19th October 2017
Here at Raleigh we love the change in seasons! As the weather starts to get a little cooler and the nights start to draw in most people think its time to pack their bikes away for winter, but we think differently. Autumn is a great time to get out on family bike rides that you might have missed out on in the summer. Plus family rides are a great way to spend time together –
4th October 2017
Despite a boom in electric bike sales, some misconceptions about them still persist, which means many people who could benefit from owning one are missing out. So, we thought we’d set the record straight on some of the most common myths. They are too expensive This is one of the most persistent myths because people often look at the upfront cost of getting an e-bike and no further. While e-bike prices start at about £1,000,
29th September 2017
Let’s be honest, how much time do you actually get to spend with your family? Research by Highland Spring Group found that the average family only spends 34 ‘undistracted’ minutes (i.e. without technology or routine getting in the way) together a day, rising slightly higher to 1 hour 37 minutes at the weekends. One in four parents feel they’re far too busy to spend time with their children, as they’re caught up in the pressures
25th September 2017
There’s a range of transport options available to get you to and from lectures or work; hopping on the bus can be a great solution and so can pedalling on your bike. According to a study by Santander, the average student spends £485 on travelling to and from university every year. This study found that students living off-campus travelled just over nine miles each way, meaning a clever choice of transport could save loads of
22nd September 2017
People who don’t exercise are more likely to develop health problems and die younger: it’s nothing new. Research has told us this for decades. A new study published in the British Medical Journal has confirmed this. Studying 250,000 UK commuters over five years, the statistics may be shocking, but the good thing is that you can do something about it now. The fact is, cycling to work offers major health benefits that you simply can’t
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