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Latest News & Updates at Cycles UK

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

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 2021

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

We've rounded up some of our best Black Friday deals for you on bikes, clothing, helmets and more. Our Black Friday sale runs until midnight on 30th November 2021. You can save even more by using our Black Friday discount codes. View Black Friday Deals You can save even more by using our Black.... More

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