Welcome to Velo Bikes Online, part of Velo Bikes Ulverston - a great independent bike shop located in South Cumbria with over 35 years of experience in the biking world. We stock a great range of bikes and the top cycling brands, electric bikes and accessories as well as offering full workshop services with our experienced team of Cytech accredited mechanics. We have a small fleet of bikes available for short-term and long-term hire if you fancy trying something new.
 
Velo is proud of our small friendly team who are all passionate about biking. We love talking bikes and are very happy to share our knowledge with our customers. We offer great customer service, a friendly welcome and free parking right outside. So call us for advice on 01229 581116; we are always happy to chat and share ideas about where next to go for a ride or just call into the Velo Shop and see us soon.

 

Lightburn Trading Estate Lightburn Road Ulverston LA12 7NE
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    Helmets

    Whether you ride on the road or off road, a cycling helmet is an essential part of your riding attire. At Velo Bikes we offer a selection of helmets for all ages and all budgets.

     

    Whilst you can buy one helmet for road cycling and mountain biking, there some differences between the two.
    Mountain bike helmets tend to have slightly fuller coverage at the back of the head and a peak or sun visor at the front.  Road bike helmets tend to be more vented with no peak. 


    The biggest progression in helmet technology and design in recent years is the introduction of M.I.P.S. - (Multi-Directional.Impact. Protection System).  MIPS sets a new standard in helmet safety; it has been developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head. 

     

    The most important thing to consider when buying any helmet is fit. The helmet should be adjusted so that it fits securely, without feeling clamped to the head, and shouldn't wobble when you shake your head from side to side.  Make sure the adjuster is somewhere in the middle of it's range so there is room for a skull cap in winter.

     

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