Cycling In Winter

It can be very hard for some people to convince themselves to get out on the bike in the cooler weather. With a little planning and consideration for the elements, the shorter days don’t have to be a barrier to achieving the fantastic benefits of cycling. Some ideas to help …

Riding in a Bunch

Riding in a bunch is great fun: time seems to go much faster and there are plenty of other riders to chat to about the pitfalls of the beginner cyclist. Riding in a bunch however can be a harrowing experience for the beginner cyclist so here are some tips which …

Riding and Training

Spinning. You’ll notice cyclists talk about cadence and spinning. This refers to the number of pedal revolutions per minute, or cadence. Try and maintain a cadence of 90-100 rpm on flat terrain and don’t let it drop below 75 rpm on hills A cadence monitor makes this very easy or …

Bike Maintenance

There are three basic things you need to do – clean , lube , and check . Clean your bike when it is dirty. Although it is good to clean your bike because a clean bike looks nicer, dirt can cause corrosion and wear on the moving parts of a …

Clipless Pedals

The normal pedal is just flat without any straps or anything else on it.Β  Some pedals have a toe-clip which holds your foot in place on the pedal. It can either be just a simple clip which your foot fits in to, or it may also have straps which go …