Sep 252014
 
Hopefully not your commute

As the days draw shorter, temperatures plummet and a new crop of Freshers arrive in Hollyoaks village, it can only mean one thing – that’s right, the holidays are over.  But that doesn’t just mean the return of the X Factor and unsuccessful attempts at layering.  It also means your commute to work is about to get approximately 400% more annoying. Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you tips on how to stay safe, warm and dry on your commute over the coming months.

Being Visible

Colder temperatures and lashing rain do have implications for safe cycling and are environmentally certainly less pleasant to cycle in, but the most noticeable seasonal difference is the dwindling light and one of the most important elements of cycling safety is visibility. Continue reading »

Sep 252014
 

The ChampionTeam GGB have today been letting our inner bike geeks run riot around the Cycle Show at Birmingham’s NEC.  A plethora of new products are on show, from the ridiculously desirable to a few which are simply ridiculous.  Make sure you click on the thumbnails below to see full size images!

The exhibition is the biggest in its history and is a chance for visitors to feast their eyes on some brand new machines.  However, today being “trade & press day”, it also represents one of the best opportunities for the cycle trade to network, discuss industry trends and look at each other surreptitiously to see who has the most “suspension travel”.

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Sep 182014
 
UK

GGB is not a political organisation, so we will leave the serious commentary on today’s referendum to those more qualified and wish Scotland well, whatever the result.  However, here at GGB Towers we firmly believe in the power of analysing global events through the medium of cycling (the older of you will recall our article explaining the fall of the Berlin Wall via tubular tire technology – what a read!).

So, here is the question – which of the “Home Nations” has given the UK the greatest cycling success? Where does the pool of talent lie in our union, and which laggards are dragging the team down towards the lower reaches of the cycling firmament?  Perhaps around Guatemala and Gabon.  Are we indeed “Better Together” or should we strike out each alone?

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Sep 112014
 
The Tickets

So you’ve read GGB’s Cycle Show 2014 preview and you can’t wait for the event… but what could be better than visiting the UK’s premier cycling show for free?!

We have two free tickets (courtesy of our friends at the Cycle Show) to give away for anyone who can follow a simple set of instructions.  Take your husband, take your wife or even take some man you met wearing Lycra in a park!

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Sep 112014
 

logo_cycle_show2014Taking place after another astonishing summer for British cycling which saw Le Tour in Britain (and subsequently most British stars falling off their bikes) the 2014 Cycle Show is shaping up to be the biggest and best in its history.

Birmingham’s NEC will provide the suitably large venue from 25-28 September 2014 for this year’s show and a host of big name brand exhibitors and special guests will be in attendance.

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Sep 052014
 

ToB_FL_2014_rgb_172x72With a challenging route and an array of world class riders competing, the 2014 edition of the Tour of Britain looks set to be the best yet.

Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky will be in attendance with the aim of defending the title. The tour will also allow Wiggo to step up his preparation for the time trial world championship later on in September. Fans will surely be excited at the prospect of seeing him perform in Britain after he was brutally left out of Team Sky’s Tour de France squad. Continue reading »