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Words by Mark
Published on 10/10/2014 13:51:00
As we are all aware, thanks largely to the likes of the Daily Mail and Daily Express, the big freeze is only just around the corner. This is bad news for your trustworthy steed as the rain and salt on the roads can all exacerbate the wear and tear on your bike. So, what can you do.... More
Words by markcraddock
Published on 09/10/2014 10:00:00
For some the thought of a turbo trainer fills them with dread, but it’s a great way to sneak in some quick interval training or settle down for a calorie burning plod when it is sheeting it down outside. Let’s be honest, it’s not exactly like riding a bike and it probably isn’t why you got into cycling. But, anything.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/09/2014 13:16:36
Staff rider Wiggy turns on ‘the hurt’ at the 3 Peaks cyclocross race. Since the dawn of man we’ve hated winter. Think back to the days of our early ancestors and you probably envisage cavegirls in animal skin bikinis, or cavemen in loin cloths getting a tan whilst wrestling sabre tooth tigers. It wasn’t like that.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 30/09/2014 13:05:45
This season sees us hosting two night rides in partnership with Sealskinz at our Grafham store on the 14th of October and Whitwell store on the 2nd of December. Since 1988 Sealskinz have been making it their business to stop water ruining your day when out and about and doing what you do. It all started.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 19/09/2014 14:21:50
September is a funny time of year. The weather is usually swinging between Indian summer and full rehearsal for the depths of winter. Short rides are extended as the sun shines favourably on you and gives you a chance to top up the cycling tan whilst longer rides are cut short as an early mistral howls across.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 16/09/2014 16:43:36
✔ 0% interest on all 2015 bikes, and other selected bikes and products, over 6 or 12 months ✔ NEW – 15.9% APR on all other products, over 12, 24 or 36 months ✔ Minimum finance amount £389 Important news: We have recently relaxed the criteria for interest free, so you will find even.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 10/09/2014 15:44:38
With the biggest hire fleet in Europe, we pride ourselves on offering one of the most diverse and up to date selections of hire bikes available. This is why we replace our entire hire fleet every year, so whether you’re looking for a comfortable hybrid bike to take you around Rutland Water, a mountain bike to.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 08/09/2014 13:24:01
This weekend we will be launching a massive Bontrager clearance sale with 50% off all sale lines* exclusively at our Whitwell store. Open 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:30 Sat and Sun. Phone 01780 460705 Address Whitwell Leisure Park, Whitwell, LE15 8BL The sale will begin Saturday 13/09/14 and stock is very limited, with some lines only having one.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 08/09/2014 09:18:01
For some, retirement marks the end of an era. For others, it’s a new beginning. For me personally, it marked the beginning of a ‘second harvest’, reaping the benefits of a lifelong passion for cycling, turning it into a field of rich cultivation. From LEJOG, to pilgrim routes to Rome and Santiago de Compostela, followed by a.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 05/09/2014 14:20:25
“Thinking about it I probably wanted something a bit more aero.”   Buyer’s remorse. That awful feeling after spending a lot of money that you may not have got what you wanted. It’s usually a term applied to high value purchases like houses, country estates, speedboats, mid-life crisis Porsches. Was the luxury yacht absolutely.... More

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