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Food, Ride Planning -

So you’ve got your bike, you’re enjoying the freedom and fun that cycling awards, but how do you keep going further? Just like a car needs petrol, your body needs the right fuel to keep running. And while there are plenty of fancy and expensive energy powders and drinks on the market, you can quite easily make everything you need from your store cupboards at home. Here are some things to know about what to eat for longer bike rides around Yorkshire.   Drink Plenty Ok, this one isn’t strictly eating, but before you think about food you need to...

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Gears -

Unless you’re an accomplished cyclist, just looking at your bike’s gears can be confusing. There are different sprockets and chainrings, and on the handlebars are a few non-descript levers. If you’ve found yourself dragging too big a gear up a hill, or spinning your legs uncontrollably downhill, this could be the quick lesson for you. What’s What? Starting with the rear wheel, you’ll find the cassette, a collection of sprockets connected to the hub of the wheel. Any cassette can have somewhere in the region of 5 to 13 sprockets of different sizes, but typical road bikes usually have 9,...

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Bikes -

There’s been an increase in cyclists out on the roads of Calderdale and Kirklees in recent years and you may have noticed the different shapes and sizes of the bikes they’re riding. If you’re thinking of joining them out on the road and bike paths, there are a few different types of bike you can opt for. Choosing the right one for you depends mainly on how much you’re going to use the bike, and what you’re going to use it for. Understanding the different types available should make it easier to make your choice! Road bike A road bike...

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Helmet -

When it comes to choosing a bike helmet, everyone’s priorities are different but the most important thing to remember is that staying safe doesn’t have to cost a fortune. A well-fitting helmet at the lower end of the price range will usually protect you just as well as an expensive helmet but the top of the range models tend to offer more comfort and can be cooler to wear.

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