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February 19, 2020

Is it any wonder that the humble bicycle was voted greatest invention of all time by Radio 4 listeners? Such a simple design that not only provides one of life's greatest pleasure (I defy anyone to ride a bike on a nice day and not have a smile on their face) but quite...

February 17, 2020

A new study has identified that people who regularly cycle to work live longer than those who walk or drive to work. The study took place in New Zealand and demonstrated a 13% reduction in mortality during the period of the research. The study's lead author, Dr Carolin...

February 10, 2020

We recently spent a day at Lancaster University where staff had the opportunity to try out a range of electric bikes and find out all about the various Cycle to Work Schemes that we are a part of. Cycle to Work Schemes have been around since 1999 with the aim of gettin...

February 5, 2020

Yesterday the Government brought forward its proposed ban on the sale of diesel and petrol cars from 2035. 97% of the world's climate scientists agree that man-made pollution is warming our planet. However appealing the thought of a warmer planet may be on a cold Febru...

January 30, 2020

When you head out for a bike ride do you plan where you're going or just go where the mood takes you? Riding the same routes makes a lot of sense. You know roughly how long it will take you, so can fit your ride in around other commitments. If you're looking to improve...

January 20, 2020

It's the time of the year that regular gym goers dread, as an influx of well-intentioned new members commit to losing the Christmas weight or just 'getting fit' as part of their New Year transformation. Suddenly the thing getting the most exercise is everyone's patienc...

October 9, 2019

We often hear people saying that they are buying an e-bike to help them lose some weight or just get fitter. For others, the health benefits are far greater. Jim White's first experience of riding an electric bike was during his recovery after suffering a stroke. We ca...

October 9, 2019

Mention bamboo and most of us probably think of panda bears slowly munching their way through shoot after shoot. Yet different species of bamboo are put to some surprising uses. Bamboo has a higher strength-to-weight ratio for withstanding compression than wood, brick,...

September 25, 2019

One of the things that regularly draws comment from first time visitors to the shop is the sight of a Jorvik tricycle. For many of us tricycles are associated with small children getting their first taste of freedom. For some of our customers, tricycles offer that same...

September 20, 2019

We gave our graphic designer, a lifelong cyclist, an e-bike and told him to report back.

It started with a text from the boss: "What car are you in? Will it be big enough to take an e-bike?" We had a meeting planned at I Cycle Electric and he suggested I should come hom...

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