Russell’s Bicycle Shed

Making Active Travel Easier


What to do about the punctures

AdviceRussell CuttsComment

If you ride a bicycle its one of the first pieces of maintenance you learn, and by far its going to help you more than any other in the long term; how to fix a puncture. Regardless of the type of bike you ride if you have pneumatic tyres you'll get punctures there's not much you can do about it but there are things you can do to reduce the number of punctures you get.

CliffHanger 2015 Day 2 -

Advice, ShopRussell CuttsComment

What a great weekend at Cliffhanger 2015. 

Being a small independent bike shop we really value your feedback.

If you were one of the many people who spoke to us over the weekend: first, thank you for saying hello and if you have had any subsequent questions, thoughts or ideas, please get in touch (via email, phone or comment below). We really want to hear from you.

We also produced a new brochure for the event, if you didn't pick one up or you were not at Millhouses Park this weekend, we still have a few copies in our shop at the Station or you can download a PDF version here: Love Commuting? You might if you ride.

As you might have read in our last blog post we used Cliffhanger to launch our new Commuter Bike Trial. We think, right now, really is the best time to give cycling to work a go:

This week the schools in Sheffield break-up for their summer holidays; so, generally for the next six weeks the traffic gets lighter - which is great. For your inspiration: The Tour de France is in full swing with live coverage and highlights on ITV4 and on July 22, 2015, Sheffield hosts the 2015 Elite City Center Cycling at the Sheffield Grand Prix.

Not forgetting, our handpicked range of new 2015 Marin and Tern bikes in the shop and a fleet of Hire Bikes all ready for you to try.

We are here to help, support and encourage you to get on your bike. The services we offer:

Get in touch; let us help you get fitter, travel greener and start enjoying your commute.

Love Commuting? You might if you ride. 

Ride to work: part 2

AdviceRussell CuttsComment

Finding a route in Sheffield by bicycle to any place, even just the local shops can be daunting I know. The city is not renown for its cycle lanes or flat roads; so finding a safe and easy route to ride, when you are starting out, is the thing that puts people off.

But don't worry, there are lots of ways to discover new cycling routes around Sheffield that suit you and there are lots of people and technology to help you...