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#BikeIsBest for greener, safer streets.

PUBLIC BACKS GREENER, SAFER STREETS BUT IS BEING SILENCED BY MINORITY, RESEARCH SHOWS

 

77%of Brits support measures in their local area to encourage cycling and walking. Measures are supported by 6.5 people for every 1 against
80% of Brits who expressed a preference want the UK’s streets redesigned to protect pedestrians and cyclists from …

CYCLING TO WORK: SOME USEFUL TIPS

With all Covid restrictions removed, how about making your return to work a healthy, happy, stress-free commute!  Here are some pointers to get you 24started on using your bicycle for your daily commute.

Commuting Essentials

We’re thrilled to see so many cyclists on the roads at the moment; whether you’re new to cycling, pulling out a …

The New Highway Code

Being ‘ambushed by cake’ aside, one of the hot topics for the twitterdom this week is the NEW HIGHWAY CODE. ‘Cyclists in the middle of the road’, ‘they should pay road tax’, ‘lycra wearing *****’, etc’. But, let’s dig past the keyboard-burning outrage and see what’s really new and how it affects us cyclists …

Dear Santa, this year I would like… 

Have you written your Christmas List yet? Getting tired of receiving novelty bicycle pattern ties and socks?  To give you (and Santa) some inspiration, we’ve asked our team what bicycle/bicycle-related presents they want to be unwrapping on Christmas Day. Judging by the prices of some of them, they really do think they have been good …

The Cycling Event Of The Year

Last night I was delighted to be a guest of BDO at the inaugural black-tie dinner for the cycling industry – the Champions of Cyclesport, to celebrate cycling and to raise funds for action.

Taking place at the prestigious Hurlingham Club with the stunningly regal private members club backdrop, this unique gala is a night …

Race To Zero

#RaceToZero

As an SME that works in the bicycle industry, I take pride in the fact that havebike works in an industry helping to support people adopt the cleanest form of transport available – the humble bicycle! Whilst helping others reduce their emissions is a positive step, as a business (no matter that we are …

BDOVELO: Girona 2021

Cycling is the new golf! As our CEO Nick can often be heard saying. As well as being an avid cyclist and bicycle user, he’s also an ambassador for cycle networking group BDOVELO; a networking group aimed at professionals and business people who share a passion for cycling, business and networking.

This year, they had …

The Cycling BOOM

This week we sat down with a nice mug of tea for the World Bicycle Industry Association Webinar. Hosted by leading industry names we were given an in-depth look into the industry’s market outlook.  It was all very good news for cycling enthusiasts like us! 

As you imagine this year has seen many more people venture out and about on their bikes, whether for recreation or as a car …

November Challenge: tips for staying safe on winter roads

November Challenge tips for staying safe on winter roads

At havebike, we’re challenging you to set yourself a cycling goal this November. The challenge that exhibits the most creativity, commitment and ambition will be the lucky winner of a Muc-Off bike care kit! To enter, follow us, post on Instagram or tweet us with a …

Get ready for le Tour de France!

It’s a good old-fashioned case of good news, bad news.  Which would you like first?  Ok, good news:  The Tour de France is going ahead this year, bad news: without Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.

Sadly, but not totally unexpectedly, Chris and Geraint have been left out of Team Ineos for this year’s Tour de …