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British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Bike Ride 2017

This Sunday we were delighted to support British Heart Foundation’s London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride.

This amazing event is now in its 42nd year and saw 15,000, yes 15,000! cyclists depart from Clapham Common in London to cycle along a 50 mile traffic free route all the way to Brighton beach.

With an experienced team …

Pumping Up Your Tyres: The Basics – Updated For The Summer!

We are often surprised to find bicycles coming into our workshop with under inflated tyres.

Not only does this result in premature tyre wear, it also means you are more at risk of getting a puncture. Also, an under-inflated tyre will increase your rolling resistance meaning you will not glide along in an efficient manner. …

Cycle Safety Part 1: “Be safe…. be seen” LIGHTS

We love cycling at havebike, we have been cycling for years, we cycled to school on our bikes and now find ourselves commuting to work. Cycling all year round means that we have to be prepared for the darker nights and mornings this time of year.

Back in the 1990s all we had were a …

Tips & Tricks to Keep Bike Repair Bills Down This Winter

Here are a few cheeky tips and tricks to keep bike repair bills down this winter.

We love to see you guys and girls still out on the roads despite the darker, chillier commute, but spare a thought for your trusty ride. Winter can be pretty harsh on your bike and his/her/its components so we …

Crunch Time – so good we’ve reposted it!

My bike is making an awful crunching noise when I change gears. It’s a fairly new, top-end set of wheels. What’s going wrong?

When people complain that their gears are noisy we often find they’re ‘crossing the chain’. This is when your chain is in a diagonal line, either sitting on the biggest chainring – …

London Revolution (Save £30)

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the London Revolution, riding an incredible 188 miles over over two days.

Over 400 bikes checked

havebike’s mechanical support team were kept extremely busy. We saw all sorts of bikes including Bromptons, a couple of Tandems and even a Boris Bike (or should that be Sadiq Cycle?)

Our technicians fixed …

Supporting the Dulux Trade London Revolution

havebike are delighted to be supporting the Dulux Trade London Revolution – The UK’s biggest multi-day cycling event.

Riders will cover 185 miles over the 14th & 15th May 2016. With regular pit stops along the route, chaperones, medical support and a half-way basecamp providing hot food, steaming showers and yoga classes the Dulux Trade …

Working in partnership with Wiggle


Wiggle encircles M25 to launch new Service & Repair Service for cyclists in the Capital

Now cyclists in the Capital can have their bikes serviced and repaired courtesy of Wiggle Service & Repair. Cyclists can book online around the clock, seven days a week …

Storm Imogen

We’re glad to see the back of storm Imogen. It’s been so windy that a bike race was canceled after cyclists (including the Brownlee brothers) were blown off their bikes, so if you managed any miles at the weekend, or battled a headwind on your commute, then kudos to you.

All that wind and rain …

Two wheels good (& save £32)

Did you see the news from TfL this week? Rush hour cyclists in central London are set to outnumber drivers within the next few years.

Latest figures from Transport for London show that the number of motorists has more than halved in recent years with just 64,000 on the roads of the capital in …