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SAVING A PRETTY PENNY

SAVING A PRETTY PENNY

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…until January comes around and you face the worlds longest wait ’til payday. With the Christmas blues kicking in and and unhappy looking bank balance, it can seem like a miserable old road to February. But worry not! There are loads of ways to make it through the […]

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Beating the January blues

Beating the January blues

We all have our own ways of making it through January, but if you’re still feeling the weight of the month ahead, let us lighten your load with these sure fire ways to turn that frown upside down! Cycling You can’t be sad while riding a bicycle Chances are you’ve already been bombarded with ‘new […]

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SHINE ON WITH MEGUIARS

SHINE ON WITH MEGUIARS

With the January weather as unpredictable as ever, and the signs of our festive road trips still stuck on the car, we asked the experts at Meguiar’s to give us their top tips for getting your four wheels back to its shining best. With you in the driving seat, these were your most wanted words […]

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HOW TO JUMP START A CAR

HOW TO JUMP START A CAR

Chances are, you’re reading this after a good half an hour in the cold cursing your car, who has, this morning, failed you. Well worry not! Here’s our quick fix guide on how to get you moving, the only part you’ll have to come up with is why you’re late… Now, lets not beat around the […]

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FAMILY FRIENDLY RIDES

FAMILY FRIENDLY RIDES

Looking for a fun, free way to keep the family happy this weekend? It can seem like a bit of a military mission to make it through January, but with a touch of togetherness and a dash of the great outdoors, chances are it will be plain sailing…or cycling! Delete those Christmas recordings and tuck […]

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Best Bikes for Beginners

Best Bikes for Beginners

Are you just starting out on your cycling journey? You might be taking on a new fitness challenge, or looking to start a new hobby; either way, a bike is a good place to start! Once you’ve got in mind the type of cycling you want to do, we can then help you choose the […]

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THE 5 STAGES OF SALE SHOPPING

THE 5 STAGES OF SALE SHOPPING

On a day meant for turkey sandwiches and snoozing off your Christmas pudding, there are a few brave souls who tackle the Festive Sales. If you’re one of those people, here are our top tips for making it out alive. Stalking We’re not talking, ‘reason for arrest‘ here, but we do think it’s a good idea […]

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TAKING A STEER ON SAFETY

TAKING A STEER ON SAFETY

Brake-ing News! We’ve uncovered a series of worrying signs that British drivers are putting themselves and others in danger ahead of one of the busiest periods of the year on the roads. Christmastime often sees motorists making longer journeys than usual when it comes to visiting loved-ones, but our survey of 510 male & female UK drivers […]

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19 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WE SOLD

19 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW WE SOLD

You may come to us for Screen Wash, you might come to us for Scooters, but did you know there’s a whole realm of goodies up for grabs? If you’re still rounding up those last minute buys, here’s 19 things you might not know we sell… For the city explorer… TomTom Vio Scooter Navigation device […]

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OUR BIG GIFT ROUNDUP

OUR BIG GIFT ROUNDUP

Need a last minute elf-ing hand to finish off your Christmas shopping? Ho-Ho-Hold your horses (or reindeer’s…), we’ve rounded up our best bunch of festive golden buys to guarantee a smile on Christmas morning. For the DIY Dynamo… Halfords Advanced Professional 90 Piece Socket Set This socket set is a great starting point for a […]

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MUMS CHRISTMAS HELPER WITH HALFORDS

MUMS CHRISTMAS HELPER WITH HALFORDS

The buzz of choosing a bike for Christmas can be sometimes quashed with the pressure getting it from off the shelf to under the tree. Not to mention the faff of wrapping it! But now, thanks to us, help is at hand, whether you’re looking for their first wheels or a replacement for a pre-teen. […]

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GIFT SERIES: KIDS ZONE

GIFT SERIES: KIDS ZONE

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and especially exciting for the little’s in your life, who are still experiencing the early magic of Christmas. When you don’t know where to start, we like to think we’re in the know. This year, give the gift of surprise and look for those faces filled with joy, […]

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE FOR THEIR LITTLE JOURNEYS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BIKE FOR THEIR LITTLE JOURNEYS

As Netmums Most Trusted Kids Bikes Retailer, we like to think we’re in the know when it comes to, well, kids bikes. But imagine if we could jump inside their minds and find out what they would really get up to on their two-wheeled wonder! We got behind the handlebars with some little imaginations to find […]

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EVERYTHING’S ROSIE

EVERYTHING’S ROSIE

You may have heard the term ‘Dash Cam’ thrown around lately, but you might not be quite sure what it actually is. If this unique new design didn’t catch your eye, then the Nextbase Dash Cam 312GW’s features are sure to turn heads. Not only that, but it’s been awarded a ‘Which Best Buy‘ in […]

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INTRODUCING: OUR NEW RANGE OF E-BIKES

INTRODUCING: OUR NEW RANGE OF E-BIKES

This week we’re excited to launch our new range of E-bikes. If you’re just getting into cycling or looking to add a bit of oomph to your ride, this could be the bike for you. For the commuter  Rely on public transport to get you from A to B? Don’t let this put you off. […]

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POWER YOUR RIDE LIKE PENDLETON

POWER YOUR RIDE LIKE PENDLETON

When a former Olympic champion gets their hands on a range of bikes, you can guarantee design, quality and precision for outstanding performance. With an existing range already in place, these new electric bike models promise the same aesthetic feel and unique componentry as the non-electric models. Blue accents feature on a sleek white frame, […]

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THE BEST OF BLACK FRIDAY

THE BEST OF BLACK FRIDAY

There’s always those last few gifts you can’t seem to get right, but this year, get them what they really want with our Black Friday Hero Deals. Pocket friendly wins for all the family! For the new driver  Passing your test can feel a bit like Bambi on ice when you get behind your first […]

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GIVE  BACK FRIDAY COMPETITION

GIVE BACK FRIDAY COMPETITION

***THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED*** Amidst the retail madness that is Black Friday, we wanted to do something special this year, so we’re giving you the chance to WIN BACK YOUR SPEND when you shop with us on Friday 25th November.* All you have to do is share a photo of the new goodies you’ve […]

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THE 7 EMOTIONS OF A BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPER

THE 7 EMOTIONS OF A BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPER

REALISATION The year has flown by and somehow, SOMEHOW it’s November. Parsnips have replaced pumpkins and family sized biscuit tins line the shelves. Yes, Christmas is coming. But then you realise the date, it’s mid November. Is this arguably more exciting than the run up to Christmas? If you’re a serial shopper, then the answer […]

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Meet the pros: Part 2

Meet the pros: Part 2

Last week we caught up with Pro-Rider Dave Roberts on why winter riding is underrated, and today he gives us the lowdown on looking after your bike in the unpredictable weather. Preparation vs Performance Although the British weather can often take us by surprise, we can thank the seasons for at least knowing what to […]

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