Bike & Kit: Getting Started





Get into cycling

Before you head out on that first ride, here are some of the basics.

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 09/04/2020

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Cycling clothing guide

Keep cycling all year round, even in the foulest of the British weather, with our cycling clothing guide.

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 11/06/2019

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How to change an inner tube

Being able to change an inner tube and fix a puncture is a skill every cyclist should possess. Great Britain Cycling Team mechanic Marc Yates gives you a step by step demonstration.

Published on: 13/01/2016

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Children’s Bike Fit

Simple guidelines for ensuring your child’s bike is correctly fitted.

Published on: 23/12/2016

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Essential kit to carry on the bike

Find out what you should carry with you every time you head out on your bike.

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 03/12/2014

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Buying and fitting a cycling helmet

Our tips on what to look for when buying a hemet and how to get the most protective fit.

Published on: 21/05/2014

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Do I need a heart rate monitor?

In this feature we look at whether you really need a heart rate monitor.

Knowledge Level: Intermediate

Published on: 19/02/2014

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Buying a bike

With so many different bikes on the market, it is hard to decide what is best for you. Take a look at our bike buying guide here. 

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 01/05/2013

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