Round-ups

Round Up: Making the most of your folding bike

Round Up: Making the most of your folding bike

21.02.2019
By Cyclescheme

When your bike folds to the size of a suitcase, your cycle-to-work strategies will be different. Here are some tips.

Round Up: Everything you need to know about bicycle tyres

Round Up: Everything you need to know about bicycle tyres

16.01.2019
By Cyclescheme

Tyres come in a range of sizes and tread patterns. Here's how to choose the right ones for your bike.

Round Up: Cycling at night

Round Up: Cycling at night

13.11.2018
By Cyclescheme

As well as lights and reflectors, cycle commuting at night requires some adjustments to the way that you ride.

Round Up: Chain drive vs. belt drive

Round Up: Chain drive vs. belt drive

13.09.2018
By Cyclescheme

Here’s why you might want to choose a belt over a chain – and why you might not.

Round Up: What are the right lights for your commute?

Round Up: What are the right lights for your commute?

13.09.2018
By Cyclescheme

What lights should you use depends on where you'll be using them: urban, rural, or off-road.

Round Up: What’s better for you: running or cycling?

Round Up: What’s better for you: running or cycling?

16.05.2018
By Cyclescheme

Cycling and running are both excellent forms of aerobic exercise. But is one better than the other?

Round Up: 5 essential accessories for commuting

Round Up: 5 essential accessories for commuting

06.03.2018
By Cyclescheme

To help get you started, we’ve put together our list of 5 essential accessories.

Round Up: Considerate commuting

Round Up: Considerate commuting

06.03.2018
By Cyclescheme

Good road manners create a less confrontational environment that’s safer and less stressful for everyone.

Round Up: Necessary accessories

Round Up: Necessary accessories

12.01.2018
By Cyclescheme

Some cycling accessories are optional extras. Others are essential for the day-to-day commuter.

Cyclescheme Round Up: Top Bike Hacks

Cyclescheme Round Up: Top Bike Hacks

30.10.2017
By Cyclescheme

Cyclescheme Round Up: Answers to those common questions cyclists get

Cyclescheme Round Up: Answers to those common questions cyclists get

02.08.2017
By Cyclescheme

Non cyclists are sometimes baffled cyclists' behaviour. Here are some answers to ten common questions you'll get.

Cyclescheme Round up: What are the health benefits of your commute?

02.08.2017
By Cyclescheme

Cycling to work is an easy, convenient way to fit exercise into your daily life.

Cyclescheme Round Up: Don’t Get Caught out by April Showers

Cyclescheme Round Up: Don’t Get Caught out by April Showers

01.04.2017
By Cyclescheme

Getting caught out by sudden Spring downpours can leave you uncomfortable all day - here's what you need to keep comfortable and dry.

Cyclescheme Round Up: Folding bikes for your commute to work

Cyclescheme Round Up: Folding bikes for your commute to work

24.02.2017
By Cyclescheme

For mixed-mode commuting and indoor parking, it's hard to beat a folder. Here's what to consider before investing in one.

Cyclescheme Round up: The benefits of cycling to work

Cyclescheme Round up: The benefits of cycling to work

30.01.2017
By Cyclescheme

Boost your health and fitness!

Cyclescheme Round-up: Locks

Cyclescheme Round-up: Locks

20.01.2017
By Cyclescheme

Prevent that heart-sinking feeling of seeing a space where your bike used to be and get yourself a decent bike lock

Cyclescheme Round Up: Rechargeable lights for your bike

Cyclescheme Round Up: Rechargeable lights for your bike

10.11.2016
By Cyclescheme

Lights are a legal and practical necessity for cycling in the dark, and rechargeables are the best option when it comes to battery power.

Cyclescheme Round Up: The four seasons of Cycling to Work

Cyclescheme Round Up: The four seasons of Cycling to Work

10.11.2016
By Cyclescheme

Cycle commuting year-round is easier than you think – so long as you and your bike are prepared…

Cyclescheme Round Up: Cycle to Work on a Budget

Cyclescheme Round Up: Cycle to Work on a Budget

18.08.2016
By Cyclescheme

The right bike and equipment depends on you and your journey. If you're a new or returning cyclist, don't feel you have to break the bank.

Cyclescheme Round Up: Bicycle Storage Solutions

Cyclescheme Round Up: Bicycle Storage Solutions

20.06.2016
By Cyclescheme

Whether you live in a mansion or a caravan, you'll want to keep your bike safe and sound at home. Here's how...

Cyclescheme Round Up: The 10 Commandments of Commuting by Bike

Cyclescheme Round Up: The 10 Commandments of Commuting by Bike

16.05.2016
By Cyclescheme

Busy roads can make cycling to work seem daunting, especially if it's been a while since you've been on a bike. These ten tips should help you cycle more capably and confidently.

Cyclescheme Round Up: Cycling shoes and cleats

Cyclescheme Round Up: Cycling shoes and cleats

07.01.2016
By Cyclescheme

In just an hour of cycling, you could be performing well over 5000 pedal strokes so it’s essential to get this key area right.

Round Up: Material Benefits

Round Up: Material Benefits

12.10.2015
By Cyclescheme

What will your next bike be made out of? Steel, aluminium, carbon fibre, and titanium each have their pros and cons.

Round Up: Autumn and winter essentials

Round Up: Autumn and winter essentials

12.10.2015
By Cyclescheme

The right equipment will keep you comfortable as the weather worsens. It will soon pay for itself too, especially if you get it through Cyclescheme.

Round Up: Panniers

Round Up: Panniers

01.10.2015
By Cyclescheme

For longer trips or heavier loads, it's comfier to carry bags on your bike than your back.

Round Up: Electric Bikes

Round Up: Electric Bikes

01.10.2015
By Cyclescheme

Even if an electric bike costs over €1,000, you can get one through Cyclescheme. Here's how – and why you might want to.

Cyclecheme Round Up: Which is the right bike for me?

Cyclecheme Round Up: Which is the right bike for me?

29.09.2015
By Cyclescheme

Asking the question, “Which is the right bike for me?” is such a broad question that it is impossible to answer without further questions.

Round Up: Essential tools for the bike and home

Round Up: Essential tools for the bike and home

14.09.2015
By Cyclescheme

A little knowledge and the right selection of tools will keep your bike running sweetly. Here's what to start off with.

Round Up: Summer Cycling Checklist

Round Up: Summer Cycling Checklist

25.08.2015
By Cyclescheme

As spring turns to summer, it is hopefully time to shed your arm and leg warmers and to enjoy the feeling of the sun on your back as you ride.

Round Up: Road Bikes

Round Up: Road Bikes

25.08.2015
By Cyclescheme

A drop-bar race bike is ideal for fitness training and summer weekend rides, and it can be used as a quick commuter.

Round Up: Top 3 commuter bikes for beginners

Round Up: Top 3 commuter bikes for beginners

21.08.2015
By Cyclescheme

If you haven't cycled for a long time, don't be swayed by fashion or sport: get a bike that's comfortable, practical and useful for you.

Round Up: D-Locks

Round Up: D-Locks

04.08.2015
By Cyclescheme

When your bike's out of sight, it needs to be locked. A D-lock is portable and tough

Long Ride Essentials

Long Ride Essentials

04.08.2015
By Cyclescheme

Most regular cycle commuters can comfortably complete a sportive, charity ride, or other long day ride – given the right equipment

Top 5 Accessories for Summer

Top 5 Accessories for Summer

15.07.2015
By Cyclescheme

Summer is the perfect season for cycle commuting, with long days and warmer weather. Make it better yet by investing in these essentials

Round Up: Best e-bikes for cycling to work

Round Up: Best e-bikes for cycling to work

08.05.2015
By Cyclescheme

An electrically-assisted bike is the no-sweat solution for the cycling commute that's longer or harder than you'd like.

Round Up: Adventure road bike essentials

Round Up: Adventure road bike essentials

05.05.2015
By Cyclescheme

Got an adventure road bike? A Cyclescheme Accessories Package will save you money on the crucial accessories for commuting and beyond.

Round Up: Women's Hybrids

Round Up: Women's Hybrids

23.04.2015
By Cyclescheme

Let's get one thing straight: unless you want to ride in a skirt or dress, a step-through frame is strictly optional. Step-through frames are useful for men and women who can't get their leg over a top tube due to limited mobility, or who are restricted from doing so by their clothing.

Round Up: Seatpacks

Round Up: Seatpacks

20.04.2015
By Cyclescheme

Seatpacks or saddlebags attach to a bike's saddle rails, and often the seatpost too. While some are huge most are small, being designed to carry only essential spares and tools. Here are six of the best.

Round Up: Hub-gear hybrids

Round Up: Hub-gear hybrids

12.03.2015
By Cyclescheme

As transport cycling becomes more popular, hub gears are appearing on more bikes. They're no longer found only on compact folders and heavyweight upright roadsters; quite a few manufacturers offer hub-gear hybrids. Internal gears make sense for an urban bike: they don't require the same care as derailleurs to keep working well, and they enable you to shift gear while stationary.

Round Up: Compact Folding Bikes

Round Up: Compact Folding Bikes

10.11.2014
By Cyclescheme

A folding bike lets you combine a train's town-to-town speed with the across-town efficiency of the bicycle. Ride to the station, fold the bike, board the train, stash the bike in a luggage rack, then alight, unfold, and ride those last few miles at the other end.

Round Up: Cold-weather gear

Round Up: Cold-weather gear

29.10.2014
By Cyclescheme

There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. Dress wisely and you'll stay warm throughout autumn and winter

Round Up: Mountain Bikes

Round Up: Mountain Bikes

16.09.2014
By Cyclescheme

Designed for riding on unsurfaced trails, a mountain bike can double up as a sturdy but slower commuter

Round up: Women's Road Bikes

Round up: Women's Road Bikes

11.07.2014
By Cyclescheme

More and more people are buying road bikes these days, and it's not just MAMILs (middle-aged men in lycra) but women too

Round Up: Bike Bag Essentials

Round Up: Bike Bag Essentials

12.06.2014
By Cyclescheme

With the right kit in your commuter bag, you'll cope with whatever the day throws at you. Here's what to pack

Round up: Multi-use hybrids

Round up: Multi-use hybrids

04.04.2014
By Cyclescheme

While some hybrids are meant only for tarmac, others are intended for weekend trail use as well as weekday transport

Round up: Flat-Bar Road Bikes

Round up: Flat-Bar Road Bikes

04.04.2014
By Cyclescheme

Also known as sports hybrids and fitness bikes, these skinny-tyred hybrids are leaner, lighter, and faster

Round up: Shoes

Round up: Shoes

24.03.2014
By Cyclescheme

It is, of course, entirely possible to ride a bike in any kind of shoe (although those Manolo Blahnik slingbacks might not be ideal). But shoes made specifically for cycling have a number of advantages.

Round up: Locks

Round up: Locks

24.03.2014
By Cyclescheme

Whenever your bike is out of your sight, it needs protecting by a lock – either a locked door or a good bike lock. This month's kit round up looks at some of the best bike locks on the market.

Round up: Handlebars

Round up: Handlebars

24.03.2014
By Cyclescheme

As well as steering your bike, the handlebar affects your riding position and your comfort. A new one could cure aches and pains Getting comfortable on your bike is largely about having the right handlebar and saddle in positions that are right for you.

Cyclescheme Round up: 10 Reasons why getting on your bike will keep you healthy

Cyclescheme Round up: 10 Reasons why getting on your bike will keep you healthy

30.01.2014
By Cyclescheme

1. Cycling is a stress-buster Loads of evidence suggests that people who take part in exercise like cycling suffer lower levels of stress, anxiety and depression than sedentary folk.

Round up: Gifts for cyclists

Round up: Gifts for cyclists

11.12.2013
By Cyclescheme

What do you get a commuting cyclist for Christmas? Here are eight suggestions for affordable gifts

Round Up: Waterproof overtrousers

Round Up: Waterproof overtrousers

06.12.2013
By Cyclescheme

They're not cool in either sense but if you cycle to work in office clothes, a pair of overtrousers offers essential rain protection.

Round up: Full-equipped hybrids

Round up: Full-equipped hybrids

25.10.2013
By Cyclescheme

Buying a hybrid that's factory-fitted with the accessories you need for commuting can save you time and money

Round up: Multi tools

Round up: Multi tools

18.10.2013
By Cyclescheme

Multi-tools are the Swiss army knives of the cycling world, offering essential tools in a compact, fold-out format

Round up: Helmets

Round up: Helmets

29.07.2013
By Cyclescheme

Cycling is not a dangerous activity. Per hour, you are more likely to suffer an injury requiring medical attention while gardening; per mile, you are more likely to be killed while walking. Nevertheless, if you fall off your bike and bang your head you can do some nasty damage. Helmets are designed to limit that damage.

Round Up: Waterproof jackets

Round Up: Waterproof jackets

11.06.2013
By Cyclescheme

A good commuting jacket makes miserable winter weather tolerable. It doesn't need to be insulated like a jacket for walking as you'll generate more body heat by pedalling.