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Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

One of the most popular ways to buy a bike and equipment at the moment is through the Cycle to Work Scheme, which is a Government backed initiative to promote healthier journeys to work and to reduce environmental pollution. 

 

Most independent Bike Shops will accept the Cycle to Work Scheme, including third party providers such as Halfords Cycle2Work, Cyclescheme, Bike2WorkScheme, CyclePlus, etc… A big misconception is that independent stores cannot accept Halfords vouchers, but they can, so long as they are registered with them!!!  

Orca 3.8 Triathlon Wetsuit Review

Orca 3.8 Triathlon Wetsuit Review

It’s that time of year again when most of us start getting back into the openwater, and with an Ironman coming up in July, I decided to treat myself to a new wetsuit!  Having previously used the Orca Alpha, I decided to try out the Orca 3.8 this time around, based on the Orca Swim Scale

CAR Versus BIKE Versus CAR/BIKE COMMUTE - BELFAST

CAR Versus BIKE Versus CAR/BIKE COMMUTE - BELFAST

Having travelled into Belfast on a daily basis for the best part of 20 years, I’ve really noticed how the traffic has continually been building up year on year.  With this being a hot topic at the moment, and Belfast being ranked as the 3rd worst city in the UK for congestion, I thought I would conduct a very unscientific experiment on my commute from just outside Downpatrick to Belfast, which is approximately 35km. 

 The parameters were simple….travel by bike; travel by car; and, travel by a combination of car & bike.  The bus was not considered in this experiment as it would also involve a run from the nearest stop…maybe next time!!

POST TRIATHLON SEASON BLUES!!

POST TRIATHLON SEASON BLUES!!

With the triathlon season in the UK and Ireland drawing to a close, how can we avoid the post season blues and keep motivated over the long winter months!!! The beauty of triathlon is that we have 3 sports to keep us busy, and there will always be plenty of related events and activities to keep us occupied over the winter. We have highlighted some ideas worth trying to help you come back fitter and faster next season….

TRIATHLON RACE CHOICE 2016

TRIATHLON RACE CHOICE 2016

With the triathlon season just around the corner, we have a look at the 2016 racing calendar and how you might go about choosing your races.

 

NEW TO TRIATHLON...WHY NOT TRY OUT A DUATHLON IN PREPARATION

NEW TO TRIATHLON...WHY NOT TRY OUT A DUATHLON IN PREPARATION

With the duathlon season in full swing, we have a look at what duathlons are and how they can help prepare you for the triathlon season ahead.

 

THE UK & IRELAND’S NEWEST TRIATHLON STORE AND E-COMMERCE BUSINESS

THE UK & IRELAND’S NEWEST TRIATHLON STORE AND E-COMMERCE BUSINESS

Athlos Triathlon was born out of the demand for the sport of Triathlon in the UK and Ireland, where it is one of the fastest growing sports.  The business has recognised a gap in the market for swimming, cycling, running and more triathlon focused products.