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  • Do You Really Need A Cycling Computer, HRM & Power Meter?

    Do you need a cycling computer, HRM and power meter? Many years ago cyclists didn't know what power meters, HRM and cycle computers were! The best they had may have been a speedometer. So how did they survive,  how did they structure their training or race at that ...

  • Are You A Mile Muncher Or A Hilltop Hunter?

    Bike riding is just great, right? But each rider will have a favourite route or a favourite area that they like more than others. So which type are you? Or maybe you like to mix it up a bit? Do you get satisfaction from meters and meters of elevation or satisfact ...

  • Cycling Tip of the week - Co2 Canisters

    You know the drill So you're out on a lovely bike ride miles away from home you're in a group and the dreaded happens, you get a puncture. Could be even worse, raining too! So you know the drill, rear wheel out, tyre levers out, remove inner tube, check for thorn ...

  • Are You Cycling Too Fast, Too Slow..?

    Too fast, too slow. What does this actually mean? Is anyone too fast or too slow? Speed is a funny thing when it comes to cycling. It's hard to actually quantify.  Most cyclists have been asked the question of how fast do you go? But what does this actually mean? ...

  • Tip Of The Week - How To Get Black Mud Stains Out Of Your Cycling Kit

    I find this a strange one, sometimes you can go out on a really muddy bike ride, whether that be a mountain bike ride, a cyclocross/gravel ride or just a wet road ride, put your kit in the wash and it comes out fine, right? Sometimes it appears to be like some so ...

  • What Is A Bike - To You?

    What is a bike? What a silly question you may ask, or maybe not? Bikes mean so many things to many different people. We are interested in what a bike is to you? What makes your wheels go round and your cogs turn? The bike you choose to ride gives you the freedom, t ...

  • How To Warm Up For A Race In Hot & Cold Conditions

    Race day, what do you wear on race day? There are two parts to dressing for an event like this. You have to consider the warm-up and the race itself. Warming up in the cold When warming up in cold conditions you need to make sure that your muscles get nice and wa ...

  • bikeZaar - Best Cycling Deals Of The Week - 14th April 2019

    Our deals of the day are hand picked by our expert in-house team to ensure that you are getting the best price from your local independent shops. We hand pick products that we think you may need at this time year. Products that you may find useful and products ...

  • Tips Of The Week - How To Keep White Cycling Shoes Clean

    White cycling shoes look great, white, but unfortunately, they don't stay clean on their own. There is nothing better than a crisp white pair of shoes to get those admiring looks from your opponent or mates. Why do white cycling shoes get black marks on them? W ...

  • How To Get Better At Climbing

    So the summer season of cycling is fast approaching and you are far from fast going up hills. How nice is it to head out into the hills on a summer's day but never tackle it in fear of those climbs taking its toll on your legs and risk blowing up. This can be resol ...

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