Cycling Tips

Cycling and Mental Health

The 13-19th of May saw The Mental Health Foundation host mental health awareness week. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common forms of mental disorders in the UK. According to Mind – the mental health charity – 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental […]

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New Bike Accessories

Bike Accessories to Remember

So you have spent weeks looking around for a new bike and you have finally made your purchase. However, whether it’s an absolute bargain in the sales – or that dream machine you’ve been saving for, don’t get caught out by forgetting to buy a few simple accessories. We’ve put […]

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Cycling Solo

Cycling Solo

We all have our preferences when it comes to cycling. Some of us like to hook-up with our cycling club for a gentle Sunday social. Others prefer to smash out a high-paced chain-gang ride – looking like a breakaway group in a one day race, with 5km to go. Sometimes […]

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Cycling in the Wind

Some weather conditions are simply not fun to ride in. As cyclists, windy days are one of the worst. Having spent plenty of days battling a headwind on a ‘get out for a spin’ type of ride, we put together a few basic tips which we use at AATR to […]

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Buying a Secondhand Bike

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to walk into a bike shop or look online and say “I’ll have that one”. However, this is the real world and shelling out a (often) large sum of money for a new bike may not be possible or practical. But fear not, […]

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Winterproof Your Bike

This time of year, some cyclists will hang up their bike for the winter whilst others will be planning and preparing to cycle through it the cold, wet season. If you are lucky enough to have a specific winter bike, you will probably already have it winterproof. Ready for riding […]

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5 Tips for Locking Your Bike Up

Locking your bike up sounds like an obvious thing to do, if you’re leaving it somewhere unattended. However, plenty of cyclists either don’t bother or don’t lock their bike securely enough. Community cycling website cyclinguk.org note that between April 2014 and March 2016 there were 327,000 bike theft incidents in England […]

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Cycling to Work

More and more people are taking to the bike to get them to their place of work – especially as the weather improves and we head into Summer months. But riding during rush hour can be a daunting experience for both new and experienced cyclists. Here’s our guide to help […]

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Cycling in a Sportive Event

So you are wanting to take part in you first cycling sportive event. You know it’s going to be a challenge but it is your chance to put some real miles into your cycling. But where do you start? Here’s our tips for cycling in a sportive event. 1. Finding […]

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