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Great cycling deals on SiS, Mekk, Genesis, Trek, Dawes & much more

Bikes & nutrition bargains flushed out by the DealCatcher

Science in Sport: Full Endurance Bundle — 40% off

Use the code FULL40CC to get 40% off SiS's Full Endurance bundle, which comprises:

SiS GO Electrolyte Blackcurrant — 1.6kg
SiS REGO Rapid Recovery Chocolate — 1.6kg
SiS GO Isotonic Gel Lemon & Lime — 30 Pack
SiS 800ml Pro Yellow Bottle
SiS 700ml Protein Shaker

Wiggle: Mekk Alpina XXX 2.5 — £1,119.99

With a carbon fibre frame, Shimano 105 components and disc brakes the Mekk Alpina XXX 2.5 is a bang up-to-date cyclo-cross bike that usually costs £1,599.99. It's a bargain at this price whether you're going to have a go at racing cyclo-cross, explore dirt roads or fit slicks and use it as a pothole-basher.

Tweeks: Scott Solace 10 — £2519.29

A Dura-Ace-equipped carbon fibre superbike at a bargain price, reduced from £3599.00. If you're a size M, this is a chance to grab a bike with a unique combination of power-transmitting rigidity and shock-absorption.

Tredz: Genesis Volare 10 — £499

Built from Genesis' own Mjölnir double-butted chromoly steel, the Volare 10 has a Shimano Tiagra groupset with weatherproof, durable Fulcrum Racing Sport CX wheels. It's usually £1,000, so at this price it's an absolute steal.

Bike Shed: Dawes Touring Bike Sale — 25-30% off

Dawes has been synonymous with touring bikes for decades; its Galaxy and Super Galaxy the choice of riders exploring the Dales and the Andes.

The Super Galaxy is available in this sale for £1099.00, reduced from £1499.99, but we think the pick of the bunch is the Century SE shown above. It's a classic 'clubman' style fast tourer with a Reynolds 520 frame and carbon fibre fork, perfect for weekends away, Audax and sportive riding and just cruising the lanes. Usually £999.99 it's reduced to just £749.00 in Bike Shed's sale.

Zovelo: Honey Stinger Lemon Flavour Waffles 16 pack — £11.20

These tasty energy snacks with a subtle lemon flavour are usually £22.49 for a pack if 16, which, we thought was a bit expensive when we reviewed them. At 50 percent off they're worth trying to relieve the monotony of sucking down gels.

Rutland Cycling: Trek 2015 Emonda S4 Carbon Road Bike — £999.99

Rutland Cycling has good stocks of this, the everyman version of Trek's flagship ultra lightweight race bike. At this level you get Trek's slightly more relaxed H2 fit and 300 series OCLV carbon, with a Shimano Tiagra group taking care of the bits that make it stop and go.

Wheelies: Genesis Volare 10 — £499

Built from Genesis' own Mjölnir double-butted chromoly steel, the Volare 10 has a Shimano Tiagra groupset with weatherproof, durable Fulcrum Racing Sport CX wheels. It's usually £1,000, so at this price it's an absolute steal.

Hargroves: Ridley Xbow Disc — £899.99

Belgium and cyclo-cross go together like frites and mayo, but this classic disc-braked crosser isn't just for mud-plugging. Ridley has included mounts for a rack and mudguards in its 7005-T6 aluminium frame so it'll do duty round the streets and winter lanes too. It's usually £1,199.99 but at this price you can tell the taxman you're going to Cycle To Work on it.

Cycle Surgery: Kona Zing — £649.00

Cycle Surgery is taking 35% off this Shimano 105 and Tiagra-equipped 6061 aluminium speedster. It'd be perfect for your first racing start line, or just for high-speed zooming around.

Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for CyclingNews.com. Along with road.cc editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for BikeRadar.com and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of TotalWomensCycling.com before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined road.cc in 2013 and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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