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E-Bike Buyers Guide – What electric bike should I buy?

E-Bikes have been on the rise for years, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. But what are they? How do they work? Should you get one?  At Swinnerton Cycles, we are masters of all things cycling, and we are here to explain, recommend and give you all of the information you need to know about E-Bikes. What is an E-Bike? An E-Bike (also known as an Electric Bike) is a bicycle that is motorised and has an electric motor that helps to propel users with their acceleration efforts.  E-Bikes... Read More

10 tips for cycling in hot weather

Cycling in the summer has its rewards, but it can also be challenging. Over the years at Swinnerton Cycles, we have collected some tips and tricks that will help you stay cool and at peak performance in the warmer months. 1. Stay hydrated This is a tip that sounds obvious, but it is one of the most important pieces of advice when it comes to cycling in the summer. Making sure that you have water on hand when the sun is beating down, and you are exercising will allow you... Read More

10 Tips For Cycle Commuting

Are you sick of late trains stopping you from getting to work on time? Don’t fancy having a stranger cramped up in your personal space on the tube? Is traffic stopping you from getting a coffee before your 9 am meeting?  There’s a solution to that; cycling to work!  Cycling to work has many benefits for your health, the environment and even your bank balance. At Swinnerton Cycles, we are huge advocates for the cycle commute, and we are here to give you some of the tips and tricks of... Read More

10 Essential Items for Beginner Cyclists

If you’re just getting into cycling, the amount of equipment available can be a little overwhelming. From GPS devices to bike locks, there’s a fair bit of kit to consider.  Instead of navigating this alone, we’ve gathered a series of items you might want to think about acquiring to make your cycling life a little easier. Our 10 essential items for beginner cyclists should get you off to a flying start in your cycling journey.  Categories Safety Repairs and Upkeep Comfort and Clothing Safety Essentials  [1] Hi-Vis High-visibility kit is... Read More

Spring Cycling Attire

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and what could be more symbolic of a fresh start than getting back on your bike after a long winter hiatus?  Spring is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, so we’ve put together a few tips on what you need to wear to enjoy your ride.  If you’re new to cycling, or if you’ve been riding for a while but haven’t really given much thought to your clothing, now is the time! With the warmer weather on its... Read More

Valentine’s Gift Guide for Cyclists

What goes on two wheels and takes up most of your thoughts from the moment you wake up until the second you fall asleep? Hopefully, you were thinking of the special cyclist in your life rather than your cherished bike. This brief guide will offer some ideal Valentine’s Day gifts for cyclists. There’s a gift idea here for even the most particular rider, with everything from a grand gesture to a more humble choice.  Contents Eyewear Clothing Bikes Eyewear What good is a romantic ride out if you can’t see... Read More


Introducing the new Trek Checkpoint

2022 Trek Checkpoint Across the globe, gravel bikes are rapidly increasing in popularity – and we’ve got an all-new family of Checkpoints to help you meet that growing demand! Three new Checkpoint platforms Gravel riding includes a massive range of rider types and riding styles, so we’re rolling out three new platforms to help you meet those rider needs and give your customers plenty of choices. Checkpoint SLR Checkpoint SLR is the lightest, fastest gravel bike we’ve ever made. It features an OCLV 700 series frame with tube shapes and... Read More


Shimano Ultegra R8100 12-Speed Inherits Competitive And Technological DNA

ULTEGRA R8100 series moves to 12-speed with wireless Di2 shifter function and faster derailleurs For the first time ever ULTEGRA includes a power meter option and full-carbon tubeless disc wheels Where new DURA-ACE is designed for those who are looking for every competitive advantage possible, new ULTEGRA is the real-world application of those technologies. The R8100 series shares the same DNA as the R9200 series, offering incredible performance across all functions, combining the science of speed pillars to help riders achieve greater performance than ever before. ULTEGRA developments, like DURA-ACE,... Read More


Dura-Ace R9200, A Study In The Science Of Speed

Built for those who never compromise, Shimano’s premium R9200 series moves to 12-speed Di2-only, disc or rim-brake set-up with wireless shifters, faster derailleur operation, larger 54-40T chain rings and 11-34T cassettes. Series includes a new power meter, SERVO WAVE brake technology and a new line-up of tubeless and tubular wheels. The launch of new DURA-ACE isn’t just the development of an outstanding new groupset, it’s also the culmination of a study into the science of speed. Shimano has delivered its fastest and most precise shifting series, expanding its legacy of... Read More

Cycling Incline 30/07/2021

5 Toughest Cycling Climbs in the UK

Think your quads are up to a challenge? Or want to test out that new electric mountain bike or electric road bike on an incline that will put your new model through its paces? Here at Swinnerton Cycles, we know a thing or two about tricky terrain and we have created a list of 5 of the toughest cycling climbs across the UK for you to try out – if you’re brave enough of course.  The United Kingdom has a whole host of terrains, tracks and routes for you to... Read More