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Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

On Ya Bike – Simple ways to customise your bike

Cycles UK | 07/08/2020 08:09:18

Recently we wrote about how to look after your bike and gave you practical and stylish looks for you to wear/use when on your bike. We know a lot of people are getting bikes out of sheds to exercise and commute. The government has launched the fix your bike scheme which enables you to apply for a £50.... More

Fix Your Bike Vouchers Accepted at Cycles UK

Cycles UK | 28/07/2020 07:29:38

All Cycles UK stores are able to accept the new government £50 Fix Your Bike vouchers. You can apply for a £50 voucher from the Energy Saving Trust who are looking after the scheme for the government. Please Book Ahead With the recent boom in cycling our workshops are very busy at the.... More

Getting Back on Your Bike -tips for returning cyclists

Cycles UK | 17/07/2020 12:16:14

With the rise of cycling, a lot of people are getting old bikes out of sheds, starting to use bikes they haven't before or using bikes that could do with an upgrade. Here are our tips to help you feel great on and get the most out of your bike. Starting with the tools, it's worth having on.... More

What is Tubeless?

Cycles UK | 10/07/2020 13:04:28

So no innertubes how’s that working out for ya? Well, it means you don't need to carry a replacement innertube, you're less likely to suffer from punctures. It also means you can ride at a lower PSI (tyre pressure) meaning more control and better feeling ride, particularly beneficial for mountain, cyclocross and gravel riding. I know you.... More

The Ultimate Gravel Bike?–2021 Cannondale Topstone Carbon

Cycles UK | 23/06/2020 09:27:18

The Cannondale Topstone has been an extremely popular gravel bike these last three years, and even if you don't know a great deal about bikes scratch the surface of Cannondale, and it's easy to see why they are so popular. Renowned for their innovation, you don't create something like the CAAD13, The Lefty, SAVE suspension or the kingpin.... More

Home Delivery on Bikes Temporarily Suspended

Cycles UK | 18/04/2020 08:27:33

Updated 11th May We have lifted the click and collect restriction on a limited number of bikes and will start shipping again from today. Order volumes remain very high and we are still experiencing delays getting stock from our suppliers. We are therefore quoting a 14 day lead time on all items. .... More

Cycling Challenges For When We Are Allowed Back Outside

Cycles UK | 25/03/2020 17:08:19

It's going to be essential to keep fit and healthy these upcoming weeks. We all know exercise isn't just good for you physically but mentally too. Getting enough may not be as easy as usual, but it will be vital to helping you stay healthy and not lose those months or hard-earned gains. We were thinking it.... More

Coronavirus Update - 24th March

Cycles UK | 24/03/2020 09:02:00

Updated 24th March 2020 Workshops and Website Are Open Following the most recent government announcement we have changed how we are operating. Bicycle shops are specifically mentioned twice in the government guidance on which retail shops can remain open. The same guidance also says online businesses should carry on. Workshops Remain.... More

2020 Road Bikes for Beginners

Cycles UK | 13/03/2020 14:53:12

Starting to Road ride can seem full of pitfalls and overwhelming information, but primarily road bikes for beginners need to do a couple of things. They need to be fast enough to keep up on group rides, well made to see you through at least a couple of years of riding and be comfortable and stable enough to.... More

Best 2020 Road bike’s under £1000

Cycles UK | 13/03/2020 14:28:27

£1000 has traditionally been an accessible price point for road bikes. Up until recently, it was the limit for most cycle to work schemes. You can still get a great quality road bike with a choice of styles and equipment for £1000. Pretty much all the road bikes at this price point will come with an aluminium frame.... More

A Lighter, More Connected Electric Bike – Meet the new Specialized Turbo Levo SL

Cycles UK | 10/02/2020 08:50:01

Specialized are one of the few manufacturers on the market making their own electric bike systems. Pretty much everyone else uses the same Bosch or Shimano motors, batteries and display units. Designing their own motors, batteries and software allows Specialized to do things a little differently and their latest innovation is the Turbo Levo SL. Most electric.... More

Go Exploring with the Bontrager Adventure Range

Cycles UK | 03/02/2020 16:30:04

Gravel riding and bike packing are super popular at the moment and Bontrager have just launched a new range of Adventure clothing and bags. Both are aimed at riders who want to explore, rather than race, and want to look stylish doing it. The range includes Adventure shorts for both men and women. They are outer shorts.... More

2020 Cannondale Electric Bikes Range Guide

Cycles UK | 01/02/2020 09:56:42

Cannondale have been making electric bikes for a couple of years but for 2020 they have hugely increased their range. Cannondale are now making electric bikes for virtually all kinds of cycling including road, mountain, touring and commuting. We have demo bikes available for a lot of the 2020 Cannondale electric range so you can test.... More

Meet Sirrus X – a genre busting flat-bar gravel bike

Cycles UK | 31/01/2020 10:12:16

When we heard that Specialized were planning to stop making their Crosstrail bikes the reaction was that it was a bit ‘brave’. The Crosstrail has been one of Specialized’s best-selling bikes for years, and one of our best-selling bikes at Cycles UK. The replacement for the Crosstrail is the new Sirrus X which takes the idea of ‘hybrid’.... More

Reasons to ride a bike

Cycles UK | 17/01/2020 16:16:49

what are the reasons to ride a bike? It's an important question because the strength of the answer dictates how easily you can be dissuaded. Is there a better time than a new year to review the reasons to ride and how to overcome the reasons we don't. I recently read an article which echoes what.... More