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Words by Mark
Published on 19/09/2014 14:21:50
September is a funny time of year. The weather is usually swinging between Indian summer and full rehearsal for the depths of winter. Short rides are extended as the sun shines favourably on you and gives you a chance to top up the cycling tan whilst longer rides are cut short as an early mistral howls across.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 16/09/2014 16:43:36
✔ 0% interest on all 2015 bikes, and other selected bikes and products, over 6 or 12 months ✔ NEW – 15.9% APR on all other products, over 12, 24 or 36 months ✔ Minimum finance amount £389 Important news: We have recently relaxed the criteria for interest free, so you will find even.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 10/09/2014 15:44:38
With the biggest hire fleet in Europe, we pride ourselves on offering one of the most diverse and up to date selections of hire bikes available. This is why we replace our entire hire fleet every year, so whether you’re looking for a comfortable hybrid bike to take you around Rutland Water, a full blown mountain bike.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 08/09/2014 13:24:01
This weekend we will be launching a massive Bontrager clearance sale with 50% off all sale lines* exclusively at our Whitwell store. Open 09:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, 09:00-18:30 Sat and Sun. Phone 01780 460705 Address Whitwell Leisure Park, Whitwell, LE15 8BL The sale will begin Saturday 13/09/14 and stock is very limited, with some lines only having one.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 08/09/2014 09:18:01
For some, retirement marks the end of an era. For others, it’s a new beginning. For me personally, it marked the beginning of a ‘second harvest’, reaping the benefits of a lifelong passion for cycling, turning it into a field of rich cultivation. From LEJOG, to pilgrim routes to Rome and Santiago de Compostela, followed by a.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 05/09/2014 14:20:25
“Thinking about it I probably wanted something a bit more aero.”   Buyer’s remorse. That awful feeling after spending a lot of money that you may not have got what you wanted. It’s usually a term applied to high value purchases like houses, country estates, speedboats, mid-life crisis Porsches. Was the luxury yacht absolutely.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 01/09/2014 17:29:11
This Thursday is Cycle to Work day and 11,515 employees and 334 employers up and down the country have committed to snubbing cars and buses in favour of a healthier and more reliable form of transport. So far over 175,063 miles have been pledged online at and you can sign up too. Lycra is not.... More
Words by Mark
Published on 28/08/2014 09:36:08
We will be holding a maintenance class at our Whitwell Shop, hosted by our workshop manager Drew. So if you're free on the 4th of September between 6-8 pm book in for lessons on gear adjustment, brakes, and winter prep along with much more. For more info contact
Words by Adam
Published on 23/07/2014 09:59:10
The Tour started in a blaze of an idyllic British Summer. There were British hopefuls in the running for yellow and green and by the end of the week rain was washing chalked slogans from Yorkshire Tarmac and and success for British riders had been reduced to nil. Since then other contenders have dropped Contador has gone, Tour.... More
Words by Adam
Published on 16/07/2014 11:16:40
  Summer is here and we’re all enjoying long days and hot weather. Le Tour has kicked off and it seems like we’re all living in an endless summer. Threats of a washout season a pale memory blasted from your thoughts by sun beams and insects hitting your face whilst pedalling at speed. Well, I’ve.... More

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