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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 …

Checking Your Brakes

Brake condition and maintenance

It’s time to check your brakes! Sadly brake condition is often a little overlooked by cyclists, as it’s less obvious there is a problem until you really need them! Below we run through the main check points to look out for. There is never any harm in changing your brake pads …

CYCLE TO WORK: ESSENTIAL COMMUTING KIT P4

Part 4: Winter clothing

It’s been a while since we chatted to our MD Nick about his cycle kit. With the onset of the ‘Beast from the East 2’ (aka winter weather), we thought it would be a good time to catch up to get some advice on winter commuting cycle clothing.

QUESTION: Hi Nick. How’s …

Ambulances on two (pedal powered) wheels

We are excited to show you our latest custom built bikes for St John Ambulance.

Their new Cycle Response Units (CRUs) are required to withstand the rigours of daily operational use, carrying medical equipment (including oxygen and a defibrillator) weighing in excess of 40kg, as well as medically trained personnel in full uniform.

These ambulances on …

“Be safe…. be seen” CLOTHING

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 1990’s all we had were a …

CYCLE TO WORK: ESSENTIAL COMMUTING KIT P3

Part 3: Bike Modifications

In the second to last instalment of our commuter advice blog we talk to havebike MD Nick Brown about what modifications he makes to his bike for commuting.

QUESTION: Hi Nick. Last time we talked about the different types of bikes you have commuted on. We’re keen to know accessories you bought …

CYCLE TO WORK: ESSENTIAL COMMUTING KIT P2

Part 2 – Choosing the right bike

Last week, our MD Nick took us through what equipment he carried in his bag when cycling to work. This week, we wanted to find out what type of bike he thinks is the best for commuting on.

QUESTION: Our readers loved your piece on what commuter kit you …

CYCLE TO WORK: ESSENTIAL COMMUTING KIT P1

Part 1: Kit in the bag!
Following the popularity of our MD Nick’s advice about
what he carries in his MTB riding pack, we’ve had a few requests for advice on what kit you should have with you if you are commuting to work.

We’ve grabbed Nick for 5 minutes to ask for his help on this …

…and what about protecting us?

It was extremely sad that on the National Cycle to Work Day last week, a cyclist was killed in a collision with a lorry; the seventh cyclist this year to be killed in London. According to Government statistics, each year over 100 cyclists are killed in the UK and more than 3000 seriously injured. …

WHAT’S IN YOUR RIDING PACK?

Our MD Nick has been riding and racing mountain bikes since the age of 13. Today he enjoys trail and enduro riding, regularly heading out to the French Alps. Nick’s also a qualified mountain bike guide and bicycle mechanic.

We wanted to ask Nick what he carries with him on his mountain bike days out …