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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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Our Customers Love: In-car tech

Our Customers Love: In-car tech

Whether it’s a radio jam en route to work, or a road trip choir with a car-full of friends, our cars often serve as a secret sanctuary where we can release our inner Mariah’s, Meat Loaf’s and Muppets (parents, you’ll know what we mean). Let’s be honest, most of the time you can’t even hear […]

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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? With a touch of togetherness and a dash of the great outdoors, chances are it will be plain sailing…or cycling! It’s time to tuck away their toys, this weekend it’s all about wrapping up and getting out! Whether it’s your littlest loved ones […]

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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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