Entries by havebike

Your Code to Deciphering the Tour de France

You’d be forgiven for thinking the Tour de France isn’t interesting beyond the final 500 metres of each day. A century of tradition, mishaps and technological advancements have led to the strange and intricate tactics and rules that shape today’s race. There’s a lot to see over the three weeks and 3,500km around the …

Tour de France 2019 Update

Everything is still to play for at this year’s Tour de France with just over 2 mins separating the top 6 (at time of writing). We’ve got a raft of very capable winners all vying for victory, but what’s the latest news?

Geraint Thomas is always a good place to start. Reigning champion and contending …

Tour de France 2019 Preview

It’s that time once more… The 106th Tour de France starts this weekend.

3 weeks of pedal powered excursion… this time, starting in Brussels, with 2 full stages in Belgium before heading over the border. And it will not be an easy start to the Tour as riders will have to tackle the cobbled climbs …

Shimano XT 12-Speed

*Shimano Press Release:


Original MTB performance groupset and best pound-for-pound groupset go 12-speed

Building on the experiences of the world’s best mountain bike racers, Shimano has brought its race-winning technology to competitive and enthusiastic mountain bike riders.

The new DEORE XT M8100 series, the latest …

Bike Park Wales

A coupe of weekends ago we had the great pleasure of visiting Bike Park Wales with our good friend Cyclehoop. Bike Park Wales is an incredible network of trail for riders of all abilities. It’s built ‘by riders for riders’ and it’s the first full scale mountain bike park in the UK. With swooping …

The Italian Job Part 2

As the Giro d’Italia enters its concluding stages one Vincenzo Nibali, a twice former winner and Tour de France Champion, sits just 1 minute 54 behind race leader Richard Carapaz and is expected to make a charge for a third title.

“Given what I’ve done before and where I am, winning or losing counts a …

The Italian Job

It sometimes feels like a ‘best kept secret’ type of event, maybe because it doesn’t have the same public attention as the Tour de France… but, this is one for the cycling enthusiasts, like us, and anyone who fancies soaking up some panoramic Italian landscapes.

The 102nd Giro d’Italia road race, which rolled out of …

Tour de Yorkshire

I was very keen to get out on my Road Bike at the weekend. Not only because of the sun and spring air, but because I was feeling inspired from visiting the Tour de Yorkshire last week.

With a fair few woolly hats and warm coats on display, crowds of excited faces lined the roads …


The most common question we get with electric bikes (e-bikes), is “how do I look after the battery”? However, what often gets overlooked is just like any bike, an electric bike is going to need some routine maintenance, for example:

-Tyre pressure; and
-Regular servicing.

Therefore, we’ve set out below some handy hints …

Adventures In The Alps

If you aren’t a fan of the standard beach holiday, and can’t stand going back to Spain for the seventh time, Les Portes du Soleil is the answer to your holiday prayers. Also known as ‘The Door of the Sun’, Les Portes du Soleil is great for bike lovers, with four international renowned bike …