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Michael Dobbin

Michael is the owner of Bicycle2Work. His passion for cycling began at 7 years old when he assembled his first cruiser from scratch with his uncle for his birthday. These days, he often commutes throughout London to meet clients and for errands. He loves to check out new routes and connect with fellow cyclists in his spare time.

You can read more about Michael on his about page or connect with him via LinkedIn here.

Stuck Lockring On Bike Cassette? 5 Tips On How To Remove it

So you want to remove your bike’s cassette and the lockring has other plans. Why is the lockring so stubbornly stuck or stiff? This is a common question that riders tend to have when it’s time to replace their cassette. If you care about not damaging the cassette or wheel (or your shoulder) then you …

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Bike Won’t Pedal Forward – 7 Reasons & How To Fix

So you’ve turned the pedals and your bike won’t move. The pedals are stuck or the wheel won’t budge. It could be difficult to identify the actual cause as it could be due to a variety of reasons. This could be frustrating if it occurs when you need it most. So why does this happen? …

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What To Drink Before Cycling: Preparations Before A Long Ride

Before cycling, it’s important to warm up, check your equipment, hydrate, and fuel up. By taking the time to prepare, you ensure a safe and effective ride and get the most out of your cycling workout. Speaking of fueling up, it’s important to choose a suitable drink before riding off. By replenishing your fluids, your …

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9 Reasons Why Your Bicycle Tire Won’t Inflate (& Fixes)

Do your tires keep losing air? Is air not going into your tire valve? One of the most annoying things any cyclist can go through is not being able to pump or keep their tires inflated when they need them most. However, this happens to cyclists at all levels, and if you’re here because you’ve …

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Average Watts For A Beginner Cyclist – What’s Normal?

So according to your power meter, you achieved X amount of watts for your ride. But what wattage number is deemed average? How does yours compare to a beginner or pro cyclist? You’ll want to know this not only as a means for comparison but to set an attainable goal to increase your power and …

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Worn Cassette Teeth vs New – 8 Differences

Every functional part of your bike eventually wears out and knowing when to get a replacement is crucial for its viability. The difference between functional and non-functional gear can be enormous and readily appreciated by anyone who has mounted a bike. While it does not seem like it, this applies to your bike cassettes. A …

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Leave Bike In Rain? – 9 Things To Watch Out For

Are you worried that your bike would corrode or rust in the rain? Cycling is an outdoor hobby/task. So your bike IS going to encounter rain and muddy puddles enough to get Peppa Pig jumping with joy. However, this puts off lots of cyclists for a number of reasons. One of which is the hassle …

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