Looking after your disc brakes and avoiding the howl

Richard Roberts | June 26, 2019

Working in the bike shop, one of the questions we get asked most frequently is: “why are my disc brakes sooooo noisy?” Here I’m going to try and explain how to take care of them and why they can become real howlers. Disc brakes on bikes are a relatively new phenomenon to a lot of […]

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Jellyfish and the cycles of transformation

Richard Roberts | June 12, 2019

As Peter Cook, in character as EL Wisty used to drone in his nasal way “Do you want to know an interesting fact?” and he would go on to tell his fact regardless. Well, I’m going to tell you one… Around about 80 million years ago, when Lewes was at the bottom of a tropical […]

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eBike trial day 23rd March 2019 – come and try one

Richard Roberts | March 16, 2019

We’re running an eBike trial day on 23rd March 2019. Come and try one – allow yourself to be impressed! More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2167226483312742/   Six reasons why an eBike would be perfect for you. As a long-term ‘traditional’ cyclist I used to be sniffy about eBikes. Before moving to Lewes, I had only seen them at mountain […]

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The Dark Peaks: Love, death and cyclocross

Steve Ranger | October 8, 2018

  The Dark Peaks: Love, death and cyclocross I sat down on the grass at the finish line of this year’s peaks, put my head in my hands and wept quietly. In a moment of being utterly spent all of life suddenly caught up with me. It was without question my hardest Peaks, mainly because […]

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Danny Brown’s Utah Trip Diary

Steve Ranger | January 18, 2018

In November 2016 Danny went to Moab, Utah and some other amazing mountain biking spots on a staff trip for Lewes Cycleshack and Deers Leap Bikes. Danny’s trip diary is below and tells a great tale of some fantastic biking…   Cycleshack USA Trip 2016. Day one, Wednesday: of this trip, was a long one. […]

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A Trip Across France – Three Men on a Bike

Steve Ranger | January 12, 2018

The story of a ride from Dieppe to Marseille   Team Benfucci – Cycling around France Three fit young (at heart) men cycled over 850 miles around France to raise money for their chosen charities   Paul Benoy, Cycleshack Director, and two friends undertook a cycle ride across France to raise funds for Help for Heroes and St […]

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Mountain biking on the Downs -this is what it’s all about…

Steve Ranger | March 30, 2017

Here in Lewes we are blessed with trails all around, being in the South Downs National Park. Today was 18C and perfect for mountain biking on the top of the Downs just above Kingston village. 

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Staff Training in Utah

Steve Ranger | November 17, 2016

Mountain biking in Moab

It’s tough, but Cycleshack staff have to undergo strenuous training in various disciplines including mountain biking. So we thought we’d take the staff to Moab, Utah – the world capital of mountain biking. We have been to Prescott and Sedona on the way, and since arriving in Moab been riding in the desert including the […]

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