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What's The Deal With Tyre Pressure?

Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:24:25 Europe/London

Tyre pressure is something that affects us all, it can influence performance as well as comfort on the bike and it can be difficult to get the pressure right.

The subject itself is often the talk of club riders' cafe stops - along with the benefits of compression socks and what the runner up of the 2003 Tour de France is doing now - but no longer will the mysteries of tyre pressure be kept from mere mortals!

This in-depth guide will explain tyre pressure, what it's measured in, the effects it has and how to choose the right one for you. No pressure.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

How To Descend A Climb

Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:08:02 Europe/London

Descending is fun, but it can also be scary. Especially on long, technical descents where you need to concentrate for every twist and turn.

The professional riders like Vincenzo Nibali and Chris Froome make descending look easy, even when they are pushing themselves and taking risks, but descending is a skill which can be honed just like any other.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

How To Watch The Giro d'Italia

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 15:22:13 Europe/London

Grand Tours like the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana can be difficult to watch, not because of the racing but because there's so much to keep track of. 

All three have several competitions running at once: the general classification, mountains classification, points classification and team classification, with the Vuelta also having the combination jersey and the Tour having the best young rider's jersey.

As well as keeping track of these competitions there's how they're actually contested, is it time? Points? What about bonus seconds? Bonus points? Time and point penalties? It can be brain-frazzling just trying to keep on top of all these. So we have come up with several tips to make watching the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia super easy.

 

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

5 Genius Cycling Hacks

Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:40:57 Europe/London

Cycling is an expensive hobby. Even at it's cheapest, you'll need to buy a bike which usually runs into the hundreds of pounds and then there's the helmet, lights, clothing, components and spares etc. The list goes on.

There are plenty of brilliant hacks out there to save you money or help you out in a tricky situation - here's our list of 5 of the best/most genius.

1. Deflation-Busting Banknotes

Every carries spare inner tubes (or at least they SHOULD) in case of a puncture, but it's just not practical to carry a spare tyre on the off-chance you'll suffer a blowout.

But if it does happen what to do? A tear in a tyre wall is a disaster that will bring any ride to an immediate end and leave you calling for the service car (aka your spouse)...usually.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Chris Day

Flashy Upgrades - How To Dazzle On The Club Run

Wednesday, 5 April 2017 09:59:44 Europe/London

Upgrading your bike is one of the finer pleasures in life - there's few things more satisfying than spending some time replacing components, or adding nice upgrades to improve performance and make you bike look awesome. 

Cycling is a sport that is somewhat obsessed with image, there are plenty of so-called 'rules' which say how cyclists should act. These 'rules' include everything from etiquette when passing fellow riders to the correct sock length - looking at you Velominati.

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney

What Cycling Does To Your Body

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 15:25:41 Europe/London

Cycling is one of the healthiest activities that you can do in terms of physiology. It provides a low impact workout that can be done at various intensities, working out the entire body.

Not only are there physical benefits to cycling, there are loads of mental health positives as well as the fact that cycling is the most efficient way to travel around.

With so many benefits it ca be hard to find the most important ones, so here are our top 5 physiological effects on the body that cycling causes:

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Posted in Latest Blog By Adam Reaney