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“Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride”
John F Kennedy








Technical stuff
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Medical Bands, saves carrying the card! (www.onelifeid.com)

Gear
Maintenance
Repairs
Tools/Spares you should take with you on your ride Maintenance tips 5 trailside repairs you need to know
All you need to know about tyres by Colin Atkins Cleaning your bike 6 Cycling mistakes that everybody makes
Clipless pedals for the beginner Winterproof your bike Trail Tech - how to fix on the trail
How to Choose a Bike, According to Science How often should I cycle to get fit?

 Videos on tyres: 1 2 Cleaning chains
Should I use single or double gear? 1 x 11 or 2 x 11 Bike fitting

Metal shed for security? Try www.asgardsss.co.uk  5% discount code MCG5

Keeping your hands warm


Dressing for winter riding


Riding at night, what you need to know - (lighting)

All you need to know about Gravel Bikes


Are you sitting comfortably?



Cycling tips: 25 essential pieces of riding advice for beginners Our guide to the basics of kit, clothing, technique and more
Easy exercises to keep yourself supple and stretchy



Technical chat:- Story of the bicycle - Danny Macaskill - The Ridge - The helmet debate - Space for cycling

Hardtail vs entry level full suspension We look at
                two equally priced bikes from the same brand to seek the
                benefits                     


Bike Repair

The main function of the Bike Repair app is to help diagnose and solve mechanical problems with your bike. Select the problem area – dérailleurs, brakes, wheels etc – and the app filters down common procedures to get your bike running smoothly again. There are 58 repair guides and over 300 photographs as well as a comprehensive tips and tricks section, which includes bike fitting fixes too. 

If you've worn a component out or just want an upgrade, there's also a product finder with price comparison for 11 online stores in £, US$ and AU$. There's even more though – you can specify the air temperature to get kit recommendations for that day's ride as well as store your own preferences to refer back to. The Bike Repair app really is bulging with useful features.

Download Bike Repair for Android. The Bike Repair app is also available for iOS.


Ride With GPS

If you're looking for a feature-rich bike computer app, your search can stop at Ride With GPS – it does pretty much everything. As well as all the regular speed, distance and time fields, the feature list includes maps; elevation graphs; turn-by-turn navigation; Bluetooth support for cadence, heart-rate and power; route tagging with photos; and live GPS tracking so friends and family can see where you're up to on your ride. It also allows easy use of the routes on the Ride With GPS website, which is often cited as one of the most accurate for route and elevation data. There's no auto-upload to Strava, but files can be exported in various formats for cross-platform sharing.

Download Ride With GPS for Android. The Ride With GPS app is also available for iOS.


                                 
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    Norman Lynch and Colin Long are SkyRide leaders and offer rides:

 

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“Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart”

Iris Murdoch