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News Library Contents:
  1. How to get into cycling - Local events and cycle skills training

  2. Taking the next step in cycling - more adventurous local events!

  3. WE HAVE MOVED!!!!

  4. Merchant Taylor's Design week

  5. Gazzelle Tourer build

  6. New PROVIZ In stock!

  7. We now offer BIKE REGISTER!

  8. Urban Arrow lands in the UK!

  9. HIPLOKS back in stock!

  10. See our features in Urban Cyclist magazine...

  11. Urban Cyclist 5 page Feature!!!!!

  12. Free Beach Crusior!!!

  13. New RAB Sign bike

  14. Sue's 48cm Rab Roadster! congratulations....

  15. RAB refurb's a car!

  16. Gsk Bike week event!

  17. Another Rab Roadster leaves the building!!!

  18. Bikespiration Saturday 28th June!

  19. RAB makes it through to Local Hero final!!

How to get into cycling - Local events and cycle skills training
Posted on 05/03/2017

First timer / Novice

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at cycling, Hillingdon council run coached sessions for free (yes, FOR FREE!). This will help build confidence, remain safe on the roads and generally put a smile on your face! The link below will take you to all the options Hillingdon endorse within the borough.

Family friendly

Hillingdon run family friendly rides, if you want to get out and about with your kids (16 yrs and younger). The rides are for those who are already confident bikers, with the pace the group matched to that of the last rider. The atmosphere is encouraging, welcoming and fun!

Local club rides and groups

HSBC Breeze (women only) & Ride Social rides run rides from local hubs, with a variety of route options to suit almost all abilities.


With Uxbridge being on the outskirts of London, off-road access isn’t an issue. Black Park is just down the road; Ruislip Woods, Bayhurst Woods, Mad Bess Woods and the surrounds have some enjoyable single track with some short, sharp lumps - there are also plenty of bridleways, woodland and trails. This means there is no end of fun and challenging areas to explore. In the immediate area, the land is largely flat, so those new to the disciplines of mountain biking or cyclo-cross need not be intimidated by hulking great climbs!

Let us know if you've tried any of these, or intend to sign up. If there are any other options we haven't listed here you think people should know about, give us a shout @recycleabikeUK, on Facebook or via

The Recycle-a-Bike Team

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Taking the next step in cycling - more adventurous local events!
Posted on 05/03/2017

Road rides

For those with some regular mileage under their belt looking to take the next step, local clubs run regular rides from Denham Nurseries ( with groups ranging from ‘touring’, to ‘rip your legs off’ fast. Hillingdon Cycle Circuit ( also run road racing training sessions. HCC is a circuit closed to motor vehicle traffic, it’s also child friendly, with the Hillingdon Slipstreamers ( the resident youth team at the venue.

Michael Sobel House Hospice Care - "On Your Bike!" (

40 miles for 40 years – that’s the challenge for this year’s annual bike ride!

  • The route takes cyclists through scenic countryside including, Amersham, Hemel Hempstead and Chipperfield
  • £25 entry for adults before Friday 15th April
  • £30 on the day
  • £10 entry for 11-16 years, who must be accompanied by an adult
  • Team Offer, £20 per adult for teams of 6 or more before 28th February
  • Sign up by calling 020 3826 2367

The Bucks Road Sportive ( is run by the West Drayton Mountain Bike Club. This is a longer ‘sportive’ style ride, with a set route to follow. This takes in some beautiful parts of the Chilterns, with a good deal of lumpy bits thrown in for good measure. Flat it certainly isn’t. Although picturesque it certainly is.


Local club West Drayton Mountain Bike Club ( run a few events through the year.

Bucks Off Road Sportive - 14th May - ( – a real festival of mountain biking. This event encompasses all that is good about the sport, sociable, beautiful scenery & grin enducingly fun! There are a number of distance options to choose from 40km, 75km, 100km & the absolutely quad squashing 125km. There are video’s and further information on the link, if you want to find out a bit more about what it looks like to take part.

Black Park XC race - 4th June

Night of the Knobbly Tread (9th Sept '17)– A novel off-road race… by night! A 5km loop is laid out by the amazing volounteers from the club, with racing commencing at dusk, deep into the night. It’s a complete thrill, and quite excitingly eerie at times. A real local adventure! But luckily without the zombies, like it’s nightmarish namesake, Night of the Living Dead. Hopefully…


Westerly CC organise an audax (set route rather than race) on the May Day Bank Holiday, Monday May 1st from Ruislip.

There are a 100km and a 200km option for the seriously fit and determined. The price of entry includes some food, plus tea or coffee at the start, a GPX file (sat-nav data file for those with Garmin or similar), Route Sheet, Brevet Card (for the controls) and a cake at the end! The bar will be open all day at the start / finish venue.

We hope this has been helpful. We’d love to hear if anyone has tried any of these or if they intend to take the next step up. If you know of any local events that you think people would like to know about, give us a shout on social media @RecycleaBikeUK or Facebook, or email us at

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Posted on 12/01/2017

Please note that RAB has now moved to its new site in Fassnidge Park Rockingham Parade UB8 2UW,

Our new web page will be launched very soon so please bare with us! 

Thank you

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Merchant Taylor's Design week
Posted on 25/10/2015

RAB was invited to set up a mobile cycle workshop at the new DT building at Merchant Tayors boys school. We ran sessions on wheel truing, Hub service and general bike maintenance sessions. RAB also held a new bike build off with 2 school teams.

We were made very welcome by everyone at the shcool and just want to say a huge thank you to Mike Stephenson and his team for all his help and support.

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Gazzelle Tourer build
Posted on 12/04/2015

Carrie came to us looking for a 531 touring frame for a French cycle trip. With Luck and as usual we had just the thing hanging in the workshop! 

Congratulations Carrie we hope you have a safe trip and enjoy the Gazzelle!


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New PROVIZ In stock!
Posted on 12/04/2015

We have more Proviz Gillets and Jackets back in stock. '' Remember be safe be seen'' and as from the pictures you will definatley be seen!! 

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We now offer BIKE REGISTER!
Posted on 12/04/2015

RAB is working with our localpolice teams to help cut down on bike theft in the local area. We are now an official Bike Register station! so book a slot or just pop in and get your bike or bikes registered for FREE! it really is a no brainer....

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Urban Arrow lands in the UK!
Posted on 12/04/2015

RAB is now an official Urban Arrow Stockist! we have just bought our own Urban Cargo for our mobile Dr bike service!

With the Nuvinci varible speed hub and Bosh electric motor this machine is amazing to ride and at the four front of cutting edge cycle technology. call for more details, or if you just fancy a go...!

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HIPLOKS back in stock!
Posted on 12/04/2015

New Hiploks back in stock, the lock that eb be worn as a belt! genius!

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See our features in Urban Cyclist magazine...
Posted on 17/01/2015

In case you didn't manage to pick up copies of the magazine, here are digital versions of the articles that were recently featured in the excellent Urban Cyclist publication!

The five page article on the Recycle-a-Bike project featured in the Autumn issue.

The Path Racer group test in Winter's edition, which featured our own RAB Roadster.

Happy reading!

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Urban Cyclist 5 page Feature!!!!!
Posted on 08/10/2014

Yes your eyes are not deceiving you1 we are in a magazine! BOOM!

Check out the 5 page yes 5 page feature!


Massive Thank you to Jamie and his boys at Urban Cyclist, a superb job!

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Free Beach Crusior!!!
Posted on 10/08/2014

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New RAB Sign bike
Posted on 10/08/2014

So we finally got 10 mins from fixing customer bikes, to put our sign bike together. This is an old Raleigh Wrayferer that has been rufurbed by the team, big thank you to Dave at Balcony shirts for sorting the sign out! As usual another great bit if design work!


Look out for the old fella when your shopping, you will see him pop up in many different places around town!

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Sue's 48cm Rab Roadster! congratulations....
Posted on 25/06/2014

Sue came in to RAB looking for a second hand  48cm road bike, she did'nt want to splash out allot of money as she is new to the sport. It just so happend we had a lovely lugged powderd frame hanging up waiting to be built!

Hey Presto!! here we have the finished Roadster in sky blue....Enjoy Sue!

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RAB refurb's a car!
Posted on 25/06/2014

Well is it a first, but yes we did refurbish a car! its a vintage childs push car. check out the before and after pics hope you like it Barron.

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Gsk Bike week event!
Posted on 11/06/2014

Another year another bike week at Gsk house in Brentford. 

Good to see some familiar faces here and great to get some good feedback about our RAB Raodsters!

Big thank you to Ann and Catherine for inviting us down.

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GSK Bike Week Event bikes

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Another Rab Roadster leaves the building!!!
Posted on 04/06/2014

Congratulations Bob! hope your wife likes the bike....


Bobs reply: '' Thank you very much to the team at RAB, for doing a lovely job on my wifes bike! She was over the moon with the suprise and the results of your good work! a big thank you to all that worked on the bike, you provide a wonderful service ''

Below is before and after pics...

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Bikespiration Saturday 28th June!
Posted on 14/05/2014

RAB will be amongst some local cycle retailers from around the borough promoting our services, so if you want to meet the team and find out more about us please pop down to see us. We'll be outside the civic centre from 11.00 onwards. Hope to see you there!!!!

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RAB makes it through to Local Hero final!!
Posted on 14/05/2014

RAB has been nominated for a local hero award run by the Gazette paper. We herd today that we have made it into the final! And have been invited to the awards ceremony on June 5th, fingers crossed!

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