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GEAR UP FOR SUMMER

GEAR UP FOR SUMMER

Summer is upon is, schools out and you can almost taste the freedom. Whether that’s a staycation adventure, road trip with friends, solo cycle or humble evening in the garden. With planning aplenty comes a lot to think about; from finding the perfect tent for those fleeting festival naps, or sourcing a roof box big […]

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TDF: The Pro’s

TDF: The Pro’s

The Grand Tour might be over, but you can still ride like a pro as part of your own riding team. Get ahead of the game and find out how the guys at the top take the lead… There’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’! There are loads of different team tactics and types of teams in […]

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ORLA’S CHOICE: INTRODUCING THE OLIVE AND ORANGE COLLECTION BY ORLA KIELY

ORLA’S CHOICE: INTRODUCING THE OLIVE AND ORANGE COLLECTION BY ORLA KIELY

The sun is shining for a spot of afternoon tea with Irish designer Orla Kiely and fellow designer Maria Cooper.  As Orla reveals her second exclusive range for Halfords, we’re given the perfect opportunity to unearth some of the magic behind the collaboration. Sat in one of her new camping chairs alongside Maria, a relaxed […]

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AUTOGLYM’S TOP TIPS FOR CAR CLEANING

AUTOGLYM’S TOP TIPS FOR CAR CLEANING

Whether you can’t wait for some alone time scrubbing up, or it’s ‘just another weekend job’, cleaning your car needn’t leave you soaked in suds and still looking dull. The experts at Autoglym know how it’s done, and we caught up with them to shine a light on getting your four wheels summer road trip […]

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PLANNING YOUR SUMMER STAYCATION

PLANNING YOUR SUMMER STAYCATION

Lots of new campsites have opened in the past few years offering quiet, secluded pitches in acres of countryside. Others are catering for the upper end of the market, providing furnished tents or cabins with comfortable beds, and individual touches such as his-and-hers outdoor bathtubs for romantic stargazing. The choice of places to stay is […]

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NUTRITION MADE EASY WITH SCIENCE IN SPORT

NUTRITION MADE EASY WITH SCIENCE IN SPORT

We believe that the most sophisticated piece of sports equipment you’ll ever own is your body. Science in Sport creates mechanics for the machinery of man. We’re the unseen force behind personal bests, world record and Olympic medals – SiS There’s a reason why atheletes opt for Science in Sport to fuel their competition. They […]

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13 GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY HE NEVER KNEW HE NEEDED

13 GIFTS FOR FATHER’S DAY HE NEVER KNEW HE NEEDED

Father’s Day is on approach, and the present hunt seems to get more difficult every year! With birthdays and christmasses to consider, Dad often ends up with the old classic by the time Father’s Day comes around…socks! This year leave the treat for his feet and get him something to really say “I wasn’t expecting […]

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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH VICTORIA PENDLETON

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH VICTORIA PENDLETON

In the rolling British countryside, nestled in the heart of the Costwolds is the beautiful Dormy House Hotel. The perfect spot to catch up with Victoria Pendleton and her lovely mum Pauline on her new Electric Bike collaboration with us. Developing the Somerby-E with her signature style in mind, we were in the perfect setting […]

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INTRODUCING THE KARCHER OC3

INTRODUCING THE KARCHER OC3

Ahh the great outdoors. Blessed with lush landscapes and (mostly) mild summers, we’re lucky to live in a place where, when summer beckons, we embrace it with open arms. Whether it’s a family adventure, a solo cycle, or a hand in hand stroll off the beaten track, the muddiest of soles are often a sign […]

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CYCLING UK’s TOP TIPS FOR BIKE WEEK

CYCLING UK’s TOP TIPS FOR BIKE WEEK

A guide to cycling with a young family this Bike Week 2017 Can you remember the first bike you had when you were a child? More importantly, can you remember that huge sense of fun you had riding it? So many of us have fond memories of long summer days, exploring the world with friends, […]

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TURBO TRAINING ALL YEAR ROUND

TURBO TRAINING ALL YEAR ROUND

For some cyclists, the phrase ‘turbo training’ conjurs up images of makeshift home gyms with the woes of winter outside the window. Although turbo trainers are great in the colder, darker months, there’s no reason why turbo training can’t form part of your wider training plan. Whether it’s cycling for fun, getting into shape or […]

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OUR TOP TEN CAMPING HACKS

OUR TOP TEN CAMPING HACKS

Whether you’re pitching up near of far this summer, with the right mix of equipment and a bundle of fun, there’s no doubt it will be a great trip. After a full day of family time and whatever activities take your fancy, there’s nothing better than snuggling up under the stars for a well earned […]

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The UK’s Best Cycle Routes

The UK’s Best Cycle Routes

Is the summer air filling you with a taste for adventure? Why not get out there and tackle, or rather cycle, one of the National Cycle Network’s flagship routes in the UK? In this guide we’ll take you from mist-shrouded mountains to windswept coastlines, from Southern splendour to tremendous Northern vistas. The sheer variety of […]

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DASH CAM SHOCKERS WITH NEXTBASE

DASH CAM SHOCKERS WITH NEXTBASE

With the rising number of ‘crash for cash’ accidents and incidents on the road, dash cams are becoming increasingly popular. Recording at all times during motion, a dash cam captures every second of your journey, including those sticky situations you’d rather avoid. Whilst a dash cam can’t regulate the traffic or prevent accidents, it does […]

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HOW TO SHOP BY BIKE

HOW TO SHOP BY BIKE

Ever tootled into town by bike and seen something that caught your eye? There’s no need to leave that must-have behind, with our top tips you can easily enjoy a little retail therapy without a worry. You might even have bought a bike for the sole purpose of making the grocery run a little more […]

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COLOUR YOUR RIDE WITH THE NEW BOARDMAN RANGE

COLOUR YOUR RIDE WITH THE NEW BOARDMAN RANGE

With the change in weather, lighter nights, and a sense of Spring hanging in the air, you might have swapped the heavy winter knits for your lighter seasonal pieces. A fresh change might be at the front of your mind, with a few long weekends to look forward to offering a good time to get […]

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