How to use a torque wrench

Bike are expensive and require a basic tool kit to maintain and look after them properly. A torque wrench is a simple but essential tool that will protect your bike from damage caused by overtight or undertight bolts. Therefore it’s important to know how to use a torque wrench correctly. What is a torque wrench? […]

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How to fit pedals

Here’s a quick guide on how to fit pedals to your bicycle but first up let’s help you identify which is the left and right one. Left pedals have a left hand thread, ie they tighten up counter-clockwise. This is really important to remember when fitting them. Left hand pedals are often marked with a […]

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What are the legal requirements for cyclists?

There is always confusion around the legal requirements for cyclists in the UK. The Highway Code is the de facto guide on this however it’s not always clear what is a legal requirement and what is advisory notwithstanding recent changes to the code have made it more complicated. Here’s a brief guide breaking down the […]

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How to ride an Electric Bike

You might think riding an electric bike is as simple as any other bike. On one hand that’s correct but with gears and a motor both designed to make riding up hills easier, it can be confusing which to use first, for example. Let’s dig into the detail and give you some tips on how […]

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Spotlight: Our Ebike Buyers Guide

Buying an ebike is a big decision. Not just because it’s a signficant financial investment but deciding which make, model and type to go for. It’s important you buy the right one for you. When you begin your search for an electric bike, you will inevitably have questions while the rabbit hole just get’s deeper. […]

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Tubeless Tyres on Electric Bikes

Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable and efficient mode of transportation for commuting and leisure. With this rise in popularity, there’s a growing interest in optimising e-bike performance and comfort. One such optimisation is the use of tubeless tyres. While they offer several tangible benefits, it’s important to understand there are some […]

Electric Bikes vs Traditional Bikes: Which is Greener?

In a quest for sustainable transportation to drive down our carbon footprint, both electric bikes and traditional bikes are often hailed as eco-friendly alternatives to cars but which is greener? To answer this, we must examine various aspects of both types of bikes, including production, energy consumption, emissions, and overall lifecycle impact. Production and Materials […]

Balancing E-Bike Exercise and Assistance

Electric bikes, or e-bikes, have revolutionised the way we think about cycling. They combinine the benefits of traditional biking with the added boost of an electric motor. This hybrid approach offers a unique opportunity to balance exercise with assistance. It makes cycling accessible and enjoyable for a broader range of people. Whether you’re a seasoned […]

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Electric Bike Insurance: Pedaling Towards Peace of Mind

In the age of eco-conscious commuting and recreational cycling, electric bikes (e-bikes) have surged in popularity. They offer riders a convenient and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. However, as the number of e-bike enthusiasts hits the streets, so too does the need for comprehensive insurance coverage. Enter electric bike insurance—a valuable safeguard that provides riders […]

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Can I fly with an electric bike?

As the weather is so poor in the UK at the moment and we accelerate towards Summer, holidays abroad become a talking point. If you ride an electric bike in the UK but want to take it with you, the question is can I fly with my electric bike? and if not what options do […]

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