Just to let everyone know that the workshop and bike fitting studio will be closed on Tuesday 22nd March 2022. See you all at the Core Bike!
On Monday, 17th January 2022, the workshop and bike fitting studio will be operating by appointment only. Do call us if you would like to arrange an appointment.
The workshop and bike fitting studio will be closed for the Christmas holidays from 20th December to 9th of January. If you need urgent repairs or bike fittings, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
Give us a call or send us an email to arrange an appointment and we will meet you at the workshop.
Bicycle riders come in many different shapes and sizes, yet the manufacturers make us believe that the four or five frame sizes they produce are supposed to fit all. Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large – often this is all we are left to chose from when buying a bike. Yet, there are many other factors which will affect the bonding between bike and rider.
Stem length, bar width, seat height and position, seat shape, crank length – all of these can be adjusted to make you more comfortable and help you deliver more power through the pedals.
An incorrect bike fit reduces the comfort and power delivery. This will also reduce the endurance and over time can result in injuries.
The bike fits we offer can be adjusted for speed, comfrot or endurance. A road bike fit usually takes about two hours. We do not use computerised systems as they don’t always produce the desired result, since every rider is different and every fit is individual. The bike fit is based on our experience with thousands of cyclists and consists of active itneraction between you and the bike fitter.
We also have an extensive saddle library and are confident that we can find the right one to make you comfortable. We also offer shoe fitting (Lake shoes only) and custom foot beds to suit any type of road cycling shoe.
We find that often the changes to the bike geometry may be too big and it will take some time for your body to adjust. This is why we will ask you to come back after a certain time so we can check and micro-adjust your position for the optimal result.
If you would like to book a bike fitting session with us, feel free to use our booking form here.
Looking forward to seeing you in our workshop.
Just a quick note to say that the workshop and bike fitting studio will be closed this Saturday 10th July, 2021. Do not hesitate to contact us via email if you have any questions.
Our opening hours are changing – we are now open on Mondays and staying open longer on weekdays. With the winter nearly over and the spring almost upon us, there are even more reasons to come and visit our workshop. Be it a bike service or a bike fit – we are more than happy to help you.
It’s been 1 year since we opened our doors and the reception you guys have given us has been tremendous. We are very thankful to everybody, especially for referring our services to friends.
The reason we are contacting you is because we have good news and bad news.
The good news is that after a year trading we have completed enough services and bike fits to hit the VAT threshold.
The bad news is that we are going to have to increase our prices by 20% at the end of October 2020.
Price increases never come as good news, so for all our current customers AND YOUR FRIENDS we are offering you a bike fit and / or bike service at our current prices if you book an appointment before the end of October and have the service completed by 31st December 2020.
If you would like to take up this offer, simply book a bike fit or service appointment on our website. And of course, if a friend has been umming and ahhing about a bike fit or service this might be the best time to tell them about our offer.
Again, thank you ever so much for being a customer of ours at the start of our journey,
Kiro, Thomas & Bryan
When looking at improving the comfort on the bike, shoe fit is often overlooked. The way your feet connect with the shoes and pedals is very important not only for comfort, but for the power delivery too.
Finding the right fitting shoe can be a long and expensive process and thankfully there is a much easier and quicker solution – custom footbeds.
A well fitted footbed will support your arch and distribute the pressure on the foot more evenly. It will also stabilise the foot inside the shoe and it will stop it moving and sliding around. Having a better contact with the shoe also means that you don’t need to fasten it too tight. This will improve the blood circulation in the feet and reduce the discomfort.
Most cycling shoes come with standard insoles which do not take into account the foot specific anatomy. Not only do individual feet have different arches and lasts, but the left foot can have a different shape to the right too. This is why we recommend custom moulded footbeds, which will feet the soles of your feet perfectly.
In our bike fitting studio we can install customised insoles to fit your feet and shoes. This process takes up to an hour and can be done as part of a bike fit session or as a separate booking. Either way you will need to spend some on the turbo trainer – so do bring your bicycle and cycling gear with you.
To book a custom footbed fitting session, use our bike fitting booking form here.
We are in unprecedented times and I never thought we would find ourselves in such a situation with so many uncertainties.
However, we at Fulcycle are still open and carrying on with our daily tasks.
We are closely monitoring the government advice on the situation and taking all the necessary measures to stop the spread of the infection. So please don’t get offended if we don’t shake hands when you come in the workshop or that we wear gloves when working or fitting you on your bike.
In our expectation bike servicing is going to remain unaffected by any restrictions and in order to avoid direct contact we can always arrange for a drop-off and collection outside the workshop or any other location convenient to you.
Currently bike fitting is unaffected by restrictions and we will advise you if any changes come into affect.
Riding a bicycle is still one of the best ways to exercise and at the moment – one of the safest. There are calls for keeping cycling exempt from any future ban:
“The cycling industry will join forces to call on government to exempt cycling from any ban, due to its strategic role in the nation’s resilience – not only as transport but a form of exercise, the Bicycle Association has said.
Italy and Spain banned leisure cycling in the last week. The industry wants the UK to avoid cycling bans, and it wants bike shops exempted from shop opening restrictions as it believes cycling has a strategic role to play in mitigating some of the impact on peoples’ lives of restrictions on transport and access to the outdoors.
This follows 30 prominent health and transport experts’ calls to protect cycling and walking plus keeping parks open, and warns of the risks of confining otherwise healthy people to their homes.
Getting outside for fresh air and green spaces could be crucial in maintaining physical and mental health in the population during these times, they say”
Whether you’re heading into self-isolation or social distancing, being cut off from the world and your cycling is nobody’s idea of fun. Here are ten things you can do if you’re stuck at home.
Alex is a young talented rider selected to ride for WAC, a professional Belgium team, is an all-rounder and is looking to win the GC for the team.
Alex started cycling at 14, transitioning from athletics, so would be best described as having a broad base and lots of headroom. He was too late to the party to make the cut for the highest level GB squads (i.e. Junior Academy), but certainly competes strongly with the academy riders.
In his second year as an Under 16, he finished the year ranked 13th nationally, after some poor planning and a nasty crash end of season prevented him reaching his goal of a top 10 ranking finish. Last year, as a first year junior, he had a mountain to climb in terms of improving his fitness and endurance, and learning how to race the longer races at this level. Alex did improve rapidly, his main aim was to race in Europe, and he spent three weeks over there in the summer. He did a couple of races for BC Central Region, in one of which he got 11th place. He was also in the Johann Museeuw Classic, with the team, and he had a strong peloton finish after they got a rider in the break (peloton finished 22 seconds after break after 120 km at average 45 kph).
This season Alex is focussed on a few main races, mainly the high status stage races. He may do the Johann Meseeuw UCI 1.1 again for BC Central Region, and possibly the Tour of Ireland. With his Belgian Team he has a number of races, end of season there is the Phillippe Gilbert UCI race in October, there’s the Stef van Zuid-Limberg, possibly a Czech tour, and others to be decided. These are basically his ‘A’ races, and he’ll fill his calendar with possibly some UK National races, and UCI races and Interclubs in Belgium whenever possible.
We met Alex for a first time a week ago and were taken by his cycling talent and youthful attitude. He is a charming young man who is fully committed to his cycling goals and we are more than happy taking him ‘under our wing’ so to speak and provide the bike fitting and servicing for him and his bikes.
We wish to Alex the best of luck in his future races and are more than happy to support his cycling career.