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Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

Custom Bikes at Cycles UK

Cycles UK | 27/07/2021 13:38:13

If you are looking for a custom bike build we have a few different options for you. Our shops on Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire and London can help you get your dream bike. The most popular route is to get a factory custom bike through programmes like Orbea MyO and Trek Project One. This lets you take.... More

2022 Trek Marlin Mountain Bike Range Explained

Cycles UK | 26/07/2021 17:30:15

The Trek Marlin is claimed to be the most popular mountain bike in the world, and we certainly sell a lot of them! For the 2022 model year (launched in spring 2021) the Marlin range has been extended so it now includes 5 different models, each of which comes in up to 4 different colours and up to.... More

Specialized Turbo Creo SL Demo Bikes Now Available

Cycles UK | 22/07/2021 14:23:47

All of our stores now have Specialized Turbo Creo SL demo bikes available to test. We have three models spread across our stores which are the Turbo Creo SL Comp E5, Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon and the Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon Evo. The Turbo Creo SL is a new generation of electric road bike..... More

Bike Boom Bike Stock Update

Cycles UK | 21/07/2021 11:18:49

As you may know there had been a bike boom during the pandemic. Cycling has become an incredibly popular way to exercise during the lockdowns and more people are commuting to work, and getting around town, by bike to avoid public transport. As well as making us healthier as a population this also reduces air pollution and green.... More

July Covid Update

Cycles UK | 16/07/2021 13:49:36

First of all we would like to thank all of our customers for their support during the pandemic. Our shops have been open all year and our store staff have worked hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment while juggling safety measures, unprecedented demand and supply shortages. We will continue to be open on and.... More

Introducing the Specialized Jett – A kids bike designed to last 3 summers

Cycles UK | 13/05/2021 10:09:27

Specialized have just launched their new kids bike platform, the Jett. It comes in 16”, 20” and 24” wheel versions to suit kids from 95cm to 147cm tall. The key selling point of the new Jett bikes is that they are designed to be as adjustable as possible so each size will last kids for up to 3.... More

What BMX bike should I get?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 17:16:34

BMX is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross or bike motocross. Often used for either racing or performing tricks, the different styles/sizes are normally split by either Race or Freestyle BMX. Race BMX bikes are for racing only, so built for racing on a dirt track. They tend to be light and will not hold up well.... More

Are cycling glasses necessary?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 17:04:37

You might be thinking sunglasses are only good for keeping the sun out of your eyes, so why wear them unless it's sunny. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays which can cause cataracts and even cancer. UV rays are present in winter, even on a cloudy day, as well as summer. Additionally, Sunglasses protect your eyes.... More

Are cycling socks worth it?

Cycles UK | 29/04/2021 16:58:55

It's essential to be comfortable on your bike. Most riders spend a lot of time looking into contact points such as the saddle, your feet and legs do a lot of hard work, cycling socks can make a difference to your ride comfort. Cycling socks come in various lengths, and if you're riding for leisure, then.... More

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