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cross/gravel Archives - Cycleshack

Doing horrible things to myself for charity

 Richard Roberts     April 29, 2020   

Between shifts at Cycleshack I’ve had a bit more chance to get out on the bike recently. I thought I’d put that time to good use by raising money for an important local charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation, which looks after young people with extreme and complex disabilities and health needs. More than ever, in this […]

The joy of local

 Richard Roberts     April 10, 2020   

Lockdown has shown me that if you’re forced to be stuck somewhere for a while there aren’t many better places to be than Lewes. In this instance, I’m not referring to the many fine people I’ve met, the pleasing architecture and the awesome array of pubs, but to the physical geography of the place. When […]

Love your drivechain and it will love you.

 Richard Roberts     March 7, 2020   

Unless you’re a tiger or maybe a vampire, pointy teeth are not your friend – especially when they’re on your bicycle. The design of most conventional bicycles and current eBikes relies upon a drivechain that contacts metal on metal and leads sooner or later to bits wearing out. The components of your drivechain – the […]

Transform your riding: do it at night

 Richard Roberts     February 13, 2020   

You get home from work, it’s dark outside and the wind is howling. The last thing you want to do is go for a bike ride. Yet, like so many things in life if you can find the energy/motivation, it has its rewards. There’s a world out there which is a bit like the one […]

Cycleshack 10the anniversary ride

Keeping riding through the winter: join us!

 Richard Roberts     November 18, 2019   

It’s hard to find the motivation to ride your bike when it’s cold and wet outside. There are too many temptations to stay cosy inside. And yet… if you can find that motivation you’ll almost certainly never regret it. Once you’re out it’s never that bad (except sometimes, when it is). One of the best […]

Keeping your hands clean and other good reasons to go tubeless

 Richard Roberts     October 13, 2019   

For over a century most bicycles have used a system of tyres with tubes in them to keep them rolling along – and this has generally worked very well. I’ve never really been an early adopter of new technology. The exception