Jake to chat through his bike packing essentials so you can set off on your next adventure well prepared! Read More

Zwiftly does it

Zwiftly does it

There is no doubt that Zwift has saved us during Lockdown. Even now when we can go out to exercise more, and pop by one of two of our favourite cake stops, it is still going out for a solo ride. On Zwift we can, sort of, be in it together. But there is a price to pay... Read More

Online bike buying made simple with Trek

Online bike buying made simple with Trek

Trek understands the value of a local independent bike shop and so their policy is not to sell bikes direct to customers online, it's why we love them. However this is not normal times and you can now order online with Trek using a 'click & collect' option which now includes free home delivery. Read More

Cycling symbiosis

Cycling symbiosis

Up and down the country, for over 100 years, there have been strong links between cycling clubs and their local bike shops. Has the advent of online retailers put a stop to that, or does the club/shop connection have a place in today’s world? Read More