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JUST PASSED MUST HAVES

JUST PASSED MUST HAVES

Many of us look back on the day we passed our driving test with fondness. Whether it took us one try or six, the days of no longer being beholden to public transport and mum and dad’s taxi service were finally over. And what days they were! Road trips to the seaside with friends, finally […]

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW CAMPING RANGE

INTRODUCING OUR NEW CAMPING RANGE

The daffodils are in bloom and a taste of Spring has taken our thoughts to weekends of wanderlust. Whether you’re setting up in a secluded field and embracing the peace and quiet, or gathering those festival essentials, with our new camping range, you’ll find everything you need for a pitch perfect trip. Feet Up Say ciao […]

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THE BEST MTB TRAILS

THE BEST MTB TRAILS

Whether you’re learning the ropes, or more of a mountain warrior, you can transform your ride when you know where to go. From track to trail and puddle to peak, we got Protour World Series qualifier Dave Roberts’ pick of the best Mountain Bike hot spots you can really tear it up on! Forest of […]

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF LIGHTER NIGHTS

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF LIGHTER NIGHTS

Spring is upon us, and with the longer days comes lighter nights, giving us that extra hour of sunlight to enjoy. Want to make the most of your time? Check out our list of great ways to spend time in the evening sunshine. Washing the car Spending some time with a bucket of soap and […]

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POST RIDE RITUALS

POST RIDE RITUALS

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of completing a ride, jumping off the saddle and knowing you’ve really put in the pace. We know there are only so many hours in the day, so we understand rushing into the next item on your to-do list. But when you have got the time to indulge in […]

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OUR ULTIMATE ‘TECH-LIST’ FOR EVERY JOURNEY

OUR ULTIMATE ‘TECH-LIST’ FOR EVERY JOURNEY

Spring is in the air, and you might be thinking about those first road trips of the year. Whether that be cruising down to the seaside with the family in tow, a couples weekend getaway, or a solitary assault on the shops in a new town. Wherever it is you may be heading, however near […]

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OUR GUIDE TO BIKE MAINTENANCE

OUR GUIDE TO BIKE MAINTENANCE

Creaking cranks, wobbly wheels or slipping saddles are the last thing you want, but our guide to basic bike maintenance will keep you rolling smoothly. Whether you’re a regular commuter, a leisurely weekend rider, or prefer to tear it up on a serious MTB trail, signs of wear and tear might keep you off the […]

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INTRODUCING: GARMIN DRIVE 2017

INTRODUCING: GARMIN DRIVE 2017

Think GPS devices are a thing of the past? Think again. Introducing the new Garmin Drive Series. Garmin have upped the GPS game and you’re going to want to jump on board. Say hello to the DriveSmart and DriveAssist. Take control of your time On average UK drivers will spend 127 hours during their lives […]

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RULES OF THE ROAD: NEW LAWS ON MOBILE PHONE USE WHILST DRIVING

RULES OF THE ROAD: NEW LAWS ON MOBILE PHONE USE WHILST DRIVING

The laws and penalties for using your phone whilst driving have just got tougher. As of 1st March, if you’re caught handling your phone behind the wheel you could be handed six points on the spot and a £200 fine. This is double the cost and twice as many points as before! There’ll no longer be […]

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ROADSIDE SURVIVAL GUIDE

ROADSIDE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Nothing says Spring quite like dusting off the saddle and planning a weekend ride, but what happens when you end up in a sticky situation miles away from home? We looked into the different kinds of disasters you could run into whilst out on your bike. Disaster #1 Dropped Chain You’re giving it your all on […]

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MOT MUST HAVES

MOT MUST HAVES

Chances are those annual MOT reminders have started popping up, and we all want to pass first time! To make sure you get your beloved four wheels back on the same day, follow our simple checklist below and there’ll be green ticks aplenty! Cleaning First impressions count, so give your ride a really good clean […]

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THE FIVE EMOTIONS OF A HALF TERM PARENT

THE FIVE EMOTIONS OF A HALF TERM PARENT

Schools out for the first half term break of the year, and you couldn’t be happier! No more last minute packed lunches trying to out-do the organised parents by throwing in a sugary treat to distract from the half sandwich. No more post-alarm arguments and ‘please get dressed’ bribes. No more forgotten – and remembered […]

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5 LITTLE THINGS FOR CYCLING WINS

5 LITTLE THINGS FOR CYCLING WINS

  Whether you’re just getting into cycling, or have been with your beloved bike for years, keeping up a riding relationship can be costly. Check out our top tips for keeping your purse strings happy whilst enjoying a bike riding hobby. Cycle to work scheme If you started cycling as a weekend hobby, or took […]

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Prepping for a big ride

Prepping for a big ride

Is 2017 the year you plan to take on a big cycling challenge? It might be a New Years resolution, or perhaps it’s been in the diary for a while. Either way, if it’s your first big challenge then check out our top tips below for pre-pedal-prep. First things first, it’s all about the bike. […]

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GETTING CLUED UP ON CAR SEATS

GETTING CLUED UP ON CAR SEATS

There’s been a lot of chatter about a change in car seat law which has led to some confusion about what seat’s best to use. As the leading car seat provider, we wanted to make sure you’re all caught up with what the changes are and how they might affect you when they come into action. […]

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OUR JOURNEYS CHECKLIST

OUR JOURNEYS CHECKLIST

A new month means new plans, and the closer we get to Spring the more keen we are to venture out of the house! With that said, now is a good time to get your car ready for those road trips, no matter how near or far. Nothing says adventure like getting from A to […]

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THE FIVE EMOTIONS OF JANUARY

THE FIVE EMOTIONS OF JANUARY

It felt like February was never going to arrive, but alas! Welcome the month of healthier bank balances, sickly sweet celebrations of love, and re-started resolutions. Now it’s gone we can look back and laugh, but what a month it was. Take a sigh of a relief as we ride the roller coaster that was […]

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E-BIKES: THE FACTS BEHIND THE MYTHS

E-BIKES: THE FACTS BEHIND THE MYTHS

E-bikes. For some of us, this may sound like a completely alien concept. It might conjure up images of virtual reality cycling, or perhaps it doesn’t resound with us at all. ‘E-bikes’, or electric bikes as they are referred to, have been around for a long time, but have become more a part of modern […]

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BEST BIKES FOR PAYDAY

BEST BIKES FOR PAYDAY

It’s been a long old month, and the easiest excuse to delay those new years resolutions was money! But finally payday is upon us, and what better a time to treat yourself on a bike you’re guaranteed to see through those goals. For those looking to explore the highs and lows of our beautiful land, […]

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VITTORIA TYRES COMPETITION

VITTORIA TYRES COMPETITION

Graphene is incorporated into it and you can definitely feel it, it’s unbelievable. The wheelset was tested in all weather conditions and on all terrains, time after time the wheels proved to be very good – Strava Getting yourself out on your beloved bike can often seem tough in the unpredictable weather, but Vittoria tyres […]

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