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Arctic Race Of Norway Announces 22-Rider Field For 2016 - News Shorts

The Arcitic Race of Norway on Friday announced the 22 teams that will compete in the 2016 race from August 11 through August 14.

The 2016 field that takes the line in Fauske will feature 11 WorldTour teams – the most since the race’s inception in 2013 – seven Pro Continental teams and four Norwegian Continental squads.

The Astana team of 2015 overall winner Rein Taaramae will return, as will the BMC squad of 2015 runner-up Sylvan Dillier and the katusha team of third-placed Ilnur Zakarin.

FDJ will be making its first appearance in the race, along with Team Sky, …

Selling Your Bike Just Got Even More Secure!

We're pleased to have teamed up with Let's Encrypt to help us keep your data safe. All connections to Preowned Cycles are now fully encrypted and private as is shown be the green padlock in your address bar.

It's been a busy period here whilst we work on new tools and a site redesign to provide you with the best experience possible. Keep your eyes peeled for new updates over the coming days and weeks. Thanks for being a part of Preowned Cycles and don't hesitate to get in touch with any feedback.

Could You Sketch A Bike From Memory?

Back in 2009, Italian artist Gianluca Gimini began asking random people to sketch a drawing of a bike. Why? Apparently it was initially out of interest. But then it became a passion. As he collected more and more sketches, it became clear that many people couldn't actually produce an accurate drawing, often missing out key bicycle components. Little did Gianluca know at the time, but this is actually a common psychological test that is used to prove that our brains trick us into thinking that we know more about objects than we do in reality.

Having amassed a significant collection …

My Change In Bike Riding

My change in bike riding.




A strange thing …

New Year, New Fitness Goals....

Today's Blog comes courtesy of Claire at Lucky saddle, you can find her at


New Year, new fitness goals…

Happy New Year fellow cycling and fitness buddies! I hope you enjoyed the festive break, and ate and drank your weight in calories! Lucky Saddle had a very good go… probably a bit too good judging by the chubby cheeks…

So how many people made new fitness related resolutions, and are struggling to keep to them already? Come on, be honest??

Well, I will be honest, my ‘new year, new fitness resolution’was disastrous …

The Cuddly Cyclist, My Journey Begins.


Well I have done it!!! I have after 45 years joined millions of you out there; I have bought my first road bike! What’s unusual about that? Well let me introduce myself.

I don’t do exercise, I know I should, I’m surrounded by people who do, basically I was built for comfort. I am an extremely cuddly, wine drinking very social lady. Hard working wife and mother who, though I know what I should be doing doesn’t do it, this is starting to sound like an internet dating advert, oops anyway in my family …

How To Avoid Buying A Stolen Bike

How to avoid buying a stolen bike                                                                                                      

Supplied by guest blogger Tom Chapman  


Searching for a second-hand bike is the same as searching for any valuable performance equipment; there are definitely bargains to be had out there, but it’s important to make sure you’re not being scammed. Of …

Crafted Classic Sportive

Crafted Classic sportive 2015

Countryside, beer & hog roast: British Cycling members receive 20% discount on Crafted Classique online entry

Members of British Cycling can take advantage of discounted entry into the Crafted Classique sportive if they sign-up on online before 12 noon on 21st August.

Standard online entry into the event, which takes place in Ipswich on 22nd August, costs £25, but British Cycling members can enter for as little as £20 at

Now in its second year, the popular sportive combines a ride through the beautiful Suffolk countryside with locally sourced beer and hog roast. Cyclists …

Stolen Bikes, Please Help.

Bikes stolen please help.

Jon had all his bikes stolen at the weekend in the North Kent area. Can you kindly keep your eyes peeled for any of the attached which they may try to sell on.

If anyone knows anything there is a reward offered and you can contact the owner directly on the number listed below, thank you.



Please contact Jon on 07894 579077– reward offered
Stolen from my workshop early hours Sat 2nd May


KUOTA KOM road bike 2014 – large frame …

Crafted Classique Sportive 2015



The Crafted Classique will return to the historic Ipswich waterfront this August with an extra brand new route, designed especially for those entering the sportive scene.


On Saturday 22 August, the timed cycling challenge will be back with more great coffee and refreshing local beer to build upon the success of 2014’s inaugural event, which saw 500 riders from across the UK take part.

New for 2015, this year’s sportive will also feature a shorter 55 …