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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 …

ELECTRIC BIKES (E-BIKES) MAINTENANCE ADVICE

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:

-Cleaning
-Lubrication
-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 …

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 …