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Latest News & Updates at Switchback Cycles

Everything You Need in Your DIY Bike Cleaning Kit

Anthony Hood | 27/06/2022 11:18:00

Whether you own a sleek road bike, a tough as nails MTB or a single-speed cruiser that’s seen better days, a good bike cleaning kit is a guaranteed way to extend the lifetime of your ride. Even the rustiest bikes can benefit bigtime from a good dose of elbow grease. Chain cleaner is.... More

Bucket List Cycling Routes in Scotland

Anthony Hood | 16/06/2022 10:58:00

When it comes to spectacular scenery, it doesn’t get much better than Scotland. From heather-strewn hills and shimmering lochs to centuries-old castles, cycling routes in Scotland will make you feel like you’re pedalling in a postcard. Best of all, you don’t need to go too far off the beaten track to hit the.... More

6 Surprising Benefits of Riding a Bike

Anthony Hood | 20/05/2022 13:50:00

Everyone knows cycling is a great way to burn calories and improve your health and fitness. But what about the lesser-known benefits of riding a bike? Read on as we take a look at some surprising environmental and health benefits of cycling, from reducing your carbon footprint to alleviating work stress.  1.  Slash.... More

Road Bike vs Mountain Bike: What’s the Difference

Anthony Hood | 10/05/2022 13:48:00

When it comes to the road bike vs mountain bike debate, there’s a LOT to say. Sure, both have two wheels and will get you from A to B. But when it comes to things like tyre size, frame geometry, suspension and the type of activities they’re suitable for, the two couldn’t be more different. .... More

How to Fix a Bike Puncture in 5 Easy Steps

Anthony Hood | 22/04/2022 14:05:00

If you’ve decided to take up cycling, then one of the most crucial things you need to know is how to fix a bike puncture. Carrying a puncture repair kit with you is a good idea, as well as a small pump to reinflate your tyres. When it comes to mending the bike.... More

3 of the Best Family Bike Trails in the UK

Anthony Hood | 15/04/2022 13:43:00

Now that the warmer months are upon us, cycling is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities for families to do together. Particularly on a gorgeous sunny day, surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Keen to savour some outdoor cycling fun with your kids and help them reconnect with the wonders of the natural world?.... More

Cycling for Beginners: Mountain Bike Gears Explained

Anthony Hood | 20/03/2022 16:00:00

Mountain biking is an exhilarating sport which can help you improve your fitness and reconnect with nature. Having a mountain bike also means that you can explore some of the roughest and most spectacular landscapes while having plenty of thrills – but hopefully not many spills – at the same time. However, if you’re.... More

How to Fit Mudguards to a Bike in 3 Easy Steps

Anthony Hood | 10/03/2022 15:33:00

While riding a bike can be great fun when you’re whizzing along in the summer sunshine, when winter arrives, cycling can become a wet and muddy business. To keep both yourself and your bike protected from being thoroughly splattered in dirt, investing in some mudguards may be a good idea. Not sure if.... More

5 Cycling Trip Essentials to Always Take with You

Anthony Hood | 23/02/2022 15:54:00

Whether you're commuting to work, heading on a multi-day tour with your pals or racing professionally, you should always kick-start your journey by packing some cycling essentials. If you don't know where to start, keep reading as we recommend the best lightweight equipment to carry for a fuss-free trip. Essential cycling tools for every.... More

A Brief Guide to BMX Bikes: Your Questions Answered

Anthony Hood | 12/02/2022 15:48:00

If you're an audacious daredevil who loves adventures off the beaten track, there's only one bike you need – a dynamic and stunt-friendly BMX. Alongside being perfect for tackling airborne tricks and gravity-defying ramps, the lightweight frame makes urban exploring easier than ever. With a wealth of exciting models on the market, how do.... More

How to Start Cycling for Fitness This New Year

Anthony Hood | 21/01/2022 21:27:00

Cycling is one of the most accessible sports out there, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Once you’ve invested in a bike it’s also amazingly affordable, making it one of the best sports for everyday health and fitness. Plus, it’s a whole lot of fun and offers the chance to explore new areas, enjoy beautiful.... More

Unmissable Cycling Events Coming Up This Year

Anthony Hood | 14/01/2022 20:58:00

From amateur events to pro competitions, 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for cycling in the UK. To get you pumped for another year of pedalling, we’ve put together a roundup of the best unmissable cycling events coming up in 2022. Ride London-Essex 100 2022 Scheduled for Saturday.... More

A Breakdown of Our Top 6 Bike Brands & Models

Anthony Hood | 20/12/2021 12:13:00

Everyone loves a good end-of-year roundup and Switchback Cycles is no exception. In this edition, we’re breaking down the best bike brands that we sell online and at our Hornsea shop. We’ll also be looking at some of the best-selling models sold by each brand, from hybrids, commuters and adventure-ready MTBs to kid-friendly bikes for pint-sized.... More

7 Best Cycling Gifts for £50 or Less

Anthony Hood | 10/12/2021 11:57:00

Christmas is closing in and that means it’s time to get shopping! But don’t panic - we’ve got you covered with our countdown of the best cycling gifts under £50. From edible treats to next-gen technology, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up. A nation of cycle lovers Before we get stuck into.... More

Ways To Make Your Bike Saddle More Comfortable

Anthony Hood | 20/11/2021 16:44:00

Whether you’re just getting into cycling or you power through 20km before breakfast most mornings, chances are you’ve encountered discomfort in the saddle at some point. Wondering how to make bike saddle more comfortable? You’re in the right place. While there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to addressing discomfort in the saddle,.... More
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