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Turbo trainers let you tailor your training goals effectively by letting you bring your riding indoors. You can mimic your outdoor session or sign up for one of the many online training platforms that will transform your idea of what indoor training can be. The tried and tested…

Lights for all conditions

Lights for autumn/winter If you are riding to work, out with friends or popping down to the shops during the period between autumn and winter you will need some lights. They are necessary if your journey is at either end of the day but can also be relied…

Commuting by bike can be liberating and good for your mental health and finances. Unfortunately, the weather does not always make this an easy option. Neither does making sure you have all the items you need should you suffer a mechanical problem or need to carry your belongings…

Got someone in your life who loves the feel of dirt beneath their wheels? Or maybe that’s you and you’re looking for some suggestions to give a loved one? Below you’ll find our suggestions for the best MTB friendly gifts, as suggested by the team here at Balfe’s!…

Buying Christmas presents for loved ones, family and friends can be a stressful experience. Especially if they have a hobby or are into a sport and appear to have all the gear already. What do you get them? They might be developing a love of all things two-wheeled…

Bike lights are useful for many reasons, not just the obvious ones. Whether you are commuting on the road, training, hitting the trails or just out for a quick spin, there will be a light that will suit your riding requirements. The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations, first published…

Given the choice, we would all like to ride around in balmy temperatures, the sun shining down from dawn till dusk but unfortunately, this is the UK. That does not mean to say that your cycling ambitions must be curtailed or put on hold until Spring arrives. In fact, riding during the colder…

The Queen’s Jubilee weekend is nearly upon us, and whether you’re a fan of the monarchy or not it seemed like a great time to highlight some of the fantastic British brands we stock (plus – 4 day weekend, woohoo! Who’s out riding?). This week we’re looking at…