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The latest cycling news and views from Dorvics in Leighton Buzzard, the Home Counties' longest-standing bike shop. From road cycling and training tips to kids' bikes and local touring, it's all here.

10 04, 2018

Perfect and unique: your bespoke bike

2018-04-10T10:37:23+00:00

With Dorvics and Tifosi, we can spec the bike of your dreams from a vast range of high-quality parts. Imagine owning and riding a bike built for you. Not a rider like you... we mean YOU personally! Probably sounds like a frivolous, expensive pipedream, doesn't it? Well, here at Dorvics, we can [...]

Perfect and unique: your bespoke bike 2018-04-10T10:37:23+00:00
6 04, 2018

Spring Training: five tips for getting back in the saddle

2018-04-05T15:48:11+00:00

Getting the bike back out after a long winter? Struggling for motivation? Read our tips here. We've all been there. It's spring. You're dusting off the cobwebs in the garage, and getting the bike back out for the first club run since the autumn. And with everyone else in your group having [...]

Spring Training: five tips for getting back in the saddle 2018-04-05T15:48:11+00:00
3 04, 2018

Cycle to work for less: Cyclescheme!

2018-04-02T13:54:23+00:00

Want a new bike for commuting? Worried about the cost? Dorvics and Cyclescheme can get you saddled up. Here at Dorvics, we're proud to be part of the Cyclescheme programme that helps workers all over the country save on brand-new bikes for their commute. Whether you're an employee looking at swapping four [...]

Cycle to work for less: Cyclescheme! 2018-04-02T13:54:23+00:00
30 03, 2018

Retro restoration: Bianchi Gold Race

2018-03-27T09:12:28+00:00

The Dorvics servicing team weave their magic to get a neglected 1980s racer back on the road. In amongst all the modern road and mountain bikes that pass through our servicing department, every now and again we get to deal with something a little special. A great example of this came in February, [...]

Retro restoration: Bianchi Gold Race 2018-03-27T09:12:28+00:00
27 03, 2018

Meet Carl and his life in Leighton Buzzard cycling

2018-03-27T12:37:07+00:00

Carl Keen, our new general manager, has been racing, riding and fixing bikes all his life. Read all about him here. Those of you who have visited the shop in the last few weeks will have likely met our new general manager, Carl Keen. A founding member of Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling [...]

Meet Carl and his life in Leighton Buzzard cycling 2018-03-27T12:37:07+00:00
23 03, 2018

Bike security event: this Saturday!

2018-03-20T16:51:44+00:00

Come and visit us at Dorvics between 10am and 2pm this Saturday (March 24 2018) for our special bike security event! Bedfordshire Police will be on hand to give your bike security marking free of charge, making it easily identifiable if it's lost or stolen. Our Dorvics experts will also be on hand [...]

Bike security event: this Saturday! 2018-03-20T16:51:44+00:00
20 03, 2018

Five simple rules: bike security

2018-03-20T16:09:57+00:00

Ahead of our bike security event this Saturday, these handy tips can minimise the risk of you losing your ride. We'd all like to live in a world where we can ride around town without fear of our bikes getting stolen or damaged. Of course, as we all know, life isn't like [...]

Five simple rules: bike security 2018-03-20T16:09:57+00:00
16 03, 2018

All you need to know about… cyclocross

2018-03-17T14:37:22+00:00

Mud, snow, mud, rain, sweat, mud and grass. Here's your layman's guide to cyclocross, cycling's brutal winter version. Did we mention there was mud? Cyclocross? What's that? Cycling that makes you angry? No. It won't make you angry (much). It will make you very cold and very muddy, though! The easiest way [...]

All you need to know about… cyclocross 2018-03-17T14:37:22+00:00
13 03, 2018

Road Cycling: A Beginner’s Story

2018-03-13T15:39:55+00:00

Dan has been a member of Leighton Buzzard Road Cycling Club for 18 months and started out as a complete novice. It was a few months after I’d started cycling to work that my friend Ross had the idea that changed my life. “Our cycling club has got a spare ‘club bike’ [...]

Road Cycling: A Beginner’s Story 2018-03-13T15:39:55+00:00
10 03, 2018

How much is that bikey in the window?

2018-03-10T12:08:28+00:00

Just arrived, a lovely new pretty single speed / fixie, it's taken pride of place in the shop window and has been turning heads all week. Cinelli have drawn on their extensive knowledge of fixed gear bicycles to create the Tipo Pista. The result is a lightweight aluminium bike that’s as happy [...]

How much is that bikey in the window? 2018-03-10T12:08:28+00:00
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