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  • Different types of bike racks These handy pieces of kit attach to your car in a variety of ways and make it possible to carry multiple bikes safely and securely. They also prevent the interior of your car from exposure to oil from your bike chains, or whatever your tyres might have picked up from the roads. So, what types of bike…
  • What is a Bike Care Plan? Bike Care Plans were formally phased out on 10th September 2018 and replaced with CycleCare. Any Bike Care Plans bought before this date will still remain Bike Care Plans, unless renewed as the relevant CycleCare package. A CycleCare package is available for all Halfords bikes and it can be used in any…
  • How to convert to tubeless bike tyres Tubeless tyres are becoming increasingly popular – and for good reason! Unlike other options, tubeless tyres don’t need an inner tube. Instead, they grip the inside of the rim to create an airtight seal. Using tubeless tyres comes with a host of benefits and there are lots of reasons why you might…
  • How do I replace my bike chain? Your bikes chain is one of many moving components that should be regularly checked and replaced if worn. Despite being made from hardened steel, the collection of links, pins and rollers can suffer intense wear and tear, especially if you cycle during winter when the roads become gritty. It is vital…
  • How to choose the right mudguards Riding your bike in the winter without a mudguard is likely to result in you turning up at your destination like you've been dragged through the proverbial hedge. However, mudguards aren't just about keeping your clothes clean - they also help to keep your feet and legs dry and warm, as well…
  • How to find the right adult bike helmet size Take a look at our video below to find out how to get the right size adult helmet, read the step-by-step guide.  Shop all helmets Measure up First things first. Grab a fabric tape measure and either a mirror or a willing volunteer. You want to wrap the tape measure around your head above your…
  • How do I replace an inner tube? Knowing how to replace an inner tube can be a huge help! Watch our video below to find out everything you need to know, or read the step-by-step guide below.    Step-by-step guide Before you start, you’ll need to get the right inner tube for your bike tyre. You can find this information…
  • How do I register my bike lock? If you have bought a Halfords or BikeHut bike lock from us, you can register it so that we can help you out if you ever lose your key or forget your combination code.  Key Locks Register your key using the code that came with it, and we'll store it alongside your details. If you ever lose…
  • Different valve types and pump heads Inner tubes usually have one of two types of valve: Presta or Schrader. Schrader valves are the same as those found on cars and are usually seen on mountain, hybrid, and kids bikes. Presta valves are typically seen on road bikes and are longer and thinner than Schrader valves. Because…
  • How to maintain your e-bike battery With options for every type of rider, e-bikes are great for those who want added assistance as they ride. However, to supply this added power, electric bikes have more components that need maintenance compared to standard bikes, most notably the battery. An e-bike’s battery helps power the motor, and…