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Oct 08 2021

Raspberry Flapjack

Words & Pictures: Madeline Bowker So – the second instalment in this series of treats masquerading as cycling nutrition is Raspberry and Honey Flapjack.  I’ve seen variants of this recipe in a number of places including the highly reliable BBC Good Food website but this version combining oats, honey and raspberries seems an appropriate nod…

Criterium Cyces Edinburgh
Sep 30 2021

Criterium Customer Rewards – Spend and Save!

We are delighted to announce our new Criterium Cycles Rewards programme, designed to deliver even greater value when buying all your cycling products at Criterium Cycles. Here’s how it works. General Principles When you buy anything from Criterium Cycles, irrespective of whether it is online or in store, you have the chance to earn points…

Sep 23 2021

Hot stock arriving October!

We have some incredible, highly sought-after bikes arriving in the next few weeks. Remember – all bikes shown below can be pre-ordered with a small, refundable deposit (should circumstances change). Plus all bikes can be ordered using interest-free finance subject to age, credit, and terms & conditions Personal Home Delivery Every single bike we sell that…

Criterium Cycles - MY22 Bianchi Gravel Impulso Pro
Aug 29 2021

Bianchi – Maximum Performance & Passion

Bianchi is the oldest continually operating bicycle manufacturer in the world. Founded in Milan in 1885 by Edoardo Bianchi, their heritage is hard to equal. Edoardo Bianchi said that the best way to test a product was to race it and today, in 2021, Bianchi remains true to that belief with Team Bike Exchange from…

Criterium Cycles - Flexible Finance options
Jul 21 2021

Flexible Finance options

We offer a series of flexible finance options for orders of £600 and above subject to age and status. To do this we have partnered with both Klarna Finance (for their Pay in 3 Instalments product) and V12 Retail Finance for both their interest free and interest bearing finance products of 6 months and longer. Klarna…

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Jul 15 2021

Hummingbird Cake

Words: Madeline Bowker I’m going to confess that one of the great joys of cycling, for me, is the justification for replacing the calories worked off by pedalling up endless hills (I sometimes dream of living in the Netherlands).  Richard (or Grand Poobah as we sometimes call him…though not to his face) thought I could…

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Jul 10 2021

Trek Marlin – the best value hardtail you can buy?

Trek’s Marlin range has been with us for a while now but the latest iteration, the new 2022 models, are without doubt the best yet. This is one of Trek’s most popular bikes, indeed one of the world’s most popular bikes, for good reason. It’s great value but also an extremely versatile range from commuting…

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Jun 12 2021

New Bike Deliveries – June update

Summer is well and truly here – the weather is brilliant and the number of folks looking to get out on their bikes seems to be increasing exponentially. And whilst the news on overseas summer holidays is a bit depressing thanks to the ongoing pandemic, we are delighted to say that all new bikes from…

Criterium Cycles - Jasper the Transit
May 25 2021

Home Delivery Service

One of the most popular and well-received services we have launched in the last few months is our Criterium Cycles Home Delivery Service for bikes, covering virtually all of Mainland Britain. In summary, your bike will be: Built in our workshops receiving a full PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) and test so that it is ready to…

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May 01 2021

New bike deliveries – May update

The Spring season has got off to a cracking start with plenty of new bikes having arrived at Criterium Cycles during April such as Trek Marlin, Domane and Emonda. Now though we turn the dial up to 11 with our biggest number of new bikes arriving in one month. During May, we will be receiving…

Criterium Cyces Edinburgh
Apr 12 2021

Contact Us, Find Us and Opening Hours

Where to find Criterium Cycles We are located at Dobbies Garden World, Edinburgh. One of the best known Garden Centres in the whole of Scotland, Dobbies Garden World is located in Lasswade. It is just minutes off the City Bypass road, and is easily reached from either the Gilmerton or Sheriffhall junctions. On entering the…

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Apr 10 2021

New Bike deliveries – April update

The cycle industry is experiencing unprecedented demand with all the signs that it will continue for the foreseeable future. It’s particularly exciting because a large part of the upsurge in demand has been caused by more people turning to cycling, partly thanks to Lockdown but also because more and more of us can see the…

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Mar 12 2021

Covid-19 – Special Arrangements

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant a whole series of temporary changes in the way we live, work and exercise. Retailers too have had to adapt in order to respond to this and to ensure that customers are still getting a great service but at the same time, we are all doing everything we can to…

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Mar 06 2021

Bianchi Specialissima. An epic bike for an epic challenge.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” Attrib. Thomas Fuller (Theologian), A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650 In case you were wondering, a Pisgah-Sight is a distant view of a, perhaps, unattainable object. No, I wasn’t aware of that either, but it turns out that it’s rather appropriate for my…

Feb 23 2021

2021. Criterium’s biggest year yet.

It’s remarkable to think that Criterium Cycles has been established for 8 years. We had no idea when we set the business up just how successful it would become nor how important it would become to a growing and loyal network of customers. Many of those customers have become friends as well. Now as we…

Nov 10 2020

An extraordinary end to an extraordinary season

In a remarkable year for cycling, the last Grand Tour of them all, La Vuelta a Espana, served up perhaps the most remarkable highlights of the lot (albeit putting to one side the final stage of the Tour De France for a brief moment!)   First of course, it was Chris Froome’s final outing as…

Aug 04 2019

Criterium Cycles at the Marmotte 2019

Cycling is cruel. Indeed, some would argue it is the cruellest sport out there citing plenty of circumstantial evidence to support this fairly dramatic claim. Take a 3 week Grand Tour for instance. Where else would the competitors undergo 20 ‘full day’ stages of mental and physical anguish, where even just the slightest loss in…

Jul 05 2019

The Tour on the Telly. Will Imlach, Boulting and Millar nail it again?

All pictures with kind permission of Vsquared TV   With the Tour de France finally upon us, it’s appropriate to reflect on that most crucial element of a 3 week Grand Tour; the Highlights show on the telly. It’s one of life’s genuine pleasures. They are a great way to catch up and condense what…

May 11 2019

In Search of Nessie (Etape Loch Ness)

Let’s clear something up straight away. What actually is an Etape? And why is it different to a Sportive? And does it actually matter? Well, whether it matters or not is probably rather subjective but let’s have a go at explain what they are. A sportive (or Cyclosportive) is a generic description that covers a…

Apr 20 2019

A Trip Down Under

You’re probably thinking ‘that’s a pretty nice picture of a beach but what does it have to do with bikes?’ Not an unreasonable question to be fair. However, Madeline, one of the owners of Criterium and ‘completer of the Vatterundan 300 in 2018‘ grew up in Perth, Western Australia. So every once in a while,…

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