How To Avoid Buying A Stolen Bike
This blog was supplied by John Moss, founder of Stolen Bikes U.K.
Avoid buying a stolen bike.
Unfortunately in the UK bike theft is at epidemic levels, a bike is stolen every 67 seconds, as a consequence to this it is important that you know how to avoid buying a stolen bike.
Below are just some general rules and steps to take
1. Look at the bike and the price, look at other adverts selling the same bike does the price seem unusually low?
2. Is there no/little description or is it simply …
Try Something Sportive
I am a solo bike rider for the most part, as I’m sure a lot of you out there are. I like the freedom of riding on my own with no body telling me where I should and shouldn’t ride. I like the idea of being able to go where I want to go. I do have a couple of friends that I ride with now and then but for the most part it’s a solo experience.
A few years back I started noticing posters and adverts for organised bike rides in aid of …
Here is some more great advice from Coach Russ.
Dark days, cold miserable weather, new year resolutions, all reasons we use to buy a turbo trainer. Truth of the matter is, after two weeks these important training devices turn into expensive clothes hangers. The hum drum of sitting astride your steed, pedalling away whilst watching re-runs of gavin and stacey, the novelty soon wears off. Turbo trainers are a device designed to mimic road riding. The concept is relatively simple. the rear wheel of your bike hooks into …
Introduction To Our New Coach
COACH RUSS - A very brief history.
As you may know by now we have a new member to the team, Russ is our in house Fitness guy who is an ex GB triathlete. He can be found in the Ask the coach section on the forum and is available to answer all your bike fitness questions and indeed is an invaluable source of knowledge in many other bike areas.
Maybe you have just started biking and need some advise on the best way to train or maybe you are a seasoned timetrialer and want to improve your times. …
The Bikes Are Racing On T.v Again
Finally after what seems to me like the longest winter ever it is nice to be able to have something to get excited about in cycling terms. I’m talking about the bike racing on the telly of course.
As the New Year gets under way, every year I eagerly await the start of the racing season. There are some races that start early such as the tour down under and the tour of Oman but what I’m really talking about is the racing in Europe.
I am by …
First Ride Of The Year
First Road ride of the year.
Last Friday I decided after studying the weather, that it was finally time to get down off the hook in the garage my beloved Trek. It’s been a long winter this year or maybe it’s that I’m just getting a bit older and can’t cope with the cold and damp quite as easily as I used to. Whichever it is by the time I get to the start of March I am definitely getting itchy feet to get off my winter bike which is a flat bared hybrid and …
Cycling In London: The Good, The Bad And The Very Ugly
Today's blog was written by Jemma Leahy of Help my chain came off, check out her thoughts on all things bikey in and around the capital at http://helpmychaincameoff.blogspot.co.uk/
I used to be terrified at the thought of cycling in a busy city. That was until I moved to London and became more terrified at the thought of squeezing myself on the Underground everyday. For me, the fear of cycling in a city was the unknown. I had unrealistic expectations that my life was going to be in great danger and that the roads are full of …
The London Bike Show Part 2
I had spent the night round at my Stepson James who rather handily for me lives in London, so after I left the show on Friday it was a quick, no slow drive across the city to his place. After I installed myself into his living room, we spent the evening with takeaway Pizza and a few beers. He did me proud and made me feel very at home.
Next morning I was wide awake at just before 6.00 am. This is quite usual for me but I soon realised it would be easier raising the …
The London Bike Show Part 1
Well it was an early start to the day as when I woke up I found it had been snowing heavily during the night. First job of the day was to de-ice the car. This took a while but eventually I was on the road bound for the big smoke. As it turned out I missed most of the traffic. The snow stayed away for much of the journey but as I got into London it started pelting it down. As if driving round London isn’t stressful enough.
The car park at the Excel centre was only …
New Year Fitness Hopes
Back in October last year I was in pretty good shape for an old man. I completed my 100 mile circuit around Suffolk to raise money for Cancer Research UK without any problems. It was the first time I’d done that kind of distance and I was genuinely surprised at my performance, especially as in the last 5 miles there were three rather nasty hills. More especially, the last one in particular which was steep and then went on for what seemed like forever.
This hill was even crueler because at the top there is a fish and chip …