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The joy of cycling in the summer is not far away ... are you ready?

Can you feel the temperature rising?! Admittedly, the weather’s been a bit unpredictable recently, but there are definitely warmer days on the way.

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And what New Year resolutions have you made?

New Year Resolutions

Christmas seems such a long time ago now ... but now that all the festivities are over thoughts naturally move to the year ahead and many a New Year resolution will have been made, but how many will be kept?!

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Look back at 2015 ... looking forward to 2016!

Where the heck did 2015 go?  Well, what a busy year it’s been. 2015 has been a great one for cycling, although it’s probably best that our latest foray into the world of MTB is quickly glossed over ...

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What choice do ladies have when it comes to cycle clothing?

It’s a well-known fact that many in the cycling industry take a ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach to women’s ranges. First of all we have to wait for new technology to be tested in the male arena, then it has to be feminised.

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Planning to ride all year round? Get kitted out for the colder months!

Winter cycling

So it’s bye-bye summer and hello cold, frosty mornings. It doesn’t have to mean hibernating in your onesie on the weekends, you just have to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather. The challenge is to not overdress.

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Happy 4th Birthday to us and here's 20% OFF to celebrate!!!

Wow, where does the time go? It seems that in the blink of an eye Summit Different has reached the grand old age of four! In cycling terms that pretty much equates with ditching the stabilisers, wobbling for those first few moments, gradually gaining control, and then loving the ride!

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Our website has had a makeover!

Naturally, we’re rather pleased with how we’re looking – it’s a bit like getting a new cycling jersey or shorts. You know, like when you have to keep looking at yourself from different angles, maybe giving yourself a few admiring glances ...

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What goes up must come down - Descending with confidence!

How to cycle downhill

There are a lot of things to think about when descending and you won’t necessarily crack it all at once. Practice, as the saying goes, makes perfect and having a go at descending the same hill time and time again is one of the best things you could possibly do in terms of honing your technique. So, if you get uptight the minute you crest a hill, try our tips for descending ...

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Riding solo, what to do when you need to clock up the miles ...

Riding solo

There are no two ways about it, riding solo on your own can be a tough ask. It’s fine if you just fancy getting out for a few hours every now and then, but if you’re training for a particular event and need to put in serious hours week in week out it can be hard to keep motivated.

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Prudential RideLondon is almost upon us!

Right now approximately 25,000 amateur cyclists from all over the country are counting down the days and making final preparations for the third Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday 2 August. Introduced as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, this event has quickly made its mark on the cycling world’s calendar – it’s essentially the cycling equivalent of the world-famous London Marathon.

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