It’s been 10 years since Proviz founders Anthony and Rupert Langly-Smith first set up the business and what a decade it has been! To celebrate this milestone the brothers are introducing a brand refresh, complete with a new strapline – #defythedarkness – and 15 brand new products, many of which owe their existence to our incredibly loyal customers.
Getting enough sleep is crucial for our health and wellbeing and it is recommended that as adults we get at least seven hours of shut-eye every night. Blue light from your phone can affect your sleeping patterns, but if you’re careful there are ways in which using your phone might actually aid your sleep.
Following on from our story about World Bicycle Relief’s incredible work, we got to thinking – what other ways has the beloved bike had an impact on society? So without further ado, here’s the Invision shortlist of the top 8 times in which bicycles have changed our world.
At Proviz we’re always looking for new ways to improve our gear based on customer feedback and the latest trends, which is why we are really excited to introduce our brand new Sportive range, designed for the road cyclist whether it's for casual rides or for racing.
The bike’s impact is about more than just a nice pedal through the countryside. In places like Africa, it is transforming entire communities, thanks in no small part to the work of international charity World Bicycle Relief (WBR).
Have you ever felt like you’re not always quite in charge of your reactions and emotions? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come into contact with your ‘chimp’ – the prehistoric, limbic part of your brain primed to protect you from danger. We talk to Dr Anna Waters to see how we can befriend our chimp and manage uncertainty.
Should you snack before, during or after exercise? For a lot of us this questions leads to a dozen others – will it make me feel sick? Will I feel faint if I don’t? Will it help my endurance? The answer isn’t black and white as we're all different, so we asked resident Proviz nutritionist Issy Lowndes for her advice.
Carol Cooke had had dreams of representing her country before her abrupt MS diagnosis. 20 years later, the 56-year-old para-cyclist is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist and seven-time world champion.
E-bikes or pedelecs, as they are often known, have been hugely popular in Holland, Germany, Belgium and France for many years. In fact, 30% of all Dutch bike sales in 2017 were electronic bikes. The UK is only just embracing the trend, so what's it all about?
The journey to winning two gold medals at the World Championships in Los Angeles last year hasn’t been an easy one for James Ball – who has just won Welsh Disabled Athlete of the Year 2017 for his incredible achievements. Invision talks to him to discuss his journey to this point.
If your new year’s resolution for 2018 was to upgrade your cycling gear, then look no further than the REFLECT360 elite cycling jacket. We asked Proviz founders Anthony and Rupert to give us the low down on this incredible piece of kit.
2018 is the year for thinking big and we’ve got just the thing for you: our pick of the seven most extreme endurance challenges – all set in different corners of the globe and certainly not for the faint-hearted.
With Christmas less than a week away, this is the time when many of us start to panic shop. Maybe you forgot someone or you’re still pondering what to buy that hard-to-please friends. Don’t worry – we can help! Check out our 2017 best sellers for a little last minute inspiration.
“Winter months are without a doubt the toughest for a bicycle within a calendar year" - as well as taking care of ourselves this winter, your bike could do with a little TLC – or ‘winterproofing’ – as well. We spoke to Adam Phipps, owner of ‘Birdie Bikes’ about it.
Instead of battling the festive masses, let Proviz take the stress out of the planning with our annual Christmas gift guide for the runners, cyclists, active and outdoor-loving friends and family in your life.
It’s the 200th birthday of one of the greatest friends society has ever had the privilege of making – the bicycle. So, we wanted to pay homage to one of our favourite things in the whole world and bring you 10 interesting facts you didn’t already know about the modest bicycle.
Jay Mauro was only 23 years old when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Two decades and two kids later, Jay has ridden the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) – a demanding 192-mile-bike-a-thon held across two days – an eye-watering 10 times.
You don’t actually need a lot of kit to get started with cycling, except, of course, a bike. But the right gear can help you perform better, make you more comfortable and keep you safe. Why not give the gym kit a miss and check out some clothing and equipment that can enhance your cycling experience?
Proviz talks to two London-based cycling commuters – Steve, a keen cyclist who's biked to work for the past three years, and Anthony, a recent convert – to find out what tips and tricks can help you through the darker days.
It’s one of the most diverse, exciting cities in the world and for more and more people there’s no finer way to explore it than by bike. But, if you’ve not tried it before, knowing where to start can be a bit daunting. Check out our New York cycling guide.
British interest in triathlon as a discipline has rocketed in recent years, thanks, in no small part, to the success of the Brownlee brothers. Now, a brand new type of event looks set to capitalise on that popularity and do for triathlon what Twenty20 did for cricket.
For an increasing number of Brits, the daily commute has been vastly improved by the addition of a bike. Cycle to Work Day aims to demonstrate that plenty more of us could swap our train or car for a bike, at least for a couple of days a week.
Caffeine. It wakes you up and can enhance athletic performance, but it can also stop you sleeping; it’s addictive but legal. So is it good for us, or bad? What does it really do to our bodies and can it be useful in an exercise regime?
Mid-June sees the arrival of Bike Week – a UK celebration of all things cycling. So, if you’re thinking it’s time to blow the cobwebs off your bike, check out our guide on how to get more pedal-power into your life.
It seems that every time you turn on the computer or flick through the newspaper, another story or video of road rage pops up. Sadly, altercations between cyclists and motorists are becoming more frequent on our roads
Cycling can sometimes seem like a very personal pursuit, but there is a charity called World Bike Relief that is changing that and bringing cycling to disadvantaged communities in Africa, providing them with a much needed way of getting around
Cycling to and from work every day, it’s easy to become comfortable with your route, for the ride to become second nature, but one of the most important things when it comes to cycling safety is being alert and riding with knowledge
Cycling to and from work every day certainly has its perks, but there are times when you want to go that little bit further, do just that little bit more, and see things you haven’t passed a million times before
A lot of people ask us, how did you come up with the idea of Proviz? It was interesting to look through some archives last week and see some of the photos that the founder took on his bike each morning to show people improvising with their current clothing and accessories to make themselves safer and more visible to other road user