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12 Mar, 2021

Top tips for commuting success


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03 Apr, 2020

Great bikes to use on a turbo trainer


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30 Mar, 2020

Top tips for indoor training


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Great bikes to use on a turbo trainer

Great bikes to use on a turbo trainer

Our countrywide lockdown means we cyclists have to find different ways to keep fit so that we’re ready for when the season eventually restarts. As well as keeping fit, here at The Bike Factory we know full well that cycling is an escape from the big issues of the day which in turn helps our mental health. As a result, to get the daily fix of physical and mental wellbeing, more and more cyclists have joined the turbo training ranks. Last week we went through our top tips for indoor training so today we take a look at the bikes suitable for use on a home trainer as well as the open road. Read More

Top tips for indoor training

Top tips for indoor training

With stricter measures in place to curb the spread of coronavirus within our communities, it seems indoor training is the order of the day for most cyclists. Last week our post was about how to keep pedalling both outdoors and in but as a sign of how the situation is changing, we’re now going to focus purely on training from the comfort and safety of your own home. Read More

Statement on COVID-19

Statement on COVID-19

As of 6pm on 25/03/20 we will be closing our doors to all walk-in customers. We are currently open Monday to Friday  10am – 4pm. Except for bank holidays. Due to having limited team members we are open for click & collect orders and mail order only. Read More

How to keep pedalling both outdoors and in

How to keep pedalling both outdoors and in

It is an uncertain time for the sport we love, with countries in lockdown, professional racing at a standstill and much debate on whether we should continue training outside. Well, here at The Bike Factory we will endeavour to cut through the uncertainty – there has never been a better time to sort your indoor training solutions. Read More

On-bike storage solutions

On-bike storage solutions

Where do you put your valuables on a long ride? There are many solutions to this age-old question and usually it’s just a case of stuffing your back pockets until they’re fit to burst. Some rides, however, require a more proactive means of storage. Maybe your kit is too bulky or you don’t like reaching back for your phone, gel, rice cake. In today’s blog, we take a look at where and how you can store your things on your bike when you’re out for a long ride. Read More

Riders on the storm: spring clothes guide

Riders on the storm: spring clothes guide

Yes, it’s a massive cliché, but we Brits love to wax lyrical about the weather. And when it comes to cycling, the weather chat intensifies tenfold, to the point that any cyclist can get out of an awkward conversation or lengthy pause by purely stating the current meteorological facts and how they impact on that rider’s dress code. Read More

Get your hands on Italian heritage - Pinarello demo day

Get your hands on Italian heritage - Pinarello demo day

If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on some exquisite Italian heritage that has made an indelible mark on the history of bike racing, we have good news: the Bike Factory is hosting a Pinarello demo day on the 21st March. It’s an opportunity to try out the various models in the new range and see which might be right for you. You can register for the day here, and in the meantime, let’s take a look at what you have to look forward to. Read More

The one and only Raleigh bicycles

The one and only Raleigh bicycles

Here at the Bike Factory one of our leading brands is the iconic Raleigh Bicycles. Their 135-year history makes them one of the oldest and most famous bike companies in the world. In today’s blog we take a closer look at one of Britain’s greatest ever companies and the Raleigh bikes we stock. Read More

Which e-MTB rider are you?

Which e-MTB rider are you?

Specialized have recently released the Turbo Levo SL range for 2020 and the good news is, we have it in stock here at The Bike Factory. The latest in the relatively new world of power assisted mountain bikes, Specialized promise fans that the Turbo Levo SL “changes everything”. E-MTBs are here to stay and will take you further than you previously thought possible. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Turbo Levo range and show you the other e-MTBs we have in store. Read More