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active leisure solutions, active travel, active travel wishaw, bicycle, cycling, sustainable travel -

We often get asked about cycle loops for people just getting cycling, and we understand that those first steps into active travel or a healthier lifestyle can be daunting. Roads feel dangerous. When we surveyed people in Wishaw, 100% of people didn't think cycling on roads in North Lanarkshire was safe. We can't change the roads without help from the council, and that takes time. Even in these Covid times, it still takes time to get practical steps in place that help to reduce Covid transmission. We can, though, help find you loops that are traffic-free and work on ways...

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active travel, bike, ice, studded tyres -

We've had an icy winter so far. Ice can make commuting, or just getting outside, hazardous. There are ways to lower this risk, last time we mention riding a fixed gear and using your legs to slow down instead of braking. Now, we're going to give a shout out to studded tyres. What are studded tyres? Studded tyres are tyres that contain between 2 and 4 rows of steel studs are regular intervals. To go with these studs, you'll also tend to find increased puncture protection.  You'll want extra puncture protection as soon as you've tried to fit studded tyres....

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active travel, commuter, e-bike, electric bike -

Are Electric bikes waterproof? The short answer is no. Electric bikes are water-resistant, that is not something to fear though. Many of the items we use daily are not waterproof but merely water-resistant. You wouldn't leave your phone behind on a wet day, but you also wouldn't go diving with it. The rain in Scotland People ride in the rain, especially commuters. In Scotland there is no way around it, you'll have to ride in the rain at some point. The good news is that pretty much all bikes are water-resistant. If you're worried about rain, then there are a...

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active travel, fixed gear, winter cycling -

Fixed gear bikes were one of those fads that blow up in cycling. The trend was so big that many people developed a bit of a derogatory attitude to fixed gears bikes. It was one of those divides that humanity loves, you either loved fixed gear or hated it, and you stayed in your camp. Like most irrational hatreds it wasn't really based on logic, so we're going to show you why logically a fixed gear bike is great for winter riding. On a side note, we're not going to call a fixed gear bike a fixie as we have...

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active leisure solutions, active transport solutions, active travel, active travel wishaw -

We often get asked about active travel and how do we get people involved in it. The answer is simple. Active travel needs to be fun. Bikes are not just for transportation, they are fun. Scooters are fun. Skateboards are fun. Lycra isn't fun as most of us don't look good in it. Hoodies and jeans are perfect for active travel. You don't need specialist clothes for active travel. Riding down (and up) stairs if fun. Pull skids. Pull manuals. Have fun. Be a kid. Be free. Don't care what anyone else thinks.    

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