Get on your bike – spring is here!

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Warmer weather is finally on the horizon. With spring in full bloom there’s no better way to get out and about and enjoy the weather than on your bike.

At forward2me we regularly process online orders for our customers that they have purchased online in the UK, to then be sent out to their home address – wherever that is in the world. Here is a quick guide to bikes and cycling related products and where to buy them from.

On your bike…

When it comes to choosing a bike, there really is a whole world of choice available from UK retailers. As cycling has risen in popularity over recent years, specialist cycling retailers have increased and improved their range of bikes for cycling fans of all ages and abilities. For an excellent range of road bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross and hybrid bikes, take a look at Evans Cycles and Westbrook Cycles. Both retailers have a a brilliant selection – spanning all price brackets and ability levels. For something a bit more specialist, such as a triathlon bike or trekking bike, try Wheelbase or Rose Bikes. All of these retailers also have an excellent range of ladies bikes and bikes for children of all ages.

Accessories and clothing…

If you want to look the part when you’re out and about on your bike, you’ll want to purchase some new clothing and accessories. As well as the basics such as shorts, leggings, jackets, t-shirts, base layers and gloves, you may also want to look at glasses, helmets, protectors and of course shoes! As well as ranges for everyday cycling, there is also an excellent choice of clothing for more specialist use, such as trekking, extreme mountain biking or triathlons available these days.

Other accessories that are really popular include light sets, water bottles, hydration packs, locks and luggage (backpacks, paneers, car racks and cargo trailers).

Amongst the many other accessories and cycling paraphernalia available are child seats for bikes, along with child trailers to attach alongside your bike.

Don’t forget your tech…

From GPS systems to heart rate monitors, cycling is becoming an increasingly technological hobby! All of the retailers listed above also stock a large selection of cycling-related tech items.

Something special…

For something a bit quirky, why not take a look at the Brompton Bike. These portable, foldable bikes are made in London and can be custom made to your exact specifications. Lightweight enough to take on public transport with you yet sturdy and robust enough for everyday use, these bikes are becoming a British icon!

Cycling is a brilliant way to keep fit and be kind to the environment. With more and more people also taking up cycling as a sport – in the way of mountain biking or participating in  triathlons, the range and availability of specialist bikes and products is better than it has ever been. And with the Tour de France on its way in July, you’ve got a couple of months to get your research done and your orders in!  

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