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Blog post: Child-carrying tricycles

Some child-carrying tricycles come with seats on the back, which are a good means of carrying children without the traditional problems associated with mounting and dismounting the bike. However, these tricycles can be very wide and are not suit...

Blog post: Cycle to Work scheme and tax allowances

Your employer can either sign up for the Cycle to Work scheme with a participating bike shop or a third-party company such as Cyclescheme to purchase a tax-free bicycle. Here’s how it works: Your employer sings up for the scheme; You ...

Blog post: Buying a secondhand bike

You can pick up some great bargains buying secondhand, but there are two major pitfalls: Buying a poor quality bike Buying a stolen bike You need some expertise in bikes, or a knowledgeable advisor, to avoid the first problem. However, a...

Blog post: Damage to your bike and insurance

After a collision, always inspect your bike carefully for damage, even if it appears to be fine. Some damage can only be seen on close inspection and structural damage could prove dangerous at a later date. If you are not sure what to look for, t...

Blog post: Cycle theft insurance

Your bicycle may already be covered on your household insurance, but if this is the case it’s important to check the fine print – many people choose to purchase separate cycle theft insurance to avoid the large excess and strict requ...

Blog post: Toolkit

You don't need much to maintain the basics on your bike; a few tools, some time, good light ...and a bit of patience! You should start by getting the following tools and equipment: Bicycle pump. A track pump with a gauge (see photo) is most ...