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My Cycling Challenge – London to Paris, by Jacqui Greenshields, September 2015

  • 16th October 2015
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So I turned 44 years of age in October 2014, feeling overweight, unfit and generally stuck in a rut, I started to think back to when I was much younger & living in Essex and how I loved to get out on my road bike. The time was right to give myself a kick up the backside and do something more active. I am not the most motivated person when it comes to something new, so in January 2015, when I heard about the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust organizing a 300 mile cycle challenge from...

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News

2016 Fi'zi:k range coming soon to Bike Chain Ricci

  • 5th October 2015

The history and heritage behind Italian manufacturers is second to none. Fi'zi:k is no different, fi'zi:k is a racing brand. It represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition.  Technology Re:Flex - By using long-filament composites aligned in specific directions, the entire base of a Re:flex saddle is able to respond...

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A Silly-SIDI story

  • 3rd October 2015
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With SIDI due to arrive in store soon, we have some stories to share from past SIDI wearers..... 2012, I was doing my normal amount of touring/training, with a regular visit to Newport velodrome on a Friday. That's when the Vets have quite a good three hour training session, right up my street, building up for another crack at the points/distance 'masters world track champs'. All was going well and then I received an invite to ride a session with the 'Bush' team for a motor paced...

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BCR @ the Cycleshow, NEC Birmingham

  • 26th September 2015

The Cycleshow at Birmingham NEC was a fantastic. Lots of shiny new products, some shiny old products and more importantly an insight into everything that we can do for you, our customers. I'll be sharing some dates with you shortly once we've finalised the details for Colnago demo days, a ladies night, Trek demo days,and much much more. Full report to follow, but the slideshow below shows some of the highlights from the show.

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A Few Reasons to Cycle in Cornwall

  • 21st September 2015
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1. Scenery like this... 2. and this... 3. and then this... 4. Amazing downhills  5. And a fair few cheeky uphills 6. The COFFEE and CAKE stops Bike Chain Bissoe Cafe 7. Friendly and helpful bike shops where you can have a coffee and a chat, get some cycling tips and get your bike fixed in the workshop. (You can’t get that experience online!) 8. The beautiful coastline 9. The Bissoe and Camel Trails...

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Product Reviews

Cannondale Super X

  • 14th September 2015
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What an amazing bike for a brilliant price point in 2015 specification. I must start this review with a confession, ever since I rode my first Aluminium F600 Cannondale MTB I fell in love with the brand. The quality and design innovation they brought to the market place was second to none. Cannondale brand might not carry the same romantic history of Italian brands such as Colnago, Pinarello or Bianchi but neither do they carry the over inflated prices. But in their own way they...

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Events

Rotor Q-rings and Power talk, with additional guests including Muc-Off, Look and Early Rider

  • 7th September 2015

We are hosting an evening of talks and demonstrationsby Martin Pounder from Rotor Uk and Alex Croucher from Fisher UK. Each will be bringing information and samples from their latest ranges to share with you. The evening will be free to attend, with Teas, Coffees and nibbles provided. There will be exclusive offers available to everyone who attends.

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Product Reviews

Garmin / Strava Live segments

  • 6th September 2015
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After months of looking forward to testing out the latest Garmin/Strava software, I got to test it out today up in North Wales on a short trip to see the outlaws. Chris Bonner, who I aptly named 'Dr Garmin', got it set up remotely for me and talked me through how to 'load' specific targeted segments onto it. It then informed me when I was close to the start (see image below) and kept me informed of my progress. Two attempts at one of my preloaded segments saw me bag the KOM, which I...

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News

Speedplay pedal maintenance

  • 1st September 2015

We recently had a customer in with a stiff pedal, our immediate diagnosis was poorly lubricated pedal bearings..... When we took it apart to clean and lubricate, unfortunately it was too late because the bearings had disintegrated.  Unhappy customer, and unhappy pedals -   We offer a pedal service option when your bike is in our workshop, failure to follow manufacturer guidelines will invalidate your warranty, or you can follow the video below....

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Sophie's Blog

Trek Emonda - A picture paints a thousand words

  • 31st August 2015
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Trek Emonda - A picture paints a thousand words Photos taken at Hell's Mouth, Cornwall

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Zero to Ride London One Hundred (in five weeks)

  • 11th August 2015

So I did it! From zero miles on a road bike to one hundred miles on a road bike in five weeks of training. I have lots of people to thank but I couldn't have done it without Ricci and everyone at BCR. Walking into Bike Chain Ricci for the first time to purchase my first road bike and get a bike fit seems a million years ago. I have learnt a lot in a short space of time but mostly that there is a lot still left to learn (as I discovered this morning when I had my first puncture!) Cue a...

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Events

Ride Like A Pro 2015 - Sunday August 9th @ 10.00 am

  • 24th July 2015

Bike Chain Ricci are proud to partner up with Carrs Jaguar again to bring you the 2015 version of this event. Ride like a Pro 2015 brings cyclists of all levels together for a series of local ride out events and a national Grand Final. Participants can enjoy the excitement of the peloton on a 30-50 mile route, with support all the way from Bike Chain Ricci and the official Team Sky support car - the Jaguar XF Sportbrake. A lucky rider from this ride out will be drawn to join other...

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Sophie's Blog

Clipless Pedals – Facing fears and Overcoming Challenges

  • 22nd July 2015

Once you switch to clipless pedals, you’ll never go back. Maybe that’s a bold statement but, from my own experience and chatting to many other cyclists, it’s a reality. Now I’m clipped into my Look pedals, I’m a ‘proper’ cyclist so there is no going back. Despite (and because of) everything you read below, I would encourage all cyclists to make the change! Switching to clipless hasn’t come particularly easily to me. Having whizzed...

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Sophie's Blog

Cycling Solo vs. Cycling Buddy vs. Cycling Group

  • 8th July 2015
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I have always been somewhat of a solo cyclist. There are advantages to cycling on your own. You get to make all the decisions. You decide what time to go. You decide how far and how fast you cycle. You decide whether or not to stop for coffee and cake. If you’re feeling great, you can hit a fast pace or go those extra miles. If you’re feeling rubbish and Wimbledon is on TV, you can go home early if you fancy it. It allows flexibility. However, like any individual sport, it can...

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Sophie's Blog

BBC Radio Cornwall interview - 100 healthy days and Bike Chain Ricci

  • 5th July 2015

On Wednesday 1st July I was interview by David White on BBC Radio Cornwall about my blogging.  To listen to the full interview, skip to 1 hour 12 minutes  here . In the interview I talk about my 100 healthy day challenge. I talk about my eating philosophy and following the 80/20 rules. I discuss how I wanted the original 100 days to be the start of a whole life change. Then I get onto the interesting stuff - EXERCISE! Me: Exercise is crucially important. I always advocate...

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