News and Blog — Cycling

Cycling Favourites

Posted by Amey Hellen on

There is a lot more to cycling than a bike and a helmet, that is why we have put together a list of our favourite items for when you are out on your bike.     Food and Snacks  This factor may seem like an unusual choice, however, is important to consider when going out on long bike rides or are competing in challenging races. A suggested snack to bring are energy bars as they provide the right...

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What is COOLMAX® and What are the Benefits?

Posted by Amey Hellen on

Here at Sockmine it is important to us that we provide quality products that deliver the qualities you deserve to enhance your performance. That is why today we wanted to talk about why we use Coolmax® and how this can help you perform better.   What is Coolmax®?  The trademark Coolmax® was developed in 1986 and have a series of polyester fabric blends that are designed to improve breathability when compared to natural fibres. The fabric was originally...

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How to Make Yourself Stand Out on Your Bike

Posted by Amey Hellen on

At this time of year, it is dark a lot of the time meaning visibility can become more challenging for drivers on the road. So, we have decided to create a list of ways you can make yourself more visible and safer whilst out on the roads.   1. Lights  Having proper lighting is required by law, it is important that you have a headlight that is visible for 200 - 300 feet depending on location. A red taillight is also needed, and you...

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Bryan Steel Q&A

Posted by Amey Hellen on

To celebrate the release of our new cycling socks, we met up with our cycling ambassador Bryan Steel to talk about all things cycling and what he has been up to recently. We have made this Q&A into a video, so if you would like to see the full version of this interview which includes a review of our new socks, please keep up to date with Sockmine to see when it will be released.

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Want to Cycle Further, Faster and Longer?

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Have you hit that plateau? You’ve tried everything from the lightest lycra to changing the height of your handle bars but no matter what you do, you can’t scrape off that extra second? Here are some of our top tips that will help you get the best out of your ride.   1. Riding position Many people take setting up and positioning themselves correctly on their bike for granted. This is crucial in maximising power...

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