There are so many awesome mountain bike trails and tracks throughout the UK that it can be difficult to know where to start. However, we’ve put together our list of the Top Twelve Trails in the UK suitable for both families and fanatics, so you can make it your aim of riding them all!
Ashton Court, Bristol
- The feel: Ashton Court is a great option for those of you in the South West, being just outside the transport hubs of Bristol, and with trails to suit all the family.
- The rides: There’s a blue trail and a red trail available, making this centre […]
Key Training Principles:
- Ride shorter, go longer! Performing […]
Chain maintenance and lubrication
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are a set of bike tools that all riders need in their bike maintenance tool kit.
Below are the essential tools for basic bike repair and maintenance that all riders will need. These will let you carry out all the key fixes and fettles that you’ll need to perform out on the road or at home.
Allen / Hex Keys
On modern bicycles, the majority of components are fastened to the frame or adjusted with hex key bolts. As such, a good set of Allen Keys is absolutely vital to your toolkit!
The strength and durability of […]
Why should we cycle to work?
If you’re not a regular cyclist, then even the thought of riding your bike to work can seem daunting. However, it’s something that will improve your day – and general life – no end! Here’s why:
It’s always a good idea to first tempt people with money. Transport isn’t cheap – be it public or by private car. Travel cards and fuel always sound cheap until you calculate how long you have to work at the start of the week to pay for them. You might think that your car is fuel efficient, but that […]
Like lots of things to do with cycling, there have been lots of words written about fuelling for longer rides. It is very easy to get confused about what are the correct carbohydrates and how many should you eat. It’s also important that you know not to overeat during a ride – your stomach won’t be able to cope, and you’ll get bloated and stand the chance of a stomach upset.
So firstly, what is a long ride? Anything over a couple of hours is where fuelling starts to become important,and your performance will begin to be affected if you get […]