October 24, 2019
When it comes to summer cycling kit one item that most
riders will need is a decent pair of fingerless gloves, or mitts as they are
better known in the cycling world. Not only do they help to give extra grip and
comfort on the handlebar but they also help to prevent road rash if you do have
The mitts I’d been wearing for the last few years had
finally seen better days, so I was in the market for some new ones. Choosing a
pair should be easy but being indecisive I must have tried about 10 different pairs
on before deciding on the Hirzl Grippp Tour SF 2.0 gloves.
For those of you that don’t know Hirzl are a Swiss born
brand dedicated to designing and producing high performance
October 08, 2019
While the UK is renowned around the world for the
abundance of top quality, purpose-built trail centres (as you’ll find in our
handy trail centre guide!), we’re also blessed with some incredible natural
riding too! While we may lack the huge mountains you’ll find overseas like the
Alps or Pyrenees, there’s plenty for riders to sink their teeth into if they
want to leave the comforts of a way-marked trail centre behind and head out
into the wild.
Natural rides are great to break the monotony of
perfectly groomed trail centre rides. With tougher climbs, rougher descents and
more added to the fact you’ll have to navigate yourself, all without the
promise of a brew and cake at the end, natural rides challenge you mentally,
physically and technically in a way trail centres often struggle to match.
While they lack the convenience of the trail centre experience, there’s
September 11, 2019
With nutrition and hydration playing key roles in how we
perform on the bike we felt it was important to take a look at a number of ways
in which cyclists could benefit from improved nutrition
and hydration – and we don’t just mean grabbing a Mars bar or a pasty before
you go out and a swift pint on your way back home, either! You know who you
Many of us will have something to eat before we go out
for a bike ride, stocking up on energy and venturing out ready to tackle the
road or trail ahead. You probably also grab a quick swig from a hydration pack
or water bottle when you feel thirsty or need a boost. That’s perfectly fine
and highly advisable, but does that mean you’re eating and drinking in a way
that will keep you fit and healthy?
August 30, 2019
As a cyclist, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that the only ways you can train are on a bike, either indoors during the winter or outdoors once the sun appears by simply getting out there and racking up the miles. The truth of the matter is that any form of exercise that you can get will benefit you in some shape or form, developing your general fitness and allowing you to press on for longer with your improved endurance.
Whether you’re a road cyclist or you’re more of a
mountain biker, weight training and plyometrics are both incredibly beneficial
to you as a cyclist. By being stronger and fitter you’ll be able to ride faster
and further for longer, driving your
August 15, 2019
This may sound a little crazy but as July approached, the
Tweeks Cycles team were already getting excited by the prospect of the 2020
bike launches that would be taking place throughout the month of July. Yes, a
full 5 months before the turn of the following year!
A favourite on the team calendar is the Scott Sports bike launch,
previously held in Lenzerheide, Switzerland; venue of the penultimate mountain
bike world cup series for 2019. It was all change for this year, though, with
the launch taking place at the all-new 60 million Swiss Franc Scott development
in Fribourg, Switzerland.
After a couple of early morning flights via Belgium, we arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, excited at the prospect of what lay ahead over the next few days (we won’t bore you with
August 12, 2019
The gym isn’t for everybody and sometimes the weather and
family or work commitments mean it’s not always possible for you to go for a
ride on your bike; but a lot of gyms are putting on regular spin classes that
represent a short, sharp form of exercise so you can keep your legs going.
There are a lot of forms of exercise that are seen as
fads, coming along and getting a bit of publicity for a short while before
disappearing from public consciousness as the novelty wears off. Spinning isn’t
one of these and is still without a doubt one of the most popular fitness
classes – and forms of training – that you can do, even if you’re not a
If anything it’s a common misconception that you need to
be a cyclist to take part in a spin class. In actual fact, you just need to be
up for the
August 01, 2019
Our massive summer sale is now live and it’s bigger than
ever before! We’ve got a huge range of products with amazing discounts, some
are almost too good to believe. With so many offers it can be easy to get lost,
so to give you a helping hand, we’ve selected our top 10 summer sale picks!
From bikes and beanies to locks and lights, there’s something for everyone!
2018 Scott Aspect 740 Hardtail Mountain Bike
As bargain mountain bikes go, the Scott
Aspect 740 takes some beating! Scott’s Aspect range has long been renowned
for quality and great
July 25, 2019
The springtime and school holidays represent the ideal
time to get outside. Thinking back to our own childhood’s, being off school
meant spending hours in the garden or out in the park with friends and family;
perhaps even out on bike rides and as we’ve reached that time of year again
it’s time to turn our attentions to our own children and how to get them into
The countryside, National Parks and playgrounds are often
filled with people riding their bikes and as the weather improves we’re likely
to see more and more ditching the car and cycling to work instead – perhaps
making your kids take note and think how much fun it must be to ride their
July 11, 2019
Les Gets in the heart of the Alps has been a bucket-list
destination for mountain bikers for decades; and with thousands of miles of
epic and varied trails, stunning scenery along with events like Crankworx now
part of the yearly calendar, it’s easy to see why!
What has been missing from Les Gets schedule for the last
17 years is a UCI-sanctioned World Cup Mountain Bike event. It may have held
the World Championships in 2004, but after being a regular fixture on the World
Cup circuit since it started in the early 90’s, Les Gets dropped off the
calendar after the 2002 event and has not been back since.
That all changes
July 04, 2019
Learning to ride a bike can be a huge part of any child’s life. It can set them on the way to a love of bikes and cycling that will last a lifetime. It can help them grow in confidence and enable them to get out enjoy the outdoors on two wheels from a very young age, developing all kinds of skills in the process. Learning to ride a bike can be hard though and it takes time and patience from both child and parents but it’s much easier if the bike is the right size!
Not only does size matter, but even from a young age kids
can be pretty set in their ways in what they want their bike to look like, so
picking one that they adore will not only keep them happy but encourage them to
ride them more! To help you find which size is right for your child we’ve put
together a quick sizing guide to help you get the right one, as well as
highlighting some of our best-selling kids’