How to change a rear cassette in 5 minutes  

How to change a rear cassette in 5 minutes  

If you’re like me and have experienced the dreaded moment when you’re pedaling hard and your chain slips or changes gear unexpectedly, making you slip off your bike and smashing straight into your handlebars between you legs “ouch!’. Then you might want to look at changing your rear cassette, as the teeth might be worn down causing the annoying slipping of the chain.

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A Practical Guide To Long Distance Cycling

A Practical Guide To Long Distance Cycling

So you’re thinking of trying a spot of long distance cycling are you? With summer now in full swing, you may be thinking of getting out on the open road and having a crack at it! And why not? With longer days, warmer nights and a nice cold drink outside with friends. Hey, am I talking about cycling or your Top Guide To Having a BBQ? (Focus Mark) 

A practical guide to long distance cycling

 

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What’s the best cycling shoe for you?

What’s the best cycling shoe for you?

Looking for the best cycling shoe? Choosing the right cycling shoe can make a huge difference if you’re serious about cycling. On the other hand, if you’re a casual rider or commuting over short distances then possibly not. But if you commute for 20 minutes or longer every day, or you’re thinking of cycling in an upcoming event, or you enjoy weekend rides with friends. Then cycling shoes can give you that edge you’re looking for.

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Hydration for cycling: 3 useful tips to stay hydrated

Hydration for cycling: 3 useful tips to stay hydrated

It’s no secret that staying hydrated whilst cycling is one of the key ingredients to overall health and performance whilst on long rides. In this article, I want to share with you 3 handy tips that I have picked up over the years. These tips should keep you feeling your best and enjoying those long rides. And with summer fast approaching it’s even more important as we will inevitably lose more fluids through hard work and climbing those hills. If we fail to take in the correct amount of fluids, and the right type, we are sure to run into some issues.

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Inner’s urban cycling guide

Inner’s urban cycling guide

After cycling for many years and speaking to a lot of fellow cyclists, and having a few scrapes and near missed along the way. There are two common themes that always seem to get a mention. And that’s “safety for the cyclist and bike security” Whether you’re urban cycling for commuting, meeting friends or thinking about a short blast out of the city into the country, then this basic set up will keep you and your bike safe!

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My journey back into cycling

My journey back into cycling

Ever since I was a small child climbing trees and scraping my knees, I loved everything and anything to do with cycling or two wheels. I was lucky enough to own what now would be a very old school scooter with big chunky wheels, way before all of this small wheeled compact scooters came about. But yes I even like those! Cycling has enriched my life for the best. 

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Benefits of Using a Respro Mask

Benefits of Using a Respro Mask

I can’t tell you how happy I was to get out on the bike early this morning before the traffic started to build up. I usually like to get out at 7am, at this time it’s perfect for enjoying the open roads without the pollution and noise. It always feels nice to get out and head through the city when the traffic is quiet, especially if I want to avoid choking on the city fumes  –  If you’re like me who is sensitive to fumes and smoke then I bet I’m not alone in saying that I dislike having to hold my breath when I get stuck behind a double-decker bus, or a poorly maintained white van kicking out a tonne of black smoke. That’s where the Respro Mask can help!

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Clean a road bike in 10 easy steps

Clean a road bike in 10 easy steps

It’s been a long winter but we have made it through, and I have to admit that I have not been looking after my two-wheeled companion. It’s collected a fair amount of dirt, grease, salt and who knows what from our lovely British winter roads. So it deserves a proper clean and maintenance check as we approach the summer months (quiet sigh of relief) I cannot praise the Specialised Allez enough. It’s hands down the best budget bike that I have ever ridden! It can certainly withstand the test of my aggressive winter riding style anyway! Cleaning a road bike can get a bit messy, especially if you have left it as long as I have.

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