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Winterise your bike October 15 2014

Winter is a harsh time for bikes. Rain, wind, mud and road salt all add up to a sludgy paste that eats chains and brake pads. By following a simple maintenance routine, you can keep your bike running smoothly until spring.     Keep the spray off If possible, fit mudguards. They may make your bike look "uncool" but mudguards keep you dry and protect your bike from water, road salt... Read post...

Tame Winter and keep riding October 09 2014

The weather has finally turned and it's chucking it down outside. Here's our tips to stay comfortable whatever the weather.   1. Less is more You don't need lots and lots of garments for whatever the weather. With careful selection, you can use several pieces of clothing to cope with all conditions. 2. Start with a good base Base layers are often overlooked but key in all conditions -... Read post...

Be Safe, Be Seen this Winter October 02 2014

Nights are drawing in and it's now dark in the mornings on the way to work. Here are our tips to be safe and seen this winter.   1. Bike lights If it's dark you must have lights front and rear by law. Anything is better than nothing but the brighter the better. Rechargable lights are more expensive to purchase (although the costs are coming down) but you'll save money in... Read post...

Our tips for winter training - use a turbo! September 25 2014

If you're using your bike for sport, need to train over winter or just hate riding in the rain, turbo training is a good way to get "miles" under your wheels in a short space of time. A turbo trainer is a frame that clamps your frame to turn a bike into a much better fitting exercise bike, usually with variable resistance to make riding as easy (or as hard)... Read post...

New developments.. March 23 2014

If you've been in to Bike UK in Bristol recently you may have noticed the boards up (and possibly heard the noise of builders). Yes, we're expanding next door into the old furniture shop. This means more space for stock, better and cleaner layouts and a whole new workshop with greater capacity - hooray! But don't worry, customer service is still our number one priority. Thanks to all who filled in... Read post...