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Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

Cycles UK Easter Opening Hours

Cycles UK | 31/03/2021 14:19:23

For Easter 2021 Cycles UK stores will be open the following hours: Good Friday 2nd April – 9am to 4pm Saturday 3rd April – 9am to 5.30pm Easter Sunday 4th April – Closed East Monday 5th April – Closed If you plan to visit one of our.... More

What size bike helmet

Cycles UK | 16/03/2021 15:51:48

You've decided what helmet you want, but what size bike helmet do I need, how to measure myself and how should it fit you?  To measure your head for a helmet, use a soft measuring tape and wrap it about one inch above your eyebrows and ears, ensure the tape is level. Most helmets.... More

When to replace a bike helmet?

Cycles UK | 16/03/2021 15:31:54

A cycling helmet is generally good for around 5 years, after that you will want to replace it. This is because the polystyrene foam that protects you degrades over time, mainly as a result of UV exposure to sunlight. Of course you should also change your helmet if you have a crash or even a small.... More

Do you have to wear a bike helmet?

Cycles UK | 16/03/2021 15:25:14

It is not a legal requirement to wear a cycling helmet in the UK, but the Highway Code suggests that cyclists should wear one. You will also find that most organised cycle events, including cycle club rides, will insist on you wearing a helmet. Most cycle facilities such as bike parks will also insist on a helmet. .... More

Best 2021 Bikes for Teenagers

Cycles UK | 26/02/2021 16:00:24

Having a bike is great way to give teenagers a sense of freedom, and to stop them relying on mum and dad for taxi services. With the lockdowns that have been going on in 2021 it has also been a great way for teenagers to get some exercise, meet up with friends and get into a new sport..... More

A New Alternative to The Shimano M324 Pedals

Cycles UK | 18/02/2021 10:00:31

Lots of people who are new to using clip-in pedals, or who want to use their bike for a mix of activities, ask for a pedal with SPD cleats on one side and a flat pedal on the other. This lets you ride the bike with your normal shoes or with clip-in SPD shoes. For years the go.... More

Bontrager AW3 – The Ultimate Winter Road Tyre?

Cycles UK | 11/02/2021 09:56:44

Bontrager have launched a new version of their AW3 (All Weather 3) road tyres which have a 78% improvement in puncture protection. In independent tests Bontrager claim that they outperform well known winter tyres including Specialized Armadillo tyres and Continental Gatorskins to give best-in class performance. There are a couple of versions of the AW3. The.... More

January Lockdown – We are still open

Cycles UK | 06/01/2021 10:33:23

Bike shops are classed as an essential service so we are allowed to stay open during lockdown. However, to keep things safe for you, and for our staff, we will be restricting the number of customers in store at any time. If the store is busy you may be asked to queue outside. We will be asking all.... More

Tier 4, Last Shipping Dates and Christmas Opening Times

Cycles UK | 15/12/2020 17:10:14

Tier 4 Lockdown Bike shops are classed as an essential service so we are allowed to stay open in Tier 4. All our stores are open for 21st to 24th so if you need to collect a bike before Christmas there will be no issue. Please remember to wear a face covering and respect social distancing. .... More

Black Friday 2020

Cycles UK | 26/11/2020 15:21:17

2020 has been a very different year, and we have seen an unprecedented demand for bikes; as a result, we will not be running a traditional Black Friday. Cycles UK endeavours to offer you great deals and service no matter the time of year so for this Black Friday we have compiled some of our best offers for you.

Cycles UK Christmas Club Now Open

Cycles UK | 17/11/2020 15:56:37

Hey, we're still open and here to keep you riding. All our stores (with the exception of the Braintree store) are trading as usual. You can still visit the store's; masks must be worn and distancing measures apply, you can also shop online for home delivery or click and collect. Christmas club Bonfire night is behind.... More

2020 Christmas Cycling Gift Guide

Cycles UK | 10/11/2020 20:53:18

Cycling is popular in the UK; you probably know at least one person who rides. What better gift to get them than something for their favourite pass-time. We thought we'd help you out with a gift guide with a good range of items and prices for you to choose. STORAGE You'll need something stylish.... More

The Orbea Rise – Trail riding, only better

Cycles UK | 10/11/2020 20:10:29

Orbea brand is synonymous in the mountain bike arena, known for their inventive and empathetic approach to components and the build, coupled with attention to detail and design all the way to the paint job. 2021 Orbea Rise Electric Mountain Bike range has a strong concept behind it designed to expand your trail experience and bring you.... More

Autumn Lockdown – We will still be open

Cycles UK | 02/11/2020 16:52:02

UPDATE 4th November The government have now published a list of ‘Essential Retail’ and bike shops are on the list so we will not be closing for lockdown. The new Autumn lockdown is due to start on Thursday 5th November. Cycles UK shops will still be open (in some form) and our web.... More

What Winter cycling clothing do I need for road riding?

Cycles UK | 09/10/2020 08:42:06

If Cycling in winter is new to you, then you're wondering what Winter cycling clothing do I need, what winter cycling gloves should I get, and which winter cycling jacket is best for me? Longer road rides benefit from layering and having compact options to stuff in a jersey pocket or saddlebag. We've got a great.... More