Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

Black Friday - 10% Off 2019 Bikes

Cycles UK | 16/11/2018 15:37:31

As part of our 2018 Black Friday sale we are doing 10% off 2019 bikes for a limited time only. You can get 10% off the RRP of 2019 bikes using the code BIKES10 either in-store or online. This is the first of our Black Friday offers to be revealed. We’ll be releasing more Black Friday.... More

The 2019 Specialized Hotwalk Is The Kids Bike We Wish We Had Growing Up

Cycles UK | 14/11/2018 10:27:16

The Specialized Hotwalk is our best selling balance bike and for 2019 it comes in a new range of colours and has a new, easy to use, frame design.                                                  A balance bike is sort of a mix between a scooter and a kids bike with a.... More

Cycles UK Ride Happy Commitments

Cycles UK | 26/10/2018 13:13:59

The Cycles UK Ride Happy commitments bring together our online and in-store policies so you get a simple and easy experience whichever way you choose to buy. There are three elements to the Ride Happy commitments. They are: We Deliver Not only do we build, fit and safety check your bike ourselves, we.... More

2019 Specialized Turbo Levo, More Power, More Trails, More Fun

Cycles UK | 19/09/2018 13:45:00

The 2019 Specialized Turbo Levo is here and Specialized have lots to tell you about it. That’s a good thing, Specialized have been working hard on their new long travel electric trail bike, so there is a big list of impressive improvements and eye-catching new figures. The first thing you will notice about the new Levo is.... More

Guide to Indoor Trainers

Cycles UK | 06/09/2018 12:16:00

As the temperature drops and the nights get darker it gets harder and harder to get out on your bike. Indoor training using turbo trainers and rollers has been a popular way to keep up form through the winter for many years but it always used to be pretty boring. Most turbo trainers were set at a steady.... More

What Is A MIPS Helmet?

Cycles UK | 02/09/2018 12:02:00

MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. The MIPS technology was developed, and is owned, by a Swedish company who license it to helmet manufacturers. You will normally see the yellow MIPS logo on the back or side of helmet that use the system. More and more cycle helmet manufacturers are using the MIPS system. It is.... More

Bike Lights – How many Lumens do you need?

Cycles UK | 01/09/2018 14:09:00

Most bike lights are now rated in Lumens. A Lumen is a measure of the total visible light emitted and is commonly used for all kinds of bulbs. If you are used to buying light bulbs in the old Watts measurements a quick guide is: 40 Watt Bulb = 450 Lumens 60 Watt Bulb = 800.... More

2019 Cycling Light Guide - Find your Perfect Lights

Cycles UK | 01/09/2018 09:10:00

There is no escaping the fact that the summer is ending. Days are shorter, evenings darker and the weather is looking, well, a little more British! Is that going to stop us cycling? No way. Light up and ride! We are gathering everything you need to enjoy autumn cycling to it's fullest, starting with a new range.... More

What's New In The 2019 Trek Bike Range?

Cycles UK | 30/08/2018 11:29:00

Trek have a heap of new and exciting things for 2019 and we have already seen a number of bikes released, like the new Madone. They have also continued some models from 2018, which you can read about in our Which Models Are Trek Continuing In 2019 guide. Road Yes, the new.... More

Best Mountain Bikes Under £500 for 2019

Cycles UK | 25/08/2018 16:05:00

If you are looking to buy your first proper mountain bike then £500 is a popular price point. At £500 a mountain bike should be capable of serious off-road use. If you want to enter your first race, visit trail centres or just explore your local tracks these bikes will be capable of it. Most of them will.... More

2019 GT Bikes Explained

Cycles UK | 24/08/2018 15:22:00

GT was founded in 1979 by Gary Turner and is still one of the big names in the cycling industry today. Many of the names in the GT mountain bike range have been around since the beginnings of the sport and older mountain bikers will know names like the Zaskar and Karakoram. GT Bicycles don't just trade off.... More

2019 Specialized Stumpjumper Short Travel, Long Travel & Evo

Cycles UK | 24/08/2018 11:31:00

Back in April, we posted about Specialized’s new Stumpjumper that had just been released. Back then the only models on sale were carbon, there were no aluminium bikes and the Evo wasn’t obtainable either. Now the full range is available in a broad selection of different geometries, specs and colours, meaning that there is a Stumpjumper.... More

What's New In The 2019 Specialized Bike Range?

Cycles UK | 16/08/2018 12:08:00

Specialized have carried over a number of bikes in to 2019 as we previously mentioned in our Which Models Are Specialized Continuing in to 2019 article, and as they are trying to move away from the traditional model year way of releasing bikes we have already seen the release of a few of the 2019 models, like the.... More

What’s new in the 2019 Cannondale Bike Range?

Cycles UK | 08/08/2018 14:32:00

Cannondale are a brand known for their technology and innovation so it’s always interesting to see what new bikes they are launching. Like some of the other big brands they are continuing a few of their 2018 bikes into 2019 largely unchanged. The main models which are staying the same are: Cannondale SuperSix Evo.... More

Electric Bike Buyers Guide

Cycles UK | 08/08/2018 14:28:00

Electric bike technology has improved massively in the last few years and they are now very reliable and easy to ride. Electric bikes, also known as ebikes, are already very popular in Europe and sales are increasing in the UK. Official organisations are now starting to get behind ebikes and Transport for London are among those promoting their.... More