A bicycle also called a bike, is a pedal-driven, single-track vehicle with two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bike can be human-powered or engine powered.
Bicycles are the means of transportation in many parts of the world. Bikes are also used in sports, gyms and fitness centres, military and police duties, courier services, circus shows, and bicycle stunts.
The main parts of a bicycle include the frame, the drivetrain and gearing, the steering, the seating, the brakes, the suspension, the wheels, and tyres, with accessories like mudguards, fenders, chainguards, bells or horns and so on.
Southampton is a city and port in Hampshire, Southeast England. It is located on the southern coast of the United Kingdom and is approximately 110km southwest of London. As a major port city, it is historically noted as being the departure point for the RMS Titanic, the ship that sunk in 1912 and the subject of the 1997 award-winning movie, Titanic.
The topography of Southampton is influenced by the sea and rivers connected by bridges making the city a perfect location for biking.
The River Itchen runs through the middle of the city and is bridged in several places. The northernmost bridge is at Mansbridge. The bridge is closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists.
The river is bridged again at Swaythling, and further south is Cobden Bridge. Downstream of the Cobden Bridge is the Northam Railway Bridge. The southernmost bridge on the Itchen River is the Itchen Bridge, which is a toll bridge.
This website is about bike shops in and around Southampton. It gives you information on different types of bikes as well as accessories for sale and repair services. You also get tips on things to consider before buying a bike and where to get the best bike deals in and around Southampton.