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Cyclestreets.net is a brilliant little website for bicyclists. Just enter where you are and where you want to go and it will take you a proper cyclists route, tell you the distance, how quiet or otherwiseit will be and how many calories you will burn completing it.
This is extraordinary. You can actually choose a route to avoid unnecessary hills. Excellent for the part-time cyclist!

Bicycle Shops or Bicycle Accessories Outlets or Cycle Repairers

Specialized Concept Store

47-49 High St, Ruislip HA4 7BD, UK – 01895 623333

Decided to splash out on a bike fit. Initially it seems like a lot of money but there is more to it than adjusting the saddle and tweaking the cleats. An initial chat to determine what sort of riding I did and where I wanted to end up then it was on to physical assessments. The fit uses a combination of technology and human eye. There was no sense of rushing things though, at all times it was important that I felt right. We went through 4 or 5 saddles as an example. At the end of the session quite a lot had been changed. I've been cycling for about a year on a second hand Felt and just used my bike as it was. In my case the handlebars were too low and too far away, it was interesting that when I looked through the bars they were now lined up directly with the front wheel axle, one of the things someone had suggested was a good yardstick. I'm sure that even with the technology a good fit is largely down to the skill of the technician, in my case I was lucky and made the right choice of where to go. I put the fit to the test a couple of days later with a 100km Sportive and I'm pleased to say my previous lower back discomfort has now gone and I was able to concentrate on managing the ride effort / time / feeding wise putting in a very good time - for my limited ability :) The only complaint I would have is that Paul the owner spent far too much time afterwards answering my questions about which bike from the Specialized range might best suit my needs imparting his knowledge. I fear this might lead to another somewhat larger purchase :-0 Oh, and I finally got to buy some of the Veloforte endurance nutrition bars in readiness for that weekends Sportive. A massive improvement on the less than agreeable gels. A real treat. Popped back in on the Sunday to chat further on bikes and had equally good service from another member of the team. Big thumbs up from me.

Brilliant service, will defiantly buy from these guys again. Bought turbo levo and it developed an issue, sorted it out with a quick turnaround as I needed for Wales trip. Highly recommended.....

Bikewise

61 Swakeleys Rd, Ickenham, Uxbridge UB10 8DQ, UK – 01895 675376

Super little bike shop. Knowledgeable and helpful staff and good selection of bikes and bike bits. Recommended.

Very friendly and excellent service. Bike looked and rode like new after a top grade service.

The Bike Shop

511 Pinner Rd, Harrow, North Harrow HA2 6EH, UK – 020 8427 5454

Thank goodness for independent bike shops on the high street. These guys were able to fix a gear cable at short notice that had snapped 5 miles earlier on a 112 mile ride from Warwickshire to Central London. The staff were friendly and flawless. Thanks again 'The Bike Shop' in North Harrow the rest of the ride would have been very difficult without you.

Excellent service. Cannot recommend highly enough. Malcolm is extremely knowledgeable and transparent in his prices. Whilst I've never purchased a bike from them (they stock quest, giant and pinnarelo bikes) I use them for my servicing.

Cycle Hire

Bikewise

61 Swakeleys Rd, Ickenham, Uxbridge UB10 8DQ, UK – 01895 675376

Super little bike shop. Knowledgeable and helpful staff and good selection of bikes and bike bits. Recommended.

Very friendly and excellent service. Bike looked and rode like new after a top grade service.

The Bike Shop

511 Pinner Rd, Harrow, North Harrow HA2 6EH, UK – 020 8427 5454

Thank goodness for independent bike shops on the high street. These guys were able to fix a gear cable at short notice that had snapped 5 miles earlier on a 112 mile ride from Warwickshire to Central London. The staff were friendly and flawless. Thanks again 'The Bike Shop' in North Harrow the rest of the ride would have been very difficult without you.

Excellent service. Cannot recommend highly enough. Malcolm is extremely knowledgeable and transparent in his prices. Whilst I've never purchased a bike from them (they stock quest, giant and pinnarelo bikes) I use them for my servicing.

Bicycling Safety Video

Lots of little tips you might not have thought of - from Ireland.