Perlie Rides is HOT!!!

We thought we were the coolest kids around but we’ve been forced to accept we are melting. This afternoon (Thursday 25th July) from 3pm we are closing for the day. All apologies for the inconvenience, if we caused any. We will reopen as normal tomorrow from 9am....

The Dunwich Dynamo 2019

  The Dunwich Dynamo 2019 is done for an other year. So what did we learn? This was the first year I participated in the event other than standing at the start line cheering. It has been a goal of mine since working at London fields cycles in the ’90s. I was too...

Custodians of our environment

We just need to be a bit more considerate as custodians of our environment. Before I start, the intention of this post is not to vilify and rant against electric bike riders, dog owners and picnic makers. My intention is to raise awareness of our collective absent...

Easter opening hours for April 2019

Happy Easter to all the Hackney cyclists! This year we will close on Thursday the 18th of April at 18:30pm. We will reopen on Saturday the 20th at 10:00am. If you need to get in contact over the holiday please send an email to bikes@perlierides.co.uk  Happy holidays...

Tyre blown fix with a rag wrapped around the tube

Roadside tyre repairs can sometimes be achieved with cloth or a rag or any other stretch resistant membrane or fabric. A puncture can’t always be fixed with just a patch! Occasionally it can be the case that the fabric structure of the tyre has ripped or failed...

Snapped derailleur gear hanger roadside repair solutions

This is the snapped derailleur gear hanger tutorial to complement our growing list of emergency roadside repair solutions. If you snap your gear hanger, the mechanism that changes the gears will dangle off the back of the bike. The chain will no longer track the rear...

Snapped spoke roadside repair without spare parts

Using simple tools you can make a roadside repair without spare parts so a snapped spoke wont stop your ride. By loosening the apposing spoke with either pliers, a screw driver or a spoke key you can balance the wheel laterally. This will allow the wheel to roll...

The carbon footprint of bike manufacture and repair.

How many miles would I need to substitute a bike for my car before I’ve gone “carbon neutral” and what is its legacy once it has passed its service life? The future for green cycling surely is for us all to know a bit more about the carbon footprint of bike...