Cycling

  1. What is an electric bicycle?

    What is an electric bicycle? What is an electric bicycle?

    The New Wheel in San Francisco have produced this super little video that shows how an e-bike can have a powerful effect - improving your quality of life, your mood, your health and give you freedom you just do not get using public transport, schlepping around on foot or stuck in another traffic jam. Continue reading

  2. 7 Reasons to Get Your Bum in The Saddle

    7 Reasons to Get Your Bum in The Saddle

    As a hobby, cycling is one of the most cost-effective, healthy and social you could possibly choose. Not only that, but it can also be worked into your day-to-day life, as an alternative mode of transport for the daily commute for example, or as an activity you can share with your friends and family. There are no really convincing reasons not to get involved in cycling, especially with modern advances in technology meaning it's now just as, if not more safe than driving. But there are plenty of reasons to convince even the most stubborn of us to saddle up. Continue reading

  3. Five Gorgeous Bike Trails and Routes for the Bank Holiday Weekends

    Five Gorgeous Bike Trails and Routes for the Bank Holiday Weekends

    With Summer merely months away, the Easter holiday already upon us, and the cost of holidays abroad skyrocketing to heights that few young families can logistically afford, the idea of getting away for a long weekend (or even a whole week) for a relaxing break in the great British countryside might very well be on many minds. Continue reading

  4. New 2014 Range...

    Interested to know what's on offer in 50cycles new 2014 range of Electric bikes? Read on, or check out our latest Kalkhoff Ebike Catalogue. Continue reading

  5. Are Electric Bikes Cheating?

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    It was suggested today by a Lycra clad cyclist when stopping at the shop that Electric Bikes are cheating.

    "Cheating what?" I ask. Continue reading

  6. NukeLight focused photonic technology launches

    Most bike lamps on the market rely on a reflecting light cup to focus the beam, but this only focuses the central part, leaving the remaining light energy to disperse uselessly.We set ourselves the task of producing the ultimate light beam from a light, convenient, rechargeable unit. First we experimented with a single lens but the performance was still not...
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  7. Treehugger feature the Spooklight - A Little Flash of Genius

    Spooklight: Wireless Bicycle Light Senses When You're BrakingTreehugger.com say: "Using technology similar to an iPhone, the Spooklight relies upon a three-axis accelerator to determine when the bike is slowing down. It then displays central rear red LED brake lights to alert other road users.""At face value it appears like a good deal. Lord knows, nighttime cyclists need all the help...
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  8. Winkku safety mirror and indicator for cyclists

    We first spotted the Winkku at last October's London Cycle Show as their stall was opposite our own. We just knew we had to offer them to our customers. It's a compact little unit that combines a rear-view mirror, turn indicator and nighttime running lights. Being aware of approaching traffic and being visible other road users are the keys to cycle...
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  9. Fuel prices drive cars off the roads

    The Independent newspaper reports that the credit crunch and high cost of running a car have conspired to produce the first drop in traffic since records of congestion began. These figures only cover motorways and trunk roads, but may be hint at clearer roads and thriftier driving everywhere, which will hopefully mean fewer accidents, cleaner air and greater proportion of...
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