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It’s the time of year all road cycling enthusiasts wait for; yes, it’s the Tour de France. As always, Cycles UK celebrates one of the biggest riding events in the cycling calendar. By encouraging you to get out and about on a road bike in our Tour de France Sale. If you buy a road bike from us. We’ll get you kitted out with either £100 or £200 worth of cycling accessories. If you’re thinking…

Cycles UK is now Recycling Tyres! Save the world, ride a bike is probably something you’ve heard before. Looking after the environment is more vital now than ever before. Plus with petrol prices up, it has never made more sense to use the bike for as many journeys as possible. Cycles UK has been recycling all our cardboard boxes for several years now. We’re always looking to improve; isn’t every cyclist?! So we are incredibly…

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since. ” Made for riders, by riders.” They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren’t around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on…

Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world and has one of the biggest ranges. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike…

Cannondale is not keen on rules. Cannondale thinks outside the box it has led to some of the most innovative bikes. They were one of the pioneers of aluminium and carbon bike frames. They have led the development of technology in mountain bike suspension for years. Cannondale‘s commitment to innovation means they do things their own way. When you buy a Cannondale bike you will be getting something a little bit special and different from…

Founded in 1997 by Jochim Aerts. Ridley is a brand of product innovation. What started as a small company quickly turned into a success. The brand soon became Belgium’s largest bicycle manufacturer.Ridley’s first innovative development was the conical headset. Introduced in 2001, the conical headset quickly became the standard in the bike industry. Proving they are not a one-hit-wonder, Ridley has made considerable innovations over the years. Notably in improving weight and strength in both…

Riese and Mūller was founded by bike riders, engineers, inventors, friends and entrepreneurs – Markus Riese and Heiko Müller. Riese and Mūller met in the early 80s while studying mechanical engineering at the University of Darmstadt. Initially, they spent their free time together in a garage converting bikes and optimising them with their designs and ideas. Purely a hobby – until 1992, when Markus had a completely new vision for folding bikes. Their vision was…

Cycles UK is honoured to announce we are stocking the BMC Brand bicycles for 2022, but who are BMC Bikes? BMC (Bicycle Manufacturing Company) began in 1986 – distributing Raleigh bikes. By 1994 they were making their own. The earliest days of BMC saw fast and monumental innovation across the bicycle industry. The late ’80s and early 90’s defined the ambitions of cycling, and BMC was perfectly positioned to make the fastest of those ambitions…

Raleigh Bikes are one of the UK and the world’s oldest & best-known bike brands. Established in 1887 by Sir Frank Bowden in Nottingham, England. Raleigh is most famous for bikes like Burners, Choppers, Grifters & Vektars. Raleigh became a world leader in bicycles, producing 100,000 cycles annually in the 1920’s. Only reducing production during the Second World War (1939-45); to concentrate on munitions work. Despite the war, the demand for Raleigh persisted, and they…

Deciding Which Cycling Shoes For Triathalon riding is complicated; there is no straightforward answer. Clipping into pedals is one of the best ways to increase your speed. Allowing you to add power on the pull and push of the pedal, which is vital when competing. Clipping in can be fiddly. If you’ve never done it before takes a little practice to get a feel for it. Clipping in works simply; you screw a cleat onto…