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Is your bike ready for the winter?

3 October 2017 14:23:20 BST

As the colder months start approaching, it’s time to prepare our beloved bikes for the winter. Bikes need constant maintenance throughout the year, but especially so in winter. It’s important to take some actions before the cold weather really sets in to prevent any problems when you’re commuting on a cold November morning.

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Fire at Cycle King Bury St Edmunds store

30 September 2017 08:27:55 BST

This page will continue to be updated to provide our customers with news about the fire, reconstruction and reopening of our store in Bury St Edmunds on a regular basis. You can see announcements as they are made below. Thank you for your interest and support.

Update - 18th October, 11am: A temporary home has been found for Cycle King in Bury St. Edmunds on Chamberlayne Road, Bury St. Edmunds between Homebase and Matalan. We'll be open there at the end of the month in good time for Christmas with hundreds of bikes on display ready to ride away immediately.

Update for Bury St. Edmunds - Friday 6th October, 11am: The building has now been cleared and continuing recovery efforts are underway. We have found what we hope to be our temporary location and will update this blog and all social channels once we have more information on this. At this time, we'd like to thank the Bury community for all of it's support. 

Update for Bury St. Edmunds - Saturday 30th September, 1pm: An assessment of the building is underway at the site of our store in Bury St Edmunds following last night's fire. The structure is being made safe and secure. We are working closely with the police, fire service and local council to minimise disruption to residents and the public.

We will be contacting all of our customers by phone or email as quickly as possible to discuss their orders and ensure they get their bikes as soon as possible. Our Colchester store is taking all income calls and is able to deal with their enquiries and orders. The telephone number for the Colchester store is (01206) 867756.

Breaking news - Friday 29th September, 10pm: "Everyone here at Cycle King are both shocked and saddened to report that a fire broke out on Friday evening at our Bury St.Edmunds store. Most importantly, we can confirm that no-one has been injured and we would like to thank the police and fire services for their amazing response. Customers can contact both our Cambridge and Colchester stores where our staff will be able to assist them while we make plans to reopen in Bury as soon as possible.” comments Darren Hunt, the Group Retail Managing Director of Cycle King.

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A Brief Beginner's Guide to Road Cycling

21 August 2017 14:05:44 BST

Are you looking to get started with some serious road cycling? Maybe you’ve just bought your first road bike and you’re a bit anxious about your first ride? We’ve all been there! It can seem quite daunting at first but we’re to give you a few tips that should get you started in the right way.Read More
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You’ve been riding your trusty bike for years now and you’ve finally decided you want to upgrade to something a bit racier. The trouble is, you don’t know where to start! Sound familiar? Deciding to move into the more sport-oriented side of cycling is common. What’s also common is the head-scratching confusion you may get when coming to buy your first road bike.

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Top 5 Benefits of Cycling to Work

3 July 2017 09:40:45 BST

Cycling to work is becoming more and more popular around the country. It’s a healthy way of getting to work that is appealing to many city and rural workers alike. So, what are the benefits of cycling to work that some of us are missing?

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We all love a relaxing holiday in the British countryside. There are so many wonderful places to visit with a plethora of fun things to do. If you’re struggling to decide where to go in ol’ Blighty this year, don’t worry! We’re on hand to give you some ideas so that you and the whole family will have an amazing time.


Take a look at our list of some of our favourite British bike rides, as well as some local sights and sounds you can see along the way.

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An Easy Guide to Maintaining your Bike

10 April 2017 09:58:03 BST

The winter is finally coming to an end. With warmer days on the horizon, it’s time to take your bike out and prepare it for the busy summer months. If, like many of us, you shelf your bike during the winter and take your exercise indoors, it’s important to make sure your bike is safe and in good condition before cruising in the summer sun.

Take a look at our bike maintenance guide, which will take you through some of the simple ways you can ensure your bike is well-maintained!

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How to choose the right bike for you

13 March 2017 11:35:02 GMT

Choosing a new bike is difficult, especially if it’s your first bike or you’re looking to get into another area of cycling. It can be really daunting coming into one of our stores and seeing hundreds of bikes on show; which one is right for you? We’re here to help! This blog will take you through a rough guide of how to choose the right bike for you, from the type of bike right up to what added extras you should go for. Get started, find out how to choose your perfect bike!

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The ultimate bike ride checklist

7 February 2017 16:48:50 GMT

Bike Ride Checklist ✓

Helmets: Safe and comfortable helmets are a priority. Check to see whether you and your children’s helmets fit properly. (We have a handy guide to help you if you aren’t sure about this.) ✓

Bikes: Ensure that all of your bikes are appropriate for your size and your saddles are in the proper position. This will help to make your cycle fun and blister-free. (Sustrans’ short guide on selecting the proper bike for your child is a great resource for newcomers!) ✓

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How to find the right size helmet for your kid

1 February 2017 09:00:00 GMT

There comes a time when you need to get or replace a helmet for your kids. Helmets are a really important form of protection. They need to be replaced when they’ve been outgrown or involved in a crash or sometimes a hard drop. And not just any helmet will do. Get the wrong size and your kids will be less than comfortable and they won’t be safe either. An ill-fitting helmet won’t provide the same level of protection as one which fits well but how do you know which helmet fits correctly?

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