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There are an increasing number of motorised bikes and cargo bikes on the market. Are they an unnecessary luxury or a valuable addition that lifts the humble bicycle to even higher levels of usability?

 

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One of the problems with children is that they keep growing! To get the most from ones cycling experience your bike must fit. Outspoken to the rescue, our Frog upgrade scheme helps grow the bike as legs lengthen.

 

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We are delighted to be the Urban Arrow dealer in Cambridge. We hold both a Family and Flatbed model in stock for you to try, and will be very pleased to talk through your requirements and advise.

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Eddington, the new community being delivered by the University of Cambridge, is hosting a FREE cycling festival on Saturday 9th June from 10am-4pm. The cycling festival is a free, fun, family-friendly day open to the Cambridge community. You can put your cycling skills to the test on a range of exciting activities, alongside a series of workshops and demonstrations. 

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Eddington is named after a Sir Arthur Eddington a keen cyclist - to make him proud the Eddington Number Challenge has been created.

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Outspoken are recruiting a freelance cycle mechanic. Are you an experienced bike mechanic and a good communicator? If so and you'd like to come and join our team repairing and servicing bikes at events and businesses please get in touchfor an application pack or more information

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We're Recruiting!

13th Apr 2018

As we continue to grow and develop new services we are looking to recruit new cycle mechanics to join our expanding team!

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The Power of Bicycles

7th Mar 2018

Outspoken become supporters of World Bicycle Relief.

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We're looking for a committed and experienced Shop Manager to drive the development and daily management of our new retail shop.

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Over the last 6 months, we have been working with the University of Cambridge to help new university staff residents in the brand new Eddington development, to get around Cambridge by bicycle. One of the residents Kristoffer talks about his experiences with our bikes and training.

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Whether you’ve gone for a spin and left your tyre levers in the garage or you’re worried about causing damage to your tube or rim, it’s always good to be able to get a tyre without resorting to levers. Plus, you get the added benefit of looking like a pro. 

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Whether you’ve decided to adjust your stem height or change to a different size stem, it’s always important to make sure you’ve set your headset up properly afterwards. Leaving it poorly adjusted not only makes your ride feel poor it can also do long term damage to the headset, frame or forks.
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No-one likes noises and scrapes when out on a ride and with hydraulic disc brakes becoming more and more prevalent we thought we’d share some tips for getting your caliper set up straight. 

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Top tips to help you choose a bike that will make cycling fun and easy, so they'll want to cycle everywhere, not one that will spend most of it's life in a garage. A bicycle isn't just a toy, it's a mode of transport proven to make people both healthier and happier everyday.

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This week we've been talking to Catherine, Head Mechanic here at Outspoken Cycles, who explains why frame alignment and preparation is so vital when working on your bike, fitting parts and building bikes up from scratch. She also explains why it’s such an important module on the Velotech Gold course and what her top tips are for getting the job done.

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After popular demand our Head Mechanic, Catherine, has put together a carefully selected tool box for the home mechanic. Composed of specialially chosen tools from a range of companies it represents a great combination of quality and value. Perfect for courses participants and a great gift for budding mechanics!

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Circe Cycles 10th Anniversary, including an Outspoken Cycles' Pedal Powered Cinema. Contact Outspoken Cycles Shop if you'd like to testride or buy a Helios Tandem!

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Events staff wanted!

30th Jun 2017

Looking for awesome people to get paid to enthuse others about cycling. Freelance- Part time

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Outspoken's head mechanic Catherine nominated as one of @WeAreCyclingUK top 100 women in cycling

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Pedal powered live music at the Cambridge Town and Country Show, 10th and 11th June 17!

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Last month we were pleased to have the chance to attend the Event Production Show 2017, a trade show for the events industry held at the Olympia in London.

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Outspoken Cycles are delighted to be working with local care provider Bluebird Care to help their carers to get between home visits in an environmentally friendly yet very convenient (and enjoyable!) way – E-Bikes!

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Outspoken Cycles are pleased to announce our new Fix Your Own Bike Service, giving you the space and tools you need to keep your bike (or bikes!) in their best condition!

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Outspoken Cycles are excited to have been working, yet again, with St Johns Ambulance to keep their Cycle Response Unit (CRU) bikes working to their best.

 

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Where did it all begin?

30th Jan 2017

Rob chats to Cambridge 105 radio about 10+ wonderful years of Outspoken including how Training started. 

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Outspoken Cycles have been working closely with Cambridge Assessment to provide a Pool Bike service as well as Bike Maintenance Demonstration sessions since 2015.

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We have a huge range of children's Frog Bikes for sale at Outspoken!

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We've partnered up with the wonderful charity Cam Sight to support their tandem riding project...

 

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For this year’s Outspoken Christmas party we introduced a healthy dose of competition with our Cycle Sprints racing!

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Outspoken are looking for local, budding photographers to help make the Bike Depot beautiful!

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Have some basic maintenance experience but not the environment you need to keep your bike in the best condition? Our Fix It Yourself service could be perfect for you!

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Our fantastic instructors have once again been recognised for their brilliant work inspiring and supporting more people to cycle

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Our Coffee Bike made an appearance last weekend at Mill Road Winter Fair.

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Outspoken Cycles are excited to be at Mill Road Winter Fair this year with our Velopresso Coffee Bike. 

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Outspoken Cycles are delighted to be providing Pedal Powered Christmas lights for Serpentine Green in Peterborough.

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