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9 Cycling Etiquette Tips

9 Cycling Etiquette Tips

Spring is upon us and hordes of fair-weather cyclists are starting to emerge from their sheds, blinking in the bright morning light and gingerly jo...

5 Benefits of a Carbon Fibre Bike

5 Benefits of a Carbon Fibre Bike

Carbon fibre bike frames were once the preserve of super-expensive elite-end racing bikes, but with improved manufacturing techniques these amazing...

5 training tips for a 160km ride

5 training tips for a 160km ride

Before you hit the start line of any event, prior commitment and training is essential. Especially if you’re tackling a distance of 160 km. Trainin...

5 training tips for a 250km ride

5 training tips for a 250km ride

We've given our Around the Bay Challenge team only 10 weeks to prepare for the big event. They've got their bike and kit, and now they've got their...

5 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

5 Tips for Cycling in the Rain

It’s going to get wet out there… When rain is forecast, even the most enthusiastic commuter cyclists amongst us can be tempted to leave the bike in...

7 Tips for Better Spring Cycling

7 Tips for Better Spring Cycling

Spring is here and it’s time to get back on the horse, your two wheeled, pedal powered horse. Now, your trusty steed has likely gathered a little d...

DIY Ways to Pimp Your Ride

DIY Ways to Pimp Your Ride

Have you ever thought of ‘renovating’ your bike in an affordable and achievable way? Or do you want to unleash your creativity so that your bike w...

City Safe Cycling

City Safe Cycling

With our city streets full of traffic, it’s vital that cyclists learn the best ways to stay safe. Here are some top tips from experienced riders, c...

How to change a flat tyre on the go

How to change a flat tyre on the go

Punctures happen occasionally, even with tough tyres, so being able to 'fix a flatty' on the go is a great skill to have. It's not as hard as you t...

How to Take Care of Your Bike

How to Take Care of Your Bike

You are relying on your bike to get you where you want to go, and get there safely. A small amount of maintenance will pay dividends in terms of yo...

When should I get my bike serviced?

When should I get my bike serviced?

One of the biggest questions we get in our stores is, when should I get my bike serviced? We offer a free first service on all of our bikes. We’d r...

Top four tips to prevent flat tyres!

Top four tips to prevent flat tyres!

Cycling is awesome! Bike punctures suck! They interrupt your awesomeness. Here’s our top four tips for preventing flat tyres. Whether you’re suffer...

Your Complete Guide to Cycling Safety

Your Complete Guide to Cycling Safety

The freedom that comes with cycling is superb, however you are out in 'the wild' and you need to be completely aware of your environment. We have p...

Top 10 tips for new bike riders

Top 10 tips for new bike riders

It can be really exciting to get your first real bike and you're obviously keen to get out for a spin. The roads, bike paths and trails are waiting...

Your guide to helmet safety

Your guide to helmet safety

At Reid we're passionate about helping you stay safe while cycling. This article joins a series of helpful articles with useful information to supp...

How to be prepared for wet conditions

How to be prepared for wet conditions

There’s a word for people that look at the rain and say, “I’m still going riding”. That word is badass. However, even if you're not a badass you ca...

Which saddle is best?

Which saddle is best?

The right saddle is a matter of personal preference. It’s one of the most important comfort factors when riding a bike and you may go through a few...

How to install pedals

How to install pedals

I want to teach you how to install pedals right first time. Pedals seem simple enough, but they can be deceptive! If you're assembling a bike such ...

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