Cycling Tips

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 …

How to be a Mountain Biker in London

London may have lots of green space throughout the city, but for the mountain biker it might not quite fit the bill. Fear not however, as London has more off-road-action available nearby than at first glace! Let’s take a look at some excellent riding locations and facilities not far from London for all types …

Becoming a weekend warrior in London: where to start?

London is busy, bustling and diverse and we believe the best ways to experience it is on two wheels. If you’re considering taking your riding to the next level, we’ve compiled a crash course on how to make the most of road riding in London.

You’ve got a bike, you’ve got some gear and you’re …

What makes a cyclist? Taking the step above casual.

We’re not ones to blow our own trumpet too hard but we love cycling and want more people to love it. For many, it can feel like a step too far to call themselves a ‘cyclist’, but is this a step we all take eventually?

A cyclist takes many forms and anyone can be a …

Benefits of cycling in the inner-city

Over lockdown, cycling increased by 300% in the UK. Across the nation, temporary cycle lanes have popped up alongside huge pushes to increase spending and create more permanent solutions to congestion, pollution and public health. Cycling is a crucial component to all these issues; here are just a few of the benefits of choosing …

Get ahead of the game for winter commuting

As much as we’re avoiding thinking about it, there is a chill in the air and autumn is approaching. Riding in the colder months needn’t be a chore. A few simple steps will make you safer, more comfortable and less prone to unwelcome expense.

The single best thing you can do for your bike through …

Cycling to Work P2 : The ‘M’ Check

Like checking the oil or tyre pressures on your car, there are also things you can check on your bike to ensure that it’s safe to ride.  We use an easy to remember system to help, called The M-Check.  

Starting at the front of your bike, check that your tyre is inflated; give it a squeeze!  Each individual will like their tyre pressures …


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 long-forgotten trusty steed from the shed, or just increasing your time in the saddle it really does show that the humble bicycle can stand the test of time!

What is truly fantastic is …

COVID 19 – Exercising Safely With Family Or By Yourself

With the beautiful weather, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out on your bike and enjoy some exercise with your household or by yourself.

But you may be wondering what is appropriate during the lockdown. Thankfully it’s pretty easy to stick to the Government advice when cycling. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:

CORONA VIRUS – Time To Rethink How You Commute To Work

At havebike, we have long advocated the use of the bicycle – cycling to work is a fantastic way to keep fit, avoid the stresses of public transport, save money (which you can spend on your bike kit instead), as well as helping do your bit for the planet.

There are those of us who …