• Top folding bikes
    Commuter bicycles,  Commuter Cycling,  Folding bicycles,  Folding bikes,  Top 5 Folding bicycles 2019

    Top 5 Folding Bicycles

    For this weeks blog we have our Top 5 folding bicycles that are currently available.  So for all you fellow commuters who have to regularly endure standing pressed up against a random strangers armpit and discard any boundaries of personal space this weeks blog is just for you.  Folding bikes are not reserved purely for Rapha wearing investment bankers so we have tried to give an option for all budgets. Brompton M6L Folding Bicycle £1,095 The only candidate for the number one slot in our Top 5 folding bicycles.  The original and most peoples perception of what is meant by a folding bike.  The UK classic brand Brompton are top of…

  • bicycle front light,  Bike lights,  Cycling,  Product review,  Training

    Lezyne 800XL Review

    Our blog this week is inspired by Scott from the Trivelo team who managed to stack it one evening this week on a mountain bike commuter ride due to poor visibility from low quality lights. To help Scott and our other readers we have a review of the Lezyne 800XL front bike light. Front bike lights range dramatically in prices with them starting at a few quid spiralling rapidly up to hundreds of pounds. For our review we have a mid price offering that can be found in the sub hundred pound territory. The 800XL is a rechargeable self contained front light with no separate battery requirement. It produces 800…

  • Bicycles,  Clothing,  Commuting,  Cycling,  Training

    The pain of extra clothing needs for winter training

    As summer drifts into the memory as a long since forgotten luxury we all burrow in and prepare for a long winter.  Those beautiful summer days recalled with rose tinted glasses where it never rained and the sun always shone.  And for training this weather utopia meaning that heading out for that ride was a quick change into your shorts and favourite cycling top with no need even for socks.  The realities of our current season are far from this carefree existence and the topic of our blog this week. Winter means the John Lewis advert for Christmas repeated on loop and visits to Halfords for exciting purchases such as…

  • Commuting,  Training,  Triathletes

    Health & fitness versus speed

    Training for a Triathlon is a time consuming affair with three separate disciplines to squeeze into busy lives which fails to include time for the fourth discipline of transition or any strength and conditioning work. Add into this the time spent drooling over new kit and researching what the best nutrition plans are then you may find it all overwhelming. All these challenges just increase the longer the distances you seek out for your races meaning that long two hour ride each week now becomes that long four hour ride, then six! We have written previously about tips for the time starved triathlete but this weeks blog looks at the…

  • Bags,  Bicycles,  Commuting,  Cycling,  Product review

    Deuter Giga Bike Review

    Running and cycling to work as part of your daily commute is truly a gift.  You get to travel for free with complete control over your timings and include mileage for any training targets that easily fits into the daily grind. The one drawback on this charmed existence however comes from how to shift your belongings back & forth. While your happy shopper carrier bag for life is very handy for getting milk from the corner shop it sucks as a commuter friendly option.  So we bring you the Deuter Giga Bike Review in this weeks blog to help give you options.  The Deuter Giga Bike Rucksack is a class…

  • Bicycles,  Commuting,  Cycling,  Triathletes

    Guide to Cycling to Work in Winter

    Commuting to work by bike can be a real bonus for those trying to squeeze in enough training hours for some serious competitions in either triathlon or cycling.  With hours spent each day merely reaching our places of work if you can trade these lost moments for quality training you are well on your way to hitting your weekly targets.  Unfortunately while this sounds simple the winter months make this a less than straight forward affair.  Below are the top tips we have gathered from those in Team Trivelo lucky enough to include cycling to work as part of their daily lives. Tip One – Have the right kit Cycling…

  • Bicycles,  Cycling

    The Cycle to Work Scheme Explained

    New bikes are in truth pretty expensive and difficult to sneak past the finance police at home.  Funding your next purchase can be a challenge.  We at Trivelo obviously offer you a platform to sell your used bikes to help make this happen but that may not be enough to generate enough cash to buy your next bike.  This is where the cycle to work scheme kicks in as an option for many working in large scale companies offering this as an employee benefit option for those with flexible benefits.  This weeks blog is a step by step guide to help you explore this option with all the background information…

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