You'll find all of our guides below. We do try to update these on a fairly regular basis, but if you have a suggestion for a guide you feel is missing, or a way in which we can improve an existing guide, please let us know. Enjoy.

  • Beginners Guide to Gravel Riding

    03/05/2022
    11 minutes
    Firstly, depending on where you live in the world, ‘gravel’ bike riding can often realistically end up involving more ‘mud’ than ‘gravel’ – all terrain in a nutshell, from tarmac roads to tame Mo...
  • Beginners Guide To MTB

    08/04/2022
    6 minutes
    While mountain bikes share some similarities with road bikes; they have wheels, pedals and a saddle. There are a lot of differences if you are moving to mountain biking from road riding. Generall...
  • Beginners Guide to Road Riding

    06/04/2022
    7 minutes
    Firstly, ‘road riding’ generally means the recreational type of cycling you often see on a weekend, if you want to ride on the roads to get to work, or the shops, our Guide to Commuting might be...
  • Beginners-Guide-to-Commuting

    03/05/2022
    10 minutes
    There is a seemingly ever expanding list of reasons commuting by bike makes sense, follow our tips and guidance to make it even easier. Distance & Route A little bit of planning goes a lon...
  • Bike Accessories Guide

    19/04/2022
    5 minutes
    Accessories for your bike include all the little add-ons which make your bike more suited to you. When a bike leaves the factory it is a bit like an empty house, it needs a little furniture to m...
  • Bike Gadgets Guide

    09/02/2022
    6 minutes
    Bike training tech’ gadgets have come a long way. There are a lot of options depending on your budget and what you want to know as you ride, or when you get home and upload to your computer....
  • Bike Light Guide

    11/04/2022
    8 minutes
    Lights are the one accessory which can most significantly improve your visibility on the roads and trails, both in terms of being seen by others and lighting your way. When are they req...
  • Commuter & Urban Bike Guide

    11/04/2022
    6 minutes
    There are a huge array of commuter / urban bikes available. The best commuter bike for you depends on a few factors including where you live, terrain you ride on, distance you usually cover and,...
  • Cyclocross & Gravel Bike Guide

    26/01/2022
    7 minutes
    Cyclocross bikes have been around almost as long as road bikes, the first cyclocross race in Europe was in France in 1902. Cyclocross as a sport has had peaks and troughs of popularity throughou...
  • Disc Brake Guide

    28/01/2022
    6 minutes
    Hydraulic disc braking with calipers and a rotor provide the most efficient and powerful braking, because of this, they are used on most forms of transport, from jumbo jets to bikes. Having been...
  • Electric Bike Guide

    21/12/2021
    7 minutes
    Ebikes are the fastest growing market in worldwide bike sales and it’s easy to understand why. As well as regular bike riders looking for a little assistance, for people previously ‘put off# by...
  • Factory Road Disc Wheelset Guide

    15/05/2022
    12 minutes
    How are Road Disc Wheelsets Different? Wheelsets for disc brake bikes have specifically designed hubs which feature mounts for rotors to be fitted to enable the wheels to be slowed down unde...
  • Factory Road Wheelset Guide

    15/05/2022
    10 minutes
    What Are Road Wheelsets? Bicycle wheels play a large role in how the bike performs, this is especially the case with road bike wheelsets as road bikes are lighter, more responsive and the ef...
  • Glasses Guide

    14/03/2022
    4 minutes
    Many riders choose to ride wearing glasses, not just to look cool, but to help protect eyes from insects and other things which can irritate or cause damage to the eye. 80% of all information re...
  • Gravel & Cyclocross Tyres Guide

    15/05/2022
    9 minutes
    Gravel & Cyclocross Tyres Guide Gravel and Cyclocross tyres are specifically designed for the various types of terrain and conditions which gravel and cyclocross riders typically enjoy. As w...
  • Groupset Guide

    28/01/2022
    13 minutes
    A groupset is the collective name for the components for gearing, braking and drivetrain. Three main manufacturers, Shimano, Campagnolo and Sram produce a range of groupsets for different types...
  • Handlebars Guide

    03/05/2022
    8 minutes
    Regardless of what type of handlebars you use, they all offer a level of comfort and control for your ride. The seemingly subtle differences of shape, width and angle can hugely effect rider comf...
  • Home Trainer Guide

    09/02/2022
    9 minutes
    Indoor training has transformed in recent years. No longer are home trainers just for winter months. Online training and racing platforms, such as Zwift, have made the indoor trainer an evergree...
  • Kids Bike Guide

    17/12/2021
    9 minutes
    Bikes aimed at youngsters differ from adult bikes. They are targeted towards their recommended age group and their level of development. From balance bikes suitable for helping develop little on...
  • Locks & Security Guide

    11/04/2022
    9 minutes
    As bikes have become a more popular transport option again in recent years, locks and bike security have become more important too. Having a good, solid lock and taking care in how and where you...
  • Mountain Bike Guide

    06/04/2022
    10 minutes
    Choosing a mountain bike can seem a little daunting for newcomers to the world of fat tyres and flat bars. Just as there is with road bikes, there’s a broad spectrum of MTB types, targeting diff...
  • Mountain bike helmet guide

    18/05/2022
    7 minutes
    Bike helmets can get a little overlooked compared to bikes and clothing. They are often taken for granted and not really given a second thought, until that one time they are needed – that’s when...
  • Mountain Bike Shoes Guide

    06/04/2022
    8 minutes
    Mountain Bike Shoes Guide There are two different camps when it comes to Mountain Bike Shoes, Flatties (flat shoes) or Spuds (SPD - click in type). Each style of shoes (and pedal) has its me...
  • Mountain Bike Tyres Guide

    06/04/2022
    11 minutes
    Tyres for mountain bikes all look similar in shape and colour, so how do you pick a good one? Mountain bike tyres are, after all, very important. They provide the patch of contact with trail and...
  • Off-Road Frameset Guide

    28/01/2022
    7 minutes
    Bike framesets for off-road riding vary from gravel and cyclocross framesets through to mountain bike frames suitable for each of the disciplines from cross country to jump bikes and those design...
  • Pedals Guide

    31/01/2022
    9 minutes
    All pedals are not the same, they vary hugely depending on their intended use. While flat pedals are great for simplicity and comfort in casual shoes, longer road rides are better with click-in...
  • Power Meter Guide

    20/12/2021
    7 minutes
    Probably the most important training aid developed for the mass market competitive bike rider’s, power meters come in a variety of guises, including pedal, crank and bottom bracket based systems...
  • Road Bike Frameset Guide

    28/01/2022
    15 minutes
    The frameset is the central core of any bike. Whether you are replacing a damaged frameset or building your dream machine, the right frameset makes all the difference. The frameset is the ma...
  • Road Bike Guide

    28/01/2022
    12 minutes
    Featuring drop handlebars and sleek lines, a road bike is the collective name for bikes designed to be ridden on smooth tarmac roads. With their narrower wheels and more streamlined riding posit...
  • Road Bike Helmet Guide

    20/12/2021
    8 minutes
    Bike helmets can get a little overlooked compared to bikes and clothing. They are often taken for granted and not really given a second thought, until that one time they are needed – that’s when...
  • Road Bike Shoes Guide

    03/05/2022
    7 minutes
    While in theory, you can quite easily pedal a bike in any old shoes, while this might be fine for a trip to the local shops, heading out for a longer or faster ride requires more specialist footw...
  • Road Bike Tyres Guide

    15/05/2022
    7 minutes
    Tyres for road bikes all look similar in shape and colour, so how do you pick a good one? Road bike tyres are, after all, very important. They provide your tiny point of contact with the road an...
  • Saddle Guide

    20/12/2021
    10 minutes
    Bike saddles come in all shapes and sizes, for both sexes and for each cycling discipline. Finding the right saddle for you can be tricky and time consuming, read our guide to gain an understand...
  • Spring & Autumn Road Clothing Guide

    18/05/2022
    6 minutes
    Generally the most difficult time of year to dress for, spring and autumn can place you firmly on the weather god’s huge roulette wheel. With weather ranging from ‘baltic’ to ‘scorchio# and relat...
  • Stem Guide

    01/02/2022
    7 minutes
    On all bikes, stems have the critical job of connecting the handlebars to the fork steerer tube. Stems tend to have two bolts to join the steerer tube and four bolts where they attach to the han...
  • Summer Road Clothing Guide

    14/03/2022
    10 minutes
    The best time to ride a bike? Most people think so. Choose the right clothing to maximize your enjoyment; while a short ride to the shops or pub can be tackled in any clothing, longer rides are...
  • Time Trial and Triathlon Bike Guide

    08/02/2022
    6 minutes
    These types of bikes are designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, to minimize drag, so that the rider can travel faster than a standard road bike while producing the same amount of power. Drag...
  • Touring & Hybrid Tyres Guide

    15/05/2022
    6 minutes
    Tyres for road touring and hybrid bikes all look similar in shape and colour, so how do you pick a good one? Bike tyres are, after all, very important. They provide your tiny point of contact wi...
  • Winter Road Clothing Guide

    11/04/2022
    7 minutes
    Bike riding in winter is much more enjoyable if you are comfortable and warm. It’s a good idea to try to dress for 20 minutes into your ride. This is when you have got the blood pumping and gene...
  • Workshop Tool Guide

    19/04/2022
    10 minutes
    Having your own tools at home is a great way to take care of own bike maintenance. In today’s world of information, everything that you could possibly do in terms of maintenance with a bike has b...