A guest post today from one of our Going Going Bike followers on Twitter - accidento bizarro.
Welcome to a regular series of guest blogs from our friends at London Bike Kitchen on DIY bicycle maintenance. Every month, London Bike Kitchen’s founder Jennifer Gwiazdowski will be approaching a bicycle maintenance topic through the eyes of a novice and providing a step by step guide on how to fix it. This month, Jennifer explains how to fix a flat puncture.
If you haven’t trained for a long bike ride (as I found out on our GGB Casual Ride last Sunday), the chances are that your muscles will be very sore the next day. It got us thinking here at GGB what is the best way to aid recovery after a long, hard ride. Is the usual casual cyclists’ post ride recovery strategy (ie visit to the pub) the best option?
Buying a bicycle can be a challenge! This is particularly the case for women as the obvious physical differences between women and men can make it hard for women to find the ideal bike for them or the right fit in a male dominated bike world.
Buying a bike for the first time can fill many with trepidation. One of the most common questions asked to me by friends who want to buy a bike for the first time is what size bike do I need?
As cyclists, we’ve probably been a victim of bike theft or know someone who has. I’ve had a bicycle nicked, oddly enough from a secure location, which required a code to enter the premises.
On the evening before a sportive there is no time left for training but there is much still to be done to ensure the following day is a success. The hours before your event are all about the final preparations and making sure you arrive at the start line on time, with everything you need for the day ahead and in good spirits.
Cleaning your bike and getting it ready for a ride is really simple. It’s also a cost effective way of making your bike look great. There are loads of reasons to clean your bike. Making it ride better, last longer and look good are just three of them.
After what might seem like the longest winter ever, the cold mornings and dark afternoons are subsiding leading to the inevitable increase in exercise activity across the UK.
Are you thinking about a bit of bike maintenance after the recent bad weather? The combination of snow, grit and then slush wasn’t great for riding and it was even worse for my bike. But where is the best place to get a bicycle service or have your bike repaired?