G!RO’s Guide to Winter - Vol. 3 Winter Routes

G!RO’s Guide to Winter - Vol. 3 Winter Routes

November 16, 2020

In this volume, we’ll be looking at Winter Routes, following the success of our Local Loops page, we wanted to tailor some old favourites and throw out some new routes that are perfect for this time of year! We also take a look at how to plan the perfect winter route, which roads to pick and why.. We’ll provide links to our favourites for you to try yourself, simply hit the links below to find them on strava and download them to your GPS device (something we highly recommend when navigating new roads). So grab a brew and follow our top tips for picking the best routes this winter. 

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G!RO's Guide to Winter - Vol. 2 How to prepare and care for your bike this winter!

G!RO's Guide to Winter - Vol. 2 How to prepare and care for your bike this winter!

October 28, 2020

With winter well and truly on the way, the lanes are filling with soggy water and salted roads are on the horizon. While winter can seem like a grim time to be outside on your bike, a few little changes can make a big difference to your riding experience, and keep you on two wheels until we see the sun again (probably sometime in July). Check out Head mechanic Danny's tips on preparing and caring for your bike throughout the winter months!

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How to switch to wax lube for a cleaner chain and free watts!

How to switch to wax lube for a cleaner chain and free watts!

October 23, 2020

In this blog, Danny shares perhaps his most valuable advice learnt over the many years he's been working on bikes. One simple change that can save you time, mess and money for the rest of your cycling career. This is a MUST READ for all cyclists, whether you're a beginner or a veteran. This blogs worth a read and will certainly provide you with some highly useful knowledge for this winter and beyond! So grab a brew and have a read of Danny's trade secrets!

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G!RO’s Guide to Winter - Vol.1 Kitting up!

G!RO’s Guide to Winter - Vol.1 Kitting up!

October 16, 2020

Here at G!RO we love riding… It plays a huge part in our daily lives and is central to the lives of many within our community. We love to #RideWithMates, enjoy a pre-ride, mid-ride or post-ride cafe stop and use the bike as a tool to keep sane and fit. Winter, particularly UK winter, poses a threat to all this. It make’s ticking off the KM’s harder as daylight hours are slowly crushed inwards as we race towards winter solstice and gaps in the grim weather become fewer, and further between. However, here at G!RO we’re dedicated to keeping everyone riding as much as humanly possible, especially this year (2020) with all the challenges and troubles we’ve all had to face - now, more than ever we must cherish the head clearing, blood pumping goodness a bike ride can bring you. We must chase those endorphins as much as we can, and whilst winter will try and sap the goodness away; here at G!RO we’re dedicated to bring you all our favourite tips and tricks to maximise your winter riding and reap the benefits even in deepest, darkest December.

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TOP 7 TIPS FOR NEW RIDERS ON THE ROAD

TOP 7 TIPS FOR NEW RIDERS ON THE ROAD

June 22, 2020

We’ve been seeing a big increase in the number of new cyclists out and about since the lockdown, which is absolutely fantastic. Here at G!RO, we believe the power of the bike to enable many things - a sustainable mode of transport, a freedom machine to let you see new places, through to the fast and furious sport of bike racing. 

We teamed up with our good mate Francis Cade to create a video to highlight our Top 7 Tips for New Riders On The Road!

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Downrock Diaries - PART 1

Downrock Diaries - PART 1

June 15, 2020

The Curve Downrock honourably lives up to the press Curve give it on their website, not that I’ve seen a frill neck lizard fanging around on hot sand before, but riding this beast has given me fairly clear picture of exactly what this looks like. Look out for me on the dusty hillside of Ranmore this summer, and you’ll never need to watch a nature documentary about a frill neck lizard again.

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Diaries from the Virtual Road Part 2 - G!RO is Still Here, Zwifting Away

Diaries from the Virtual Road Part 2 - G!RO is Still Here, Zwifting Away

April 27, 2020

As hopefully some of you will have seen in part 1, we’ve been doing regular Zwift meet-ups for you guys, the G!RO community. A great way to ride socially, with mates without disregarding the incredibly important lockdown measures we are still living under here in the UK. It goes without saying, this offers an incredible tool to ride responsibly and protect the NHS as they admirably negotiate this difficult time. We have been championing the need to ride responsibly since day 1 of the lockdown here in the UK, and our Zwift rides are one of the many ways we are doing this, hopefully boosting morale and helping everyone keep pedalling despite the ongoing situation.

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Coffee with the Coach: Keeping Fit on the Indoor Trainer

Coffee with the Coach: Keeping Fit on the Indoor Trainer

March 31, 2020

As we enter week 2 of lockdown, and the possibility of stricter measures coming into play at anytime, we spoke to resident coach Danny Roberts-Clarke to talk all things training in these difficult times and how to maximise your indoor turbo trainer sessions as we all adjust to the new normal... It's undoubtedly a massive challenge to keep fit for the upcoming summer in the hope that we return to some form of normality and start racing again, or tackling events that will be postponed to future dates. Here are some of Danny's top tips to ensure the time on the turbo is fun, engaging and productive - so you can maximise the benefits.

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Diaries from the Virtual Road - G!RO Grapples Lockdown Zwifting Part 1

Diaries from the Virtual Road - G!RO Grapples Lockdown Zwifting Part 1

March 30, 2020

Resident ride leader Jamie, has written a little piece on his indoor riding experience in this first week of lockdown - Jamie has been leading our Zwift meetups alongside another of our ride leaders Tom. The guys have been enjoying regular virtual rides and had many of you join us already. We're looking forward to more in the coming weeks as we find ways to #RideWithMates during this difficult time. Join the crew for a free G!RO group morale boost on your nexrt indoor session..

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Daisy's Guide to Keeping Occupied

Daisy's Guide to Keeping Occupied

March 26, 2020

Meet Daisy, G!RO Cafe Manager extraordinaire and all round legend! Since, we took the difficult decision to close the doors of G!RO given the current unprecedented global situation, she has found herself with a bit more time on her hands at home, like many of us doing our bit for the NHS! She decided to write this awesome little blog for us on what she’s doing with all this spare time and how she’s trying to #KeepItGiro whilst we’re closed. She has plenty of awesome ideas and inspiration for how you could win our instagram competition, where you could win a G!RO mussette full of Workshop Coffee. Head over to our instagram to get involved; simply show us how you're keeping it G!RO at home, like Daisy, tag us and add the hashtag #KeepItGiro. We’ll be picking our favourite soon. Now enjoy Daisy’s insight into things that are keeping her sane in this strange, uncertain time. 

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Immunity Hacks from Resident Coach Danny!

Immunity Hacks from Resident Coach Danny!

March 19, 2020

Welcome to the first Danny Roberts-Clarke Coaching blog for 2020! This one discusses the big ticket item for this year so far - coronavirus/Covid-19/SARSCov2 and how you can continue to train while maximising the ability of your immune system to be ready for it. 

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G!RO x WORKSHOP FLASHPACKING WEEKEND

G!RO x WORKSHOP FLASHPACKING WEEKEND

July 17, 2019

At the heart of G!RO, and even in the very early planning stages before we opened for business, we have celebrated and championed the synergy between coffee and cycling. In order to create a local hub for local riders, of course, coffee had to be an integral part of that. It seems so synonymous now that cycling and coffee are all part of the same experience. And beyond cycling, coffee has found its way into the very core of our everyday. This luxurious, exotic, rich dark liquid that is the centre point for meetings, catch-ups, dates, working from home, and more to the point - the start and end of a cycle ride. G!RO has based its very being around a cup of coffee. 

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