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Benefits of coffee

Benefits of coffee

A pre-ride espresso or café stop latte is a key component of cycling culture, but recently the Swiss government caused uproar when they decreed that coffee wasn’t essential to life.
Can you get by without that morning coffee or is it part of your daily routine?

What type of bike is best for commuting?

What type of bike is best for commuting?

Do you commute to work on one of these bikes? Or perhaps you are looking to commute but don’t know where to start?
Here are some of the most common choices for commuters who cycle to work.

Commuter Essentials

Commuter Essentials

Getting a flat tyre in a morning can really ruin your commute and have you arriving to the office flustered and late.
Overcome those tricky situations with these commuter essentials that will get you to the office on time.

Clip vs Clipless

Clip vs Clipless

Using flat pedals helps for convenience and stopping at traffic lights, whereas clipped pedals help you to transfer more power to the wheels to get to your destination faster.
Which ones are better for the morning commute to work?

Manchester cycling infrastructure

Manchester cycling infrastructure

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is set to meet this week to discuss a number of new cycling and walking schemes which will represent the single biggest investment in cycling and walking infrastructure in the region.

What to eat before you commute

What to eat before you commute

Breakfast is an essential meal, it helps prepare and energise you for the day ahead. It’s even more important if you have a long cycle to work.
Start the day off right by following these tips on what to eat before your morning commute.